Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What's Next, Concentration Camps?

Remember these? Either in books or in person:

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Well these propaganda even led to:

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And costing the U.S. more than $1.25 billion after Reagan signed H.R. 442 to law Public Law 100-383.
After that mess, you would assume the U.S. would learn from its stupidity, brought upon 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry by a Democratic President...Franklin D. Roosevelt. Especially when teabaggers are generally conservative. You know the cliche about assuming right? Look it up. Well then, you know it ain't true. How? Read the headlines:

Robbery or Hate Crime? Sacramento Cabbie Severely Beaten

Leading rabbi says Europe risks being 'overrun' by Islam

California mosque vandalized, Ground Zero mentioned

Reading these stories, you might think that Muslims or even Sikh would be in grave danger and the ONLY way to protect them is to deport the immigrants and roundup the U.S. citizens and put them in some camp for safety reasons. We can't tell who believes in the Muslims vs. Sikh vs. Christian religion, so round them all up. Put them in concentration camps, with barbed wires, and a .50 caliber machine gun pointed inwards. When you read of Nazis shaving a swastika in the head of a Native American who is mentally handicapped, Or when a mosque is torched because the FBI were idiotic to allow a person to build a bomb to blow up in Oregon, I think the ONLY way to protect these Asian and African Americans is to incarcerate them. 

Teabaggers scream about FEMA camps, they are adamantly against the government going against the will of the people, but it appears that they are more concerned about their own and not with someone whose skin is darker than theirs. If Jesus came to earth and said he was Jesus, the Teabaggers would crucify him because, he would have the same skin color as the guy in this photo

Jesus' skin color?


Jesus' skin color?
I just hope when teabaggers start using their guns and knives against darker-skinned people of ANY religion, we stand up and defend these human beings from these monsters.

Victim of Teabagging

First they were thrown off their lands. Then they were placed in concentration camps called reservations, so they built casinos and are trying to supplement their tribe. A model society? No not really. Especially when:

New Mexico man pleads not guilty in swastika case

 At first glance, your stomach churns. Racism. A New Mexico man (a Mexican?) pleads not guilty in Swastika case. A symbol of Nazi Germany. A symbol soldiers, including my dad's cousin died fighting against. Something that is not part of the U.S. fabric (but NOW socialist a country teabaggers detest because of socialized medicine) that was once a fascist nation. Why was an American white male be in possession of or associate with something even teabaggers themselves would deem unamerican? Here's why:

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Image: Man with swastika shaved in his head
Farmington Police Dept.  /  AP Police show a swastika shaved on the head of a 22-year-old mentally disabled Navajo man after an April 29, 2010 incident. Three men are accused of branding a swastika onto the victim's arm before shaving the symbol and using markers to scrawl messages and images on


Image: Swastika burned into man's arm
Farmington Police Dept.  /  AP
Three men are accused of branding a swastika onto a Navajo man.

The swastika is on the head of a mentally ill native American. This white male is likely to be a teabagger who want to kick the illegal aliens out, and are supporters of Jan Brewer and her ilk. This is the end-result of blind and stupid folks the republicans are recruiting so that they could fulfill Jude Wanniniski's Two Santa Claus Theory by using Malcolm X's By Any Means Necessary. Sad though, the act is terrorism, the suspects, if found guilty, will only receive five years in prison if convicted. Yet when Muslims are accused of allegedly attempting to committing a crime gets life. Do you see an imbalance in justice? I do. And it has everything to do with race...not crime.

I now know why tigers eat their young...too bad that Nazi was born.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Addendum to: Real American Hero: Homeland terrorism?

It seems that the FBI had foreknowledge of Mohamed Osman Mohamud two years ago (during the Bush administration) and the defense may use entrapment as a viable excuse, according to the Thom Hartmann Show. How so? The intent was there, and it take more than motive to prosecute someone. Let me explain:

I declare on my blog that I want to shoot Santa Claus as he's flying through the skies because the eight tiny reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder and Blitzen with the damn red-nose of Rudolph floods my room up on Christmas Eve, making impossible for me to sleep and the poop always leaves a mess on my driveway. So now that I made that comment, I am now under the radar of the FBI (If they start investigating me, I now know why the Republicans want to cut the federal budget) and because of that, I have the motive but not the intent.

