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Interesting Ho Chi Minh Quotes: The Art of Deception

Posted in Modern History, Politics with tags , , , , on October 2, 2010 by Ian Pham

In the spirit of our new “Quotes” section, here are some interesting quotes by the infamous Ho Chi Minh.  You’ll be surprised at what the main message in his words are.  Just so you know, it’s not Communism.

“The Vietnamese people deeply love independence, freedom, and peace. But in the face of United States aggression, they have risen up, united as one man.”

“Love other human beings as you would love yourself.”

“Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty.”

“It was patriotism, not Communism, that inspired me.”

“I only follow one party: the Vietnamese Party.”

Surprised?  Ho Chi Minh was a political genius, tricking everyone into believing his lies.  Using patriotism, nationalism, and the pretext of fighting for freedom, Ho Chi Minh demonized the Americans and defeated them in the war.  It is true, Ho Chi Minh was an inspiring man.  He was a charismatic individual who was able to gain support from many people inside and outside of Vietnam.  However, actions speak louder than words.  The crimes he committed against humanity have clearly been proven.  He was a criminal, not a patriot.  Thanks to him, Vietnam is now going through a phase of decline and self-destruction.  He is not the hero that we all thought he was.  However, I will acknowledge his title as the master of deception.  He’s a tricky one.