August 26, 2013

Person of the Month : Ike Boutwell

   "A central Kentucky theater owner who trained pilots during the Vietnam War is refusing to show the nation's top movie, "The Butler" because one of the stars is Jane Fonda who was an outspoken opponent of the conflict.
Boutwell said Fonda's statements and demonstrations against the Vietnam War caused him to view her as a traitor, and he won't show any movie involving her in his theaters.
The Korean War veteran said: "I trained hundreds of pilots to fly, many of whom Ms. Fonda clapped and cheered as they were shot down."
 Ms Fonda, self-proclaimed socialist & admirer of communism*, was more than an outspoken opponent; she went to North Vietnam, was photographed smiling and laughing while sitting on North Vietnamese anti-aircraft guns, the same guns that were shooting down American pilots. She also met with American POWs and told American media they were being well-treated and not tortured. This was blatantly untrue. When the POWs returned home in 1973, they contradicted Hanoi Jane's widely reported statements to which her response was to call these men "hypocrites and liars".

 Note: In the lower left corner are anti-aircraft shells ready to be used to shoot down American planes.

Good for you Mr. Boutwell. 
We don't watch any of Hanoi Jane's movies anywhere, anyhow.

*On November 21, 1970 she told an audience of about 2,000 University of Michigan students, "If you understood what communism was, you would hope, you would pray on your knees that we would some day become communist."  She repeated this at Duke University, adding "I, a socialist, think that we should strive toward a socialist society, all the way to communism. " Washington Times July 7, 2000

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