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Reasons[ edit ] Vietnam War protesters in Wichita, Kansas, The draft, a system of conscription that mainly drew from minorities and lower and middle class whites, drove much of the protest after Conscientious objectors played an active role despite their small numbers.
The prevailing sentiment that the draft was unfairly administered inflamed blue-collar American, especially African-American, opposition to the military draft itself.
Opposition to the war arose during a time of unprecedented student activismwhich followed the free speech movement and the Civil Rights Movement. The military draft mobilized the baby boomerswho were most at risk, but it grew to include a varied cross-section of Americans. The growing opposition to the Vietnam War was partly attributed to greater access to uncensored information through extensive television coverage on the ground in Vietnam.
Beyond opposition to the draft, anti-war protesters also made moral arguments against U.
That moral imperative argument against the war was especially popular among American college students, who were more likely than the general public to accuse the United States of having imperialistic goals in Vietnam and to criticize the war as "immoral.
Some Americans believed that the communist threat was used as a scapegoat to hide imperialistic intentions, and others argued that the American intervention in South Vietnam interfered with the self-determination of the country and felt that the war in Vietnam was a civil war that ought to have determined the fate of the country and that America was wrong to intervene.
Newsmen like NBC's Frank McGee stated that the war was all but lost as a "conclusion to be drawn inescapably from the facts. Graphic footage of casualties on the nightly news eliminated any myth of the glory of war.
With no clear sign of victory in Vietnam, American military casualties helped stimulate opposition to the war by Americans. In their book Manufacturing ConsentNoam Chomsky and Edward Herman challenge that traditional view of how the media influenced the war and propose that the media instead censored the more brutal images of the fighting and the death of millions of innocent people.
If America's soul becomes totally poisoned, part of the autopsy must read "Vietnam. Many supporters of U.
This theory was largely held due to the fall of eastern Europe to communism and the Soviet sphere of influence following World War II.
However, military critics of the war pointed out that the Vietnam War was political and that the military mission lacked any clear idea of how to achieve its objectives. Civilian critics of the war argued that the government of South Vietnam lacked political legitimacy, or that support for the war was completely immoral.
The media also played a substantial role in the polarization of American opinion regarding the Vietnam War. For example, In a majority of the media attention focused on military tactics with very little discussion about the necessity for a full scale intervention in Southeast Asia.
The Dove was a liberal and a critic of the war. Doves claimed that the war was well—intentioned but a disastrously wrong mistake in an otherwise benign foreign policy.
It is important to note the Doves did not question the U. Rather, they made pragmatic claims that the war was a mistake.
Contrarily, the Hawks argued that the war was legitimate and winnable and a part of the benign U. The Hawks claimed that the one-sided criticism of the media contributed to the decline of public support for the war and ultimately helped the U.
Buckley repeatedly wrote about his approval for the war and suggested that "The United States has been timid, if not cowardly, in refusing to seek 'victory' in Vietnam. Antiwar movement[ edit ] As the Vietnam War continued to escalate, public disenchantment grew and a variety of different groups were formed or became involved in the movement.
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