Friday, October 05, 2018

Anna May Wong to Constance Wu?

(Constance Wu)

(October 3, 2018) 10AM - The Hagfish McConnell more haggy than before - ornamented by a shiny well coiffed ornamental oriental - wife Elaine Chao goddess of a new white enterprise (ornaments for Summer) Crazy Rich Asians. About to come on view - here comes Constance Wu, the too old to know-nothing like five-year old Shirley Temple with a charming adult vocabulary she plays - Fresh Off the Boat - is Eddie Huang’s phrase? - wha’hap to David Henry Hwang’s F. O. B.? Season 5 of Fresh Off the Boat? - the new generation of Hollywood pets - remember Lucy Liu the ‘yellow beauty’ on the lawyer show whose glance leaves men shuddering. She has a new show on CBS now. Then there was Bai Ling as Michael Wincott’s evil sister in Brandon Lee’s last performance in the 1994 movie The Crow. And down down to an adult dumb as child actor five yr old Shirley Temple who talks like a big person. A long long long way down from Sessue Hayakawa coming back to Hollywood that had shit on him, to boost Anna May Wong to first billing and the first eye to eye lusty acting between electric yellows in 1930’s Daughter of the Dragon.

(Eddie Huang)

Why do Asian American scholars and movie makers and historians not ask why? Why, Hayakawa, a Jap, did what he did for a chink? Was he that anxious to press his Jap lips on her Chinese lillies that he agreed to return to the scene of his humiliation? Or was the anxiety in Anna May Wong’s Lips?

(Sessue Hayakawa and Anna May Wong)

The Bessie Loo’s deal with the devil of the movies MGM’s Irving Thalberg to play Chinese in the movie of Pearl Buck’s The Good Earth issued in 1937. From 1930 Sessue Hayakawa and Anna May Wong to 1968 Irene Tsu fighting off the lips of an uncredited yellow in the uniform of a North Viet officer, as Jack Soo’s kidnapped wife in the John Wayne directed movie The Green Berets.

Does Sessue Hayakawa’s lips ever seal a kiss with Anna May Wong’s luscious reds in Daughter of the Dragon? One must see the movie, a picture is worth a thousand words, says the paper in the fortune cookie.

Why do yellows tell the white man’s story of Yellow America, and none of their own Yellow stories of Yellows around the world to America? In 1999, does President Clinton have reasons other than the literary cultural anthropological accomplishments of Maxine Hong Kingston in creative writing in mind, when he awards her his President’s humanities medal? Does the President have Chinese-American advisers at the time of his decision? Advisors in Chinese literature? The Chinese know the Chinese lit Americans know/ Thanks to John Service of Wild Bill Donovan’s OSS/ But the Americans don’t know the White American lit out in the world of what is written.

The Japanese are right. The Chinese originality ran out with the Manchu Qing Dynasty in 1911. New ideas in the mold of Confucius brewed and wormed in Japanese soil where it grows into Japanese who knows what?

In America the Japs are taken over the self-contempt and dependence on inferior Yellows and express themselves in ornamental contentless consciously faceless art of nothing for 150 years. Our cowardly devotion to white racism is proved in our lack of art. Thanks for nothing FDR, Clinton, Obama, Trump and all the Yellow Ornaments.

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Frank Chin at the Nisei Naysayer Book Signing

"Having studied assiduously the archival materials on WRA camps and painstakingly compiled an impressive oral historical record of pertinent participants and observers, [Frank] Chin is arguably the most knowledgeable person on draft resistance mounted from behind barbed wire."

- James Matsumoto Omura, Nisei Naysayer: The Memoir of Militant Japanese American Journalist Jimmie Omura (edited by Arthur Hansen), p. 149.


The following pictures were taken at the Japanese American National Museum regarding the book launch of Nisei Naysayer (buy your copy straight from the publisher here; Amazon link here).  Enjoy:

(Scholar and historian Arthur A. Hansen's opening remarks)

[Frank Chin and Irene Kuromiya (wife of the late Yosh Kuromiya) embrace]

(Hansen has Frank take a bow before the audience)


(Frank during the Q&A. Who asked that question?!)

