Thursday, May 23, 2013

Petition short of 100,000 & being SINGLED out

(A) Petition short of 100,000 & taken offline for now

   S. B. Woo apologized to 80-20's Boards that the petition for the Supreme Court to repudiate its Korematsu decision has not gone as expected. He admitted having misjudged the readiness of Asian Ams to support this EXTREMELY SIGNIFICANT campaign which would have greatly empowered the Asian Am community.

   He said, "If 100,000 people had supported that petition, Asian Ams will be much less likely to be singled out by our government for surveillance, detention and arrest during bad times. But things as they are, 80-20 has stopped its drive for additional signatures for now."

   Please READ ON to understand what S.B. Woo is talking about.

(B) Singled Out?

   3 cases against Chinese nationals and Chinese Americans have occurred in the last 2 months nationally.
3 N.Y.U. Scientists Accepted Bribes From China, U.S. Says 

Chinese scientist arrested for attempted research theft 

Chinese Scientist Arrested Fleeing US With Space Secrets

   In Delaware, where SB lives, in the last 5 years, 4 Chinese American employees or former employees of the Dupont company have been accused in 3 different cases for commercial "spying" and are under varying stages of investigation, trial and retribution.

   Remember the Wen Ho Lee case? Lee was accused of stealing the crown-jewels of our nuclear weapons system for China. He was in solitary confinement for 9 months. At the end? He was convicted of 1 of the 59 original indictments and the presiding judge issued a length apology to Lee. Lee received $1.6 million from the government and 5 news organizations as a settlement. Former Los Alamos Counterintelligence Chief Robert Vrooman stated that Lee was racially profiled, along with several other
Asian-Americans. Click on .

(A) & (B) are intimately related, because "singling out" is illegal. The reason that the government and/or corporations practiced it is/was because we are/were politically weak. We must get ourselves politically organized. The Koremastu Decision is the worst case of singling us out by ethnicity.

(C) Important Reminders

   Asian Americans owe PRIMARY allegiance to the USA. Those who are disloyal to America and/or to their employers for personal gains betray the entire Asian Am community, placing our future and our struggle for equality in jeopardy. We should help to stop such betrayals.

   At the same time, we must empower ourselves politically to protect ourselves. US history was and is full of examples of discrimination against people who have originated from Asia.

   Being politically apathetic is a BAD idea in this land of the free and home of the brave. 80-20 is only as strong as you are!

Respectfully yours,

S. B. Woo, a volunteer who will irreversibly RETIRE on 12/31/2016 

President, 80-20 National Asian Am PAC, Inc.

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