Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Garden of Eden and Plato's Cave

The Garden of Eden was a first class bordello on the outskirts of Da Nang under the political protection of a South Vietnamese general. Madame Mimi Le Beau owned and operated this gynecological hay market. Sexual Salvation in the Far East with Terry and the Pirates. Fancy House frolics with Blondie and that Sweet Thang from Thailand with the far away eyes. Madame Mimi was an engaging French beauty left over from the French Colonial Period after Dien Bien Phu fell to the Communists. That sent the Frogs hightailing it back to Paris. Back then the entire region was called French Indochina. France colonized Vietnam in 1887. The Japs came along in 1940 and shot up the place. Then the Sons of Nippon collaborated with Marshal Petain and Vichy France against the Chinese. We won. They lost. Johnny came marching home. Next came Korea. Then Vietnam and the '68 Tet Offensive.

Garden of Eden and Plato's Cave is the saga of three boys from Knoxville, TN. I won't ruin the stories by revealing what happens, but you will find my style of writing is historically accurate and entertaining. This is more than a tale of war and adventure, love and heartbreak, suffering and sacrifice. It is the beginning of what Ayn Rand foretold sixty five years ago about today. Vietnam was a carte blanche expenditure of blood and American treasure. Nothing has changed!

Come with me now on our journey into yesteryear where one's fate hung in the balance of the lady wearing the blindfold, where boys became old overnight, and death waited in the shadows back among the trees.