Bureaucracy

03/19/2016

More than a wisp of hope, “Vietnam’s Gaga is running for office” (REUTERS)

Perhaps more than a wisp of hope for advocates of authentic democracy and human rights, it bodes well for the future that this internationally publicized occurrence concerning Vietnamese politics is being allowed visibility by the ruling Communist bureaucracy.

In our global reality at the precipice of staggering tragedy, from street stabbings, suicide bombers and mass executions to provocative North Korean and Iranian threats of the use of nuclear weapons, as well as recurring banter from the People’s Republic of China that war with America is inevitable, Vietnam is conspicuously assuming its own identity as a force of moderation (if you will) by allowing this progression in its own political process. The ruling bureaucracy is again demonstrating its unique sense of responsibility, independence, ability and desire “to bend in the wind . This can only be construed as an authentic sense of respect for its people and their interests beyond political dogma.

The five-yearly election is the only national poll the public votes in. What has raised eyebrows is that in Vietnam’s two biggest cities, there are more self-nominated applicants than ones backed by the party or state bodies.

 

12/14/2015

Just for starters…

 
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