I took an early, little bit long lunch today without having anything to eat while at it. (I did have some soup at my desk later.)
What I did for my lunch break was attend a Hmong rally on the Capital steps.
The Hmong people made huge sacrifices to fight for freedom and to save American lives during the Vietnam War. “We” told them that if they helped us, we would stand by them. Then we pulled out and left them. For the past 30+ years, the Laotian government has been persecuting these people. Not “picking on.” Not keeping them in low paying jobs. Hunting them down like animals and killing them. Destroying villages. Starving them. Some escaped to Thailand. Thailand is forcing them back to Laos. We have deserted our allies. The rally was to call for the
Laotian government to stop the genocide, to remind Americans what the Hmong did for us, and to urge Americans to stand by their friends. Stop sending American dollars to aid a corrupt government. Refuse to trade. Call for UN action. Demand that Laos stop violating human rights.
If you want to know more about the Hmong people, visit The Hmong in America, especially, “Why are the Hmong in America”.
If your heart is touched, if you believe that America should stand by her allies, please write to your legislators. You can find them by going to this web page and typing in your zip code.