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Jane Fonda Preps for Long Stay in Standing Rock, Donates Housing and Holds Massive Feast

Cannon Ball, ND — Longtime activist and award-winning actress Jane Fonda — a sharp critic of the government’s failure to honor treaties with Native American First Nations — will join a delegation of 50 people serving a feast to Standing Rock Sioux and other water protectors at the Oceti Sakowin camp on Thanksgiving Day.

Amid increasing awareness of genocide and centuries of exploitation and oppression perpetrated against Native Americans by the U.S. government, a feast slated for the problematic annual holiday could easily but needlessly be misconstrued.

Indigenous rights and local food advocate, Judy Wicks — former owner of Philadelphia’s White Dog Cafe, which annually serves a traditional Native American dinner on Thanksgiving for Native Americans — wanted to do the same for water protectors opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline.

“We would recognize them and thank them for the many foods in our contemporary diet that they originally cultivated,” Wicks explained to Civil Eats, a news daily focusing on sustainable agriculture as an economic and social solution, of those annual celebrations.

Wicks, who lived in an Alaskan Eskimo community in 1969, wanted to ensure such a feast would be welcome and appropriate from an Indigenous standpoint, so she consulted with friend, Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network, Bob Goldtooth, for his opinion.

“He said, ‘absolutely,’” Wicks told Civil Eats of their conversation. “He told me most of his friends at Standing Rock celebrated the American holiday,” she said, adding Goldtooth felt anything drawing more attention to effort of thousands opposing Dakota Access would be appreciated.

“Our purpose is to give back to Native Americans – the Standing Rock Sioux and representatives of over 300 native tribes from throughout the Americas who have joined them in support,” Wicks told Native News Online.

Immediately she summoned a group of activists, chefs, and volunteers to join her in North Dakota next weekend, where the group also plans to lend a hand in the construction of a straw-bale community center, called Makagi Oti, and planned by tribal leaders.

“The Magaki-Oti or Brown Earth Lodge is being designed as a place for Protectors who need shelter during the coming winter months with gusty winds and temperatures in the minus 20s or lower,” Bob Gough, Secretary of the Intertribal Council on Utility Policy, stated in a press release.

Called a Wopila Feast — the Lakota term for a broad statement of thanks — Wicks, Fonda, and the group will serve locally-sourced, traditional fare to some 500 water protectors at the Oceti Sakowin camp.

Fonda, in addition to joining the group, plans to donate four much-needed Mongolian yurts and five butchered bison. Yurts — round, semi-permanent tents reinforced with framing and usually equipped with a heat source doubling as a stove in the center — are traditional housing used by nomadic cultures for centuries as defense against the elements for their ease of portability.

Water protectors, dedicated to remaining in several encampments near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, close to the banks of the Missouri River, face a potential humanitarian crisis with a winter predicted to be even harsher than usual. With a centralized heat source, and ranging in size from that of a large ordinary tent to over 300 square feet, these yurts could provide life-saving protection from the elements — particularly the notoriously strong winds of the northern plains.

Camps have already experienced frosty temperatures, but daytime highs in Fahrenheit are not expected to escape the teens many days in January, with wind chills dropping far into negative digits — so the yurts, construction of the community center, and the responsibly-sourced outdoor banquet will be most welcome ahead of frigid conditions.

With Energy Transfer Partners — the conglomerate of companies responsible for constructing the pipeline — planning to forge ahead with the project if and when the Army Corps of Engineers grants the necessary easement, water protectors feel camping to block Dakota Access is an absolute obligation. Volunteers planning the feast see it as a prime opportunity to call attention to the cause, especially amid a veritable blackout — or, worse, mischaracterization — by mainstream, corporate press.

“I’m very excited about being of service in this exact way at this exact time,” Jeremy Stanton, owner of a sustainable butcher shop and fire-roasted catering business in Massachusetts, who will bring his core staff to assist with the feast, told Civil Eats.

“We’re talking about 500 years of oppression; we’re talking about taking a stand and saying, ‘We’re not doing that anymore.’ You can’t just plow your way through this land because the Army Corps of Engineers said you could.”

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Wopila Feast volunteers plan to serve dishes with traditional ingredients, including squash, sweet potatoes, wild rice, ground corn, and cranberries, among other items. Evincing activism’s myriad forms, Stanton’s food expertise offers him a chance to help in the way he knows best — providing nourishment for the water protectors.