(Frank, Irene and Arthur shaking hands)

For your interest, check out the following books:

Buy Nisei Naysayer here or here.
Born in the USA: A Story of Japanese America, 1889-1947 by Frank Chin
The Big Aiiieeeee! (read Come All Ye Asian American Writers of the Real and of the Fake) by Frank Chin

Monday, August 20, 2018

Remember Chinatown?

TO:  THE STRANGER

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FROM: FRANK CHIN, XXXXXXX,

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STRANGER,

I’m asking you, a White man’s neighborhood paper to publish my Yellow scold, of my own Yellow people. Who seem to have forgotten the operatic sixties brought by the Chows. Ruby the obvious with her showpiece puffy high hair, the front of Ruby Chow’s Chinese Cuisine, and Ping Chow, the opera man, cooking in the kitchen.

Maybe the Yellows asked by a Stranger will tell you the truth of what’ what.

I ask you to ask Ambassador Gary Locke, former Gov of Washington if the children’s chant heroine was tattooed, as Maxine Hong Kingston asserts in THE WOMAN WARRIOR.

I want you to ask the Asian American Studies Dept at U W their reaction to Pres Clinton’s awarding Maxine Hong Kingston, his Humanities Medal, amd a years later, Pres Obama, gives her his Arts medal. Does Kingston deserve beging honored above the texts of Chinese lit?

I want you to talk to George Takei about his knowledge and experience with James Matsumoto Omura , a journalist born on Bainbridge Island.

Stanford U Press is releasing the first , and only book by Dr Arthur Hansen the White man, everybody trusts, on the life of James Omura, in his own words. James Omura who was made out as a dupe of Japs in camp to sabotague the JACL program of patriotic co-opeation with the gov. Meaning, kiss my JACL ass, you Jap you.


George Takei, is the only Japanese-American on the White air of American news in sight taling about the 10 wartime concentration camps for 10,000 Jap souls each. George though his ultra vocabulary silly powers manages to please all sides and rise superior as the Admiral he’s become in his world of tv and holiday comicon.

August 25, a Saturday at the Japanese American National Museum, taken over by the Japanese gov of Japan, with George Takei on the Board, hosts the release of NISEI NAYSAYER, at 2: pm.

Will the artists, not the people, but the artists of the people, show up?

COMIC BOOK CHARACTERS ARE THE LITERATURE OF THE RULING GENERATION OF YELLOW NEWS PEOPLE TALK OF THEIR TARGETS OR EXAMPLES IN TERMS OF BATMAN AND SUPERMAN, NOT SHAKESPEARE AND DOSTOYEVSKY. HAMLET WHO’S HAMLET, DO YOU LIKE, BECOMES WHO'S GOOD LOOKING AND PITIFUL, MARLON BRANDO OR JAMES DEAN OF THE DAY? TV SHOWS ARE WHAT MOVIES USED TO BE WHAT THE RADIO USED TO BE WHAT BOOKS USED TO BE.

CHARLIE CHAN IS A BELOVED HOLLYWOOD EMBARRASSMENT, TRYING TO MAKE GOOD AS WHITE NOSTALGIA FOR A TASTE OF WHITE MEN PLAYING EFFEMINATE CHINESE.

