Why is this woman on a stretcher? Is that the South Vietnamese flag she has wrapped around her head? And why is nobody paying attention?
Upside down and inside out, I’m about to show all you folks, what’s it’s all about.
This picture was taken last Sunday, at a ceremony held at Westminster’s Vietnam War Memorial. January 19 was the anniversary of the Battle of the Paracel Islands, a 1974 naval battle in which many South Vietnamese died trying to defend a group of islands off the coast of Quang Nam from Chinese forces. The Chinese won, the North Vietnamese failed to raise a peep, and the islands have been in Chinese hands ever since.
The anniversary ceremony was held on Sunday, organized by an alliance of many groups, most prominently the association of former navy men.
And then Bùi Kim Thành showed up. As she always did at everybody’s event, she came wrapped in the colors of the South Vietnamese flag, grabbed a seat in front, and demanded to speak. Basically causing a disruption, just like she did back here.
But this time, the organizers would have none of it. They asked her to step away, and she didn’t. They called the cops, cops asked her to step away, and she didn’t. And then one James Huynh from the crowd reached over and sprayed something on her face.
Whatever it is, it stopped her for a moment, and then probably having thought about it, Bùi Kim Thành fell down and played possum.
So they called for a stretcher and took her away.
Maybe she’s thinking she’s taking it back old school. But she’s an old fool who’s not cool. Whoomp there it is. Can y’all dig it.