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Donald Trump, Driving, and God: gay victim soul @tragicgay Whenever I see news about how SNL or John Oliver or John Stewart "destroyed" Donald Trump my mind instinctively goes to this Vonnegut quote "During the Vietnam War, every respectable artist in this country was against the war. It was like a laser beam. We were all aimed in the same direction. The power of this weapon turns out to be that of a custard pie dropped from a stepladder six feet high." - feathersescapism: Every time I see this quote I realize how poor even very smart people are at looking at the long game and at assessing these things in context. One of my favourite illustrations of this was in a First Aid class. The instructor was a working paramedic. He asked, “Who here knows the stats on CPR? What percentage of people are saved by CPR outside a hospital?” I happen to know but I’m trying not to be a TOTAL know it all in this class so I wait. And people guess 50% and he says, “Lower,” and 20% and so forth and eventually I sort of half put up my hand and I guess I had The Face because he eventually looked at me and said, “You know, don’t you.” “My mom’s a doc,” I said. He gave me a “so say it” gesture and I said, “Four to ten percent depending on your sources.” Everyone else looked surprised and horrified. And the paramedic said, “We’re gonna talk a bit about some details of those figures* but first I want to talk about just this: when do you do CPR?” The class dutifully replies: when someone is unconscious, not breathing, and has no pulse. “What do we call someone who is unconscious, not breathing, and has no pulse?” The class tries to figure out what the trick question is so I jump over the long pause and say, “A corpse.” “Right,” says the paramedic. “Someone who isn’t breathing and has no heartbeat is dead. So what I’m telling you is that with this technique you have a 4-10% chance of raising the dead.” So no, artists did not stop the Vietnam War from happening with the sheer Power of Art. The forces driving that military intervention were huge, had generations of momentum and are actually pretty damn complicated. But if you think the mass rejection of the war was as meaningless as a soufflĂ© - well. Try sitting here for ten seconds and imagining where we’d be if the entire intellectual and artistic drive of the culture had been FOR the war. If everyone thought it was a GREAT IDEA. What the whole world would look like. Four-to-ten percent means that ninety to ninety-six percent of the time - more than nine times out of ten - CPR will do nothing, but that one time you’ll be in the company of someone worshipped as an incarnate god. If you think the artists and performers attacking and showing up people like Donald Trump is meaningless try imagining a version of the world wherein they weren’t there. (*if you’re curious: those stats count EVERY reported case of CPR, while the effectiveness of it is extremely time-related. With those who have had continuous CPR from the SECOND they went down, the number is actually above 80%. It drops hugely every 30 seconds from then on. When you count ALL cases you count cases where the person has already been down several minutes but a bystander still starts CPR, which affects the stats)

