In peace time, we, naturalized citizens, have our rights to care for & help people in our respective old countries. Remember these sacred words from our Declaration of Independence:
We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable; that all men are
created equal & independent, that from that equal creation they
derive rights inherent & inalienable, among which are the preserva-tion of life, & liberty, & the pursuit of happiness .... (emphasis added)
The Jewish-Ams and Irish-Ams certainly exercised those rights very prominently. NO scholar has ever accused them of being "under the influence". So don't let those "scholars" who are hyper-worked up by the politics of BIG POWER politics intimidate you and/or suppress our rights.
Go there with only one SINGLE purpose in mind - to defend our rights.
Don't get sucked into discussions of (1) right or left wing politics, (2) whether Big Power politics is the correct reading of the world, and (3) Our foreign policy. We have the rights to speak out on U.S. foreign policy. But let's focus on protecting our rights first. Don't debate the specifics at this point.
Simply ask: Do we as as citizens or naturalized citizens
(a) have the rights to care for & help people in our respective old countries in
(b) have the rights to advocate for the peaceful unification of China or the
independence of Taiwan? and
(c) have the rights to accept hospitality of the Chinese government to visit China? Why did so many politicians accept free travel to Israel and no one seemed to criticize them?
(d) Is Sec. 3 of the H.I report, entitled "The Chinese American community",
especially its footnote 20 regarding C-100 and George Koo, an attempt to
intimidate the Chinese Ams? Is there any legal basis to accuse them?
(e) Will authors of the H.I. report be revising the contents & apologizing to the
The Jewish community has always reacted very strongly to the least sign of anti-Semitism, because they know if it is not stopped early, then the racists will push further and further. They have been taught by the Holocaust experience,while we've been taught by the Internment of Japanese Americans in WWII and the earlier Chinese Exclusion Act.
SPEAK UP STRONGLY, but narrowly on one issue only -- our rights.
STOP the infringement on our rights NOW!
C-100 & Frank Wu Still Play Dead
After almost 3 months of having C-100's integrity publicly questioned, it is still silent. The "friendly dinner" that Frank Wu & some members of the H.I.group, attended many days ago, supposedly let to an agreement to keep the discussion private.Has C-100 a sense of responsibility to clarify the controversy with the Chinese-Am community? C-100 is not just embarrassing our community & its members, it is now humiliating itself. What a pity!
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S. B. Woo
President and a volunteer for the past 20 years
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization,
PS (1): There'll be a similar discussion on the same topic Feb.14 (Thursday)
at 4 pm at the Hoover Institution. Please go to that one too. Speak out STRONGLY!
PS (2): We grateful acknowledge a) Peter W. Chen of Demarest, NJ who upon completing his pledge of $3000/yr for 5 yrs has donated $5000/yr every year. How generous. b) Sui-Wah Chan, York-Peng Yao, & Cho-Yee To, all of Ann Arbor, MI, who co-signed a letter to thank EF for its service to the community and added a P. S. "Each one of us three shall donate $500/year to 80-20 for the next few years." c) Many others who sent in one-time donations of $100 to $200.