Jane Fonda - Actress, Feminist, Author and Traitor
I came across C-SPAN a few hours ago, and there was a National Press Club event, at which Jane Fonda was the "guest of honor" addressing the success of her new book, entitled My Life So Far. She gave a speech, launching into the usual I-know-better-than-YOU nonsense in her trademark scattered, elitist and pseudo-intellectual fashion. The only difference this time - she has developed into a cantankerous old lady, equipped with an old lady's stubborn certainty that defies logic or factual backing.
Of course, there is a wealth of spouted nonsense to criticize, but I will pick and choose some points. But before I do, let me just admit that I couldn't help fantasizing about a table of veterans (myself included) in front of the podium, at a poignant moment (perhaps following another G.I. Jane-ism on Vietnam or Iraq) suddenly standing up and pelting this self-righteous "lady" with dozens of eggs. My Vietnam Vet buddies and millions of others (upon reading the news) would really have appreciated that.
Here are some highlights (low-lights?) of Jane on the microphone, and my comments in red:
Here's my take on HER LIFE SO FAR: Jane Fonda was a spoiled, silver-spooned Hollywood child of the 50's; a rebellious sex-kitten drugged-out slut in the 60's; a counter-cultural political activist and Traitor of the early 70's who cared little for anything other than getting noticed; a forgettable (at best) actress through the late 70's and 80's who always sought attention and approval from a Patriotic and talented father (who himself had enlisted in WWII, his celebrity notwithstanding). A greedy entrepreneur who used her fame to sell exercise videos to a country that had entered an era of impossible physical ideals and burgeoning eating disorders among women.
Now, in the third millennium, Jane is a product of her past. She is still rich, spoiled, mouthy, hypocritical, self-important, pathetic and suddenly VERY old.
Jane Fonda is very fond of touting the empowerment of women, and yet she has failed in several decades of patchy activism to achieve what her nemesis George Bush has done in a short four years - the freedom of TENS OF MILLIONS of women to vote, attend school and enjoy expanded legal and religious rights they never had.
All I needed to know about who to NOT vote for in the last election was the profile of those standing behind the respective candidates. Jane Fonda stood with the likes of Ted Kennedy (murderer and alcoholic lunatic), Michael Moore (disingenuous and ruthless propagandist multimillionaire), George Soros (foreign billionaire who invests against American currency) and other miscreants behind the candidate (and fellow Traitor who aided the enemy) - John Kerry.
To sum up this waste of fame and air-time, who has hurt so many people (and probably still doesn't know it) - when asked about her news sources Jane Fonda gave three - can you guess which ones? "CNN, New York Times and NPR." NOW who needs to read more, Jane? The final irony is that her silly little self-serving book, which she proudly claims is outselling The De Vinci Code, is listed under "Non-Fiction."