"China .. 5,000 yr history of cheating ..", Sen. Blackburn of TN
OUTRAGEOUS Insult To All Chinese Americans
On Dec. 3, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, TN, tweeted "China has a 5,000
year history of cheating and stealing. Some things will never change…”
80-20 learned about it 4 days later. The next day, we emailed and faxed Sen. Blackburn and called her office to confirm that they've received both. 3 days ago, we called her office to urge a reply and hinted that, without a reply, we'll go public and take further action.
GOING PUBLIC: Our Email/Fax to Sen. Blackburn
Dear Senator Blackburn: We write you as citizens of this great nation. We are not
connected with any foreign nations. We, the 5 million Chinese Americans, are
outraged that you insulted our country of origin by stating “China has a 5,000 year
history of cheating and stealing. Some things will never change …” Which respected
historian or history book did you quote from, or at least get the idea from? We’ll be
interested in knowing your reference.
If you made it up yourself, you have insulted not only the 5 million Chinese
Americans, but also the 1.45 billion people of Chinese origin on earth. The emotion
in our community is running extremely high. I've even heard wild talk about starting
a world-wide boycott of Tennessee exports, including Jack Daniels. Heaven forbid,
this kind of talk can also get China thinking about its imports from your great state of
TN which is composed of basic chemicals, chemical products, cars, agricultural
products and services.
Enraged as we are, we are for all Americans working together. If you made the
above statement in anger or in haste, please let me know that you are withdrawing
the above-referenced statement and apologize to the Chinese American community.
We are Board Members of by far the largest Asian American political organization.
We have an email list of 200,000, which can reach more than half a million Chinese
Americans to quickly smooth the emotion before it gets out of hand. That way, we can
all use our time and energy more productively.
S. B. Woo on behalf of the Boards of
80-20 Education Foundation, Inc. and
80-20 Asian American Empowerment PAC, Inc.
(My home address and phone included here) (All emphasis added)
PS: I was Lt. Governor of DE from 1985-89. I understand that as government officials, we need to make friends, rather than enemies, and certainly NOT get our constituents into trouble.
CALL TO ACTION
If we can't get Sen. Blackburn to withdraw her utterance: "China has a 5,000 year history of cheating and stealing. Some things will never change…", then you and I will be the biggest losers. Why? Your co-workers and neighbors, together with your children's teachers and classmates may gradually come to believe that we are cheaters and thieves. Remember that she said, "Some things will never change…" So join the action!
Here are the ways to contact her office, while giving your full name, City
(1) to call: 202-224-3344 (D.C.) - the most effective;
(2) to fax: 202-228-0566 (D.C.) - the next most effective; and
Don't write a composition. Send something short like the following. Of course, using your own words will be even more effective.
Sen. Blackburn: I & my family have been grievously hurt by your statement
emotionally & perhaps career-wise. Yet, I hesitate to advocate a boycott
against you & .... Please withdraw your statement & apologize to the 5
million Chinese Americans of this great country. My name is xxx, City, State.
Do your share NOW! I count on YOU. Please reply to me with DONE in the subject line. When I receive 500 "DONEs", hopefully TODAY, I will call her to reason as fellow Americans. Without satisfaction, we'll take more action.
We Really Need a World-Class Political Org. (WCPO)!
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S. B. Woo
President and a volunteer for the past 22 years
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization,