Unity: Moving Vietnam Forward
Fresh off the discussions and debate sparked by the previous post, it seems appropriate that we now discuss what is best for Vietnam’s future. First off, it is clear that the old Communist Party, along with their police state apparatus, must go. Whether it be from sweeping reforms throughout the Party, or a flat out ousting of the Party, the old Communist system does not work. The people of Vietnam need freedom, the freedom to express themselves, to share their ideas, and to openly disagree with their government.
How do we attain this freedom? There are countless ways. However, regardless of how the people achieve the freedom they require, there are some fundamental principles that need to be present. The most important principle, and I’ve said this countless times, is for the people of Vietnam to be united. Only in unity can Vietnam overcome its many different obstacles. Unity has helped keep Vietnam alive through 4,000 years of Chinese invasion, and two centuries of western invasion.
One cannot predict what all the factors will be in bringing change to Vietnam, that will only become clear when the time comes. However, one can rest assured that without unity, all other factors are insignificant. In order to defeat the two goliaths of the Vietnamese people, that is the VCP and the PRC, the people of Vietnam must stand together. As one unitary force, unfettered by fear or self-interest, the people of Vietnam will defeat these two enemies, to bring Vietnam into a new era of freedom and prosperity. This is what we call unity.
Unity will be the factor that brings down the Vietnamese Communist Party when it becomes clear that they can no longer govern, when they are too confused and divided to further subjugate the people. Unity will then be the factor that helps Vietnam rebuild itself on the international stage, and realize its full potential as a righteous and prosperous nation. When push comes to shove, unity will then be the factor that pushes Vietnam to new heights in the face of Chinese aggression. In Vietnam’s history, unity has always been paramount, and that is something that will never change.