Guerilla Theatre and the Vietnam War



"General Waste-more-land" Interview

KPFA 1969 radio recording: General Waste-More-Land

With the growing protests against the Vietnam War as the backdrop this program includes such characters as General Wastemoreland, General HersheyBar (plain chocolate, the nuts are in Washington), General Nuisance, General Eclectic, Captain Technology, and other luminaries (Part1) 1:05:54

General Hersey
General Waste-More-Land "General Hershey Bar" People's Park, Berkeley 1969

General Waste More Land- Fighter for Socialism - Dunphy Claims U.S. Is 'Runaway Warfare State'

America has two five-star generals. One is retired Army Gen. William Westmoreland, a top military leader during the Korean and Vietnamwars and former chief of staff of U.S. armed forces.The other is the protege of "Gen. Hershey Bar."

Unlike his namesake, the burlesquish Waste-More-Land fights all his battles within the U.S. Waste-More-Land, aka Thomas Dunphy, dismayed by what he believes the U.S. has become-- "a country of the rich, by the rich and for the rich" - has entrenched himself for a hard-fought battle to turn the U.S. to socialism. Results of the battle, Dunphy believes ''is a life or death matter for this planet."

Thomas Dunphy papers, 1960-2002. (BANC MSS 2004/155 c)
University of California, Berkeley, The Bancroft Library, Berkeley

Title: Thomas Dunphy papers, 1960-2002 (General Waste-more-land papers)

Dunphy, Thomas Michael., creator
Tawangyauma, Carolyn.
Hoppe, Arthur Watterson.

Abstract: Contains correspondence, writings and clippings. Correspondents include Art Hoppe and Carolyn Tawangyauma.

Date: 1960 (issued)
Dunphy, Thomas Michael -- Archives
Tawangyauma, Carolyn -- Correspondence
Hoppe, Arthur Watterson -- Correspondence
Poets, American -- California
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- California
Hopi Indians -- Civil rights

Note: Photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.Thomas Michael Dunphy is best known for portraying General Waste-more-land, a character based on General William Westmoreland, at Anti-Vietnam War protests in the 1960s. Dunphy is also a poet and is involved in other political activities including working with the Hopi to become a sovereign nation.

Type: Clippings.

Physical Description: print 2 boxes (0.8 linear ft.)
Language: English

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