Super Green Beret

     Posted By: Paul - Thu May 09, 2013
     Category: War | Comics | Teenagers | 1960s

By '67 getting anyone to believe in our reason to be in Viet Nam was a true slight of hand.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/09/13 at 09:15 AM
I don't think, even at the age of ten, that I could have suspended my disbelief for five minutes of this drivel.

"... But why does the beret glow, unk?"
Posted by KDP on 05/09/13 at 10:40 AM
According to these historical documents, then ... 1. All American soldiers, and Americans in general, are white. 2. All Asians (even the nominally sympathetic ones) look like orange chimps with overbites. 3. All Africans are either "superstitious children" or corrupt, until they are taught better by the big white American.

Did I leave out anything?
Posted by Frank on 05/09/13 at 01:56 PM
When we were all pre-internet connected and easily manipulated unlike now by gov't and media news sites :gulp: :zip:
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 05/09/13 at 06:13 PM
I took a panel-by-panel look at the first Super Green Beret story about a dozen years ago. I planned on doing book issues, but man that's some hard stuff.

Tod Holton on the Inexplicable Object of the Week.
Posted by Bill the Splut on 05/09/13 at 07:02 PM
It is a product of its time, like those pro WW2 cartoons we had on a while back. Which, by the way, were highly bigoted too. Amos and Andy, Charlie Chan et all were considered acceptable in their day. But when we go back and try to "whitewash" the past we do ourselves a disservice. As it has been said, those who forget the past are destined to repeat it. The discomfort we feel when looking at that stuff is an indecation of how far we have progressed. I think that one day future generations will look back at the gay issue and feel similar discomfort due to some of what is acceptable now as well.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/09/13 at 08:31 PM
Well done, Bill!
Posted by Paul on 05/09/13 at 09:10 PM
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