Now, if I were to buy a rifle, with hundreds and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, the FBI CAN prove intent and I can be carted away. The ONLY time I can be arrested and convicted under a mere threat is if I make a threat to the President...and I am not stupid to do so. I am no teabagger. Therefore, the local law enforcement would come in, Mirandize me, handcuff me, send me to the local metropolitan detention center or county jail, appear before a state criminal or federal judge, the prosecution brings up the evidence: 664-187 P.C, or whatever the federal statute is and end up in state or federal  prison.

On the other hand, according to Hartmann, the FBI had to help Mohamed Osman Mohamud make the bomb by supplying the needed material and watch him or at least make sure that Mohamed Osman Mohamud's intent was to blow up the bomb and kill people in Oregon. Uh, I am NOT an attorney, and after hanging around with peace officers, the intent was already in place when Mohamed Osman Mohamud accepted the bomb-making material.

Therefore, was this showboating for the Obama administration to continue the Bush legacy to keep fear ongoing? Or because of the inept investigation of the FBI, and luckily they manage to stop Mohamed Osman Mohamud from fulfilling his deed? Who knows? But my suggestion? Go after the management. Clean house. Get rid of the pogues and make the FBI the best they can be. Not some butt-kissing yes men and women who answers to special interests and not the people. Oh and some teabagger probably tried to burn down the mosque Mohamud attended. And the FBI is speculating this to be a hate crime? To quote Mike Malloy:


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Real American Hero: Homeland terrorism?

When you are an antisemitic, you are likened to Hitler. When you are an anti-Christian, you are likened as a Satanist. When you commit an act of terror on a Mosque in Oregon, you are a patriot. Especially after Mohamed Osman Mohamud was arrested for trying to detonate a bomb at a Christmas tree-lighting...which would not have worked. From what I'm reading Mohamud may have been a six-pack short of a case. And he would not have had the opportunity to accomplish what he tried to do. The FBI knew for one year what he was planning and had also given him supplies that were relatively dud. His intent may have been to blow up the tree, but I have a feeling he may end up in a Thorazine dream...not the terrorists who decided that they had to seek vengeance on a church that had nothing to do with Mohamud's crazed plot. So why burn the church down? Can you say racism? I can. Proof?

On June 8, 1967, US Navy intelligence ship USS Liberty was suddenly and brutally attacked on the high seas in international waters by the air and naval forces of Israel. The Israeli forces attacked with full knowledge that this was an American ship and lied about it. Survivors have been forbidden for 40 years to tell their story under oath to the American public. The USS Liberty Memorial web site tells their story and is dedicated to the memory of the 34 brave men who died. (Ennes)
 So were Jews responsible for this? Uh no. Should any Temple or Rabbi be held responsible for this? Uh no.

The former was the inspiration for Timothy McVeigh; the latter includes his self-written eulogy. Together, they show how terrorist McVeigh choose the wrong administration - and terrorist Osama bin Laden, by luck of the draw, chose the right one - to harm American democracy.

The Turner Diaries is an apocalyptic novel that opens with a convenience store robbery and ends with an Armageddon-style worldwide holocaust leaving only white Anglo-Saxon Protestants standing. The government of the United States responds to a terrorist attack (the bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma) by cracking down on dissent, expanding the power of the Executive Branch, and shredding constitutional civil rights protections. White "patriots" respond by declaring war against the government that had once tried to take away their guns. Thus begins the cycle of violence that ends with the ultimate worldwide war, a vision straight out of the Book of Revelation.

