Vietnam being ruled by a dictatorial party is already unfortunate, in that dictatorship is a malicious ideology leading. That toxic party is completely dominated by an old man who is “exhausted.” This is the truest image of Vietnam. If the country is poor and corrupt, perhaps the whole world has to give up. In Western countries, their leaders only need to receive a gift of several thousand dollars without declaring it, they will be charged with corruption. As for Vietnam, they take hundreds of billions as snacks, get trillions as normal, then this country is not normal at all.
At the end of the Year of the Tiger, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc was knocked down and kicked out of politics. The symbol of the head of state was missing, and the internal battle for two days could not be determined, so the seat was left empty. Thus, in the Lunar New Year 2023, Vietnam will be missing the President, and the problem is who will replace Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc to deliver the New Year’s Eve speech, which has been discussed by the online community. Finally, at the moment of New Year’s Eve, unexpectedly, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong of the ruling Communist Party of Vietnam appeared and delivered a New Year’s greeting speech, leaving Acting President Vo Thi Anh Xuan aside.
Knowing that, the President is just a formal title, just a decorative vase for the state apparatus. However, as the head of the Party, Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong needs to respect the rules of the game, even though he knows that he is the master of the game. The image of Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong wishing New Year’s Eve has 3 points worth mentioning here.
Firstly, Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong usurped the power of Acting State President Vo Thi Anh Xuan. Vietnamese people attach great importance to the first actions of the new year and see it as a harbinger of the whole year. Image of usurpation often goes hand in hand with action. And perhaps, next year Cat/Rabbit will be the unrivaled abuse of power by the head of the Communist Party. This possibility is 99% possible, because during the year of the Tiger, Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong considered himself “superior” in the upper political arena. With the strength gained from the visit to Xi Jinping, Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong may be even more domineering.
Second, it is an act of respect for men and contempt for women. Why not let a woman like Mrs. Vo Thi Anh Xuan give her New Year’s speech? She is a younger leader, her speech would make a better impression, compared to the 80-year-old “breathless” old man like Nguyen Phu Trong? And it is worth mentioning that Ms. Vo Thi Anh Xuan is in the position to say New Year wishes to the nation, not the General Secretary. Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong is only the head of a party, does he have to be the head of the state to wish Tet?
Third, it is an image of an old man going to die soon representing the nation. Looking at his swaying steps, I wonder where this country will be dragged by him? At the beginning of the year, an old man standing on the podium, speechless, wishing the whole people New Year, this is really not a beautiful image. Now it seems that his mental health is quite good and the problem is only physical. In fact, once the physical health is exhausted, the spirit will also be exhausted, but it can’t be sharp forever.
Vietnam is reported to have high growth in 2022, however, what people enjoy from the economy is completely opposite. The number does not tell the truth, but only people who experience real life in Vietnam can taste all the bitter fruits brought by the bad economy.
Ignoring the growth numbers and digging deeper into the causes, an expert told Thoinao.de that the bad Vietnamese economy was caused by bad management and the upper-level only worried about internal fighting. Corrupted officials are afraid to do, because they may be arrested. They know they have no management capacity, only good at extorting people’s property and national property for embezzlement. With that apparatus, people’s lives will also be miserable, but difficult to get a good income. It is difficult for ordinary people to escape the difficult situation like last year.