Like all communist states, totalitarianism was a common feature in the country’s political system, and a cult of personality developed around Hồ Chí Minh, aimed to maintain the population under mind control, and to create an almost sacramental image of the supreme political leader to the general public.
The current Vietnamese political agenda is very diligent in suppressing everything concerning Hồ Chí Minh’s romantic affairs with women. Exactly like the Nazi Party regarding Adolf Hitler, the Vietnamese communist party portrays Hồ Chí Minh as a chaste celibate, who had no time for personal matters, being inherently and completely committed to the nation, to the revolution, to the development of the country and the well-being of its people, unconditionally. He was portrayed as the ideal leader, a glorious and altruistic savior, destined to free his country from evil and misery. Unavoidably, a thoroughly mandatory adoration cult developed towards Hồ Chí Minh – a common feature in communist states –, and even his father is venerated throughout the country, having temples in his homage.
Unfortunately, his legacy was perpetrated in the Communist Party of Vietnam, that rules the country with a terrible and excruciating inflexibility, inherent to this political form of government. Forced to revere a mere human being, people living in communist countries are terribly dilacerated by their own government, that enslaves their people for the purpose of absolute control. And if we can attribute a legacy to Hồ Chí Minh, this is the only he truly deserves: his contribution for the enslavement of his own people, under his image. This is everything he has done for his people. An enforcement of a totalitarian governmental behavior, that has forbidden all legitimate forms of free expression, in favor of a dreadful slave mentality, where people live in constant fear, for the sake of maintaining their own lives.