Homecoming for the Vietnam Veteran:
The general political and military strategy that Bolsheviks (communists) and feminists have used and are currently using are: 1. Terrorism (political correctness in the USA-Political, economic, social, cultural, and legal discrimination and oppression of individuals and/or groups that oppose their totalitarian means and ends) (the oppression and discrimination against returning Vietnam Veterans, for example); 2. Political indoctrination ( for example, the many women's study groups, clubs, and political organizations in universities, in government, and otherwise); and, 3. Sustained guerilla warfare (in many forms-political, economic, cultural, legal) against the Caucasian European male culture (affirmative action-for example)(the support of the Stalinist North Vietnamese Communists by leading feminists, for example). "General Giap had studied the military teachings of Mao Zedong, who wrote that political indoctrination, terrorism and sustained guerrilla warfare were prerequisites for a successful revolution." 1.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustments Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) states, "A Vietnam era veteran is a person who 1. served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days, any part of which occurred between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975, and was discharged or released with other than a dishonorable discharge. 2. was discharged or released from active duty for a service connected disability if any part of such active duty was performed between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975. 3. served on active duty for more than 180 days and served in the Republic of Vietnam between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975." 2.
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A Vietnam Veteran, therefore, is a member of the U.S. military who actually served in country in Vietnam while a Vietnam Era Veteran may not have actually served in the U.S. Military in Vietnam. 3.
The following is the URL of an Amazon web site that describes the book by Bob Greene entitled: "Homecoming: When the Soldiers returned from Vietnam." http://www.amazon.com/Homecoming-When-Soldiers-Returned-Vietnam/dp/0399133860. 4.
In this book, the extremely hostile reception that many returning Vietnam Veterans received when they returned to the USA from Vietnam is described in letters written by Vietnam Veterans, themselves.
Some of the those that wrote letters contained in this book, although a definite minority, asserted that Vietnam Veterans did not experience a hostile reception when the returned to the USA from Vietnam. However, the vast majority of those who wrote the letters which were included in this book asserted that Vietnam veterans experienced an extremely hostile reception from the American public when they returned home from Vietnam to the USA.
However, the "political correctness" and "Cultural Marxist" movements dictated that both the War in Vietnam and returning Vietnam Veterans would be the targets of those who supported and promulgated those movements which have as their fundamental basis not political reform but a form Bolshevik "Cultural Marxist" political revolution supported and enforced by "political correctness".
In this same book, many, if not most, of those who wrote asserting that Vietnam Veterans did not receive a hostile reception openly asserted that they were anti-war activists and/or expressed personal contempt for those who asserted that, indeed, Vietnam Veterans experienced a hostile reception.
This indicates to me that those individuals asserting that Vietnam Nam veterans did NOT receive a hostile reception upon their return to the USA were intentionally lying about the same based upon political reasons and /or upon personal malice directed towards Vietnam Veterans in order to promulgate a form of "historical revisionism" which would cast a more favorable light on the anti-war cause.
The book does not attempt to describe in detail the wide spread covert forms of discrimination against Vietnam Veterans . This anti-Vietnam Veteran hostility was closely associated with both the violent misandric and "politically correct" Bolshevik "Cultural Marxist" revolutions that were instigated during that period.
The book, also, correctly addressed the fact that many female Vietnam Veterans, who sacrificed so much for their nation and the cause of freedom through their service in Vietnam, were subjected to the same type of vilification and discrimination that male returning Vietnam Veterans were subjected to.
These women Vietnam Veterans deserve our thanks and support as much as male Vietnam Veterans.
However, during the War in Vietnam, there were 47,369 male casualties vs 74 women casualties-Dept. of Defense. 5.
"More than 58, 000 US personnel died as a result of the conflict". 6
The fact that the U.S. government and the U.S. Congress did not issue a formal declaration of war against North Vietnam indicates a lack of reasonable support for those American servicemen fighting that war and a lack of respect for these same men.
The failure to issue a formal declaration of war by the US Congress, set the premises for the eventual defeat of the US and Allied military and other efforts in South Vietnam.
If a formal declaration of war had been made by the USA, indicating a firm and resolute commitment to victory in as efficient and efficacious manner as possible, the USA and it's allies, in my opinion, could have been victorious over North Vietnam and in South Vietnam within about one year.
