I was not at all surprised. I only felt an intense, piercing pain as if someone had stabbed me in the heart. The reason for this anguish is very simple: the yellow flag of the Republic of South VN, symbolizing democracy, independence, and all those ideals I have held dearly and cherished all my life has now been desecrated. The very symbol that once was used to cover my dad’s coffin, honoring his sacrifice, as a Naval officer in South Vietnam (a society that embraced independence, freedom and human rights) was now seen flying among those constantly spewing, promoting hatred, intolerance, racism by white supremacists.
In light of all of his aforementioned “contributions” to the demise of VN, I would like to ask those RVN flag bearers who came to the State Capitol to destroy, invalidate a democratic election:To show support for someone who was a draft dodger 5 times over and equating his dodging draft in Vietnam war with avoiding “gonorrhea”? To devote yourselves to someone who called those who served in the military losers? To worship someone who has destroyed the environment on a global scale due to his incessantly cruel, selfish, greedy schemes? Especially now that he has tarnished US’s longstanding democratic norms, promoting racism, dividing the country and creating havoc?