11/26/2017 (Sun) 03:27:49
I will admit, my impressions on Vietnam are badly stained by the modern American opinion: those pretty cool guys got screwed.
Vietnam occupies an odd place in the American psyche. Beyond the Civil War and WWII it is the most emotionally charged. Nostalgia for rock and roll's glory days, the optimum relatability between the modern American and the soldiers of the period, the moment where the mainstream finally gave up on our government, and the pain. God, how we Americans celebrate suffering. Usually as a badge of honor, but catharsis is not unheard of.