"For the United States, Article One, Section Eight of the Constitution says " Congress shall have power to ... declare War" . 7.
My squad leader in Vietnam actually developed severe PTSD as a result of the hostile reception that he received when he returned to " the world".
He complained to me, while crying, that this hostile treatment had caused his severe PTSD. He told me that he did not understand why he was treated in such a hostile and discriminatory manner. He was wounded several times in action in Vietnam. He died of complications related to the same PTSD many years ago.
Our nation, the Veterans Administration, and the American people should realize that this mistreatment of returning Vietnam Veterans will make it much more unlikely that American men will accept involuntary military service, the military draft, under any circumstances.
To my knowledge, the American government did nothing to defend returning Vietnam Veterans from either the overt and/or covert forms of insult, intimidation, and/or discrimination that Vietnam Veterans faced upon their return to the USA from Vietnam.
In fact, many laws were passed at the Federal and/or State levels which promulgated, either intentionally or unintentionally, discrimination towards Vietnam Veterans (and Caucasian men in general) in employment, education, and/or otherwise.
There were both overt (spitting and name calling, for example) and covert (employment and educational, for example) forms of discrimination against returning Vietnam Veterans.
However, the covert forms of discrimination against Vietnam veterans was codified into law and practice in the form of affirmative action in employment and education which resulted in discrimination against Vietnam Veterans (and Caucasian men in general) , a myriad of other laws, a myriad of judicial rulings, a myriad of governmental executive actions, a myriad of governmental agency rulings, and actions in the private sector which mirrored the aforementioned. This unjust discrimination in employment, education, and otherwise, as described previously in this book, for women and minorities and others, who for the most part, were not subject to mandatory military service, the military draft, was first instituted at this time further emphasizing and exemplifying the unjust oppression, discrimination, and vilification that returning Vietnam veterans faced not only as veterans but, also, as men who were vilified and stereotyped as the ultimate representatives of the "politically incorrect".
Veterans employment preference laws had and still have no efficacious enforcement provisions making them, rather than a means to reward the returning veteran for his military duty and compensating him for the economic sacrifices associated with military service, a means to promulgate both overt and covert discrimination against the same.
These Veterans Employment Preference laws required the Vietnam Veteran to identify himself as such on employment applications.
The fact that these Federal and State Veterans Employment Preference laws had no efficacious enforcement provisions nor any Federal or State agency to assertively enforce the same while affirmative action laws had very strict enforcement provisions and a myriad of private and public agencies which would aggressively and assertively enforce the same had the effect of promulgating wide spread discrimination against returning Vietnam Veterans.
These same oppresive and discriminatory laws are in effect today; and, today's military veterans have to face the discrimination associated with the same. The same represents a confirmation of and further exemplifies the overt and covert forms of discrimination which Vietnam veterans and other veterans faced and are still facing.
Charles W. Heckman's online article , "Systemic Discrimination Against Veterans", describes how the returning Vietnam Veteran faced significant systemic discrimination in employment. The following is a partial quotes from the same Heckman article:
"Systematic discrimination in the employment of Vietnam Era veterans has created a cohort of men who are disproportionately destitute, homeless, beset by physical and mental problems, and increasingly vulnerable to premature death. This national disgrace parallels the emergence of self-proclaimed sovereign immunity on the part of governmental agencies that were once tasked with the responsibility of implementing laws that gave employment preference to veterans, and which were supposed to adjudicate fairly the complaints of applicants who alleged being denied employment because of unlawful discrimination. In the account that follows, highly-decorated former Air Force pilot Charles W. Heckman recounts his bitter experiences with government agencies that acted in bad faith and in open defiance of laws governing the hiring of veterans for governmental positions. Heckman's essay is a prologue to his forthcoming book that will detail the outrageous treatment of those who were willing to sacrifice their lives for the sake of the American values we cherish and the freedoms we all enjoy. It is a tale fraught with danger over what our country is becoming. " "About half-a-million Vietnam Era veterans have been killed by prolonged destitution caused by employment discrimination..."-- Charles W. Heckman 8.
