General Secretary of the Communist Party – Nguyễn Phú Trọng
What have I to do with you? What have I spoken to you? What do you think? The words you have heard about me that are worthy of death to even utter and consider… they are your only chance while you are adrift at sea. Each wave coming is larger than the last, and the succession is with out relent. The storm is increasing, and you have no control whatsoever. You can rage, weep, despair of life, and call on your ancestors. If they could, they would return with a testimony that would make your heart melt and your bones to shake. Yet, that is what’s is happening even now. Your medals, trophies, and the deference of others has lulled you before, but at this point, you have considered and know them to be wax before a flame. Friends and sycophants alike do not hold the water that will cause your tongue to drop from the roof of your mouth. Only my living water will do. Behold a series of dreams are coming. In one a snake in a tree of the jungle will tell you what you want to hear, but at this time you know that the words are poison… yet their allure will be irresistible. The second will be a beautiful woman who embodies all that is desirable. Her words will be smooth as oil, yet under tongue is the poison of an asp and in her embrace is the dance of death from which no man can escape. The last dream comes from the delta, from old Saigon. In the ground comes voices from martyrs that rewritten history has tried to sweep aside. But if you will listen, they will give you instructions for life. It’s your only chance.
President – Trần Đại Quang
Now that you have the title, what do you think? Is there yet another you crave? Is the appetite of a skinny man able to be filled? Is there yet another rung on the ladder? Is there more than you have now? Mark this: to whom much is given, much is required. The weight of millions is not a small thing, and I tell you now that your leanness of soul cannot bear it. Even the weight of your mother and father’s deaths are crushing. You did not imagine it, but now you know it. As you wrote them off as a lad, now you know better, and so what will you do? Are you sliding downhill even as you climb? Yes, and even more. Vines that you could grab and slow you down have become weight to add to the speed of your descent. There is only one vine ahead that will hold. You will have to forsake all and cling to it, for the vine dresser offers only one true vine. It is the least likely, and to your eye it looks like the one to reject, yet in your heart you know that it’s the last chance… my Spirit has revealed this to you. Cling with all your might and will, it will hold. All else will fall away from you, yet it is written, “naked you came into this world and naked you shall return.” I and only I can cover your nakedness, but I do so willingly.
Prime Minister – Nguyễn Xuân Phúc
This is your day… “Today if you will hear his voice, do not harden your heart.” “Today is the day of salvation.” Bumper crops will not save you. Public shouts of support will not save you. Nods from superiors will not save you. From the least likely comes a single name. If you utter this name without a spat, without doubting, you will be saved. It’s not difficult, but it is the most difficult thing you have ever done. You will lose name, standing, position, money, friends… so called; in short, it will cost you everything, but you will gain everything. It’s the best trade you can make, eclipsing even the marketplace trades that earned you renown amongst your your peers. There is not catch, no hidden charge, no reneging. You give Me your everything and I’ll give you my everything. Do it.