Wednesday, April 6

FONDA & KERRY: CHARACTERS OUT OF GOETHE AND DANTE

Whether one harkens back to Johann Wolgang von Goethe's Faust or Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy, certain parallel strains in the character of Jane Fonda and John Kerry can be found in that classic literature. Each sold their souls to the devil during the Vietnam War and found ways to be traitors to the courageous troops there, the U.S. prisoners held in captivity and tortured by the Viet Cong, and the United States itself. Both Jane Fonda's egregious conduct during that war, as a Viet Cong sympathizer, and John Kerry's strident anti-war activism following his brief tour of duty, are well-documented and have given millions of Americans cause to give pause and reflect on the two contemptuously.

And both have luxuriated in pure, unadulterated avarice -- shades of themes in the Inferno's Circle 4, Canto 7 -- in marrying for wealth, in determining to be kept people, and in leveraging that easy money in support of political agendas. Both had been married previously before respectively setting their sights on the super-rich Ted Turner and Teresa Heinz. Both became, through marriage, subsidized members of influential, leftist tag-teams.

So, the following article in NewsMax comes as a bit of a surprise in reading of Jane Fonda's mystification over John Kerry's loss in last year's presidential election. But maybe each is so mired in similar character flaws that one cannot see those same flaws in the other. In fairness to Senator Kerry, however, if he has engaged in menage a trois, he has, unlike Jane Fonda, shown the exemplary discretion not to talk about it. For that, he'll hopefully escape the Inferno. Jane, I'm afraid, is doomed!

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