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The aforementioned will and has resulted in significantly fewer American men willing to serve in the U.S. Military through voluntarily or through mandatory involuntary military service, the military draft. The following is a partial quote in support of the aforementioned from an online Time.com article by Nolan Feeney dated June 29, 2014 entitled " Pentagon: 7 in 10 Youths Would Fail to Qualify for Military Service":
" Only 1% of young people are both 'eligible and inclined to have conversation with' the military about possible service, according to the Defense Department. 'The quality of people willing to serve has been declining rapidly,' Major General Allen Batschelet, the U.S. Army Recruiting Command's commanding general, told the WSJ." 9.
The Vietnam war was the last American war with conscription, the Military Draft. The revolutionary era in the U.S.A. of the 1960's and 1970's marked the period in which the Vietnam War was lost not by the U.S. Military and it's allies in Vietnam but by the political treachery of the new political establishment in the USA brought into political power by feminists (many of whom were, in fact communists, communist sympathizers, or associated with communists), "civil rights" activists (with notable exceptions) (many of whom were communists, communist sympathizers, or associated with communists, communists, communist dupes), peace activists, genuine pacifists, and Americans who were misinformed about the means and ends of this war.
The American press and the press of the world were under these same subversive influences with the result that the same became extremely biased in their reporting both against the allied military effort in Vietnam and the American and allied military forces which were actually in Vietnam. Many of these anti-war groups were directly or indirectly funded and controlled by the Soviet KGB! THE KGB REFERRED TO THIS CAMPAIGN AS A "DISINFORMATION" CAMPAIGN DIRECTED NOT ONLY AT SUBVERTING THE WAR EFFORT IN VIETNAM BUT, ALSO, AT DEFAMING THE U.S. and Allied Military Forces in Vietnam as barbaric, unethical, and criminal. Thus, the feminist, anti-war, and "civil rights" movement (with notable exceptions) adopted both the means and ends of communist revolution including that of instituting a political revolution in the U.S.A., promulgating a communist victory in Vietnam, demonizing and defaming the American military in Vietnam and Vietnam Veterans, demonizing and defaming Caucasian men, and promulgating political, economic, and social oppression against Vietnam veterans and Caucasian men as communist "oppressor" classes! The negative defamatory depiction of Vietnam Veterans was a part of a calculated effort to promulgate the communist victory in Vietnam, political revolution in the US, and feminist and other reactionaries goals in furtherance of the destruction of traditional Constitutional republican concepts with their replacement with those authoritarian, Orwellian, and Machiavellian concepts discussed elsewhere in this book. "
As stated in the chapter on Feminist Extremism and Misandry,McElroy stated that "a new ideology has come to the forefront...radical or gender, feminism," one that has joined hands with [the] political correctness movement that condemns the panorama of western civilization as sexist and racist: the product of 'dead white males'. " 10.
Misandry is the hatred or dislike of men or boys. 11.
"In a recent book, "Red Feminism: American Communism and the Making of Women's Liberation", (2002) feminist historian Weigand states: "ideas, activists and traditions that emanated from the Communist movement of the forties and fifties continued to shape the direction of the new women's movement of the 1960s and later."
In fact, Weigand, a lecturer at Smith College, shows that modern feminism is a direct outgrowth of American Communism. There is nothing that feminists said or did in the 1960's-1980's that wasn't prefigured in the CPUSA of the 1940's and 1950's. Many second-wave feminist leaders were "red diaper babies," the children of Communists.
Communists pioneered the political and cultural analysis of woman's oppression. They originated women's studies, and advocated public daycare, birth control, abortion and even children's rights. They forged key feminist concepts such as "the personal is the political" and techniques such as "consciousness raising."
---Communist women formalized a sophisticated Marxist analysis of the "woman question." The books In Women's Defense ( 1940) by Mary Inman, Century of Struggle (1954) by Eleanor Flexner and The Unfinished Revolution (1962) by Eve Merriam recorded women's oppression and decried sexism in mass culture and language. For example, Mary Inman argued that " manufactured femininity" and "overemphasis on beauty" keeps women in subjection."
