Today is the 43rd death anniversary of Ho Chi Minh. Uncle Ho was not only a Vietnamese revolutionary but one of the greatest human beings that ever existed. Ho was a very humble man whose love for the Vietnamese people was admired by revolutionaries throughout the world. His vision for a better world is an inspiration to all of us who continue to work on making this world a better reality for all of humankind.
I am including these two videos on Ho Chi Minh and I am including one song by Victor Jara who wrote it in solidarity of Uncle Ho and the people of Vietnam.
Check out this Biography of Ho Chi Minh
Long Live Uncle HO!!
Victor Jara–El Derecho de Vivir en Paz
Here are some of my favorite quotes by Ho Chi Minh:
???To reap a return in ten years, plant trees. To reap a return in 100, cultivate the people.???
???You can kill ten of our men for every one we kill of yours. But even at those odds, you will lose and we will win.???
???It was patriotism, not communism, that inspired me.???
???I follow only one party: the Vietnamese party ???
???Mr. Schoenbrun, we have a secret weapon … don’t smile when I tell you this. Our secret weapon is nationalism. To have nationhood, which is a sign of maturity, is greater than any weapons in the world.???
???We are convinced that the Allied nations which … have acknowledged the principles of self-determination and equality of nations, will not refuse to acknowledge the independence of Vietnam.???
“Love other human beings as you would love yourself.”