From an entry in Wikipedia somebody has created:
Spitting on U.S. Servicemen On February 3, 2007, Bill Quick admitted to having spit on returning U.S. servicemen repeatedly during the Vietnam Era.
No link or any context, just that line. Here, as Paul Harvey might have put it, is the rest of the story:
Yeah, and although this post doesnâ€™t mention people like me, I was a red-hot leftist (marxist) revolutionary back then, and I did spit on a couple of returning vets. From the safety of a crowd, behind a barricade and a police line.
I was an America-hating asshole and a coward. Iâ€™ve learned better, and Iâ€™ve learned to feel regret for my shameful actions then. Canâ€™t say the same for the current crowd of shameless, cowardly, America-hating leftist jerks, though.
The little bit of spit somebody saw reason to post without context is kinda funny, though, given that the Wikipedia entry on the issue seems to think all spitting on Vietnam vets is almost entirely an urban myth. Of course. Those sweet “progressives” of the Sixties – we dare not call them Marxists and hard core leftists – would never have done something so awful.
Except they did. Some of us learned to feel shame for it. Most didn’t – including, I expect, whomever posted this little bit of misdirection at WhackyPedia.
And by the way, I’m a libertarian conservative. Can’t you people get anything right?