Saturday, March 10, 2018

Liberal Myths by Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly
For years, the liberals in this country have used their control of most of the main stream media and our education system to push their leftist political agenda with the ultimate goal of destroying our Constitutional Republic and replacing it with their version of the socialist/communist paradise. They have perpetuated what I call “liberal myths” that are used to alter what Americans know and believe about our heritage and our form of government.

Unfortunately, they have been very successful, and while their myths are based on misinformation and outright lies many of them have become enshrined in our culture where they are presented as facts and taught to our children in their textbooks. Any attempts to refute these so called facts are deemed “politically incorrect” and must be shut own.

In an attempt to counter this, I am going to do a series of articles on my blog exposing the liberal myths and providing the truth. Ultimately I hope to turn this into a book. Below is the first article and it deals with the myths about the war in Vietnam.  
Myth 1: The Vietnam War was a civil war.

Vietnam was formerly known as Indochina because it was controlled for centuries by the Chinese, then the French, the Japanese, and then the French again. At the end of WWII the influence of the communists was strong in the northern part of the area, and capitalism was the choice in the south. In 1954 a treaty called the Geneva accords established North and South Vietnam as separate countries. The truth is that there had never been a single Vietnam as a nation.

A civil war is defined a as war between people in the same country. The Vietnam War started when the North Vietnamese supported an insurgency in the south, and eventually became a full scale invasion of South Vietnam by the North Vietnam Army. The United States had historically provided economic and military support of the south. This was not a civil war, but a war between the communist north and the democratic south with the north being supported by the communist governments of the Soviet Union, Chins, and North Korea.

Myth 2: The vast majority of American soldiers who fought in Vietnam were blacks or poorly educated whites who were drafted. Black soldiers were used as cannon fodder, and had a much higher percentage of casualties then white soldiers

In fact, 2/3% of the American soldiers who fought in Vietnam were volunteers. 79% of them had a high school education or better. The number of black soldiers who served in Vietnam was roughly 12% of the total, almost identical to the percentage of black citizens in the United States at the time. 86% of the American casualties were Caucasians. The casualty rate of the black soldiers was around 12%, the same percentage of the blacks who served

Myth 3: The 1968 Tet offensive was a major victory for the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Communists.

This is a myth created entirely by the mainstream American media that was supporting the anti-war movement in the United States. The Tet offensive was launched by the communist North Vietnam Army (NVA) using the Viet Cong forces in the south and the NVA. Because of the element of surprise there were some initial small victories for the communists, but the U.S. and South Vietnamese forces quickly rallied and in the end it was a disastrous defeat for the communists. The Viet Cong were virtually destroyed as a fighting force and the North Vietnamese army had 45,000 men killed. It was a major victory for the U.S. military and the South Vietnamese army but was reported by the American media as a victory for the enemy,  

Myth 4: The U.S. military lost the war in Vietnam.

The fact is that the U.S. military never lost a significant battle during the Vietnam War. When American troops were withdrawn the North Vietnamese Army had been soundly defeated and forced back across the border between North and South Vietnam. However, the U.S. Congress decided to make a political decision to terminate the funding that had been pledged to the South Vietnamese army. The equipment, weapons and ammunition that were a part of this pledge were cut off.

When the communist government of North Vietnam learned of this it launched an all out invasion of the south and soon overwhelmed the South Vietnamese army leading to the fall of Saigon in 1975. In other words, it was the politicians in Washington D.C. , not the U.S. military that lost the war.

Myth 5: The people of South Vietnam benefited greatly from the outcome of the war.

In fact, this is the greatest of myths about the war. It is estimated that up to 2 million people in South Vietnam died in communist concentration camps with through starvation and mistreatment or by outright executions. This was in line with the actions during the war itself when the Viet Cong and the North Vietnam troops routinely entered South Vietnamese towns and villages and executed the civic leaders, school teachers, and religious leaders and their families.