FOR AND FROM TV, PRODUCER , GENE RODDENBERRY, AND UCLA DRAMA STUDENT, GEORGE TAKEI, MR SULU WAS CREATED FOR THE DISCUSSION OF HUMAN ISSUES OF THE MOMENT AS COMIC BOOK METAPHORS. WHITES DOMINATE THE BLACKS BECOMES KIRK, CAPTAIN OF COMMUNITY SIZE SPACE SHIP, AND LT. UHURA. A BLACK IN SPACE SERVICE AS A CHARACTER METAPHOR. IN REAL LIFE ON TV, NICOLLE ….IS THE FIRST BLACK ON TV AS A STAR, OF STAR TREK. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING ASKED HER TO STAY ON “STAR TREK” AND SACRIFICE HER SHOWROM SINGING CAREER. GEORGE TAKEI, THE RACELESS MAN WHO TALKS LIKE THE. TIN MAN FROM THE MOVIE “THE WIZARD OF OZ”, BECOMES THE AFRICAN SOUNDING NAME “SULU” AND WALKS AS WELL AS TALKS LIKE THE TIN MAN FROM THE MOVIE, THE WIZARD OF OZ. GEORGE IS THE COLORED YELLOW RETOO PERFECTLY RACELESS , CULTURELES, ANONYMOUS SLAVE. YELLOW RETOOLED BY MAD DR SHOTARO FRANK MIYAMOTO’S SOCIOLOGICAL WHITE RACIST WIPEPOUT OF ALL ASIAN MEMORY REPLACED BY ADULATION OF YELLOW NEWSIES LIKE RICHARD LUI, OF MSNBC . IN THE 21ST CENTURY. GEORGE TAKEI TELLING THE HISTORY OF HOW HIS NAME BECOMES THE JAP WHO’S EVERYBODY AND EVERYTHING LOVED BY WHITE TV. NO AGE OF SESSUE HAYAKAWA & ANNA MAY WONG, NO “AND THE SOUL SHALL DANCE,” BY WAKAKO YAMAUCHI, DIRECTED BY MAKO, AND SET DESIGN AND PAINTING BY MAKO’S FATHER, THE FAUVRE PAINTER AND AUTHOR, TARO YASHIMA. AS THE DEFINITIVE NISEI ENTERTAINER, GEORGE TAKEI BRINGS HIMSELF, BUT NOT HIS PEOPLE, AS ACTORS CONRAD VEIDT AND PETER LORRE, WRITERS ERICH AMBLER, BERTOLT BRECHT, DIRECTORS FRITZ LANG, MAX REINHARDT WORKING TOGETHER TO DEFEND THE HUMANITY OF GERMAN CULTURE AGAINST THE ENFORCED MYTH OF THE NAZI FOURTH REICH OF GOERING’S 1935 NUREMBURG LAWS DEHUMANIZING JEWS AND GYPSIES.

GEORGE IS THE LONE SPANISH SPEAKING COLORED ENTERTAINER TALKING TO HIS FANS AGAINST THE WAR IN IRAQ. LT EHER’IN WATADA’S, STAND AGAINST ORDERS TO DEPLOY TO IRAQ FAILED TO ROUSE THE JAPANESE AMERICANS. THE MOVEMENT WATADA STIMULATED WAS AMONG VETS, WHITE AND BLACK. THE BLACKS WHO MADE THE DOCUMENTARY ON EHEREN WATADA , HAD NO JAPANESE COMMUNITY SUPPORT. NOT A JAP IN SIGHT. WHO SCARED THE JAPS SILENT AND OUT OF SIGHT?

HOLLYWOOD ORIENTALS COMPETING FOR APPEARING ORNAMENTAL TO THE WHITE MEN WHO KEEP HOLLYWOOD RUN BY WHITE MEN.

THE YELLOWS HAVE A LIT HISTORY THAT STARTS WRITING BEFORE THE WHITE MAN ARRIVES IN AMERICA AND CONTINUES INTO 18TH CENTURY, 19TH CENTURY WHITE, LIT THAT SUDDENLY TAKES CHARGE OF THE LANGUAGE AND LIT OF THEIR STUPID COLONY CONTROLLED BY WHITE GUNS.

THE WHITE MAN DOESN’T CARE. HE’S RELIGIOUSLY WHITE RACIST. I UNDERSTAND. WHAT I DON’T UNDERSTAND IS HOW PROUD THE YELLOWS – MY PEOPLE – HOW PROUD THEY ARE OF HATING THEMSELVES TO LITERARY LITERATE WELL READ EXTINCTION, GEORGE TAKEI BRAGGING ABOUT HIS OBLITERATION OF YELLOW STEREOTYPES BECOMES OBVIOUS TO ME, WHEN HE CLAIMS TO HAVE PLAYED FRED THE TOURIST GUIDE, ON STAGE. RANDALL DUK KIM CREATES THE ROLE OF FRED, ON STAGE, NOT GEORGE TAKEI. RANDALL DUK KIM REFUSES TO DO TV, AND THE PART GOES OUT TO OPEN CALL. GEORGE TAKEI REALLY WANTS THE PART. HE IMPRESSES WITH HIS AUDITION, AND HE’S A PAIN IN THE ASS STAR, WITH STORIES ABOUT HIMSELF, FROM THEN ON.

