CBC the Current Documentary "Crossing the line' is suspect...

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clandestiny
CBC the Current Documentary "Crossing the line' is suspect...

The Current had a documentary about the '40 thousand 'Canadians who served in Vietnam. The docu.  featured a guy named "Geordie Haslam' who claims he wanted join Canadian Navy but too young so he went into US Marines under fake name. The reason the story sounds suspicious is Geordie's guilt trip, as if the anti war era wasn't in fact a tooth pulling like effort by vast numbers of dedicated people who, for one thing, never spat upon any veterans of any war, esp. Vietnam, where the troops were overwhelmingly working/poor class-and the antiwar movement largely middle class, and therefore somewhat feeling guilt also for refusing to fight in what was by 1970 known to be an illegal, pointless war. I remember reading years ago on Dem. Underground someone saying the 'spit on vet' story was too good to be true re the reactionary newsmedia, and there hasn't been a SINGLE PROVEN case where that happened (though it might have, in private, among nazis who despised Viet vets for losing!) The CBC acts like it doesn't know that the anti war movement was an act of defiance by idealists- many whom suffered and still suffer for standing up to the warpig(!) It was always plain that defying the powers-that-be is much more courageous and risky then shooting teenage peasants in faraway countries that WILL NEVER due to poverty track the killers down, especially if they're from  'nada' instead of 'rica'!  BTW, an uncle, Randy White, was killed in 'Viet Nam' (not 'nam') and his name is on the wall....

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