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Why Would an Author Write Kids’ Books about the Vietnam War?

By Marjorie Haun  


“Why on earth would an author write kids’ books about the Vietnam War?” I’ve been confronted with that question countless times as I’ve endeavored to  write a children’s historical non-fiction series titled, “The Heroes of the Vietnam War: Books for Children.” Remarkably, children’s books about the Vietnam Era comprise a literary niche that is very limited. But a lack of kids’ books about the Vietnam War is just one motivation for bringing a dark region of our national memory to light. My experience in tailoring difficult lessons to fit the needs of young learners provides a writer’s challenge that I greatly enjoy. Taking stories of heroism during a difficult and often confusing era in American History, and drawing out those stories that teach principles such as bravery, friendship, compassion, and sacrifice, is rewarding to both me and my audience.

Book one, “Little Bird Dog and the Big Ship” is a true story about events of the last day of the Vietnam War. Code-named Operation Frequent Wind, the evacuation of refugees from South Vietnam was one of the largest humanitarian undertakings in history. Book one details a real-life adventure that took place amid enemy gunfire with chaos in the air and death in the water. In formulating my book about the escape of heroic South Vietnamese pilot Bung Ly and his family, I chose to leave in an element danger. The tale of a family escaping certain death and heading out to sea on a little airplane with nowhere to land is unavoidably suspenseful, but I was careful not to overwhelm youngsters with terrifying images. Little Bird Dog and the Big Ship ends happily with the successful escape of the Ly family amid cheers of jubilation from the crew of the U.S.S. Midway.

Book two of my series, “Saving the Vietnamese Orphans,” is about the equally dangerous mission of Operation Babylift. The compassionate directives of President Gerald R. Ford actuated by the Air Force, American Servicemen and women, several private airlines, and countless civilian volunteers, swept over three thousand orphaned Amerasian, Vietnamese, and ethnic Chinese children, out of harm’s way and into the hearts of adoptive families across the globe.  

These stories showcase the goodness of Americans and the heroism of her warriors during the Vietnam Era, a time that must not be forgotten nor mythologized in cultural and historical murk.

I submitted my books to the giant retailer, Walmart. They were skeptical at first, but seeing the potential in “The Heroes of the Vietnam War: Books for Children,” Walmart has given me a remarkable opportunity. By proving that my books are important to American readers and of high interest to Vietnam veterans, and everyone else who wants the truth told about our heroes, Walmart has placed my books in a sort of competition. I NEED YOUR HELP!

PLEASE VOTE AND HELP ME GET “The Heroes of the Vietnam War: Books for Children” INTO WALMART RETAIL CENTERS.

Simply go to getontheshelf.walmart.com and click on the For Kids icon, then search Heroes of the Vietnam War. Finally, click on the accompanying video and place your vote for these patriotic books to be available to kids throughout the country. Please vote once per day through September 2, and help to honor our Heroes who fought in Vietnam.





There are no other patriotic books for young children written about the Vietnam Era. Emerging generations need to know the stories of heroism and honor that came out of the Vietnam War.


Thanks for your support!



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Obama, Progressivism, Disaster - 1

Obama, Progressivism, Disaster - 1

This blog will focus on  a small part of progressivism

Critical Theory – Cloward Piven

But first an overview and the bigger picture of Progressivism.

Progressivism, at least its roots have been around since the days of the Romans.

Fabius Maximus. A Roman politician and General


His  military strategy was adopted in modern times by….


and since perfected by others, leading to Barack Obama.

I’ll NOT dwell on the different parts. YOU should google for your self.

But I will make the start of your search real easy… a blog by M Fell

Progressivism- History

He provides

  • Gradual Inevitability – Gen Fabius Maximus…eat the elephant one bite at a time
  • Cultural Marxism – Racism
  • Critical Theory – Destructive Criticism …. Cloward-Piven
  • Political Correctness – Coat your turd with Sugar

Below is the result of an email I received, and my comments.

The full dialogue is too long for most to digest in a single reading.

I have “chunked” and will present other “Chunks" later

The Cloward-Piven Strategy
By Richard Poe

First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, the Cloward-Piven Strategy seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.

[[MGI...]]] AKA . . . . Overwhelm the System…. IS F Piven an Obama adviser?

I have wondered if “WE” can use the same strategy to overwhelm nobamasacommie…….. but it takes 40+ years to work

Inspired by the August 1965 riots in the black district of Watts in Los Angeles (which erupted after police had used batons to subdue an African American man suspected of drunk driving), Cloward and Piven published an article titled "The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty" in the May 2, 1966 issue of The Nation. Following its publication, The Nation sold an unprecedented 30,000 reprints. Activists were abuzz over the so-called "crisis strategy" or "Cloward-Piven Strategy," as it came to be called. Many were eager to put it into effect.

In their 1966 article, Cloward and Piven charged that the ruling classes

[[MGI...]]]  Today that would be Obama + Czars + Demonrats

used welfare to weaken the poor; that by providing a social safety net, the rich doused the fires of rebellion.

[[MGI...]]] Wasn’t it FDR ( Social Security) and LBJ (The Great Society/War on Poverty)…. Demonrats both that forced welfare?

 Poor people can advance only when "the rest of society is afraid of them,"

[[MGI...]]] A PERFECT example of a false premise… a  planted falsity………the KEY operative being “only”… to the exclusion of ALL other possibilities, such as

  • A rising tide floats ALL boats …meaning a STRONG economy presents OPPORTUNITY to ALL
  • Good old fashioned “Application”… YOU research “Black Heroes”

[[MGI...]]] My position is that the Demonrats use welfare to weaken the poor, to hook them like drug dealers…. Their statement about the ruling class is only true WHEN the demonrats are in charge.

More later, in Part 2

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