Thursday, November 4, 2010
When people hear the word America they think of our major cities and our thriving economy. Vietnam was the United States testing ground to show there brute strength to the rest of the world. That this single nation can be overwhelmed and made to be capitalist by destroying everything. Even after the Vietnamese seemed unwilling to change and we had no idea who we were fighting on the battle front the United States kept their military presence for their images sack that they could not defeat these savages as they portrayed them. The United States made its policy based on image and military strength. From Hearts and Minds there is a scene where a Vietnam veteran is speaking to elementary school students. When asked how did Vietnam look he responded, " It's a beautiful place but its people our ugly savages." This statement in itself shows how ther Army had brainwashed its soldiers to see these Vietnamese as animals and killing them really had no backlash to life.