Consider this image: Even though he was a leader of a Viet Cong Unit, injustice is evident in this photograph. He appears to be a normal man subject to a public execution.
Now imagine that geo-politics functioned similarly to this photograph. Resembling a half truth. Moves made with good intentions that may externally look unforgivable.
By combining this photo with the Rohingya. The “most forgotten people in the world”. Who are victims of genocide in Burma and are calling for a UN intervention. Conflict and oppression are too complicated to resolve swiftly. At least until the UN made the call for Burma to address the grievances of the Rohingya.
So what is the similiarity between the Saigon Execution and the Rohingya? Ideology.
It separates people who live close to each other. Turns them on one another. Then it has the power to believe that killing people is ok.
and of course:
“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that of the good people.” Martin Luther King Jr.
Next time, you’ll hear about how video games and Adele change World Politics.
Good night World,