Vetnamese revolutionaries killed many people as well, including after the South fell. As soon as the country was subdued, the NVA marched into Laos and ambodia, fighting a brutal war of conquest that continues today. Vietnamese troops tortured and killed prisoners and civilians, all with the sanctioned approval of the aforementioned Ho Chi Minh. The vey picture of the man caused angry protests in California.
Recently, the Vietnamese government made common cause with the Khmer Rouge, another communist "movement". They have also seeked to return to a more businesslike climate, though overtures to the U.S. government - a move that makes them hypocrites, and is doomed to failure in light of the rampant corruption and nepotism within their ruling elite.
Of course, it would be too much to ask the Left to take responsibility for this human tragedy. One would think that they might at least support a socialist version of USAID to help rebuild what Ho & Co. worked so hard to destroy. This, too, is out of the question - the Vietamese government has learned to be very careful what the West is allowed to know about their quaint activities, and such a program might raise too many uncomfortable questions.
Yes, friend. I've heard that bright, shining lie. I've heard it too many times to count. It makes me sick that we fell for it. I'll never forget the boat people, no matter how flowery your pose might become.
P.S. Frenchy isn't a fascist. Those of you who are communists - real communists - are much worse than fascists. I shall thus work for a day when communism is considered as reprehensible as racism is today.
It's a big job, and I couldn't do it without you. Thanks for the help, guys.