Swift-Boating Quaker House:
Hate & Threats
Getting the “Swift Boat” treatment is a new and unpleasant experience
for us here at Quaker House. This ordeal began in late January
2011, after we responded to an invitation to join a city-sponsored
series of events to "welcome home" Vietnam Veterans. We were asked to
enlarge the scope of the event to include a sampling of the dissent and
protest that were so widespread among both soldiers and civilians, in
this area and around the nation.
Our efforts to do so, however, evoked a fierce controversy, which has not yet abated as of late February 2011.
The three PDF files linked here present a substantial selection of the
public reporting and commentary evoked in the course of this fierce
Part 1 is a short overview of the origins and course of the controversy.
In Part 2, a major feature of the "swift-boating" is highlighted: blog comments, mostly anonymous, in both local and national forums.
In Part 3, we have compiled eleven pages of Google search results which were completely filled with links to blogs and other reports about this affair.
These records are being posted here so others can see what is involved
in this kind of campaign – and to be available as evidence, should the
Our heartfelt thanks to those who have written in to support Quaker
House and its witness in this difficult time. This page will be updated
as events warrant.
Last updated: February 21, 2011