Ho Chi Minh - The Man and the Myth
Excellent documentary exposing Ho Chi Minh for the genocidal communist he was. Especially from the 5th part of the playlist and onward, interesting details around Ho Chi Minh´s role in the killing of vietnamese patriots and christians and collaboration with the french colonial power to this end in the 50s. The documentary also shes light on the brutal landreforms and public execution of specific percentages of the villagers as "class enemies".
The nightmare of the tet massacres and the massive persecution of christians and patriotic separatists is also highlighted, although only in passing.
To set the tone, before delving into this time-window, let me quote some testimony from the Black Book of Communism, giving evidence to the fact that not only were concentration camps common in Northern Vietnam already in the 50s, they remained in place until around 1986. That means that all those years where the hippies were surfing the hedonist wave of "anti-war protests", hundreds of thousands of especially christian vietnamese were kept in concentration camps for being "bourgouis" or "collaborating" with the free world.
The fate bestowed upon these poor innocent people, captured often at random from every single village and tugged away in tiny dark rooms for years on end, if not tortured or starved to death - along with the socialist genocide in cambodia - will forever rest on the conscience of the politicised hedonists of the 70s "fighting for their right to party".
From the Black Book of Communism pp.573 A letter from the prisoners of vietnamese concentration camps 1977.
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