"Feminism's roots in Marxist Communism explain a great deal about this curious but dangerous movement. It explains:
A. Why the "woman's movement" hates femininity and imposes a political-economic concept like "equality" on a personal, biological and mystical relationship.
B. Why the "women's movement" also embraces equality of race and class.
C. Why they want a revolution ('transformation") and have a messianic vision of a gender-less utopia.
D. Why they believe human nature is infinitely malleable and can be shaped by indoctrination and coercion.
E. Why they engage in endless, mind-numbing theorizing, doctrinal disputes and factionalism.
F. Why truth for them is a "social construct" defined by whomever has power; and, appearances are more important than reality.
G. Why they reject God, nature and scientific evidence in favor of their political agenda.
H. Why they refuse to debate, don't believe in free speech, and suppress dissenting views.
I. Why they behave like a quasi-religious cult or like the Red Guard.
It is hard to escape the conclusion that feminism is Communism by another name. Having failed to peddle class war, Communism promoted gender conflict instead. The "diversity" and the "multicultural" movements represent feminism's attempt to forge "allegiances" by empowering gays and " people of color." Thus, the original CPUSA trio of "race, gender and class" is very much intact but class conflict was never a big seller.
The term "politically correct" originated in the Russian Communist Party in the 1920's. It's usage in America today illustrates the extent to which society has been subverted. Feminist activists are mostly Communist dupes. The Communist goal is to destroy Western Civilization, which is dedicated to genuine diversity (pluralism), individual liberty and equal opportunity ( but not equal outcomes).
We have seen this destruction in the dismantling of the liberal arts curriculum and tradition of free speech and inquiry at our universities. We have seen this virus spread to government, business, the media and the military. This could only happen because the financial elite, in fact, sponsors Communism." 12.
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Cultural Marxism, of which feminism is an inherent part, is often supported by and sponsored by "monopoly capitalists".
"Political Correctness" has dulled and regimented our cultural life.
The following is an example of "political correctness":
"Recently here in Winnipeg, Betty Granger, a conservative school trustee referred to house price increases due to "the Asian invasion."
Granger was pilloried mercilessly in the press. People sent hate letters and dumped garbage on her lawn.
At a School Board meeting, the Chairman acknowledged that she is not a racist. He acknowledged that Asians have married into her family. Nonetheless, Granger was censured because, and I quote, "appearances are more important than reality." This slippage from the mooring of objective truth is the hallmark of Communism.
The atmosphere of the meeting was charged. Mild mannered Canadians, all champions of "tolerance" behaved like wild dogs ready to tear apart an wounded rabbit. Betty Granger repented and voted in favor of her own censure."
These rituals of denunciation and contrition, typical of Stalinist Russian or Maoist China, are becoming commonplace in America. They are like show trials designed to frighten everyone into conforming. We have "diversity officers" and "human rights commission" and sensitivity training" to uphold feminist shibboleths. They talk about "discrimination" but they freely discriminate against white heterosexual men and feminine women. They use the charge of "sexual harassment" to fetter male-female relations and purge their opponents.
In 1980, three women in Leningrad produced 10 typewritten copies of a feminist magazine called Almanac. The KGB shut down the magazine and deported the women to West Germany. In the USSR, feminism has largely been for export. According to Professor Weigand, her "book provides evidence to support the belief that at least some Communists regard the subversion of the gender system [in America] as an integral part of the larger fight to overturn capitalism."
In conclusion, the feminist pursuit of " equal rights" is a mask for an invidious Communist agenda. The Communist MO has always been deception, infiltration and subversion. The goals are the destruction of western civilization and the creation of a new world order run by monopoly capital." 13.
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Again, "Cultural Marxism", of which feminism is an inherent part, often has the financial and political support of "monopoly capitalist" individuals and organizations.
"Kate Weigand's Red Feminism demonstrates that the Communist agenda is alive and well and living under an assumed name." 14.
