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Somehow, this madness must cease. We must stop now. I
speak as a child of God and brother to the suffering poor
of Vietnam. I speak for those whose land is being laid
waste, whose homes are being destroyed, whose culture is
being subverted. I speak for the poor in America who are
paying the double price of smashed hopes at home and
death and corruption in Vietnam. I speak as a citizen of
the world, for the world as it stands aghast at the path we
have taken. I speak as an American to the leaders of my
own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The
initiative to stop it must be ours.
Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Trumpet of Conscience, 1967.
Di ra môt ngày, vê môt sàng khôn
(translated) Go out one day, and come back with a basket
full of knowledge.
An ancient Vietnamese proverb ‘Ca Dao’
Don’t grumble or complain son. There are many people a
lot worse off than you:
Son, weak people make excuses, but it’s weaker people
whom accept them: