Wednesday, July 18, 2007

More on John Kerry and the Swifties -- the Nightmare that Won't End

Being a student of history, I always watch a summer-replacement series on PBS called The History Detectives.

Last week's show had a segment on two black Civil War veterans being welcomed into the GAR somewhere in New York state, and ended with one of the "detectives", Wes Cowan, commenting on the state of veterans affairs since the Civil War, including the American Legion commander officially endorsing Benito Mussollini at the 1923 convention ("Do not forget that the Fascisti are to Italy what the American Legion is to the United States")-- which is not at all surprising for an organization founded to counter "communism" -- and ended up with a commentary on the Swift Boat Liars for Bush smearing John Kerry and probably costing him the election.

Well, that did it. The wingnut wackos came out swinging at the communists at PBS and Cowan's "gratuitous and unwarranted" attack on those paragons of patriotism, the Swifties.

You can read a sample of the vituperative and hate-filled letters on the KCTS television's PBS Ombudsman site, complete with a rebuttal by the producers that puts the whiny-ass complainers in their places.

Once again, the smear campaign of the wingnut noise machine rears its ugly head, and once again facts and logic are employed to put them down.

Alas, to no avail. Those fuckers aren't capable of seeing the truth if it came up and smacked them alongside the head.

I'm ashamed to see that Vietnam veterans could stoop so low as to resort to outright lies about one of our own. It's dismaying, appalling and disgusting. And it just goes to show you that eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.

Let's all keep an eye on that evil bunch of kool-aid-drinking fascists, and call them out every time they open those fat lying yaps of theirs.

1 Comment:

rightwingnut said...

I wonder when someone will start making the time line comparison between Nazi Propaganda and US Ultra Conservative Propaganda. The more one reads history the less difference there is between the two groups.