But Tim McVeigh's expectation of a repressive federal reaction to his right-wing terrorism ran into a snag: Bill Clinton knew the difference between a rogue nation and a rogue criminal. (Hartmann)

 So do we go after the protestants and burn down churches? No. Why? Because Turner was a Christian extremist, and like the Muslims (according to people who hate Muslims) would do anything to get their agenda promoted. So why is it NOT OK to apply the same hatred upon Jews and Christians who kill and torture U.S. citizens? Can it be because it's wrong ? OF COURSE IT'S WRONG! And before you call me an antisemitic, know that the Jews in Europe respect and welcomed my uncles and all the Japanese Americans during and after the war when they helped liberate them when it was the Christians who treated my uncles and people like garbage? So I am NOT an antisemitic nor am I anti-christian. I may be an atheist or an agnostic, but none of the people who believes in a religion that promotes terrorism should be treated that way. Nor should the temple and its congregants in Oregon. Imagine atheist burning down YOUR church, YOUR temple because YOUR religion promoted or promotes terrorism?

Ennes, James. "USS Liberty Memorial." USS LibertyMemorial. James Ennes Jr., 2007. Web. 28 Nov
2010. < http://www.gtr5.com/ >

Hartmann, Thom. "The Crime Of The Century: A Never-
Ending "War Against Terrorism"." Thom Hartmann.
Thom Hartmann, 30, April, 2003. Web. 28 Nov
2010. < http://www.thomhartmann.net/articles/2003/04/crime-century-never-ending-war-against-terrorism >

U.S. Asking China for NoKo help?

Just like the Iran in the Straits of Hormuz, the U.S. and SoKo are practicing military maneuvers near NoKo. That can be be evidence that KJL (Kim Jong Il) is just a paranoid little freak or maybe SoKo wants to take over NoKo. Who knows? But one thing though:

U.S. lawmakers seek China's help with North Korea

 Why? Why would China be obliged to help the U.S.? Is it because:
"Unfortunately, China is not behaving as a responsible world power," Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said on CNN's "State of the Union."

"They could bring the North Korean economy to its knees if they wanted to. And I cannot believe that the Chinese should, in a mature fashion, not find it in their interest to restrain North Korea. So far, they are not."

China is not behaving like a world super power? So what will McCain introduce, trade embargo with China? Increase tariff? Boycott China? GO TO WAR WITH CHINA??? This is all showboating folks. McCain is talking tough but will not do anything to force China to be the puppet-master and control their puppet the NoKos. We stepped into this mess, we need to clean it up. If McCain were truly concerned, he would introduce legislation to end the trade barrier to NoKo. Feed the children, end all hostility NoKo and SoKo and tell China we do not need their help thank you and pull all corporations out of the China.

Kin Jung Il is a nut. But is he any any different than say John McCain? You tell me

Uniting North and South Korea...never

I saw a video about a guy visiting North Korea. It was disturbing to say the least. The intro to the video was a guy wanting to visit North Korea to do a documentary by way of South Korea. The closest he came to North Korea was the 38th parallel. When he arrived, he was ordered not to take pictures or point at the NoKo.The creator/host Shane Smith wanted to get to NoKo any way possible. So he finds out that he can do so by going to China and bribing the immigration to get a passport to NoKo. Then the journey begins.

The movie is divided into three parts:


(watch the movies first before continuing on)

And you get to see the oppression put upon the NoKo's to keep these people in check. It is so bad there that NoKo is in shambles, but the people in NoKo are so brainwashed by Kim Jong Il that everything he does, is the greatest thing since slice bread. But then you start thinking. Why do SoKo's who protest the U.S. involvement at the 38th end up in prison or tortured by the KCIA? Why are South Koreans treated like crap for protesting SoKo's and the U.S. involvement at the 38th? Probably because both NoKo and SoKo along with the U.S. and her allies and the corporations are making $$$ from this war machine? Let me explain

In the video,SoKo and NoKo are at a standstill. No one dare moves unexpectedly. Smith mentions that there are missiles and guns and all types of WMDs pointing straight at each other. It takes a lot of money to arm and replace the old artillery. Not just with the U.S. and SoKo but also from NoKo too. I mean unless there are CIA agents who sell the WMDs to the North, China is selling it to NoKo. And the money is coming from our trade with China. Therefore, China use NoKo as their proxy while we use SoKo as our proxy, sell both sides weapons and keep the military industrial complex spewing its hatred. Much to the chagrin of Dwight D. Eisenhower Iron Cross speech. We spend spend spend because of an evil person, a tyrant when it's more viable to invest in our commons and need not worry about Kim Jung Il. Nor have someone like Kim Jung Il in the first place.

