Thursday, February 05, 2015

GI War Resistance-Vietnam


"An American soldier in a hospital explained how he was wounded: He said' I was told that the way to tell a hostile Vietnamese from a friendly Vietnamese was to shout ‘To hell with Ho Chi Minh!’ If he shoots, he’s unfriendly. So I saw this dude and yelled ‘To hell with Ho Chi Minh!’ and he yelled back, ‘To hell with President Johnson!’ We were shaking hands when a truck hit us." — Tuli Kupferburg
"The period from 1968 to 1970 was a period of rapid disintegration of morale and widespread rebelliousness within the U.S. military. There were a variety of causes contributing to this development. By this time the war had become vastly unpopular in the general society, anti-war demonstrations were large and to some degree respectable, and prominent politicians were speaking out against the continuation of the war. For a youth entering the military in these years the war was already a questionable proposition, and with the ground war raging and coffins coming home every day very few new recruits were enthusiastic about their situation. In addition, the rising level of black consciousness and the rapidly spreading dope culture both served to alienate new recruits from military authority. Thus, GIs came into uniform in this period with a fairly negative predisposition." — 1961-1973: GI resistance in the Vietnam war
Radio First Termer was reminiscent of the GI War Resistance during Vietnam. As consciousness heightened, resistance grew to epidemic proportions. Below in four parts are what remain of the underground radio broadcasts by Clyde David DeLay (Dave Rabbit) and company out of a brothel in Saigon.
  1. Radio First Termer Part 1
  2. Radio First Termer Part 2
  3. Radio First Termer Part 3
  4. Radio First Termer Part 4

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