Forty years ago today, Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese.
A sad end to a divisive war.
Echos of that war reverberate today: the counterculture that arose out of opposition to the war now controls much of our society. Their open disdain for existing society, "The Establishment", and their appetite for its destruction continues today. Our Secretary of State, who served a few days in Vietnam, made his Progressive bones opposing the war. Likewise, the leading Democrat candidate for President was a radicalized child of the 60s. It's bitter irony that a war fought to oppose socialism and communism resulted in society that now espouses many of the same principles.
I leave this post with a nod of appreciation to the men and women who shed their blood and their youth half a world away.