"If Jesus Christ were here tonight, you would not dare drop another bomb."
Oh my God! That's great! ;D
Too bad that useless eater Henry Kissinger wasn't in the audience! (Or was he?)
This moment is PUREGOLD!
Nobody had it coming more than this crowd, and Ray's grovelling acquiescence to the crude request to "get her out of here" is a disappointment to me, because I've always respected his work.
I wonder what the other women were thinking. Surely was a CODE PINK moment.
And I just have to laugh. Ray trying to pull the sign away. Bless Daniel Elsburg and the Berrigan brothers. Ha ha! ROFL
For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.[/color]
Time passes so quickly, and so many of that crowd have passed on (except that bloodsucking vampire Henry Kissinger) and no doubt they were a bit hard of hearing when the message came through, but WOW was that awesome! I hope there was at least some uncomfortable squirming afterward.
Peter Canning, the former Digest editor who once tried to compile a balanced piece on Vietnam, is not happy -- to put it mildly -- with what the vantage point of a couple of decades has revealed. While writing the opening chapter of his 1996 book, American Dreamers, he tried to describe the Digest dinner as a kind of fatal omen, an intimation of the Wallaces' -- and the president's -- coming fall.
"For just as that brave girl had tossed a dose of inconvenient reality into the face of an otherwise unreal evening," he wrote, "so did the war in Vietnam sit inconveniently and unavoidably in Richard Nixon's future. He had promised to end it. Instead -- afraid of appearing weak -- he had stepped up the bombing and invaded Cambodia.
And his cynical approach to those who opposed these moves -- featuring 'enemies lists,' 'plumbers units,' illegal wiretaps and political dirty tricks -- had already put him on a slippery path."
Jai Guru Deva wrote: Aha! So you were a sailor first!
What can I tell ya? I joined the navy because my consciencious objector application was denied, and then my draft number came up. I could have been sent to Viet Nam! So I joined the navy, and I was sent to Viet Nam.
Ah, the memories... I was in the Philippines when Bob Hope and his entourage came through in November, and then I went home on leave in December, and got to watch myself on television! The guys in Vietnam got Suzanne Somers. We got Imelda Marcos! I wish I were kidding. (To be honest, we got to see Suzanne too.)
Many years later I called in to Al Franken when he was doing a show on Air America about USO shows. He wanted callers who had been there to say what it was like. By chance, Joan Jett was in the studios. He asked me about what Imelda did, and I said that she sang the Philippine national anthem, and some other songs. "Like what?" he asked. I gave some stupid answer, but ever since I've wanted to kick myself, because the perfect response would have been: "I don't give a Damn about my Bad Reputation!" Unfortunately I didn't think of that until after the call was over.
Say what you will about that sleazy reptoid, Bob Hope's show stays with me even after all these years. Like a glass of Bali Hi wine.
Apparently there is only one Carole Feraci in the whole United States. Here is her facebook page. Living in Virginia. Looks like it could be her; the age is right. I may try to get in touch with her and have her post something here about how her life has gone since her moment of fame. ;D
Hello! I am a friend of Carole Feraci (she now goes by her married name, so it's difficult to find her- that profile you posted isn't hers). She wrote this statement regarding the current state of American politics and asked me to post it for her wherever I could:
"I feel, once again, that it is time to make my voice heard.
All of mankind is about to be annihilated. The very people who have sworn an oath to protect the people and the planet have somehow gotten to a place where they see the masses as the enemy. When we march in the streets, it is to make our voices heard. Not to do harm to anyone or anything. You keepers of the peace, please stop looking at us as the enemy. Fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters of all humanity should be allowed to at least provide for ourselves and our families.
Keepers of the peace, don't look at us as the enemy. We are not. Rather, look at us as the family of the world who is being attacked by greed and evil. Don't harm the people for doing what they can to make their voices heard; it is the only way we have to relay our wishes to the powerful. Put down your weapons and gather together for righteousness. Don't let the masters keep ruining our planet, for this is what provides us with life. Don't let them take away our water and drill pipelines into our ancestors' graves. Let them rest in peace. As we now know, the energy companies are now complicit to grow their own wealth and to eventually starve the masses. It is time for everybody to wake up. Do not let another Hitler mentality take over our very existence. Let us unite under the banner of peace, love, and joy, which is our God given right. Whatever our name for Him, our God is our creator and salvation. Honor thy God with all thy might and all thy love. People of the world unite. It is time. For the forces of evil have shown themselves as never before. This is the final battle."