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Communism

Deceit of Party Leaders in Vietnam Today

Vietnam News 12/4/11 reported Party Secretary Trong as saying, “he appreciated the group’s effective support and co-operation in economic development, especially in projects of hunger elimination and poverty reduction.” A Reuters article dated 9/6/11 discusses how the propaganda of Vietnam officials states the opposite. The Communists weave a tissue of lies on Vietnam News to trick the world into believing they are trying to help their indigent masses. Reuters states, “Across Asia, capital inflows have been driving prices higher while in Vietnam, …

Posted in Communism, Communist Vietnam, Vietnam Politics | 1 Comment

Vietnam Today

The Viet Nam War ended on April 30, 1975.  There was no more gunfire, and all of remaining soldiers returned home. Though my family faced retribution if we returned, we prayed other families, not so outwardly involved in fighting against communism, would be safe. Viet Nam would be reunited. The North and the South would rebuild the country. We hoped and prayed from America that our cherished Viet Nam would finally have peace. That’s what we all thought when the …

Posted in 1970's Vietnam, Communism, Departing Vietnam, Goodbye Vietnam, Guns in Vietnam, Laws in Vietnam, South Vietnam war | Leave a comment

Tribute to My Uncle

I want to tribute my uncle who passed away now six years ago. He and my father were close, both in politics, both elected to senate positions but in different cities in Viet nam. All of this was before the Viet Nam War. When my family moved here, my father left his political life behind and devoted himself to family. My uncle, though, moved to California, where there were more Vietnamese people, and became a political activist for South Viet …

Posted in 1960's vietnam, 1970's Vietnam, Americanized Vietnamese, Asian Culture, asian family life, Communism, Communists, death of a family member, death of a father, Departing Vietnam, Emigrating to America | Leave a comment

Agent Orange Strikes Our Village

We saw strange white powder sprinkle down from a helicopter one afternoon.  It scattered over our village like a thin sheet of smoke.  We wondered what it was.  My mom said it was weird and different; therefore, it would not be a good thing for our village.  The villagers were kind of worried for a while, but then we went back to our normal lives and forgot about it, for it did not seem to do any harm to anybody or …

Posted in Agent Orange, Coconut Groves, Communism, Communists, Honoring American Soldiers, North Vietnam attacks, South Vietnam war zone, Viet Cong Guerilla, Vietnam Culture, Vietnam Vets, War Veterans | Leave a comment

Unwelcome Visitors

I woke up in the middle of the night by the sound of the footsteps outside of my house.  I sat up on my bed trying to listen harder to find out if there were really some one outside.  The scary feeling ran through me and made me just freeze.  After a few minutes I started to cry. That is when my mom came quietly into the room.  She came over and hugged me tight. She whispered to me to …

Posted in 1970's Vietnam, Communism, South Vietnam war zone, Viet Cong Attacks, Viet Cong Guerilllas, Viet Cong Offensive, vietnam war | Leave a comment

Honoring Soldiers who Fought for Vietnam

April 30 is approaching fast. This is the day Viet Nam war ended. South Viet Nam lost the war to North Viet Nam. My people lost our freedom, we became a communist country. I guess the war ended. Viet Nam will have peace, no more gun fires, no more families separated from their loved ones because of the war. But it was not so. This day marked a new Viet Nam. The North did not bring peace and happiness to …

Posted in Communism, Honoring American Soldiers, North Vietnamese takeover, South Vietnam war zone, South Vietnam's collapse, Thai Le's Blog: Child of South Vietnam, Vietnam Vets, Vietnamese Wives of Americans | 1 Comment

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