Women Opposing the Vietnam War
"Women were a large part of the antiwar movement, even though they were largely relegated to second-class status within the antiwar organizations. Sara Evans’ Personal Politics details the sexism women faced within opposition groups such as the SNCC and the SDS. Leaders of such groups often viewed women as sex objects or secretaries, not actual thinkers who could contribute positively and tangibly to the group’s goals. Others believed that women could not truly understand and join the antiwar movement because they were unaffected by the military draft. Women involved in opposition groups disliked the romanticism of the violence of both the war and the antiwar movement that was common amongst male war protestors. Despite the inequalities, participation in various antiwar groups allowed women to gain experience with organizing protests and crafting effective antiwar rhetoric. These newfound skills combined with their dislike of sexism within the opposition movement caused many women to break away from the mainstream antiwar movement and create or join women’s antiwar groups, such as Another Mother for Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), and Women Strike for Peace also known as Women For Peace. Female soldiers serving in Vietnam joined the movement to battle the war and the sexism, racism, and established military bureaucracy by writing articles for antiwar and antimilitary newspapers.
Mothers and older generations of women joined the opposition movement as advocates for peace and as people opposed to the effects of the war and the draft on the generation of young men. These women saw the draft as one of the most disliked parts of the war machine and sought to undermine the war itself through undermining the draft. Another Mother for Peace and WSP (Women Strike for Peace) often held free draft counseling centers to give young men legal and illegal methods to oppose the draft. Members of Women For Peace showed up at the White House every Sunday for 8 years from 11 to 1 for a peace vigil. Such female antiwar groups often relied on maternalism, the stereotype of women as peaceful caretakers of the world, to express and accomplish their goals. The government often saw middle-aged women involved in such organizations as the most dangerous members of the opposition movement because they were ordinary citizens who quickly and efficiently mobilized.
Many women in America sympathized with the Vietnamese civilians affected by the war and thus joined the opposition movement. They protested the use of napalm, a highly flammable jelly weapon created by Dow Chemical Company and used as a weapon during the war, by boycotting Saran Wrap, another product made by the company.
Faced with the sexism of the antiwar movement, New Left, and Civil Rights Movement, some women created their own organizations to establish true equality of the sexes. Some of frustrations of younger women became apparent during the antiwar movement: they desired more radical change and decreased acceptance of societal gender roles than older women activists. Female activists’ disillusion with the antiwar movement led to the formation of the Women’s Liberation Movement to establish true equality for American women in all facets of life. 15.
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Examples of AntiWar Organizations
"Committee for Non-Violent Action (CNVA) – radical pacifist organization that "blended philosophical anarchism with Gandhian pacifism." The organization used civil disobedience in direct action against military action. Committee for Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE) – liberal international organization that was founded in 1957 by a group of nuclear pacifists. They attempted to increase public opinion in favor of their cause in an attempt to influence policy makers to halt atmospheric nuclear testing and reversing the arms race and the Cold War. Another committee was called SNCC – Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Black Women Enraged – a Harlem antiwar movement. National Black Anti-War Anti-Draft Union (NBAWADU) – led by Gwen Patton and formed from black members of SNCC and socialist parties. National Black Draft Counselors (NBDC) – led by Pat Berg and created to help young black men avoid being drafted. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – founded in 1919 after World War I and provided women with an early entry into the antiwar movement. The League of Women Voters – founded in 1920, was one of the first groups to call for an end to military involvement in Vietnam. Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur – popularized the use of kneel-ins and prayer to end the war and stop its escalation. Vietnam Veterans Against the War American Writers and Artists Against the War in Vietnam Americans for Democratic Action] FTA – a group whose initials either stand for Free the Army or Fuck the Army, depending on the situation, was led by Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland.  Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam (CALCAV) WIN (Workshop in Nonviolence) Magazine—editors and staff included Maris Cakars, Marty Jezer, Paul Johnson, Susan Kent Cakars and Tad Richards. Published authors such as Grace Paley, Barbara Deming, Andrea Dworkin and Abbie Hoffman. Traditional peace groups like Fellowship of Reconciliation, American Friends Service Committee, the War Resistors League, and the Catholic Workers Movement, got involved in the antiwar movement as well. Various committees and campaigns for peace in Vietnam came about, including Campaign for Disarmament, Campaign to End the Air War, Campaign to Stop Funding the War, Campaign to Stop the Air War, Catholic Peace Fellowship, and Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors." 16.