“This is about being an activist in the way that I know how to be an activist—by feeding people,” he told Civil Eats.

For her part, Jane Fonda has already participated in an arts education program at Solen Middle School in the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation earlier this year. Indeed, the activist and actress is no stranger to the American Indigenous rights movement — in 1969, she supported the Native American occupation of Alcatraz Island, intended to garner attention to continued treaty rights violations and the need for Indigenous sovereignty.

For Fonda, Wicks, and the others involved in serving the Wopila Feast, volunteering was never a question.

“To me, this is about a life-or-death struggle and the native people are on the front lines,” Wicks told Civil Eats, adding she felt it was the least she could do. “I’m going to honor the values they’re demonstrating—non-violence, cooperation, generosity, respect for mother earth and for others—even in the face of these armed riot police. So bringing them this dinner is a small token of my gratitude.”

  • Connie Rogers

    maybe she’s finally seeking redemption for the crimes against Americans she perpetrated during Vietnam conflict that destroyed so many lives, not just Americans, but the Vietnamese people too,,,, So, if she is offering HELP & providing for the long haul, I can finally say she’s doing something good in her lifetime… not sure that I will until something good comes of it, but it’ll be a first when it’s actually seen…. God Bless the People of Standing Rock, please keep them in your prayers & if you can go stand beside them, please do so… we need more people to stand for what is GOOD & RIGHT than we need riots in our streets from paid protester ringleaders that only seek to destroy…. what a mixed up world we live in – Thank God some of us can see through the deception of those who swore an oath & then have turned away from it….

    • The Cat’s Vagina

      What “crimes against Americans” did she perpetrate during her protest of the Vietnam War?

      • [email protected]

        She did not think we had any business over there and we didn’t.

        • The Cat’s Vagina

          That doesn’t sound like a crime.

      • Noreen Koselke Gelopulos

        DO SOME HOMEWORK!! SHE WAS A TRAITOR TO OUR AMERICAN SOLDIERS!!

        • The Cat’s Vagina

          Sweetie, yelling a thing doesn’t make it fact. I don’t need to “do some homework.” You’re the one making some pretty outrageous accusations. Prove them, or kindly shut the fuck in whatever direction suits you. Personally, I prefer up and/or off.

          • Geezer Grunt

            Sweetie: Is this enough for your treacherous ass?–https://patriotpost.us/pages/80

          • The Cat’s Vagina

            Nope, but given that you’ve demonstrated exactly how easy it is for you to deem someone “treacherous,” your opinion isn’t worth the oxygen molecules you’ve wasted in expressing it.

          • Geezer Grunt

            Deal with it sweetie.

          • The Cat’s Vagina

            *shrugs dismissively* No skin off my lovely ass!

          • 1*

            the following account is true….

            “I was a civilian economic development advisor in Vietnam, and was captured by the North Vietnamese communists in South Vietnam in 1968, and held for over 5 years. I spent 27 months in solitary confinement, one year in a cage in Cambodia, and one year in a “black box” in Hanoi. My North Vietnamese captors deliberately poisoned and murdered a female missionary, a nurse in a leprosarium in Ban me Thuot, South Vietnam, whom I buried in the jungle near the Cambodian border.

            At one time, I was weighing approximately 90 lbs. (My normal weight is 170 lbs.) We were Jane Fonda’s ‘war criminals.’

            When Jane Fonda was in Hanoi, I was asked by the camp communist political officer if I would be willing to meet with Jane Fonda. I said yes, for I would like to tell her about the real treatment we POWs received different from the treatment purported by the North Vietnamese, and parroted by Jane Fonda, as “humane and lenient.” Because of this, I spent three days on a rocky floor on my knees with outstretched arms with a large amount of steel placed on my hands, and beaten with a bamboo cane till my arms dipped. I had the opportunity to meet with Jane Fonda for a couple of hours after I was released. I asked her if she would be willing to debate me on TV. She did not answer me.”

