Be Very Alarmed. Most of You Have Not taken our warnings to heart yet.
TIME WAS: WWII & Internment of Japanese Americans
Japanese Ams were interned, but not German or Italian Ams. Indeed, Japanese Ams in Hawaii were not interned either. Why? Militarily, one'd think it should be the other way around. It was because Hawaii's economy would collapse if Japanese Ams were interned. Did that stink?
After the war, in 1983, a blue-ribbon Presidential Commission determined that the decision to incarcerate was based on
Wow, I was touched. Honest and judicious assessment of our nation's past mistakes, even when it was after the fact, makes America and Germany special. Has America learned the lesson?
TIME NOW: Is President Obama and his Justice Dept. Making the same mistake in peace time?
Two months after the Chen case was dropped, Professor Xianxing Xi, Chair of Physics Dept, Temple University, was handcuffed in front of his wife and two children for stealing our nation's secrets. Four months later, his case was also dropped. Indeed, the Department of justice (DOJ) grossly failed to perform "due diligence" because the "crown jewel" for the prosecution turned out to be the crown jewel for the defense.
You'd think that the government would be red-faced and apologizing profusely to the two victims and to the Chinese-American community. No. The government now seeks to FIRE Sherry Chen. Why? Perhaps to intimidate us. To show that it can RUIN THE LIFE OF ANY CHINESE AM who makes the "mistake" of visiting China or communicating with Chinese citizens. BE HIGHLY ALARMED!
Read two articles. First, NYT's "Chinese American cleared of spy charges now faces Firing". It portrays Ms. Sherry Chen as completely innocent. Her boss didn't even return a call from NYT's reporter. Afraid of questions?
Secondly, read also an article by George Koo, a highly respected AsAm who wrote in Asia Times: "Racial profiling of Chinese American scientists never ends".
Is DOJ Creating a Chilling Effect Violating Rights of Asian-Ams?
The definition of Chilling Effect: "The inhibition or discouragement of the legitimate exercise of natural and legal rights by the threat of legal sanction." It fits the situation faced by Chinese Ams perfectly. DOJ seems intent upon discouraging us from visiting China and/or interacting with the Chinese citizens.
God Helps Only Those who Help Themselves
Wake up, Chinese Americans. America is the land of the free and home of the brave. In a democracy like ours, if we are too timid to defend our rights, then we'll be minced meat.
Wake up, Asian Americans. This is strictly racism against Asian-Ams, not geopolitics of China versus other nations in Asia. Reflect on the words of Martin Niemoller:
"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me-and there was no one left to speak for me."
Under President Obama's watch, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, is the US government stepping back into the shameful acts of
Indeed, it is committing such acts in peace time. Shameful. Such acts weaken America!
Please FORWARD this to all American citizens.
S. B. Woo
President and a volunteer for the past 17 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.
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