Thursday, April 30, 2015

Forty Years Ago Today...

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.     


  1. Thanks you, I served two tours in Nam. One of best friends was helping those people on the choppers. War is never a good thing but when it is necessary and you are in the military you go where they send you. I wouldn't want to do it again but I never regret serving, You are right about Kerry. WHAT A WASTE.

    1. Thank you for your Service. It's a debt that can never be repaid - only acknowledged.

      I can never forget, nor forgive, the treatment returning Vietnam veterans endured. They - you - honorably served under orders from this Nation. It remains an indication of the deep flaws within the Progressive Left.