            To add insult to injury, when American POWs finally began to return home (some of them having been held captive for up to nine years) and describe the tortures they had endured at the hands of the North Vietnamese, Jane Fonda quickly told the country that they should “not hail the POWs as heroes, because they are hypocrites and liars.” Fonda said the idea that the POWs she had met in Vietnam had been tortured was “laughable,” claiming: “These were not men who had been tortured. These were not men who had been starved. These were not men who had been brainwashed.” The POWs who said they had been tortured were “exaggerating, probably for their own self-interest,” she asserted. She told audiences that “Never in the history of the United States have POWs come home looking like football players. These football players are no more heroes than Custer was. They’re military careerists and professional killers” who are “trying to make themselves look self-righteous, but they are war criminals according to law.”

            Were Jane Fonda’s actions treason, or were they the exercise of a private citizen’s right to freedom of speech? At the time, the legal aspects of this question were moot: President Nixon was engaged in trying to wind down American involvement in Vietnam and had to face another election in a few months, so politically he had far more to lose than to gain by making a martyr out of a prominent anti-war activist. (No requirement in either the Constitution or federal law states that the U.S. must be engaged in a declared war — or any war at all — before charges of treason can be brought against an individual.)

            On the one hand, Jane Fonda provided no tangible military assistance to the North Vietnamese: she divulged no military secrets, she gave them no money or material, and she did not interfere with the operations of the American forces. Her actions, offensive as they were to many, were primarily of propaganda value only. On the other hand, Iva Ikuko Toguri (also known as “Tokyo Rose”) was convicted of treason for making propaganda broadcasts on behalf of the Japanese during World War II (although she claimed her betrayal was forced and was eventually pardoned many years later by President Gerald Ford), and Fonda’s efforts could fall under the definition of “giving aid and comfort to the enemy.” It is also undeniable that some American soldiers came to harm as a direct result of Fonda’s actions, an outcome she should reasonably have anticipated.

            In 1988, sixteen years after denouncing American soldiers as war criminals and tortured POWs as possessed of overactive imaginations, Fonda met with Vietnam veterans to apologize for her actions. It’s interesting to note that this nationally-televised apology (during which she attempted to minimize her actions by characterizing them as “thoughtless and careless”) came at a time when New England vets were successfully disrupting a film project she was working on. It’s also interesting that not only was this apology delivered sixteen years after the fact, but it has not been offered again since. More than a few have read a huge dollop of self-interest into Fonda’s 1988 apology. (Finally, in an interview in 2000, almost thirty years after the fact, Fonda admitted: “I will go to my grave regretting the photograph of me in an anti-aircraft carrier, which looks like I was trying to shoot at American planes. It hurt so many soldiers. It galvanized such hostility. It was the most horrible thing I could possibly have done. It was just thoughtless.”)

            Jane Fonda: May you live a thousand more times on this earth to rectify the karma you have generated.

          • DannyJane

            Cat, you seem to think that if the incident hadn’t happened the GIs would have received better treatment. Jane (IF the entire reporting of the incident is true–after 40 years getting actual facts is difficult) made an error, but she had no way of knowing the consequences. The V.C. abused prisoners. They didn’t need her to inspire them or give them an excuse. Read the stories of other guys who spent time at the Hanoi Hilton. Their treatment was not much better.

            And as a matter of fact, our treatment of them wasn’t much better. The whole mess was awful, illegal, horrible. We are lucky we got our guys back. I don’t say that we should forget, but I do think that we need to let go and move on, not for anyone’s sake but our own.

            And in point of fact, we don’t seem to have learned anything if the tales coming out of Gitmo are truth.

          • billdeserthills

            I think the actual truth you were interested in earlier is below, in the account by 1*

        • Eden Shakti-Bliss Skye

          Standing up and using your Freedom of Speech is not being a traitor it is using your inalienable rights as a citizen. That’s what Veterans fight FOR. Anyone not GETTING THIS is dumber than a doorknob.

        • gcschm12

          That is yet another lie perpetrated by Nixon to win the election. Sorry you were so gullible as to fall for it.

        • Dwan Suggs Buddin

          Fact check says otherwise!

          • billdeserthills

            Does it also say who checked the fact check?

      • billdeserthills

        As I understand it, when Jane met with the american prisoners, they had all scribbled their social security numbers upon scraps of paper and one of the soldiers handed these scraps to Jane, hoping that she would let their loved ones back in the states know that they were still alive. Jane went ahead and turned these identifying scraps of paper over to the camp commandant, who heaped extra torture sessions upon these american prisoners for their attempt.

