Ho Chi Minh Inspired by Thomas Jefferson: Really?

Posted: August 1, 2013 by JBH in Barack Obama, Genocide, Leftists, Liberal Fascists
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From Hot Air:

 

Hồ Chí Minh statue outside Saigon City Hall, H...

Hồ Chí Minh statue outside Saigon City Hall, Hồ Chí Minh City (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

“…we discussed the fact that Ho Chi Minh was actually inspired by the
U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and the words of
Thomas Jefferson.”

– President Obama talking to reporters alongside Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang.

 

Wow…. Anyone else speechless? The President just compared a man who murdered millions of Vietnamese because they didn’t agree with him politically to Thomas Jefferson who championed freedom and liberty for everyone. The only comparison I can possibly make between the two is that both were involved in revolutionary movements in their respective countries. That is where the similarities stop.

 

Jefferson wanted liberty and freedom from tyranny while “Uncle Ho” sought to enforce his will on others. Jefferson sought to set men free from government while Uncle Ho sought to enslave them to his ideas. How does one determine that freedom is equal with tyranny unless you think like the statist from George Orwell’s 1984:

“War is peace.
Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”

If you think along those lines, along the lines of the irrational, along the lines of those who would say or do anything to exert their will over others, maybe, just maybe one can equate liberty and tyranny.

 

 

 

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  1. ShortTimer says:

    Well, Ho Chi Minh did write the Proclamation of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proclamation_of_Independence_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_Vietnam

    Which starts like this:

    The compatriots of the entire country,

    All men are created equal; they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights; among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
    This immortal statement was made in the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America in 1776. In a broader sense, this means: All the peoples on the earth are equal from birth, all the peoples have a right to live, to be happy and free.
    The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen of the French Revolution made in 1791 also states: All men are born free and with equal rights, and must always remain free and have equal rights.
    Those are undeniable truths.
    Nevertheless, for more than eighty years, the French imperialists, abusing the standard of Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity, have violated our Fatherland and oppressed our fellow citizens. They have acted contrary to the ideals of humanity and justice.
    In the field of politics, they have deprived our people of every democratic liberty.

    Of course, he was a communist, and a liar, and probably willing to use some Jeffersonian-inspired rhetoric to pass himself off as some kind of moderate; rather than the communist dictator he was…

    And Ho Chi was hanging out in the US in the 19-teens:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%E1%BB%93_Ch%C3%AD_Minh#In_the_United_States

    Of course, there’s a difference between Jeffersonian principles and dressing up your communism in propaganda.

  2. Robert Wyatt says:

    It would appear that if HO was inspired by Jefferson, it was in the aspect that he had a blueprint of how NOT to free people but to ENSLAVE AND MURDER THEM.

  3. Decide for yourself if Thomas Jefferson’s views were similar to Ho Chi Minh’s. A good place to start is Mr. Jefferson’s blog. Several times each week, he posts briefly on a variety of topics, including personal liberty.
    Recent posts include:
    – Can an honest man be a dishonest politician?
    – What do maple trees have to do with slavery?
    – Did Jefferson oppose Islam?
    – Rebellion, liberty, blood & manure!
    – Luxury, drinking & whores! Oh my!

    Read the blog at http://ThomasJeffersonLeadership.com/blog/

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