He is the Comicon universe as the only Asian in showbiz. He should be Hollywood’s 21st Century developmment of CHARLIE CHAN. THE ASSIMILATED YELLOW IS THE FIRST YELLOW TO PLAY CHARLIE CHAN.

JAMES BOND WILL BE PLAYED BY A BLACK, BEFORE HOLLYWOOD STOPS STINK EYE THE CHINESE, AND LAUGH FOR ALL TIME AT THE WADDLE AND GIGGLE.

WHY HAVEN’T ONE OF THE MANY YELLOWS MAKING MOVIES WITH SUBJECTIVE VIDEOGRAPHY, TAKEN THE ADVICE OF SUN TZU, AND USED THE STRATEGY OF CHARLIE CHAN AGAINST THE WHITES? A WHITE ACTOR WHO PLAYED, CHARLIE CHAN, AND THE STUPIDITY OF THE SCRIPTS AND DIRECTION DROVE HIM TO DRINK. AT THE END OF HIS CHARLIE CHAN, HE REALIZES, HIS CHAN WAS LIKE HAMLET, CHAN FASLIFIED HIS MOTHER, HIS FATHER, HIS SONS, HIS UNCLE, THE CHINESE RACE BRINGING DOWN CHINA METAPHORED AS DENMARK., IN A NARCISSIST’S SNIT. HAMLET MIGHT HAVE NOT KNOWN WHAT HE WAS DOING, BUT THE WHITE MAN WHO PLAYED CHARLIE CHAN KNOWS WHAT HE HAS DONE.

GEORGE TAKEI IS WRONG FOR CHARLIE CHAN, BUT RIGHT FOR THE LATEST NUMBERED SON.

THE ‘’’YELLOW CHARACTER WHO STARTS AND ENDS THE STORY, I LEAVE TO THE YELLOWS TO DECIDE THE SEX, THE HIRED DETECTIVE?


THE DOCTOR? THE INNOCENT BYSTANDER? THE VILLAIN MORE VILLANOUS?

SAY AN ASIAN-AMERICAN PUBLISHING CO WITH HEADQURATERS IN NEW YORK, PUTS UP THE MONEY TO DO ART HANSEN’S BOOK AS A DRAMATIC MOVIE? WHO ARE YOU GOING TO GET TO PLAY ISSEI AND NISEI OF THE 1930’S AND 40’S AMERICA? THE YELLOWS OF TODAY DON’T HAVE THE BALLS AND DON’T TO KNOW WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW OF THEIR GRANDFATHERS AND GRANDMOTHERS DAYTO DAY.

WHO ARE YOU GOING TO CAST IN THE ROLE OF JIMMIE OMURA?

IT’S BEEN A HARD ROAD, BUT THE JACL SELF CONTEMPT HAS FREED THE PEOPLE OF A PARIAH PAST. – THE PEOPLE ARE FREE OF SEVENTY FIVE EIGHTY YEARS OF HATING ONESELF BECAUSE THE WHITES TOLD MIKE MASAKOA OF THE JACL IT WAS THE PATRIOTIC, RIGHT AND CHISTIAN WHITE THING TO DO, YOU JAP YOU.