        • She of the Vulgar Name

          Do you have a link to this story?

          • Darcie Ley

            Why don’t you look it up yourself? Lazy. Learn something on your own that contradicts your opinion. It’s good for your character.

          • She of the Vulgar Name

            I hardly have the time or energy to look up every outrageous thing said on the damn internet! Generally, if a person can’t readily provide at least one reasonably sourced citation to back up their claims, they’re full of shit. Much simpler and surprisingly scientific!

          • Darcie Ley

            Yet here you sit, not missing a single topic. Look. It. Up.

          • She of the Vulgar Name

            Fuck. Your. Self.

          • Darcie Ley

            LOL crybaby.

          • billdeserthills

            Sorry, I wasn’t trying to start a shitstorm

          • Darcie Ley

            You provided the truth. Some people can’t handle that apparently.

          • billdeserthills

            There are more ways to provide the truth, sometimes when the intent isn’t making someone ‘choke down’ the truth, it will be easier to accept

          • billdeserthills
          • She of the Vulgar Name

            Not Found
            The requested URL
            /videos/operations-and-strategy/vietnam-war/jane-fondas-unforgivable-mistake/2275075144001
            was not found on this server.

          • billdeserthills

            I know, I’m not very good at this ‘linky providing’ I did find a wealth of info on Google under jane fondas unforgivable mistake though

    • Kat

      the only crime was the US going to kill people in Vietnam for resources!!

    • pwlg

      Crimes against Americans! Pardon me while I pick myself off the floor from laughing so hard. Civilian deaths in Vietnam=627,000, Laos=62,000, Cambodia=273,000. The Pentagon and US Senate Subcommittee estimated civilian deaths at 1.25-1.35 million. Agent Orange victims from the US bombings on civilians in these 3 countries=3 million (initial exposure and 2nd and 3rd generations). Less than 35% of US civilians supported the Vietnam War in 1968 yet Johnson and Nixon spewed more bombs and chemicals onto the people of these 3 countries. What would you do if your loved ones were killed by US bombs or injured or maimed by these bombs, agent orange, napalm. Blame Fonda?
      http://www.apimages.com/Collection/Landing/Photographer-Nick-Ut-The-Napalm-Girl-/ebfc0a860aa946ba9e77eb786d46207e

  • The Cat’s Vagina

    This is a VERY lovely gesture – I hope it inspires others to follow suit.

  • Lisa Freeman- Reif

    This post is all about coming together and supporting everyone.. Here you all are bashing each other over something that happened 50 fucking years ago… The past is just that PAST.. Leave it there… Shame on you all… Get it together for crying out loud..

    • Darcie Ley

      Tell that to one of the Vietnam vets who “lived” in the Hanoi Hotel and got the chance to let their government and families know they were alive, but only to be turned on by a woman protesting the war! A fellow American! That is unforgettable and unforgivable. It’s disgusting.

      • Frank Goulais

        @Darcie Ley what about the 58000 American plus soldiers that died in Vietnam that should have not been there in the first place.

        • Darcie Ley

          Frank, those blessed lives never should have been there to begin with. None of our boys should have been there. It’s a horrific tragedy. I apologize for not speaking to those soldiers, but my comments have been directed toward other comments pertaining to Jane Fonda’s treacherous behavior.

          • Tara True

            LET IT GO!

          • Darcie Ley

            She says 7 days later…. I haven’t even been active on this discussion board – if you don’t like talking about our troops getting tortured within inches of their lives, daily, then you are on the wrong board. Sure, this may be a story about some grandiose gesture by Fonda, but wasn’t her protesting the Vietnam War a grandiose gesture as well? She donated housing… was that part of the housing that was forced to be taken down?
            Maybe you don’t know what it’s like to be tortured… maybe you do… either way, our boys deserve to be talked about.

          • storyartist

            Why can’t you see that the government media manipulated news of Jane Fonda back then like they do today. We just had an election with corporate media lying the whole year previous, only truth coming from underground media and from across the pond like Guardian, RT and al-Jazeera. In Hanoi days media manipulated without punity or consequences. You were believing Kissinger and J Edgar Hoover, both batshit crazy, one a war criminal and the other a paranoid war enabler. They hated Jane Fonda for traveling to Hanoi to expose them for their senseless war and killing our young men, like the DNC hated Bernie for exposing the crimes of Hillary. So they misrepresented a photograph that the actress allowed, following directions of the photographer as she always did in Hollywood, and the suckers fell for Kissinger/CIA illusion.