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Bando, College, and Fake: THE GOVERNMENT WANTS YOU TO REMEMBER SCHOOL'SHOOTINGS UST NOTTHIS ONE pussysoupforthesoul: jheselbraum: hekeepsmeworm: wuh2k: bando–grand-scamyon: saurons-optometrist: captain-rez: solarpunkcast: anarchistcuddles: ineversurrender: Kent State University “The Kent State shootings (also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre)[3][4][5] were the shootings on May 4, 1970 of unarmed college students by members of the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio during a mass protest against the bombing of Cambodia by United States military forces. Twenty-eight guardsmen fired approximately 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.[6][7]” “There was a significant national response to the shootings: hundreds of universities, colleges, and high schools closed throughout the United States due to a student strike of 4 million students,[10] and the event further affected public opinion, at an already socially contentious time, over the role of the United States in the Vietnam War.[11]” Student strike of 4 million students! Let’s do that again lol https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings Don’t forget that basically half the country thought the students deserved it
 Another picture from Kent State. But it was not just Kent State, eleven days later Mississippi Police fired 150 rounds into a dormitory at Jackson State College, killing 2 and wounding 15 black protesters. Btw half of the students killed at Kent State weren’t even protesting, they were just there What in the absolute fuck When the Irish guy has known about this since he was like 8, but it’s suspiciously hard for Americans to learn about
 I literally only know abt this bc my parents are hippies it’s fucked up I only had a vague idea of what this was and what happened until I did my own research on it. When I was 21. i only found out about in high school when urban outfitters was under fire a few years back for deciding to sell a kent state sweater with fake blood spattered on it
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Bando, College, and Irish: THE GOVERNMENT WANTS YOU TO REMEMBER SCHOOL'SHOOTINGS UST NOTTHIS ONE asgardian-on-earth: slap-from-a-loser: jheselbraum: hekeepsmeworm: wuh2k: bando–grand-scamyon: saurons-optometrist: captain-rez: solarpunkcast: anarchistcuddles: ineversurrender: Kent State University “The Kent State shootings (also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre)[3][4][5] were the shootings on May 4, 1970 of unarmed college students by members of the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio during a mass protest against the bombing of Cambodia by United States military forces. Twenty-eight guardsmen fired approximately 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.[6][7]” “There was a significant national response to the shootings: hundreds of universities, colleges, and high schools closed throughout the United States due to a student strike of 4 million students,[10] and the event further affected public opinion, at an already socially contentious time, over the role of the United States in the Vietnam War.[11]” Student strike of 4 million students! Let’s do that again lol https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings Don’t forget that basically half the country thought the students deserved it
 Another picture from Kent State. But it was not just Kent State, eleven days later Mississippi Police fired 150 rounds into a dormitory at Jackson State College, killing 2 and wounding 15 black protesters. Btw half of the students killed at Kent State weren’t even protesting, they were just there What in the absolute fuck When the Irish guy has known about this since he was like 8, but it’s suspiciously hard for Americans to learn about
 I literally only know abt this bc my parents are hippies it’s fucked up I only had a vague idea of what this was and what happened until I did my own research on it. When I was 21. I am literally just finding out about this now wtf The same thing happened with the 3 people killed in the Orangeburg massacre. There were just bystanders.
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Bando, College, and Irish: THE GOVERNMENT WANTS YOU TO REMEMBER SCHOOL'SHOOTINGS UST NOTTHIS ONE jheselbraum: hekeepsmeworm: wuh2k: bando–grand-scamyon: saurons-optometrist: captain-rez: solarpunkcast: anarchistcuddles: ineversurrender: Kent State University “The Kent State shootings (also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre)[3][4][5] were the shootings on May 4, 1970 of unarmed college students by members of the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio during a mass protest against the bombing of Cambodia by United States military forces. Twenty-eight guardsmen fired approximately 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.[6][7]” “There was a significant national response to the shootings: hundreds of universities, colleges, and high schools closed throughout the United States due to a student strike of 4 million students,[10] and the event further affected public opinion, at an already socially contentious time, over the role of the United States in the Vietnam War.[11]” Student strike of 4 million students! Let’s do that again lol https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings Don’t forget that basically half the country thought the students deserved it
