Above: People carefully avoiding inadvertent visits to Vietnam. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/345-justice/22925-vietnam-is-sentencing-corrupt-bankers-to-death-by-firing-squad
I’ve you’re like me the two burning mysteries of the 20th Century concern US submersion into two foreign wars: WWI and Vietnam.
WWI will probably always remain a piece of unexplainable and unexplained craziness. But suddenly the underlying reason for the Vietnam War bubbles to the surface of 21st Century reality almost out of nowhere.
The bastards execute corrupt bankers!
“Vietnam Is Sentencing Corrupt Bankers to Death by Firing Squad” http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/345-justice/22925-vietnam-is-sentencing-corrupt-bankers-to-death-by-firing-squad
Sheeze! There was never anything in that country worth a single US life and it never made any sense any US troop had to set foot on the soil there. Just some crazy-assed paranoid ‘domino theory’ was how they justified it at the time. But secretly the US Government probably knew the Vietnamese were capable of thinking outside the box.
Any place that has the potential for standing corrupt bankers up before firing squads and blowing them into the next lifetime is sure as hell a place that needs stopping. That’s the sort of idea that could catch hold.
Hell, if we had another hundred yards of Vietnam Memorial Wall and it saved the life of one corrupt banker it would be worth it. Executing politicians, bankers, war industrialists is just the sort of subversive thinking that caused the Russian Revolution. Got the whole fatcat aristocracy sitting on the heads of starving peasants killed off and replaced by a different kind of killer-shark.
We’ve been a bit short of wars lately, but here’s an opportunity to fill the gap. But this time, a Constitutionally legal war declared by the US Congress. A new Vietnam War everyone who matters will be able to understand and sympathize.
Bomb those bastards back to the stone age. Destroy them to save them.
Fact is, if this were adopted in the US it would silence all this dissent about the death penalty. Likely there’d be ticker-tape parades. Where the hell would that leave us?
Remember where you heard it first.
I have traveled throughout Vietnam since 2005, and there is lots of grumbling about corruption. You can make your own exploration through Vietnam in my book, http://www.Vietnam40YearsLater.com, which takes a look at the country four decades after the end of the war.
Robert: I don’t mind you plugging your book in this instance. Subtle enough job of doing it. But some comment directly related to corrupt bankers, firing squads, death penalty, almost anything to sweeten the connection between your book and the blog post would have been nicer. Fact is corruption’s everywhere and people grumble about it everywhere. But mostly the firing squad thing is a sadly underused resource. Gracias, J
Old Jules, I agree totally that the firing squad and other forms of discipline for crimes against society and individuals are way under utilized. A well armed society is a polite one and a society that has severe penlites for crimes has a lot less crime than a lax society. Blessings, M.
Hi Mary: As I recall the USSR had severe penalties for crimes. Perhaps you have a strong point. J