          • Sue

            That bitch fucking handed the piece of paper given to her by a POW, over to authorities. It was caught on tape. You didn’t follow the war very well did you.

          • storyartist

            Certainly not as well as you followed the sucker propaganda. I’d bet good money you also advocate for Obama born in Kenya and Saddam had weapons of mass destruction. And Oswald was the lone gunman. And you repeat all propaganda with your filthy mouth thinking that will make people believe your silliness. NOT.

          • pwlg

            TROLL ALERT – And Sue you seemed to have followed a falsehood created in 1999, not the war, to discredit the efforts of Fonda to assist POW’s in getting mail out to their loved ones back home. Like many others before her that visited POW’s in North Vietnam. She actually carried mail from home to POW’s in North Vietnam and took more than 240 pieces of mail with her to take back home, not hidden. And why would the POW’s need to sneak a piece of paper to her with their social insurance numbers for identity when her 1 hour meeting with 7 POW’s was televised? Me thinks you’d rather follow this trumped up story of “post-truths” and BS and not the documented real news. Check out Snopes.com for the real story. Not a very good first try at disinformation though! Old saying goes: “When you point your finger at someone you are pointing 3 fingers back at yourself.” Try it and see. Peace and Love

          • billdeserthills

            You sound like a hillary voting pos

          • Sue

            Oh hell fucking NO! Suppose it was your father or brother standing there while she turned a cheek on her so called fellow countrymen. Would you still say let it go? I think not.

          • pwlg

            Sue, your a perfect example of those who really should check out your source of information of trumped up stories before posting. It’s embarrassing. It took me all of 10 seconds to check for the verification of your “post-truths” which I could only find from the same folks who manufactured lies for the Trump campaign against his Republican and Democratic rivals. In appears your comments and lack of research skills indicate a real lack of a good education. There is no excuse as an adult to post such lies when the truth is at hand. It’s defined as ignorance.

  • MzUnGu

    That’s funny. When the protester wanted to set up camps next to Cannonball last month in the Reservation, the mostly Sioux city voted a resounding NO to these Outsiders…. Now some white woman coming to champion Indigenous rights. …Can’t make these sh#$ up. LOL

    • Frank Goulais

      Look in the mirror asshole for even a bigger laugh.

  • Deplorable Me

    I don’t think I would want Hanoi Jane doing anything for me.

    • DannyJane

      I think it’s long past time to forgive youthful mistakes. She’s apologized for that error in judgment several times. I think this act of support goes a long way to balancing the scales.

      Haven’t YOU ever made a mistake that needed forgivness?

      • billdeserthills

        Let Jane Fonda find her own forgiveness, just like murders and rapists do

        • DannyJane

          That says a lot more about YOU than it does about her. If you equate murder or rape with a dissenting opinion or a youthful mistake in judgment I feel very sorry for you. Your PTSD must be worse than mine.

          • billdeserthills

            So if I made a ‘youthful mistake’ and murdered someone, that would be A-OK in your book?

          • DannyJane

            Who did she murder?When you say murder you better mean that she picked up a weapon and killed somebody in cold blood and you better be able to prove it. I was around at the time. So don’t BS me.

          • billdeserthills

            She caused a bunch of veterans to be tortured you Fking Retard

          • DannyJane

            I know. See my post above: “Jane made a gross error in judgment, but nobody died as a result. As for the soldiers who suffered as a result of that stupid move, do you honestly believe they would have been treated any better in other circumstances? ‘Cause I surely don’t. A lot of guys got just as bad treatment without help from Fonda,”

            Do please refrain from the name calling. It only makes you look stupid.

          • Darcie Ley

            Do you know how close a lot of the POWS CAME to being murdered or THOUGHT they were going to be murdered? You clearly are not understanding the severityseverity in which these American soldiers were tortured. Horrifically tortured. For YEARS. And when they saw a ray of hope, a possible way out, they were given up by the very person who was there supposedly fighting and protesting FOR them.
            That is not a “gross error in judgement”. That is an act of a traitor.