 Another picture from Kent State. But it was not just Kent State, eleven days later Mississippi Police fired 150 rounds into a dormitory at Jackson State College, killing 2 and wounding 15 black protesters. Btw half of the students killed at Kent State weren’t even protesting, they were just there What in the absolute fuck When the Irish guy has known about this since he was like 8, but it’s suspiciously hard for Americans to learn about
 I literally only know abt this bc my parents are hippies it’s fucked up I only had a vague idea of what this was and what happened until I did my own research on it. When I was 21.
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Bando, College, and Irish: THE GOVERNMENT WANTS YOU TO REMEMBER SCHOOL'SHOOTINGS UST NOTTHIS ONE jheselbraum: hekeepsmeworm: wuh2k: bando–grand-scamyon: saurons-optometrist: captain-rez: solarpunkcast: anarchistcuddles: ineversurrender: Kent State University “The Kent State shootings (also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre)[3][4][5] were the shootings on May 4, 1970 of unarmed college students by members of the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio during a mass protest against the bombing of Cambodia by United States military forces. Twenty-eight guardsmen fired approximately 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.[6][7]” “There was a significant national response to the shootings: hundreds of universities, colleges, and high schools closed throughout the United States due to a student strike of 4 million students,[10] and the event further affected public opinion, at an already socially contentious time, over the role of the United States in the Vietnam War.[11]” Student strike of 4 million students! Let’s do that again lol https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings Don’t forget that basically half the country thought the students deserved it
 Another picture from Kent State. But it was not just Kent State, eleven days later Mississippi Police fired 150 rounds into a dormitory at Jackson State College, killing 2 and wounding 15 black protesters. Btw half of the students killed at Kent State weren’t even protesting, they were just there What in the absolute fuck When the Irish guy has known about this since he was like 8, but it’s suspiciously hard for Americans to learn about
 I literally only know abt this bc my parents are hippies it’s fucked up I only had a vague idea of what this was and what happened until I did my own research on it. When I was 21.
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Bando, College, and Irish: THE GOVERNMENT WANTS YOU TO REMEMBER SCHOOL'SHOOTINGS UST NOTTHIS ONE jheselbraum: hekeepsmeworm: wuh2k: bando–grand-scamyon: saurons-optometrist: captain-rez: solarpunkcast: anarchistcuddles: ineversurrender: Kent State University “The Kent State shootings (also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre)[3][4][5] were the shootings on May 4, 1970 of unarmed college students by members of the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio during a mass protest against the bombing of Cambodia by United States military forces. Twenty-eight guardsmen fired approximately 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.[6][7]” “There was a significant national response to the shootings: hundreds of universities, colleges, and high schools closed throughout the United States due to a student strike of 4 million students,[10] and the event further affected public opinion, at an already socially contentious time, over the role of the United States in the Vietnam War.[11]” Student strike of 4 million students! Let’s do that again lol https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings Don’t forget that basically half the country thought the students deserved it
 Another picture from Kent State. But it was not just Kent State, eleven days later Mississippi Police fired 150 rounds into a dormitory at Jackson State College, killing 2 and wounding 15 black protesters. Btw half of the students killed at Kent State weren’t even protesting, they were just there What in the absolute fuck When the Irish guy has known about this since he was like 8, but it’s suspiciously hard for Americans to learn about
 I literally only know abt this bc my parents are hippies it’s fucked up I only had a vague idea of what this was and what happened until I did my own research on it. When I was 21.
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Vietnam, Vietnam War, and War: Execution of Vietcong Nguyen Van Lem during the Vietnam War (1968)

