WHY SO MANY OLD HIPPIES ARE NOW FOR WAR | 2001-11-03
All the commentators are glorying in the fact that most of the 1960s leftists who called themselves peaceniks are now for the war in Afghanistan. The guys who marched in the streets against the Vietnam War are now mostly in favor of this war.
Paid commentators and morons in general think this represents a change of attitude.
It does not. All it represents is a change of enemies.
The hippies of the 60s marched with Viet Cong flags and pictures of the Communist Vietnam leader Ho Chi Min. Jane Fonda said, "If you knew what Communism really was, you would fall to your knees and pray for it."
Liberals don't want that remembered now. They want everybody to agree those so-called "peaceniks" were actually for Peace. We are told that the hippies were just too sweet and loving to support a war.
Those sweet hippie types used to call American families and tell them falsely that their sons or husbands had been killed in Vietnam.
Love and Peace, brother!
The Love and Peace Generation routinely called American troops in Vietnam "paid killers". But no liberal wants to remember that so no respectable conservative will say it.
Old hippies are free to be for this war because the enemy is no longer the People's Loving and Democratic Republics to which they were and are loyal. They still love Castro with all their hearts, and if Castro were proved to be sponsoring terrorism, they would be on his side.