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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-15-04 06:16 PM
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33. It's only "for naught" if people don't learn.
Just like then, people just don't listen. For many "thirty-somethings," it's ancient history and not worth the effort to understand. Too many think it's just not relevant. And if the (horror of horrors!) draft never comes back, it'll remain irrelevant.

Contrary to popular opinion, Vietnam Veterans were not really more likely to become homeless or self-medicated than their non-Veteran peers.

At the same time, Vietnam Veterans were probably in slightly better physical condition and far more experienced, on average, than those peers. That any combat veteran goes homeless is a crime. That any combat veteran goes unemployed is a crime.
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  -Did calling the soldiers of Vietnam "Baby Killers" have impact? Bandit  Oct-15-04 11:11 AM   #0 
  - It was wrong  skygazer   Oct-15-04 11:15 AM   #1 
  - "Blame the people who sent them there"  Kanary   Oct-15-04 11:36 AM   #6 
  - Beautifully put  Eloriel   Oct-15-04 05:31 PM   #30 
  - Did the war protesters actually say soldiers were "baby killers"?  tridim   Oct-15-04 11:17 AM   #2 
  - I was there. In Berkeley. It wasn't as common as we're now led to believe  Kanary   Oct-15-04 11:34 AM   #5 
     - It was far more common after the 'anti-war' attitude became fashionable.  TahitiNut   Oct-15-04 12:02 PM   #13 
        - Tahiti, there's something rattling in my brain  Karenina   Oct-15-04 03:21 PM   #25 
        - The vast majority of 'babies' killed were by the Air Force ...  TahitiNut   Oct-15-04 05:25 PM   #29 
        - Honeycomb of truth...  Karenina   Oct-15-04 06:27 PM   #34 
           - I think one other point needs to be emphasized.  TahitiNut   Oct-15-04 07:23 PM   #37 
        - What I notice among some gung-ho pro-war Vietnam vets  Eloriel   Oct-15-04 05:44 PM   #32 
           - It's only "for naught" if people don't learn.  TahitiNut   Oct-15-04 06:16 PM   #33 
        - Excuse me.....? I "*HAD* direct experience".  Kanary   Oct-15-04 04:35 PM   #28 
           - I was replying TO you -- not ABOUT you, luv,  TahitiNut   Oct-15-04 05:39 PM   #31 
              - Then, I suggest you say that.  Kanary   Oct-16-04 04:30 PM   #44 
  - I don't know, but I do think it had an effect on the soldiers  noonwitch   Oct-15-04 11:24 AM   #3 
  - Yeah. I can imagine it.  TahitiNut   Oct-15-04 12:08 PM   #14 
  - My Dad and my brother in law are both Nam vets  chimpsrsmarter   Oct-15-04 11:31 AM   #4 
  - I make a point of asking Vietnam vets about this.  July   Oct-15-04 11:42 AM   #8 
  - Well, come to Michigan and meet me.  TahitiNut   Oct-15-04 12:10 PM   #15 
     - I believe you.  July   Oct-15-04 12:22 PM   #17 
        - Well, I don't know how "widespread" it had to be to actually exist.  TahitiNut   Oct-15-04 12:46 PM   #18 
           - It matters regardless of how widespread it was.  July   Oct-15-04 01:30 PM   #21 
  - Yes Urban ledgend started by the "Freepers" of the time  tibbiit   Oct-15-04 03:49 PM   #27 
  - no one in my circle called soldiers baby killers  mulsh   Oct-15-04 11:38 AM   #7 
  - From all the other threads on DU about what happened after soldiers  Mountainman   Oct-15-04 11:48 AM   #9 
  - Ubetcha, brother.  TahitiNut   Oct-15-04 10:38 PM   #39 
  - At NYU in the 60's  annabanana   Oct-15-04 11:49 AM   #10 
  - negative impact on the peace movement  mmonk   Oct-15-04 11:49 AM   #11 
  - I was born in 69 to Hippie parents , My Uncle is a Vietnam Veteran  proud patriot   Oct-15-04 11:55 AM   #12 
  - It's inevitable, luv.  TahitiNut   Oct-15-04 12:15 PM   #16 
  - Absolutely, mistakes were made! That's why......  Kanary   Oct-15-04 10:50 PM   # 
     - "What to do?"  TahitiNut   Oct-15-04 10:55 PM   #43 
  - My sister used to date a guy that happened to  Love Bug   Oct-15-04 12:59 PM   #19 
  - I think it was the television coverage that was responsible for the ...  SidDithers   Oct-15-04 01:14 PM   #20 
  - That's an urban myth  MsAnthropy   Oct-15-04 01:42 PM   #22 
  - I beg to differ.  2dumb2beprez   Oct-15-04 02:17 PM   #24 
     - Yup. (Welcome home, bro.)  TahitiNut   Oct-15-04 10:47 PM   #40 
  - John Kerry never did it, did he?  Pig_Latin_Lover   Oct-15-04 01:56 PM   #23 
  - That's right!! Remember, the 59,000 deaths had NOTHING to do with it  sangh0   Oct-15-04 03:27 PM   #26 
  - For a minute there I thought this was an abortion thread  The Straight Story   Oct-15-04 06:29 PM   #35 
  - I've had an epiphany on this thread  Eloriel   Oct-15-04 07:03 PM   #36 
  - ..  TahitiNut   Oct-15-04 10:50 PM   #41 
  - This is a very valuable and insightful thread.....thank you  annabanana   Oct-15-04 07:41 PM   #38 
  - ..  TahitiNut   Oct-15-04 10:52 PM   #42 
  - More of an urban myth than reality.  bandera   Oct-16-04 04:39 PM   #45 

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