During the war, many Viet people who had nothing to do with the fighting, battles, or had even given a thought to the victor, were gunned down when they had simply been going about their daily lives. They lived under occupation, conquest, and American imperialism, but were expected to say thank you when it was all over, to be grateful. And thats a common narrative for the wars that America participates in, but are rarely ever prosecuted for.
Talking in class about controlled narratives are what I believe to have been important concepts during these readings. The narrative that has been spoon fed to us in our school system is that our country was helping Vietnam fight for their freedoms, for democracy, that a lot of
Why are we are still allowed to say, "It was a just war,".