Execution of Vietcong Nguyen Van Lem during the Vietnam War (1968)

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Asian, Berenstain Bears, and Crazy: BerensTein Bears ith By Mike Berenstein <p><a href="https://whostolemymonkey.tumblr.com/post/175598003821/libertarirynn-niccxlomachiavelli" class="tumblr_blog">whostolemymonkey</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/175597513974/niccxlomachiavelli-celticpyro" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://niccxlomachiavelli.tumblr.com/post/175595418638/celticpyro-batter-sempai-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">niccxlomachiavelli</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/175594737524/batter-sempai-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://batter-sempai.tumblr.com/post/175594710313/libertarirynn-hairlesscatnamed-ugly-mr" class="tumblr_blog">batter-sempai</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/175594586939/hairlesscatnamed-ugly-mr-berenstein-is-a" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://hairlesscatnamed-ugly.tumblr.com/post/175574810865/mr-berenstein-is-a-veteran" class="tumblr_blog">hairlesscatnamed-ugly</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Mr Berenstein,,, is a veteran??</p></blockquote> <p>OK so Papa Bear is a veteran, first book was published in 1962 during the midst of conflict in Vietnam, and at some point, this cover happened: </p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1264" data-orig-width="1280"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4694b7d5a81ed7bec15fa8db68c68a3f/tumblr_inline_pbfcepxmS41rw09tq_500.jpg" data-orig-height="1264" data-orig-width="1280"/></figure><p>Conclusion: Papa bear is a racist toward their new Asian panda neighbors because he served in the Vietnam War. Thank you for coming to my Ted talk.</p> </blockquote> <p>I wanted to say “But pandas aren’t from Vietnam” but then I remembered that a lot of racists see all of us Asians as one singular race, so it makes sense.</p> <p>I’m mostly impressed that The Berenstain Bears tackled the issues of racism. </p> </blockquote> <p>Wait Batter
YOU’RE ASIAN?<br/></p></blockquote> <p>okay, idrc about whether or not papa bear is racist, but look at the covers of both. berenstein is spelt differently on both. now i know i’m not crazy (i was reading a berenstein book to a kid and it was spelt berenstain and i did a double take).</p></blockquote> <p>It’s Berenstain. It’s always been Berenstain. Whoever shopped that first picture also changed the name to fuck with people. This is the original cover:</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="260" data-orig-width="260"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d685ae66401e0661c8b70da1482ffc64/tumblr_inline_pbfhgwY1MG1rw09tq_500.jpg" data-orig-height="260" data-orig-width="260"/></figure></blockquote> <p>That’s not necessarily the “original” cover. When they re-released the series they started including sticker sheets. The actual original copies never had the stickers. You’d have to dig further back to confirm that. </p></blockquote> <p>It’s Berenstain. It has been repeatedly confirmed as Berenstain. It has always been Berenstain.</p>
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Asian, Berenstain Bears, and Crazy: BerensTein Bears ith By Mike Berenstein <p><a href="https://niccxlomachiavelli.tumblr.com/post/175595418638/celticpyro-batter-sempai-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">niccxlomachiavelli</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/175594737524/batter-sempai-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://batter-sempai.tumblr.com/post/175594710313/libertarirynn-hairlesscatnamed-ugly-mr" class="tumblr_blog">batter-sempai</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/175594586939/hairlesscatnamed-ugly-mr-berenstein-is-a" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://hairlesscatnamed-ugly.tumblr.com/post/175574810865/mr-berenstein-is-a-veteran" class="tumblr_blog">hairlesscatnamed-ugly</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Mr Berenstein,,, is a veteran??</p></blockquote> <p>OK so Papa Bear is a veteran, first book was published in 1962 during the midst of conflict in Vietnam, and at some point, this cover happened: </p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1264" data-orig-width="1280"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4694b7d5a81ed7bec15fa8db68c68a3f/tumblr_inline_pbfcepxmS41rw09tq_500.jpg" data-orig-height="1264" data-orig-width="1280"/></figure><p>Conclusion: Papa bear is a racist toward their new Asian panda neighbors because he served in the Vietnam War. Thank you for coming to my Ted talk.</p> </blockquote> <p>I wanted to say “But pandas aren’t from Vietnam” but then I remembered that a lot of racists see all of us Asians as one singular race, so it makes sense.</p> <p>I’m mostly impressed that The Berenstain Bears tackled the issues of racism. </p> </blockquote> <p>Wait Batter
YOU’RE ASIAN?<br/></p></blockquote> <p>okay, idrc about whether or not papa bear is racist, but look at the covers of both. berenstein is spelt differently on both. now i know i’m not crazy (i was reading a berenstein book to a kid and it was spelt berenstain and i did a double take).</p></blockquote> <p>It’s Berenstain. It’s always been Berenstain. Whoever shopped that first picture also changed the name to fuck with people. This is the original cover:</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="260" data-orig-width="260"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d685ae66401e0661c8b70da1482ffc64/tumblr_inline_pbfhgwY1MG1rw09tq_500.jpg" data-orig-height="260" data-orig-width="260"/></figure>
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Asian, Berenstain Bears, and Love: BerensTein Bears ith By Mike Berenstein <p><a href="https://johnis1.tumblr.com/post/175596592490/libertarirynn-batter-sempai-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">johnis1</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/175594828949/batter-sempai-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://batter-sempai.tumblr.com/post/175594710313/libertarirynn-hairlesscatnamed-ugly-mr" class="tumblr_blog">batter-sempai</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/175594586939/hairlesscatnamed-ugly-mr-berenstein-is-a" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://hairlesscatnamed-ugly.tumblr.com/post/175574810865/mr-berenstein-is-a-veteran" class="tumblr_blog">hairlesscatnamed-ugly</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Mr Berenstein,,, is a veteran??</p></blockquote> <p>OK so Papa Bear is a veteran, first book was published in 1962 during the midst of conflict in Vietnam, and at some point, this cover happened: </p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1264" data-orig-width="1280"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4694b7d5a81ed7bec15fa8db68c68a3f/tumblr_inline_pbfcepxmS41rw09tq_500.jpg" data-orig-height="1264" data-orig-width="1280"/></figure><p>Conclusion: Papa bear is a racist toward their new Asian panda neighbors because he served in the Vietnam War. Thank you for coming to my Ted talk.</p></blockquote> <p>I wanted to say “But pandas aren’t from Vietnam” but then I remembered that a lot of racists see all of us Asians as one singular race, so it makes sense.</p><p>I’m mostly impressed that The Berenstain Bears tackled the issues of racism. </p></blockquote> <p>Actually pandas did used to live in Vietnam before they started going extinct. I did more research for this post than I care to admit.</p></blockquote> <p>
 Didn’t Papa Bear also learn to come to respect the Pandas?</p><p>Love how people totally forgot that or just didn’t plain read the book.</p></blockquote> <p>I didn’t forget that? Nothing that I said had anything to do with the conclusion of the book. Obviously at the end he comes to accept them, that’s not exactly a plot twist.</p>