But so long as we succumb to fear, hatred and racism, there will never be an end to war nor its evil. People will serve their country, die or get maimed while the military industrial complex flourish...at the expense of the lives of our soldiers, every man,woman and child as well as the Koreans in both North and South. So until we realize the truth, the bombing North Korea did...allegedly, may have been just a show of force to prop up the evil Asian bogeyman so that the cash will keep flowing and people die...from combat or from starvation.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Mein Influence

Influences. People are influenced by different things. A child sees a picture, and that same child ends up being an artist or photographer. A girl sees her teacher, and becomes a physicist while a little boy joins the Joffrey Ballet. Everyone is influenced by someone or something and it becomes a part of their life. Mine? My influence is Rush...the band. It all started in my bedroom at 16 years old (hey, get yer head outta the gutter), after my dad and I dropped off my sister at her dorm at UCLA. Back in 1982, we had albums and I went through my sister's roommate's collection. She had Ozzy, Night Ranger and all the pop hits. She then had Signals by Rush. I asked if I could borrow it and she said yes. I then took care of the album and placed it on my record player. Subdivision came blaring out. The keyboard was loud and powerful and I said WOW! I was totally blown away! I played the song over and over again that I learned the lyrics in one night. I then learned the rest. Then came Grace Under Pressure but instead of going forward I went backwards and went to the first album, I read the credit and saw a thank you to Donna Halpern. My crush was named Donna too, but she was Japanese American. Oh well. I then bought EVERY album and then went to Power Windows. That's when my life changed:

1. "The Big Money"   5:37
2. "Grand Designs"   5:06
3. "Manhattan Project"   5:07

I heard the Big Money and saw the video. I liked it. Then heard Grand Design. It was a great tune. Then I heard Manhattan Project. If you seen the video on my previous blog with Mike Malloy, then you know that I knew nothing about the Manhattan Project nor the Enola Gay. I thought it was a anagram for Alone Gay. A poor LGBTQ treated like crap and remaining in the closet. Boy was I wrong. I then found out what the Enola Gay was and my life changed. There are times I wished I didn't get into Rush. That the I stayed with the heavy metal bands, that I remained ignorant. But when my Asian American studies instructor schooled me about the Manhattan Project, I became mad. Mad that for 19 years of my life I was sheltered. Sheltered because of the past, the hatred, the evil done on my parents, family, people. That damned song opened my eyes and there was no putting the Jeanie back into the bottle.

The influence the band had on me was not the desire to learn to play drums as well as Neil Peart.

The influence the band had on me was not the desire to learn to play guitar as well as Alex Lifeson.

The influence the band had on me was not the desire to learn to play bass, keyboards or sing as well as Geddy Lee.

The influence the band had on me was and is to make this planet a better place to live. To make sure that no one, including the Asians from the Middle East go through what my family and my people went through. To make sure that Jews, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Wiccans, Satanists, Thelemite, humanists, atheists, agnostics all live in harmony. That no one experience the hatred, the violence the evil Neil penned in Power Windows. I couldn't care less if Neil or anyone from Rush sees or comments on this blog, but I would like to thank them for opening my eyes to a whole new perspective in life. I became a liberal because I have seen the violence and evil, and the band Rush kick started my desire to become a liberal. Now I cannot stop and will not stop, until one day, when people look back at this blog or at Rush's song and say:

Manhattan Project? Is that where poor people live in New York???

Friday, November 26, 2010

Sarah Palin Strikes (out) Again

i don't know if I should laugh or cry. But the idiocy that is Sarah Palin sure floors me. Sarah said: We need to support our North Korean allies...Huh?Is it because she's stupid, racist or made a simple mistake?

01) Stupid: She may have a double-digit I.Q. but the confirming it may be questionable. Lets say it's a goof. Lets say she has an I.Q. in the triple digit range and I don't mean 99.9.