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The following is a partial quote from an article written by Paul Roebling entitled: "Anti-Vietnam War Protestors: Still with Us, Still Committing Genocide":
"Yuri Andropov, head of the Soviet KGB (secret police) from 1967 to 1982, was responsible for what he called the Soviet dezinformatsiya war against the United States in which millions of dollars were funneled to front organizations in the United States to discredit American goals during the Vietnam War. Lt. General Ion Mihai Pacepa was the highest ranking Soviet intelligence official to defect to the United States. In a Wall Street Journal article on August 7, 2007 General Pacepa detailed the manner in which the Soviet KGB duped hippie/Marxist/liberal Americans into working for the Soviet KGB. The following is a quote from that article:
"During the Vietnam War we spread vitriolic stories around the world, pretending that America's presidents sent Genghis Khan-style barbarian soldiers to Vietnam who raped at random, taped electrical wires to human genitals, cut off limbs, blew up bodies and razed entire villages. Those weren't facts. They were our tales, but some seven million Americans ended up being convinced their own president, not communism,was the enemy. As Yuri Andropov, who conceived this dezinformatsiya war against the United States used to tell me, people are more willing to believe smut than holiness." "The final goal of our anti-American offensive was to discourage the United States from protecting the world against communist terrorism and expansion. Sadly, we succeeded. After United States forces precipitously pulled out of Vietnam, the victorious communists massacred some two million people in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia (the genocide for which the anti-Vietnam War protesters were responsible). Another million tried to escape, but many died in the attempt (the Vietnamese boat people). This tragedy also created a credibility gap between America and the rest of the world, damaged the cohesion of American foreign policy, and poisoned domestic debate in the United States." 17.
The following is an additional partial quote from the same:
"Hippie, Marxist liberals in the United States consider themselves to be intellectually superior to ordinary Americans. The Soviets called the hippie Marxist liberals protesting the Vietnam War, "useful idiots." 18.
Thus, based upon Communist KGB directives, communist theory, feminist misandry, and Machiavellian feminist opportunism, feminists and their supporters targeted Vietnam Veterans for persecution, defamation, and discrimination. With the backing of many "civil rights" organizations (but not all), the American Press and communications industry, the new political establishment put into place by feminists and other political revolutionaries, and ordinary American citizens who had been duped into following the totalitarian concepts of feminist and Marxist dogma and propaganda, this unprincipled and oppressive pogrom against returning Vietnam Veterans was successfully executed.
The essential idea, of course, was to destroy those that opposed Marxist concepts, totalitarian feminist principles, and those who supported those republican concepts inherent in the U.S. Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
This pogrom against Vietnam Veterans served as a model, not only in the U.S.A., but through out the world for feminist pogroms against men in general and those men in particular which exhibited, overtly or covertly, those male virtues which are requisite for republican principles and free civil societies to exist and prosper. The extent of the social, political, cultural, economic and psychological damage to returning Vietnam Veterans has never been subject to an extensive study as the political and feminist establishment responsible for the same wishes, as in all pogroms, to disguise and hide the same.
In fact,from time to time, historical revisionists assert that there was no significant hostility nor discrimination against Vietnam Veterans.
At the same time, men, in general, in American society,face their own feminist pogrom facing the Orwellian "double speak" and "news speak" feminist Bolshevik dogma which asserts: " Women, and minorities, are discriminated against in employment and education and otherwise. That is why they should receive preferential treatment in employment and education and otherwise over men, especially Caucasian men. Men, especially Caucasian men, are not discriminated in employment and education and otherwise. That is why there should not be laws that protect them from discrimination in employment and education and otherwise."
That is the feminist pogrom against men, especially Caucasian men, which was first, with devastating effects, instituted against returning Vietnam veterans. The other chapters in this book describe in detail the very organized, surreptitious, Machiavellian, authoritarian,subversive, and totalitarian means and ends of the same.
The following quote from Roman Senator, Consul, and philosopher, Marcus Tullius Cicero is appropriate:
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague." 19.
In order to honor Vietnam Veterans of the USA and it's Allies the following quote is appropriate: Henry V Saint Crispin’s day speech at the Battle of Agincourt (from William Shakespeare’s play):
“And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by, From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remembered- We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition: And gentlemen in England now a-bed Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here, And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day." 20.