THE MATTER OF DEMOCRATIZATION OF VIETNAM & THE OBSTACLES TO BE RESOLVEDgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Vietnamese American Society : One Thread
DETAILS OF THE SOLUTION TO FORM THE VIETNAM DEMOCRATIC PARTY WITH MEMBERS BEING THOSE DEPARTED FROM THE CPV, FOR MOVING VIETNAM FROM TOTALITARIAN DICTATORSHIP TO DEMOCRACYThe Charter 2000 Movement
Dear CHIBUA CONGSAN VIETNAMTo reply to questions raised by Viet democracy activists in the homeland and overseas regarding the solution to move Vietnam from totalitarian dictatorship to democracy suggested by the Charter 2000 Movement, the Viet Democratic Side’s International Forum published in this issue a lengthy article in Vietnamese written by Dr. Long Ba Nguyen - Charter 2000 Spokesperson - to detail the solution, which includes 5 parts:
I. THE MATTER OF DEMOCRATIZATION OF VIETNAM & THE OBSTACLES TO BE RESOLVED
The most important deadlock in the democratization of Vietnam is the regime’s inveterate existence of anti-democratic norms, thoughts and habits, deep-rooted collusions, corruption and sharing interests, its stubborness. It is hard to break the vicious circle without the awakening of someone who can affect the regime to change it, someone like Yeltsin in the case of Russia.
It is also hard to have a Yeltsin in the case of Vietnam; but we can do something to give birth an entity which can create some political effect equivalent to Yeltsin’s, which makes Vietnam transform to democracy. The Charter 2000 Movement puts forward the strategy of forming a (democratic) party with members being those departed from the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV). This party will be led by some VIP(s) or a group of Viet communist progressive elements who have the capability and attractiveness to mobilize the CPV’s members to depart from their treasonous party to join the new party (the Vietnam Democratic Party).
The effect of the creation of this entity is equivalent to a Vietnam Yeltsin in stirring up a movement to transform Vietnam from totalitarian dictatorship to democracy.
II. HOW DOES IT WORK AND SURVIVE THE OPPRESSION OF THE CPV?To answer this question, we need to know how the revival of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam worked and how did the supports and backing behind to the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam came to affect the survival of the Church after its overseas conference to proclaim worldwide its new system of leadership and structure with the Most Ven.
THICH HUYEN QUANG being conferred as the 4th Supreme Patriarch of the Sangha Supervision Institute (Vien Tang Thong) of the Church - the highest leader of the system. The world supports for the revival Church were materialized through H.R. 427 of the U.S.
Congress (November 19, 2003) and the European Parliament’s Resolution of November 20, 2004. What made the world community lend their supports for the revival Church to survive? The momentum is the world drive to globalization in economics and democracy. The neccessary condition for this solution is the standing up of a courageous group of Viet communist progressive elements who can move the people and the Communist Party’s members. Once the Vietnam Democratic Party is formed and proclaimed (with its leaders, its Manifesto and Platform as well as its dual headquarters in the homeland and overseas), the world community will back the new entity for its survival facing the possible oppression of the Communist Party of VN, like in the case of the revival of the Unified Buddhist Church of VN in late 2003.
The process on how the Vietnam Democratic Party survives the possible oppression of the CPV is based on the following factors: - The urgent need to find a course for peaceful transformation of Vietnam from totalitarian dictatorship to democracy to counter the domination of China’s influence over Vietnam. It’d be better-off for VN to ally with the U.S.
and the Western world to restrict the influence of China over VN to sustain its independence and development and to avoid possible further losses of land and sea territories to China. - The world community is backing the efforts to democratize Vietnam, in line with the doctrine of economic globalization and global democratization.
- The success of the revival of the Unified Buddhist Church of VN is the first seed of pluralism in VN in the social and religious domains, now the formation and proclamation of the Vietnam Democratic Party with its dual headquarters in VN and overseas (like Vien Hoa Dao I and Vien Hoa Dao II in the case of the Unified Buddhist Church of VN) will no doubt produce the second seed of pluralism in VN in the political domain, which is critical for a civil society to emerge in VN. The probability for the Vietnam Democratic Party to survive and develop under the supports and backing behind of the world community, the overseas Vietnamese, and the people’s and religious forces in Vietnam is great.
- The Vietnam Democratic Party will win over the Communist Party in the future on the ground of the supports of the people of VN, the overseas Vietnamese, and the world community. The future of Vietnam politics will likely end up like the case of Russian politics now with the Russian Communist Party coming to a dead end and President Putin’s party as well as other democratic parties developing to majority (the Russian Communist Party is now only occupying 45 among 450 seats of the Duma in Moscow).
- The Vietnam Democratic Party with members being the communist party members who departed from the CPV to join the new party will effectively split the CPV into two parties, with the Vietnam Democratic Party tending to stronger and stronger over time, while the Communist Party becoming weaker and weaker due to its obsolescence and its failure to address the matters of the country in the new age of information, democracy and economic globalization. Its existence is also an impediment for VN to operate effectively in such world mechanisms as the WTO.
People call the communist party is the party of the past, like the Russian Communist Party.
- The time for Viet communist progressive elements and democratic forces to declare the formation of the Vietnam Democratic Party is ripened now as the people’s aspiration and desire for democracy is rising high and Vietnam has already been too late for a political change to resolve its matters of a communist country. Should the process of democratization delay, it will cause enormous damages for the people of VN on the course of rebuilding the country and development.
