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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Tuesday, 20 July 2004

There may just be a glimmer of change, even in Vietnam

I realise this is a specialised interest, not likely to be noticed (or thought important) by many other people, but as a former resident of Vietnam and with a number of firm friendships formed there, some of which remain valid to this day (of an entirely 'non-initmate' kind, just to clarify), this article interests me a lot. The parameters within which gays, or anyone else who challenges even in the most trivial way the social or political order in Vietnam, must operate are very tight; that even the kind of thing portrayed in the article can happen is something of a step forward even if, in practical terms, not very much else has probably changed.

PS/ Incidentally, and on a completely different tangent - or perhaps not so different after all if you sympathise with Mr Forrest, the subject of the posting prior to this - this happens to be post number 666, according to my 'Blogger' article count indicator. I thought that was an amusing aside that I should share.

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