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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Kicking Things Off

Finding Facebook posting inadequate and planning to never, ever, create a MySpace account, I've made a triumphant return to Blogging. I used to have a Xanga, even updating it everyday from Freshman to the middle of my Junior year of college. I've realized, that my life isn't incredibly exciting and furthermore, there's a lot I have to say about what's going on in the world. And my beliefs are constantly shaped by my experiences. So yada, yada, here I am with another blog to try and do that. Please comment if you like what you see or want me to write about something in particular.

Irony of the Day: "Bush Signs Bill to Preserve WWII Camps"
When I first read the article, I finally felt like Bush had done something right as a President. The National Park Service will administer a grant worth $38 million to preserve, research, and protect 10 internment camps where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II. It's about time legislation like this was passed. After more than 60 years, the U.S. Government will no longer ignore the tragedy of internment, but protect and understand it. Good. Now here's the kicker: 1) Bush announces the new legislation at the Indian Treaty room. 2) Democrats Mike Honda and Doris Matsui of California co-sponsored the bill. I wonder if this bill would have ever been drafted in the first place without their representation. 3) I still can't get over the fact that it was President Roosevelt (Dem) who interned Japanese Americans in WWII and it was President Reagan (Rep) who signed a redress bill for surviving Japanese Americans in 1988. So who's side should Japanese Americans be on?

Reflective of this question is the current controversy over the refusal of Lt. Ehren Watada to deploy to Iraq and the Japanese American Citizens League (JACLs) refusal to support him [this is a PDF]. But hey, perhaps the best thing out of the new internment preservation legislation is that I could have a potential job in the future.

That's the story for now. Stay tuned for sports tomorrow!

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Yay for another blog to keep up with.

As for Bush signing that bill, I do think that it reflects more on the liberal stance of the Democratic party today than it does on any of his political priorities or values. So sad as it was that the Democratic president allowed for the Japanese internment camps in the first place, the party had different values than it does now in the present, and I'm glad that the present party is amending for its past mistakes. If they keep this up, I have happy hopes for 2008.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Kicking Things Off

Finding Facebook posting inadequate and planning to never, ever, create a MySpace account, I've made a triumphant return to Blogging. I used to have a Xanga, even updating it everyday from Freshman to the middle of my Junior year of college. I've realized, that my life isn't incredibly exciting and furthermore, there's a lot I have to say about what's going on in the world. And my beliefs are constantly shaped by my experiences. So yada, yada, here I am with another blog to try and do that. Please comment if you like what you see or want me to write about something in particular.

Irony of the Day: "Bush Signs Bill to Preserve WWII Camps"
When I first read the article, I finally felt like Bush had done something right as a President. The National Park Service will administer a grant worth $38 million to preserve, research, and protect 10 internment camps where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II. It's about time legislation like this was passed. After more than 60 years, the U.S. Government will no longer ignore the tragedy of internment, but protect and understand it. Good. Now here's the kicker: 1) Bush announces the new legislation at the Indian Treaty room. 2) Democrats Mike Honda and Doris Matsui of California co-sponsored the bill. I wonder if this bill would have ever been drafted in the first place without their representation. 3) I still can't get over the fact that it was President Roosevelt (Dem) who interned Japanese Americans in WWII and it was President Reagan (Rep) who signed a redress bill for surviving Japanese Americans in 1988. So who's side should Japanese Americans be on?

Reflective of this question is the current controversy over the refusal of Lt. Ehren Watada to deploy to Iraq and the Japanese American Citizens League (JACLs) refusal to support him [this is a PDF]. But hey, perhaps the best thing out of the new internment preservation legislation is that I could have a potential job in the future.

That's the story for now. Stay tuned for sports tomorrow!

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Yay for another blog to keep up with.

As for Bush signing that bill, I do think that it reflects more on the liberal stance of the Democratic party today than it does on any of his political priorities or values. So sad as it was that the Democratic president allowed for the Japanese internment camps in the first place, the party had different values than it does now in the present, and I'm glad that the present party is amending for its past mistakes. If they keep this up, I have happy hopes for 2008.