Amazon Prime added HAIR this weekend. Of course I cried watching it. Thousands of American soldiers died. Hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese died. And many still live crippled by what our nation did. The United States government still doesn’t own up to Agent Orange, the genetic poison crippling folks in that Asian land.
Politicians in both political parties collaborated for decades until the grassroots revulsion against that war forced an end. And, please, don’t delude yourself into thinking the current scumbag in the White House wouldn’t be greedy enough to buy a bagfull of “patriotic” votes to stay in office – and roll out the profits of another war to fund all the corporate help he could ever wish for.
Watch the clip. Watch the film if you’ve never seen it. If you lived it as I did – shed a tear for the loss of Aquarius and the thousands murdered in the name of The Land of the Free.
Craptastic Congressional Republicans [and Democrats] never got too upset over illegal wiretaps by the FBI during Resistance to the VietNam War. Even my mom got a $1000 settlement in court. They tapped her phone just in case I phoned Hanoi when I stopped by for Sunday dinner.
Nowadays, the courts rollover and the GOP is pissed-off that their phoniest hero might be caught on tape.
Not so BTW, here’s Joe McDonald recalling that whole scene, getting to Woodstock, singing to the crowd, the audience’ reaction to his song. And knowing the words. Cripes!
Over and over again, fools who think flags and fake presidents will bring them the riches and power reserved only for those who actually own America…get what history reserves for those who believe in patriotism over peace, slogans instead of the steady march of science and technology, peasant ideology over knowledge, collaborating with political thugs who twist and bend life into death.
If hypocrisy didn’t pay, today’s Republican Party would be bankrupt.
Same as it ever was.