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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-15-03 09:39 PM
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Spat on Vietnam Veterans? I think we were lied to on The Guy James Show.
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Edited on Sat Nov-15-03 09:42 PM by JanMichael
He, the caller, says it at 02:24:22 of the show. The caller started at around 02:20:00 or thereabouts. Listen to it yourself here: mms://66.40.9.62/theguyjamesshow.com/GJ111503.mp3

Was it a lie, did he catch some spit? Did this happen to him and others? My take is NO. Or, if it's true, at the very most an anomoly when taking in to account the approximately 2,700,000 Americans that served there? Or is it a made-up mantra repeated incessently in America for the last 30 years to falsely blemish the Peace Movement that the poor soul now believes even though it never happened?

Here's a nifty rebuttal: http://www.tompaine.com/feature2.cfm/ID/3600

Here's a Vietnam Vet saying the same thing: http://www.theithacajournal.com/news/stories/20030507/o...

Here's a guy that's actually written about the spit myth: http://www.rlg.org/annmtg/lembcke99.html

"My search for evidence turned up a couple of claims which, if interpreted generously, could have been construed to suggest that veterans or servicemen in uniform may have been spat on. But I also found research done by other scholars that showed quite convincingly that acts of hostility against veterans by protesters were almost nonexistent. No researchers cited reports that veterans were spat on (Beamish, Molotch, and Flacks, 1995)."

I am SO tired of this nonsense, it diminishes EVERYONE involved...
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