Originally Posted by LeBeave
Not saying these are my feelings, just expressing that some of the older generation i have spoke to over the years wouldn't classify him as the definition of a hero.
I'm too young to have seen him fight in his prime and stand up for he's refusal to go to war, I can only go on what has been said over the years. I guess some older people didn't like the fact how he went about race issues and calling other blacks uncle Toms...... Some others may say he was a misogynist towards women, i do note touching up his wife is also swept under the carpet.
Hero.... not so sure
Yep probably justified for a lot of them Old blokes,lot's of Criticism about the pro's and Cons of the Vietnam War even from the diggers themselves I think Ali said it best Himself when asked why he did not want to go to Vietnam.!!!
"No Viet Cong ever called me ******"