Eh, So What Else is New?!

Apparently Jane Fonda has nothing better to do than to continue to say shocking things so that she can feel more relevant.   I was very young when she embarrassed her family and America by sitting with the Viet-Cong during the Vietnam War.  But both my father and my brother served their country proudly and to me, her behaviour was sickening and appalling.  She should have been tried for treason.

Fast forward to today.  Fox News is reporting that Fonda’s greatest regret, by her own admission, is that she did not sleep with Che Guevara.  That proves to me that once a communist always a communist.  However, it did get me thinking on a current trend with our youth today, which is to wear Guevara’s picture on T-Shirts.  Clearly our education system has failed in teaching some of the more basic elements of history.  Namely, that Che Guevara was a murderous thug.  Now I know there are supporters of him who say that nobody was executed unless it was really necessary.  I’m sure those same supporters say the same about Josef Stalin as well.  I think history has proven that i’m correct.

What I don’t understand is the lack of outrage for this embrace of communism.  If a child of mine came home wearing a Guevara anything, it would be burned and we would engage in a “teachable moment” about what constitutes a hero.  So, as smart parents are trying to teach their children right from wrong, here comes Jane (happy pants) Fonda telling the world she wished she had intimacies with this killer.  Are we as a society and culture so asleep now that outrageous and un-American statements are just no big deal?  Is it okay to say that she wanted a relationship with a communist killer because our teens wear his face on their tees?

Maybe it is more sinister than that.  With the passage of Obamacare and the sharp increase of governmental entitlements we sit at the door of Socialism.  Cradle to grave government assistance is becoming more of a reality here even in the face of such epic failures of Cuba, the old Soviet Union and even China.  As we look toward Europe we see economic struggles in Greece, England and Spain as the percentage of those working cannot keep up with those entitlements given to those not working.  The burden is enormous and the debt per person is staggering.   So with all these examples of socialist failure, we are still chugging along with this Administration towards catastrophic collapse.   And the fact that teens are glorifying one of the leading proponents of socialism and now we have actresses coming out wishing they had slept with them, makes me wonder if it’s a conspiracy to make us more tolerant.  I don’t even believe in conspiracies but this still strikes me as odd.

Our way of life is on the line now.  As a society it is time to decide what is acceptable and what is not.  I’m not talking about politics or voting or meeting candidates.  I’m talking about some common sense and decency with what is tolerable.   If it is tolerable to you to have your teen glorify a murderous communist whose thinking is now eroding this country, then this blog is not for you.  On the other hand, if you are concerned as I am about our direction and apathy, then I tell you it all begins with you.  Stand up and say “No More!”  That’s what I’m doing.  Additionally, if your teen comes home with something vile, speak up!  For each and every time we say, “eh, what else is new?!” we are contributing to the problem.

Jane Fonda announced today that she wishes she had slept with Che Guevara.  I want you all to say, “she did what?”  Now, call Fox News, send happy pants an email, stop watching her movies!!!  Do Something!!!!!!  (This is the link to see all those Che-shirts)


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Cheryl Charbonneau
    Oct 08, 2011 @ 16:18:01

    I just finished reading a fantastic article on the real life of Che Guevara. For those of you who can slip out of your Che T-shirts and olive drab cargo pants… give it a read!! It will be illuminating!!


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