          • Dwan Suggs Buddin

            If you fact check your accusations you will learn it is not true!

          • Darcie Ley

            WHERE did you read this? The Viet Nam Tribune? You’re saying the Hanoi Hilton didn’t exist? Our boys weren’t captured and tortured within inches of their lives? They DID try to get help to Fonda. She turned on them. Your sources are wrong.

          • pwlg

            So post your sources, here’s one you might not like to read because it disproves your insistence to hate rather than to think. http://www.snopes.com/military/fonda.asp

          • pwlg

            Oh but why would they take 10 seconds of their time to check out a story disproved in 1999? Folks don’t care to know the facts and truth when a lie is used to shore up their own ideology and anger. Funny how people voted for a person who was against elites and promised to clean up Washington when the person they voted for was an elite, is choosing other elites to be in cabinet and will be working with Senators and Members of Congress who for the most part were the ones he was talking about cleaning up. Is it any wonder people follow the likes of Mussolini, Franco, Pinochet, Hitler? Look up the definition of hoodwinked its rather apt for defining most of the posters here.

          • billdeserthills

            Your problem is you

            C an’t
            U nderstand
            N ormal
            T hinking

          • DannyJane

            I refuse to have conversation with someone who can’t think above his groin. No point having an intellectual duel with an unarmed opponent.

          • billdeserthills

            Wonderful news, I’m so glad to hear it!

          • pwlg

            You are being far too generous describing the location of where thought originates for billdeserthills. I have yet to find where indeed such thoughts originate as even the smallest gland could never consider the post of billdeserthills as “normal thinking”.

          • pwlg

            Thank you Bill for being the perfect example of what I have posted about. Normal thinking?

          • billdeserthills

            How do you know how many years of life these extra-tortured POW’s lost off their lifespans due to your girlfriend, Jane? How many have PTSD to this day because of jane fonda? You don’t know what you’re stepping in junior, better to STFU now and save some stupid for later–don’t wanna use it all up in one forum, do ya?

          • pwlg

            Blaming Fonda for the years your elected Presidents dropped bombs on innocent people in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia is absurd. Johnson and Nixon are innocent are they? All these carpet bombings of civilians, women and children, are well documented. If someone was dropping bombs on your loved ones and you captured them what would you do? I doubt, given the level of hate demonstrated in many of the ill informed comments and posts here you’d have been as ‘lenient’ as the North Vietnamese.

          • billdeserthills

            I have never elected anyone, especially not a president and certainly never bombed anyone.
            My great grandfather & great grandmother came to the US from europe in 1910, my family never even owned slaves, and I don’t need to feel guilty for the actions of others

          • Sue

            POWs

          • billdeserthills

            Totally, still Veterans too

          • DannyJane

            I don’t have to “bugger off” as you say. I’m as entitled to be here as you are. Jane made a gross error in judgment, but nobody died as a result. As for the soldiers who suffered as a result of that stupid move, do you honestly believe they would have been treated any better in other circumstances? ‘Cause I surely don’t. A lot of guys got just as bad treatment without help from Fonda.

          • Dwan Suggs Buddin

            I agree with you DannyJane. Much of what has been said about Fonda from the past has never been proven as fact. She has publically apoligized in many interviews over the years. I am old enough to remember when she was young. She was married to an activist at the time and was speaking out against a war many young people at the time protested! Jane Fonda is a good person. I have personal friends who live in Albequerque, NM and know her. She is amazing!

          • billdeserthills

            Sure and you voted Pelosi and Schumer into office too

          • DannyJane

            You’re irrational, Bill. Get help.

          • billdeserthills

            This is high praise indeed coming from a former hillary voter

          • pwlg

            And you voted for a spoiled ignorant manipulative misogynist rich kid reality tv star? PT Barnum was correct…

          • billdeserthills

            I didn’t vote for Reagan

          • billdeserthills

            I voted for the Giant Douche, don’t tell me you voted for the shit sandwich?
            PT Barnum didn’t say that comment you think he did either

          • DannyJane

            Thank you, Dawn. Do yourself a favor and ignore Bill. He’s lost his argument, knows it, and has been reduced to empty threats, circular thinking, and sexist cusswords. You can’t have a discussion with his type. They start foaming at the mouth and mumbling to themselves. Pity.

