…..The song walks a tightrope between the greatness and the harsh realities of America. It is a mirror held to our collective faces. It asks, “How long are you going to let this go on?”
Gordon Duff is the only person here at VT who has endured more bayonet charges than he can remember during his visit to Vietnam in 1969. His retrospection of these events has an analogy to Springsteen’s message in Born in the USA.
In Gordon’s case, he is and always will be proud to be a Marine.
But if you asked him what did he while he was in Vietnam he might tell you with his truth scalpel that he killed impoverished, illiterate, oriental agricultural workers who were deemed a national security threat to the United States.
And why?…so a lot of politically connected and corrupt defense companies could make a fortune. There is no pride in the delivery, only the truth.
Author and fellow Marine William Manchester touched on this mental juggling art in his Goodbye Darkness, literally a personal exorcism book he wrote to purge his own WWII demons. I highly recommend it, only $12 now, and simply riveting.
He quotes F. Scott Fitzgerald’s test for a first rate intelligence: ‘The ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” Gordon can also hold forth on this magic trick, also……….
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- Medal of Honor recipient: ’68 award changed my life (utsandiego.com)
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- Happy 4th of July: 8 Classic Songs About America (wncx.cbslocal.com)
- GORDON DUFF: LAW NEEDED TO PROTECT THE USS LIBERTY SURVIVORS | Veterans Today (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Is American Medicine a War Crime | Veterans Today (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Duff on Press TV, US Rendition Manual (veteranstoday.com)
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- A Chat With Duff on VT | Veterans Today (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Duff on Press TV – Missile Shield and Nato Protests (jhaines6.wordpress.com)
- Gordon Duff on Press TV on Army Detention and Interrogation Manual (wesmantoddshaw.wordpress.com)
- Breaking – Exclusive: Japan Attack, German Terror-Intel Group Complicit | Veterans Today (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Cosmo Duff-Gordon in the News (lawprofessors.typepad.com)
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- Posted by Gordon Duff Mr. President, We Have Had Enough, May 20, 2012 (jhaines6.wordpress.com)
- The Strange Case Of Jonathan Pollard – OpEd (eurasiareview.com)
- Press TV – West Point Caught Teaching Genocide Classes…for 12 Years | Veterans Today (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Gordon Duff, editor of Veteran’s Today : Several Israeli teams were arrested on 9/11, An authoritative source on the scene says the terrorists, Israelis, were turned over to Bernie Kerik, Police Commissioner and never heard from again. (familysurvivalprotocol.wordpress.com)
- Army “Nutter,” Ray Odierno Goes “Full Stalin+” at CRF | Veterans Today (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
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- Duff, Fetzer on Press TV – US fighting imaginary enemies in wars: Political analyst (veteranstoday.com)
- NATO Tied to Muslim Slaughter at Srebrenica (veteranstoday.com)
- Gordon Duff ~ War, Press TV and Death By Political Correctness (Thanks, Phil) (shiftfrequency.com)
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- Professor Craswell Takes on Lady Duff (lawprofessors.typepad.com)
- We Need to Calm Down! It’s Information Overload | Veterans Today (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Gordon Duff: Caught In The Act! Is The Murder Of President Obama Being Planned? (“…Or do they soldier on, hoping the 2010 congressional elections will reverse the situation? Do they dare gamble the national survival on such political whims?…”) | Veterans (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Gordon Duff: Caught In The Act! Is The Murder Of President Obama Being Planned? | Veterans Today (gunnyg.wordpress.com)