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The Moral Giant and the Leftist Creep

Rondoman Wrote: Oct 15, 2012 9:18 PM
Heartwarming to see that there are still real men in the world who will not bow to tyranny at any cost. This is totally foreign to what children are taught today in the age of "Gimmee an I-pod or I will just die."

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....