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Sun Apr 5, 2020, 08:07 AM

BTRTN: Donald Trump is Finally in Vietnam.

Born To Run The Numbers analyzes the many parallels between Trump's current conduct and the deceit, incompetence, ignorance, and arrogance of our government during the Vietnam war.

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2020/04/btrtn-donald-trump-is-finally-in-vietnam.html

Excerpts: "Today, the war in Vietnam is nearly universally viewed as a colossal error, one that led to an ungodly toll of American lives sacrificed because of the ignorance and arrogance of our leaders, all for no good reason, and for no justifying accomplishment. In the history of the United States, never have so many died because of the incompetence of the Federal government. Until now...
"Donald Trump famously dodged the Vietnam war draft when his rich dad paid a doctor to swear that young Trump had bone spurs. But now he has found his own personal Vietnam. He is waist-deep in a Mekong Delta of his own making, and he is the same overwhelmed, ignorant, frightened, coddled coward racing from responsibility now as he was then...
"The American debacle in Vietnam began with a misdiagnosis of the problem (remember the 'domino theory?'), was complicated by the failure to define an objective, was exacerbated by our government’s failures and delays to identify and commit the resources needed to accomplish any lasting success, and was prolonged by our government’s unabated hubris in thinking that it was so powerful that it would be easy to beat the enemy... Perhaps most significant: the Vietnam era was plagued by our government's failure to be truthful with the American people, as it instead chanted a constant refrain that victory always lay just around the next bend, if only we “stay the course.” ... one part of America clearly understood that the United States government had no understanding of the situation, no clear objective, no plan to achieve it, and was not telling the truth about its epic failure. The other half? The 'silent majority' meekly accepted the government’s direction and acquiesced as so many lambs were sent to the slaughter. History repeats."


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Sun Apr 5, 2020, 09:02 AM

1. If you do read the full article..........

you will see the lyrics to "The Big Muddy" - a song by Pete Seeger.
While the Vietnam war was still raging, the Smothers Brothers wanted to have Pete Seeger sing that song on their show.
Pres. Lyndon Johnson called CBS and "asked" them to not allow the song to be done (long story - check it out).
Eventually it DID get played on their show - by PETE!
Here he is singing the whole song:

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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 12:19 PM

2. Remember "Hair"?

The song "35000" , referring to the number of American dead (At that date.) In Vietnam. Eventually it was updated to "58000" .
Our current misadministration sees no problem with a Covid death toll of over
100,000.
It's tumbrel and guillotine time.

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