My shouting makes me feel good. I feel like I’ m saying the obvious, the truth, and the last word on a subject. “You have just proved you are a White racist.” All aftertalk is an excuse to avoid the fact that a Yellow who knows has just accused a White of being a White racist in front of White’s in charge. It’s up to the accused Whites to answer. Not us to swallow what we have just said as merely a personal opinion. I’m a writer, Betty’s a teacher, what we say in public is our public opinion backed by facts. I might like Three Kingdoms as a story. But when I teach it, I teach the content and discuss the style and how it works, the same way teachers teach the US Declaration of Independence, and the U.S. Constitution. “The government rules with the consent of people.” The gov does not have Yellow consent to make Maxine Hong Kingston’s WOMAN WARRIOR, official US literary cultural artistic policy.

I want to stimulate a real reaction from the artists to of my people, who feel what I feel with cheer and enthusiasm. I get it from the Indians from South Africa, who are organized, against the oppression of South Africa. I get a reaction from China who invites me to China with treachery shining in their smiling eyes. Who am I to say the Chinese gov are Walt Disney , not Chinese? I’m a Chinaman. My sense of China begins with the line . China, itself says it’s not the same old country in the new 19th century, and Chinese moral valiues’ and the culture goes through the 19th and 20th centuries and wrenching modernization, revision, reform and revolution , Walt Disney replaces the 12 animals of the Lunar Zodiac, with 12 Disney animal characters at the largest Disneyland in the world. 120 factories around Shanghai have stopped pouring stuff that turns the sky, other than Disney blue over Disneyland Shanghai. It is written by my people...

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NOON-SEATTLE -HING HAY PARK – A CHINATOWN FIDDLER PLAYS THE ER HU-PEOPLE SIT IN FLIMSY METAL CHAIR AT FLIMSY ROUND TABLES AND LISTEN –TOURISTS SNAP PIX – SMILE AND STARE AWHILE –THE FIDDLE IS NOT THE BEST –THE MUSIC NOT THE BEST BUT ANY WAILING SOUND TO RHYTHM TAKES THE MIND AWAY ON THIS HOT HOT SEATTLE DAY. I HAUL A CHAIR AND TABLE INTO THE SHADE-I DROP A DOLLAR INTO HIS ER HU CASE – SUDDENLY TOURISTS DROP DOLLARS AND TAKE A PIX. THE CHINESE MOVE THEIR TABLES INTO THE SHADE-THE PEOPLE ARE A CROWD – THEN TOURISTS COME UP TO ME AND ASK IF THE BUSH HOTEL WHICH HAS AN ENTRANCE ONTO HING HAY PARK, HAS RESTROOMS-THE BUSH LOOKS OPEN TO PEOPLE IN THE PARK, BUT ISN’T. THE JIG IS UP. I AM NOT A PARK RANGER IN CIVVIES. BUT SOMEHOW I BROUGHT THE PEOPLE TO SEE THE CHINATOWN FIDDLER AND MADE HIM A BUCK OR TWO OR THREE.

DONALD DUK’S CHINATOWN FRISCO HAD A CHINATOWN FIDDLER WHO REALLY PLAYED THE ER HU-MY SON SAM WANTED TO SEE THE CHINATOWN FIDDLER AS A FIVE OR SIX YEAR OLD-MY SON REMEMBERED A CHARACTER FROM MY NOVEL.

A CHINATOWN FIDDLER IN THE PAVILION AT HING HAY PARK, SCRAWLS A CATLIKE TEASING FEMININE VOICE INTO THE HEAT SMOOTH AND SOOTHING IF ONE SITS IN THE SHADE AND LISTENS. IT WOULD BE PERFECT IF THE BUSH HOTEL REPAINTED AND REPAIRED THE MURAL OF CHINATOWN’S RAILROAD HISTORY, AND OPENED THE HOTEL TO BATHROOMS, ALL AT THE BUSH HOTELS

EXPENSE. THE FIDDLER HAS A COUPLE OF FANS THAT SIT OFF THE SIDES OF THE PAVILION, AND COULD BE COP-LIKE PRESENCE I SEEM TO PROJECT. OR SIGNS WITH DIRECTIONS TO CONGENIAL RESTROOMS.

THE CHINESE END OF THE PARK WITH A FIDDLER ATTRACTS THE LOCALS WITH GRANDKIDS – AND TOURISTS – A LOCAL WATCHMAN IS ALL THAT’S NEEDED TO KEEP THE PEACE.

