"Bottom line, this has gone on far too long, this spreading of lies about me! None of it is true. NONE OF IT! I love my country. I have never done anything to hurt my country or the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for us. I do not understand what the far right stands to gain by continuing with these myths. In this case, they denied a lot of people the chance to hear about a book that can help make life better, easier and more fulfilling. I am deeply grateful for all of the support I have been getting since this happened, including from my Vietnam Veterans friends." CNS
As an elderly narcissist, she may have forgotten, or was hoping we had forgotten, the 1972 photo-op in which she was caught sitting on an anti-aircraft gun during a visit to North Vietnam, earning her the nickname "Hanoi Jane." She later claimed in her autobiography that she was tricked into sitting at the AA gun by the inscrutable Vietnamese.
Fonda also made ten radio broadcasts during that trip to N. Vietnam in which she denounced as war criminals American political and military leaders. In an act that could have mitigated her actions, Fonda visited Americans held in POW prisons around Hanoi and returned to the US with messages for their families. However, when torture reports of American prisoners by the North Vietnamese began to circulate after POWs were repatriated, Fonda called the POWs "hypocrites and liars". Hanoi Jane went on, "These were not men who had been tortured. These were not men who had been starved. These were not men who had been brainwashed."
In a 1973 interview with The New York Times, speaking about torture by the N.V., Fonda said, "I'm quite sure that there were incidents of torture ... but the pilots who were saying it was the policy of the Vietnamese and that it was systematic, I believe that's a lie" and that the POWs were "military careerists and professional killers" who are "trying to make themselves look self-righteous, but they are war criminals according to the law."
It's hard to imagine, though, that Jane Fonda would protest any company with "VC" in the name. And, she peed in the pond, hence the title, "On Golden Pond."
The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.