A VITAL BIT OF HISTORY

Whenever faced with the nonsensical and thought-dulling mantra “Support the Troops,” respond with the eye-opening and thought-provoking words “Winter Soldier.” Better yet, rent the DVD and be sure to watch all the bonus features.

“Winter Soldier” is a welcome antidote to persistent right-wing misinformation about the nature of the Vietnam War and the nature of the resistance that helped to end that war.

While you’re at it, check out “Sir, No Sir.” This film covers the active-duty GI antiwar movement. It also demonstrates why the Nixonians went so hard after Jane Fonda, and why Fonda’s name continues to be smeared to this day.

Both films are available through Netflix.

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