The overseas Vietnamese will not cooperate with the Vietnamese communist regime in any way and will fight it until its termination. So, communist system is an impediment to Vietnam’s development and to the world’s move to globalization in economics and democracy.
III. SOME SUGGESTIONS ON THE LEADERSHIP OF THE NEW PARTY
Who will be leaders of the new party with members being members of the CPV departed from the treasonous party to join the new party? According to our analysis and based on the reality of those communist progressive elements who have struggled against the communist party in the past and present, and based on our Eastern European Chapter including former CPV members and other activists who still have their relatives in VN, we suggest the following high profiles to lead the new Vietnam democratic party (with our members in the Eastern European Chapter having connections with them), as follows:
* Mr. TRAN XUAN BACH, former CPV Politburo Member, former Secretary of the CPV Central Committee (Mr. Duong Van Thuong of our Eastern European Chapter was once Secretary for him )
* Former Colonel PHAM QUE DUONG, who returned his membership to the CPV upon the harsh communist oppression against former General Tran Do (deceased). He had been imprisoned for 19 months and was released upon his trial on July 29, 2004 in Hanoi.
* Mr. NGUYEN HO, who launched the campaign to attack on the dogmatic group of the Vietnamese communist party in February 1996 through the Viet Democratic Side’s International Forum prior to the VIIIth National Congress of the CPV and has since been placed under house arrest .
The suggesttion of the above three figures as leaders of the new Vietnam democratic party (or whatever name chosen by them) is something for discussion and exchange of ideas only. Those who have the power and the courage to stand up within the ranks of the CPV to form and proclaim such a new party (with members being those departed from the CPV) will be welcomed and supported unanimously.
IV. THE STRUGGLE PATH FOLLOWING THE FORMATION AND PROCLAMATION OF THE NEW (DEMOCRATIC) PARTY
It is necessary for the leadership of the Vietnam Democratic Party to move one or some of its leaders abroad to prepare for its second headquarters overseas and to prevent a possible massive oppression from the CPV. Should the CPV oppress, the Vietnam Democratic Party will have to rely on its internal strength within the ranks of the CPV, the People’s Army, State and Government and the unanimous supports of the people of Vietnam, the overseas Vietnamese and the world community. In this case, the people’s movements that the Vietnam Democratic Party can stir up will decide the survival and development of the Vietnam Democratic Party.
Please pay attention to the fact that the CPV is now in a difficult situation for oppression facing fierce reactions of the world community, the overseas Vietnamese, the people’s and religious forces in VN, and even within the ranks of the CPV or state (because the leaders of the Vietnam Democratic Party are also the communists!).
The fighting between the CPV and the Vietnam Democratic Party will eventually lead to the people’s negation of the Communist Party and its future existence will be jeopardized.
2004-2005 has become the most appropriate time for the formation and proclamation of the Vietnam Democratic Party as the Xth National Congress of the CPV will be coming next year and its preparation course and struggle prior to the Congress is fierce. The November 2 U.S. Presidential Election and the celebration of the 4th Anniversary of Charter 2000 at the end of November, 2004 will also be the best opportunities for the proclamation of the Vietnam Democratic Party worldwide.
V. THE ROLE OF THE OVERSEAS VIETNAMESE IN THE COURSE OF FORMATION OF THE VIETNAM DEMOCRATIC PARTY
The Viet Democratic Side’s International Forum and the Charter 2000 Movement will make every effort from now until the Xth National Congress of the CPV next year to advocate and canvass for this course of action to be materialized which pushes the communist progressive elements to do their task of creating a new (democratic) party within the ranks of the communist party, with the people and the world community backing behind, to move Vietnam to democracy, and to turn that Congress into a conference to proclaim an end to the totalitarian dictatorship and the birth of a democratic regime for Vietnam.
The Charter 2000 Movement will do its best to support the new party’s overseas headquarters for its sustaining development, before the Vietnam Democratic Party takes over the role of leading Vietnam in the transitional period to perform Vietnam’s democratization process with democratic elections. The CPV will retreat due to lack of supports of the people and cadres compared to the new (democratic) party.
The strategy to split the CPV into two parties will eventually produce the expected results which help abolish the dogmatic party (referring to the case of Russia above, with the Russian Communist Party being splitted into two wings now, and its darkest days of being eliminated by the people of Russia are foreseen ahead). The CPV is hard to avoid the fate of an obsolete party of the same kind with the Russian Communist Party.
We will be back on this matter in the Viet Marketing & Business Report #56 (4th Quarter, 2004) and on Dr. Long Ba Nguyen’s interview by the Vietnam Public Radio in November 2004, on the occasion of the celebration of the 4th Anniversary of Charter 2000.
-- Nong bi' Dai" (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 25, 2004
Thank you sir Nong Bi Dai . Hehehe
-- NguyenLatDoDocTai (doctaicongsansechet@inVietnam.now), September 25, 2004.
The Vietnamese Communist Party or so called Labor party is biggest obstacle to the modernization of Viet Nam and VCP is the most oppressed regime in the world today, VCP has committed human rights violation and is one of blơdiest regime after Staline and Mao. The Free world need to help 83,000,000. Vietnameses to remove VCP and its regime and all its KGB agents to restore peace, Freedom, Democracy and Human Rights to a Free VieT Nam.
-- (Cán_Ngố_Ãn-Dải-Dút@BBP.govt), September 25, 2004.