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Asian, Berenstain Bears, and Racism: BerensTein Bears ith By Mike Berenstein <p><a href="http://batter-sempai.tumblr.com/post/175594710313/libertarirynn-hairlesscatnamed-ugly-mr" class="tumblr_blog">batter-sempai</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/175594586939/hairlesscatnamed-ugly-mr-berenstein-is-a" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://hairlesscatnamed-ugly.tumblr.com/post/175574810865/mr-berenstein-is-a-veteran" class="tumblr_blog">hairlesscatnamed-ugly</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Mr Berenstein,,, is a veteran??</p></blockquote> <p>OK so Papa Bear is a veteran, first book was published in 1962 during the midst of conflict in Vietnam, and at some point, this cover happened: </p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1264" data-orig-width="1280"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4694b7d5a81ed7bec15fa8db68c68a3f/tumblr_inline_pbfcepxmS41rw09tq_500.jpg" data-orig-height="1264" data-orig-width="1280"/></figure><p>Conclusion: Papa bear is a racist toward their new Asian panda neighbors because he served in the Vietnam War. Thank you for coming to my Ted talk.</p></blockquote> <p>I wanted to say “But pandas aren’t from Vietnam” but then I remembered that a lot of racists see all of us Asians as one singular race, so it makes sense.</p><p>I’m mostly impressed that The Berenstain Bears tackled the issues of racism. </p></blockquote> <p>Actually pandas did used to live in Vietnam before they started going extinct. I did more research for this post than I care to admit.</p>

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Vietnam, Vietnam War, and War: Historically accurate reenactment of the Vietnam War (1970)

Historically accurate reenactment of the Vietnam War (1970)

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Bando, College, and Irish: THE GOVERNMENT WANTS YOU TO REMEMBER SCHOOL'SHOOTINGS UST NOTTHIS ONE dramatic-criticism: jig-e-jay: hekeepsmeworm: wuh2k: bando–grand-scamyon: saurons-optometrist: captain-rez: solarpunkcast: anarchistcuddles: ineversurrender: Kent State University “The Kent State shootings (also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre)[3][4][5] were the shootings on May 4, 1970 of unarmed college students by members of the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio during a mass protest against the bombing of Cambodia by United States military forces. Twenty-eight guardsmen fired approximately 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.[6][7]” “There was a significant national response to the shootings: hundreds of universities, colleges, and high schools closed throughout the United States due to a student strike of 4 million students,[10] and the event further affected public opinion, at an already socially contentious time, over the role of the United States in the Vietnam War.[11]” Student strike of 4 million students! Let’s do that again lol https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings Don’t forget that basically half the country thought the students deserved it
 Another picture from Kent State. But it was not just Kent State, eleven days later Mississippi Police fired 150 rounds into a dormitory at Jackson State College, killing 2 and wounding 15 black protesters. Btw half of the students killed at Kent State weren’t even protesting, they were just there What in the absolute fuck When the Irish guy has known about this since he was like 8, but it’s suspiciously hard for Americans to learn about
 I literally only know abt this bc my parents are hippies it’s fucked up Dont forget about southern university! Where national guardsmen killed two unarmed black men who weren’t even protesting I of course know about this because I graduated from Jackson State and the freshman dorm is the dorm where this happened and I stayed there. It’s good to know other people are learning about it too.
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Soldiers, Vietnam, and Vietnamese: First US soldiers to set foot on Vietnamese soil during the Vietnam War (circa 1955)

First US soldiers to set foot on Vietnamese soil during the Vietnam War (circa 1955)

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Memes, Vietnam, and đŸ€–: AP/J. David Ake An early morning runner heads past the Vietnam War Memorial toward the Washington Monument at daybreak.

An early morning runner heads past the Vietnam War Memorial toward the Washington Monument at daybreak.

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