Foot voting

I didn't protest against the maltreatment the communists gave my family in particular and the families of pre-1975-Saigon's high-ranking military men in general. Instead I voted with my feet and left the country.

I didn’t protest against the maltreatment the communists gave my family in particular and the families of pre-1975-Saigon’s high-ranking military men in general. Instead I voted with my feet and left the country.

Comments about this post on ABC Open 500 words – An act of rebellion.

In 1979, as a high-ranking military man, Dad had been in jail for four years and we didn’t know when or if he’d be released.

Our family faced the daily threat of having our assets taken and being sent to undeveloped land of new economic zones. But wait there’s more!

My Adolescence and the Extinction of a Social Class

I was the witness to the three historic events aimed at the extinction of a social class.

I was the witness to the three historic events aimed at the extinction of a social class.

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I was a witness to three historic events aimed at the extinction of the bourgeoisie in Vietnam. But wait there’s more!

My Adolescence and the Extinction of a Social Class poem

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(Sonnet-Shakespearean-style poem)

<<Story related to the poem>>

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The Communists think equal wealth’s for all,
Severe campaigns were planned in secrecy,
One’s for the old regime’s money downfall,
One’s to eradicate the bourgeoisie. But wait there’s more!