What are reasons for being anti Vietnam?
Being drafted (Conscripted) into the military to fight in Vietnam, was the number one reason for being "anti" during the war.
For the same reasons anti-war sentiment was rampant in the US; the military draft. If the war continued on, those protesters might be the next draftees! 19,000 Australian draftees fought in the Vietnam War. The sooner the war ended, the better the chances were of NOT being inducted into the military.
* Support the US policy of containment * Australia had alliance commitments * Concerns over Indonesia * Support for US in Vietnam as insurance policy * Fear of communism * Belief in the 'domino theory' * Menzies government policy of anti-communism * Fear of Australia being taken over by south Vietnam * The United States was also a powerful ally providing Australia with protection in case of attack
The American Anti-Vietnam War movement, or anti-war movement was a disquised name for "anti-draft movement." Another words instead of saying "we're afraid of being conscripted into the military, going thru boot camp, and being subjected to harsh military discipline and regimentation, and then off to Vietnam (and either getting maimed for life or killed)", the far more respectable form of protesting was saying, "the war's immoral, undeclared, unjust, we shouldn't be there, etc." Simply stated…