Vietnam Veterans were lied to by our politicians. 1968 was the year Martin Luther King was assassinated. The same year Robert Kennedy was assassinated. In Vietnam the Tet Offensive and the battle of Khe Sanh claimed the lives of thousands of young men and women serving in our armed forces.

The streets of cities across the nation were experiencing demonstrations, riots, looting and burning of draft cards. The United States was divided into two camps those against the war and those for the war.

Both camps believed in their heart of hearts that they were right.

I was discharged from the Marine Corp, in El Toro California, after 13 months in Vietnam. Vietnam Veterans coming home in 1968 had little understanding as to the turmoil brewing among citizens of the United States. Vietnam had no TV stations or daily newspapers, everyone was just trying to stay alive.

With my discharge in hand I was escorted by military police to Los Angles Airport bound for Birmingham, Alabama. When the MP’s picked me up and I got in the back of that jeep, alone, I asked them, was it standard procedure for MP’s to escort serviceman to the Airport? The corporal turned to me and said I must not know what is going on and that they had direct orders not to discuss “current events”. When we got to the airport the MP’s drove through a private security gate directly onto the tarmac, next to my flight. By this time I was very confused and asked them what the f– is going on.

They finally broke down and told me I would not be able to walk through the terminal because people would spit on me.

I now knew why I was escorted. Because if someone spit on me after 13 months in Vietnam, and losing my first cousin and several friends, in that monstrous war, I would have gone absolutely insane and done my best to beat the hell out of everyone in my path.


Now 52 years later I see the government perpetuating yet another lie. So before you get so upset that you are willing to burn down your own house, remember you are not the first to be lied to by your government. Politicians, from both sides of the aisle have been lying to us for years, it is in their DNA.

It took years for the whole ugly truth to come out about Vietnam, But it is history now. It was a lie that cost 55,000 Americans their lives.

I believe that honest good Americans fervently believe the election was stolen. Why would they not believe it? The President said so, just like Vietnam.

Unlike Vietnam, those faithful to the President, beyond a fault, were incited to attack the Capitol, disrupting a sitting body of government while in session, doing the people’s work. It is called Insurrection.

Just like Vietnam, history will record the truth and many people, months or years from now will come to terms with being lied to.

We are in the mist of a pandemic that will soon claim 400,000 lives. Some people thought that was a lie, a hoax.

Lies and words matter.

Those of us that use social media, in any form, need to be cautious with our posts and comments. They should not be false, inflammatory, speculative or encourage violence. They should not perpetuate a lie but seek the truth.

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23 Comments on "THE BIG LIE ?"

  1. Ripp,
    I just wish the tempers would calm down. Politicians on BOTH sides are working the American people. The news is either far right or far left. They got us Americans fighting each other over ideologies that are hurting BOTH sides.
    I do not think the Federal Government was supposed to be this powerful. As people fight more and more, they are giving the government more power to control our lives.
    I say that BOTH sides back off, look at each other as fellow Americans and see just how much we actually have in common.
    If we give the government power while our people are in power then that same power transfers to the next people that get in power whether you like those people or not.
    China, Russia, Iran, North Korea are just laughing it up to see a mighty military power break down internally and the military power beign used against our own people.

  2. William Page | January 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm |

    Thanks for your service Ripp! The Vietnam experience was definitely a defining point of my life. Volunteered for the draft at 17 and honorably discharged at 19 years old. In my opinion much of what is happening today is a direct result of those who spit on us and sided with the our enemy are the ones who have helped bring our nation to verge of communism. There’s just to much to the whole Vietnam story to discuss it in one comment. I respectfully disagree that the all the protestors were just Presidential (Trump) supporters. Many were antifa types and have been arrested, with more to come. The types the Bit#h Jane Fonda supports. And, I’m still waiting to water her grave!

    A Vietnam Veteran
    1st Cav Div (Air Mobile), 3rd Bde (sep)
    B Co. 2nd Bn 5th Cav MR III
    D Co. 1 Bn !2th Cav MR II

  3. Skip the news and check out all parlor videos taken within the capitol. Over 1000 videos from all angles. Click the link at the bottom to see for yourself. If they have “arrested antifa”, then the source for that information should be able to provide a clear picture of the person to identify them. There is a mountain of evidence.

  4. Election was stolen 35 percent od democrats agree. Damn.

  5. William Page | January 16, 2021 at 8:08 am |

    JOHN EARLE SULLIVAN was charged Thursday in federal court in Washington after being arrested by the FBI. He remains in custody in Toeele County, in his home state of Utah, on a U.S. Marshals Service hold request.