02) Was the faux pas NOT a faux pas but racism?

Palin left college in Hawaii because Asians made her uncomfortable: ‘They were a minority type thing.’

 “Hawaii was a little too perfect,” Palin writes. “Perpetual sunshine isn’t necessarily conducive to serious academics for eighteen-year-old Alaska girls.” Perhaps not. But Palin’s father, Chuck Heath, gave a different account to Conroy and Walshe. According to him, the presence of so many Asians and Pacific Islanders made her uncomfortable: “They were a minority type thing and it wasn’t glamorous, so she came home.” In any case, Palin reports that she much preferred her last stop, the University of Idaho, “because it was much like Alaska yet still ‘Outside.’ ”

This has got to be one of the most racist comments around and she has no shame spewing it. I'm sure the Hawaiians didn't appreciate a haole on their island either.

But to top that all off. she wanted to be veep? And if John McCain croaked, she would be in charge? She is a racist moron and I am so glad she's running for president again.

Who I am

I am known as TimFromLA, liberal and Japanese American. My liberalism started after graduating high school because I barely graduated high school. According to my high school transcript, I graduated in 1984 (after attending summer school) with a 1.3 GPA. I was lousy at math (still am), English (and I'm blogging???) and forget about every other class minus P.E. I was a dummy or lazy..or was I? I don't know about you, but in elementary school, I did well as well as jr. high (middle school). But I got bored. Bored because I heard the same things over and over and over and over and over and over and over ad nauseum ad infinitum. What did I learn? Columbus discovered America (yup in the Caribbean), Pilgrims, the 13 colonies, Boston Tea Party's taxation without representation (wrong), the Wagon Train, slavery, WW1 and then WW2, then I had to go to the next grade up and start all over. For 12 years, I had to learn the same thing over and over and over again. Gets kind of boring. Until one day, I was watching my local PBS about Japanese Americans.

This caught my attention. Being 14 years old, I never heard of this. I never heard about the contributions the Japanese immigrants made. I never knew they had to work so hard to get where they are going. I never knew about the concentration camps. My parents knew about this but I never did. Why? I don't know why. Maybe they wanted to shelter us (older sister and younger brother) from the past and do well in school...which I never did. But why the push to do so well? In the Japanese culture, there is this word: Shikata ga nai (pron: She kah-tah-gah-nigh). or cannot be helped so we had to gaman (pron: gah-mahn) or endure. And this was accomplished by doing well in school. But why did I have to endure? To get that dream job? To get that job where I can raise a family? Have a home? And live happily ever after? Well yeah, but something else. What is it? To prove we are Americans,

As many of you know, more than 100,000 Americans and Japanese nationals were placed into concentration camps, because, we were considered enemy aliens. So to remove that stigma, we had to work that much harder. The model minority myth was then created. It was used to divide and conquer Asian with other minorities in the workplace, education and so on. Asian and Asian Americans were no smarter than anyone else, but our strive to be accepted was truly counterproductive. Does that mean Asians should give up? No, but it does tell us that we are as only as good as permitted. Permitted by our schools, work, government and so on.

But with all that, when I graduated high school or better adjective, released, I was released into the world, I went to work. I worked in a martial art supply store. My boss was cool and taught me about being Asian American (something that bothers me is the word Asian-American. The hyphen. When are we a compound adjective?). I called myself Oriental and he said that you are not an oriental because you're not to be stepped on. That made sense. I then attended college and

"Remembering Hiroshima" by TimFromLA - Part 1



"Remembering Hiroshima" by TimFromLA - Part 2


I then realized that we are not smarter than blacks or Hispanics. That the goals we strove for was an exercise in self-indulgence and to assimilate so that what happened to my father would not happen to us. Though the intention is noble, the way to go at it was wrong. We should not submit and assimilate, we need to be unique yet stand together collectively to create a salad bowl or as Rev Jesse Jackson says: a quilt and not a melting pot so that everyone can see our uniqueness to cover us and keep us warm. I like that