Commentary: After the Fall of Saigon into the hands of the communists, a large number of Vietnamese have found a good refuge in their adoptive countries. Thanks to the real democratic and rule of law societies, 4.5 million Vietnamese of Diaspora have experienced the basic universal values, which have allowed them to thrive better than ever even comparing to the native people of the adoptive countries.
The facts speak for itself: Vietnamese diaspora of 4.5 million people achieve an annual GDP of $ 183 billion, whereas 90 million Vietnamese of Vietnam can barely achieve an annual GDP of $ 138 billion. The out-performance of the Vietnamese diaspora proves the superiority of the real democratic societies over the so-called socialist or people’s societies. The collapse of the communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern European countries also showed the failures of the ideology of Marxist-Leninism. Unfortunately, Vietnamese communists still hang onto the proven failed-ideology and values rather than embrace the universal values of basic human rights and dignity as all the country members of the UN are signatories of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
In 2012, the presidential elections were held in France and in the USA. The campaigns were highly charged, passionate and heated. Each side traded barbs at each other with billion dollars of negative commercial ads, pamphlets and armies of campaign volunteers.
The simple human rights that more than 4 million Vietnamese died fighting against the French and Americans have been denied and trampled upon. Here go the ideals and the motto of the revolution “Independence-Freedom-Happiness,” which has remained an illusion for 90 Vietnamese citizens despite the end of the war in 1975.