    James Sullivan, the man’s brother, told Fox 13 News that he gave tips about his brother to the Salt Lake City FBI. James Sullivan said he found out that his brother was at the Capitol when friends posted pictures online.

    v. : VIOLATIONS:
    18 U.SC. §§ 231(a)(3), 2
    (Civil Disorders)
    18 U.S.C. § 1752(a)
    (Restricted Building or Grounds)
    40 U.S.C. § 5104(e)(2)
    (Violent Entry or Disorderly Conduct)

    • Arguably antifa but he wasn’t instigating or part of any planning. I know because I watched the video he made that he deleted but was then recovered. I’ll post a link when I find it. It shows raw footage 30 minutes up to when the person was shot, so you can get a good idea of how it came to that situation. If you want a good idea of the truth (and how stupid the guy is), watch his footage.

    • William Page | February 1, 2021 at 1:24 pm |

      “The judge had ordered Sullivan to be released conditonally (sp) without bail on Jan. 15, deciding that prosecutors failed to meet the legal threshold required to keep him jailed.”

      Apparently, even the leftist judge agrees that it was NOT an insurrection, a riot, treason, or anything else that would justify jail. And this guy was a central organizer and leader in the event.
      “Update: Capitol Hill Rioter and Antifa Activist John Sullivan Accused of Violating Terms of Release Agreement
      Antifa-Insurgence leader John Earl Sullivan is in custody after being arrested in Utah on Thursday.

      As reported previously Antifa protester John Sullivan was caught on video posing as a Trump supporter during the rioting at the US Capitol last week.
      Footage obtained by the Gateway Pundit from militant Black Lives Matter and Antifa activist John Sullivan’s Discord server shows the so-called “civil rights activist” reveling inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6 as he damaged federal property.

      • He streamed his entire involvement. There’s no way that guy was involved in planning let alone the mastermind. You want to know why he was released while so many were not? Because he wasn’t some mastermind. You can literally watch everything he said and did on this video and clearly see that you’re talking bs.

        • I even gave you that link earlier. All you had to do was watch it. Instead you want it interpreted by some stranger on the internet. Why? This isn’t difficult to find. It proves everything you said to be wrong. Instead you take the word of some political site. Wtf

  6. William Page | January 16, 2021 at 8:47 am |

    Antifa Activist Daniel Alan Baker Arrested for Plotting to Murder Trump Supporters — Tells Supporters on YouTube He Received Soros Money

    Antifa supporter Daniel Alan Baker was arrested for plotting to murder Trump supporters and police on Inauguration Day.

    • BAKER writes “I have acquired a sponsor (Soros, you know, the antifa card was finally approved) and I and my donors will be offering cash rewards for information leading to the verified identification of an and every individual in this video.”

      A troll who was not at the capitol. Is this who I’m supposed to be frightened of?


    Click above link to watch the 30 minute lead up to the shooting. The video stops immediately after the shooting. You can find footage of that part, but this video does not show the victim.

    • William Page | February 4, 2021 at 2:13 pm |

      Hello Anonymous
      I’ve watched the video links you provided several times. And you’re correct as far as those particular videos go. However, there have been other videos that have been released that show additional evidence of nefarious, if not criminal activity. I only seek the truth, which many times is elusive. Always good to look at all evidence to help discern.


      Exclusive: New Video Surfaces of Antifa-Insurgence Leader John Sullivan Training Antifa Soldiers and Selling Riot Equipment at his Website
      ,snip. “Sullivan also organized an Antifa-Insurgence rally on January 6th at the Washington Monument at 11 AM before they stormed the US Capitol.The mainstream media refuses to report these facts.

      Now there is video of Antifa-Black Lives Matter leader John Sullivan giving instructions to his co-conspirators on his channel Insurgence USA on how to effectively pull off criminal protest actions without detection. CNN invited Sullivan on their channel and described him as a reporter.

      In the training video Sullivan offers tips on how to prevent detection and information on bulletproof shields to wear during planned insurrection activities.

      Via MeWe

  8. Blah blah blah
    The Americans had their shot of self rule and failed
    China will be running this place soon. Serves us right

  9. Anon fairhoper | January 17, 2021 at 4:29 am |

    Ripp is a Chinese asset now and always has been

  10. He’s just a democrat.

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