After the collapse of the communist regime in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, there were some views in favor of Ho Chi Minh (HCM), saying that because the United States did not recognize the government of Ho Chi Minh, he was forced to join the communist side. This lame reasoning only deceives those who have not learned about the operation process of HCM since the 20s.
When such a comment is made, it is automatically accepted that communism is the stain of humanity, the garbage that the human world must eliminate.
Wikipedia records the words of President Donald Reagan:
Reagan referred to the Soviet Union as an “evil empire” and as “the focus of evil in the modern world”.
President George W. Bush, June 2007:
The 20th century will be remembered as the deadliest century in human history. And the record of this brutal era is commemorated in memorials across this city. Yet, until now, our Nation’s Capital had no monument to the victims of Communism, an ideology that took the lives of an estimated 100 million innocent men, women, and children. So it’s fitting that we gather to remember those who perished at Communism’s hands and dedicate this memorial that will enshrine their suffering and sacrifice in the conscience of the world.
When the Ho Chi Minh group robbed the government of Tran Trong Kim on August 17, 1945, at the Opera House, the same day in England the book “Animal Farm” was born. Writer George Orwell understood the nature of the communist regime and its people, so he woke the world up with metaphorical characters in the story: The oligarchs are pigs: the old major pig is Lenin, the Snowball pig is Trotsky, the pig Napoleon is Stalin. The squealer pig specializes in propaganda. Another group of animals such as donkeys, horses, dogs, and chickens…represent powerless intellectuals, brainwashed laborers, hunting dogs, and low-income people… Ironically, after The Soviet Union collapsed, in 1991, the book “Animal Farm” in Vietnamese has been widely disseminated on the internet, especially people in Vietnam are very interested in reading it.
On September 2, 1945, when he presented his “government” to his compatriots in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh wanted only to be recognized by the United States, but was unsuccessful, although the previous week Ho’s delegation had tried to persuade those Americans in the Office of Strategic Services, an United States intelligence agency. Ho Chi Minh asked General Chennault for a picture when they met in Kunmingm and Chennault signed it for him. Ho used that picture to spread the words that the United States was supporting him.
Ho tried to dupe his fellow Vietnamese through devices like Chennault signed photograph about the real American attitude. Ho himself continued to entertain false hopes about the United States. (Britain in Vietnam, Peter Neville, 2007, page 121)
Vaguely about the word “communism,” Ho Chi Minh had to successively pull some elements of national parties into the government of “Democratic Republic of Vietnam.” Not long after, Nguyen Tuong Tam and Vu Hong Khanh also tried to “escape” when they learned the truth about the international communist Ho Chi Minh. Even Ho’s comrades resisted when they saw him and Vo Nguyen Giap welcomed the French communist delegation to Hanoi, in March 1946, to lay the foundation for the communist rule.
This communist French group attended a “recognition” ceremony held in Hanoi, on March 7, 1946. On the streets of Hanoi, people were shouting “Ho Chi Minh sells the country!”
Walter Cronkite, film about HCM, 1966, stated:
Ho pledged for independence of Vietnam, but no one listened to him except the French communists.
In December 1946, allied France re-occupied to quell the red wave. Ho Chi Minh’s propaganda was spreading the news that the French returned to Vietnam for “colonialism.” This complicated period is considered an “advantage” for the undertakings with the policy of using all means to achieve the goal.