          • billdeserthills

            You are obviously a liberal pos, I bet you think hillary won!

          • billdeserthills

            Yes, you do

          • pwlg

            She made no error. Without the likes of millions of young and old people who protested the Vietnam war many more US military soldiers would have died or injured. In 1968 less than 35% of the US public approved of the Vietnam war and Johnson’s response was to draft, not voluntarily, up to 40,000 young people a month for training to be sent into a war that had nothing to do with US interests other than shoring up another dictator and fighting commies.

      • Deplorable Me

        Tell that to the soldier that was tortured because of her.

      • Sue

        What she did is unforgivable. She’s a traitor and a liar and she does not deserve forgiveness. Frankly I would not care if she fell off the face of the earth.

        • pwlg

          Give it these lies, write these lies directly to Fonda and sign your own name. I hope she sues you for libel. Courts have ruled, you are not protected from reposting lies online. The rest of the folks here have become an echo chamber of noise reflecting ignorance and a lack of education. 10 seconds, less than the time you repost lies about Fonda would have provided you with facts and rational thought. Why would Fonda need to sneak out a little piece of paper from a POW when she brought mail from the loved ones of the POW’s with her and took more than 240 pieces of mail back home to their loved ones. She met with 7 POW’s and that meeting was televised. So why would they need to have her sneak out their social insurance numbers for identity when they were on the news? Really folks, life is not reality TV. Oh but you did vote in a reality tv personality as your President. OMG! From the sublime to the absurd. Adult education is available pretty well everywhere. I suggest most of you perpetuating the trumped up story about Fonda could do with some remedial education. Peace and Love

    • Bob

      I’ve never heard of her apologizing for passing prisoners’ notes to the guards. That’s always bothered me much more than her taking idiot pictures.

    • pwlg
    • pwlg

      I suspect Sue is really another bot or a human pretending to be a bot since anyone with a small fraction of research skills could debunk this falsehood about Fonda in 10 seconds. And I am saddened once again how easy it is for folks to believe one bot or troll’s contrived “post-truths” or BS and repost. Folks, your are a great example of the definition of ignorance. Sorry to say that, but please check on someone’s claims before reposting. This “story” about Fonda was disproved in 1999! Perhaps look inward about why you are choosing to repost lies that are libelous. I am sure you wouldn’t want your character lied about like this. America needs to heal itself. The world is watching once again how you treat your own indigenous peoples and wondering how you were ever able to create and develop such great things. Heal!

  • Bob

    Would have really been impressive if she’d done it without the fanfare.

  • Mandy Sue

    She has inspired me my entire life, in so many ways!

    • billdeserthills

      I didn’t know that was you in that whore movie, with Jane

      • pwlg

        TROLL ALERT

        • DannyJane

          Beware, Pwig, he’s a Troll’s troll. I don’t care that he disagrees with us, but he doesn’t seem to have the inner decency to understand that if someone thinks differently from you being a foulmouth and a bully is not going to convince them otherwise. Especially when facts can be found on the web with just a few keystrokes.

          • billdeserthills

            Tell me again about global warming, precious snowflake

  • sanduchi

    Great souls. Jane is a power of example.

  • Dogly

    I’m sad that with all the donated food grown from seeds, Fonda has to promote her husband’s meat business by killing a group of buffalos. The other donated foods are nutritionally sufficient without killing even more buffalos. It isn’t only the Native Americans we illegal, white, European invaders nearly wiped from the face of the earth. It was also the American bison.
    We can both respect native traditions and the lives of native people, and evolve to the necessities and ethical concerns for animals and the earth’s environment. Meat is not a gift, it is a corpse, someone killed unnecessarily. I fully support the goals and lives of the water defenders at Standing Rock.

    • storyartist

      That would be the difference between you and Jane Fonda. She gave a gift to the Sioux that fell under the Sioux value system. Not you. You judged the Sioux values and changed the gift to your revised version of what’s appropriate to YOUR values. Then criticized Jane for not following your egocentric assessment. You must be hard to live with.

  • Sue

    Jane Fonda is a traitor and a liar, she has an ulterior motive. She is not to be trusted with the lives of innocent people.