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The Moral Giant and the Leftist Creep

rightmostofthetime Wrote: Oct 15, 2012 3:30 PM
When I looked at the title of this column, I thought it was going to be about the VP debate.
KManInLaLa Wrote: Oct 15, 2012 4:55 PM
Oddly, me too; this is a welcome change, and hopefully a foretaste of some of the unknowns we'll see in heaven someday. Nguyen may have been a "last" on Earth but he'll be a "first" in line--way ahead of me, and most of us.

I REGRET that it was only upon reading his obituary this month that I first learned of Nguyen Chi Thien. He was a courageous Vietnamese dissident who had spent nearly 30 years in prison for his opposition to communist repression, cruelty, and lies. Much of Nguyen's opposition was expressed in poetry, most famously "Flowers from Hell," a collection of poems he memorized behind bars, and only put down on paper after being released from prison in 1977.

The poems were published after he audaciously handed off the manuscript to British diplomats at their embassy in Hanoi, the AP obituary recalled....