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michael098762001 Donating Member (39 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-05 04:33 PM
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39. Re: "Just What Revisions Need...The Left Lost Iraq"
>...None of us who protested Vietnam EVER supported the North Vietnamese or Viet Cong...NEVER! Our goal, just like the other posters here, and a vast majority of liberals, progressives and others against the war, is the aspect of American intervention in another sovereign country's affairs, the use of our young men and women and the corporate profiteering wars of this nature breed. Our fights are within this country and the system.

Oy vey. When I was 12 yrs. old living in the suburbs of Washington D.C. in 1971 my Mom and I went to one of the huge anti-Vietnam War MOBE's ended up at the U.S. Capitol. Hundreds of thousands, from hippies to trade unionists from AFSCME and many other union locals. Still have the photos of hippies waving the flag of North Vietnam from the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
Any history of the anti-war movement, whether from the Left like, "The War Within: America's Battle over Vietnam, " by Tom Wells, U.C. Press or Fred Halstead (of the Socialist Workers Party) vol., "Out Now!, " Pathfinder Press or from the neo-con Right, "Telltale Hearts: The Origins Ad Impacts of the Vietnam Antiwar Movement, " by Adam Garfinkle, has abundant data that the far left of the anti-war movement then, whether marxist-leninist sectarians or other sectors was explicitly for a NLF/NVA victory. Even by 1965 there were voices in the anti-war teach-ins at Rutgers like Eugene Genovese that said at the April 23, 1965 "Teach In" "I do not fear or regret the impending Viet Cong victory in Vietnam. I welcome it." The Republican candidate for Governor made a big stink about that ala the Ward Churchill fracas.
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