not sure im ready for the ken burns vietnam experience which started airing on pbs last night. jesus, nearly 20 fucking hours. my dvr is gonna take a hit.
watching this. hope the vets are too.
why do vets need to watch it?
Vietnam war vets I mean. Many reasons. For one it represents their plight, but also for putting a human face on the enemy. I'm just one show in.
FWIW, here's an opposing viewpoint on the value of this series. I'll probably watch it anyway but given my predictable "the U.S. is run by war mongers" political views I'll be surprised if I don't end up agreeing with the above.
agreed. and this as well. The VN doc has the potential to be ken burns undoing, but I'll have to see more. i fell asleep 1/2 way thru number two last night and could really stand to re-watch number one. so it will take me a while.
healthy skepticism or real cynicism ?
related, i suspect. I'm not any further along than last mention. Need to set aside a weekend for a marathon viewing this winter. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/13/opinion/myth-spitting-vietnam-protester.html?smid=fb-share
Great link, Bill, thanks. (though I admit I have been eating up the series, due to a weird obsession with the war in Vietnam)
I had a draft card for 2 years, then the war ended. my lottery number was in the middle and i went to university right out of HS. thats what we did at the time.