RUBY GOT CHIANG KAI SHEK TO GIVE THE PAVILLION TO SEATTLE RUBY SHOULD HAVE A SAY IN HOW THE PAVILLION AND THE CHINESE PORTION OF PARK IS RUN.

NO, I DON’T SEE TELLING CHILDREN’S STORIES IN THE PARK JUST YET. WHEN THE WHITE BONE DEMON, MRS MAO TSE TUNG, TOOK OVER REVOLUTIONARY ART, SHE CREATED THE CHOREOGRAPHY FOR UNIFORMED GIRLS DANCING WITH AK-47’S AND FALLING CAPPITALISTS WITH CLASSIC OPERA PERFORMERS, WHO HAVE DEFECTED TO THE USA, AND TAUGHT AND DEVELOPEDTHEIR ART TO THE CHINESE OF QUEENS, AND Historically, Beijing Opera had been a masculine art form and female roles were played by males, but after 1949, women began to emerge as performers. RUVY CHOW SCOLDS ME WITH THE OPERA HER BELOVED HUSBAND, PING’S MARRIAGE WITH THE OPERA AS HIS MODELFOR MORAL STRATEGY-BASED ON THE MANUALS OF HISTORY BY SUN TZU contrasted with WU CHI, AND COMMENTARIES by THE TIME IS NOW – TAIGUNG, CHO CHO – AND OF COURSE, CONFUCIUS.

EVERY ONE, AND ALL WRITING ON CHINESE HISTORY BEGINS WITHVERIFICATION OF SIMA CHEN’S JOURNALISTS TECHNQUES TO WRITE “SHUCHING (BOOK OF HISTORY).

SOONG CHING LING WRITES OF AN ALL WOMAN OPERA COMPANY OF HAINAN , AN ISLAND LIKENED, SOUTH OF KWANGTUNG, WITH BEACHES AND CLIMATE LIKENED TO HAWII. ALL THE MEN ARE GONE TO FIGHT THE JAPANESE IN THE EARLY 1930’S. OPERA IS A FOLK FORM OF CONSUMING AND DIGESTING THE GROWELS AND GRUNTS CLOSER TO THE TRUTH. MEANTIME SIMA CHEN WRITES THE WITNESS ACCOUNTS OF THE WHO, WHAT, WHERE, AND HOW , FACT BY FACT EVER CLOSER TO THE TIME OFCHINESE CONTROL OF THE WRITTEN WORD GOES GIDDY AFTER THE MONGOLS ARE OUT AND THE MING IS IN.

SIMA CHEN SUFFERS THE HUMILIATION OF HAVING HIS BALLS SMASHED TO MUSH BY THE CLAPPING OF IMPERIAL ROCKS, TO WRITE HIS HISTORY

AS HIS EVIDENCE SAYS, AND NOT THE EMPEROR. WE, THE CHILDREN OFTHE MAN WHO STAKED HIS UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT’S WHAT ON MAN’S WORDS REACHING FOR THE EFFECT OF FACT.

WE THE ARTISTS , ARTISANS, CRAZIES AND CRIMINALS OF OUR PEOPLE , WHO WON’T OR CAN’T (FOR SOME PHONEY REASON) GIVE UP , JUST GIVEUP. SAY YOU’RE SOMETHING ELSE.

FUCKASS NO! THE 108 CHINESE WHO FIGHT FOR THE MAN THAT RULES THE CHINA OF THE 108 OUTLAWS OF LIANGSHAN MARSH, WHERE THE YELLOW RIVER SLOWS AND STOPS BUT STILL MAKES ITS YELLOW WAY TO THE SEA, UNTIL HIS ARCHER PRESENTS HIM WITH GEESE HE SHOT TOCHEER SONNG GONG, BUT THE MAN WHO SHOULD RULE CHINA SAYS, “WHEN YOU SHOOT DOWN ONE OF THESE NOBLE BIRDS, YOU SHOOT DOWN ONE OF US.” FOLLOWED BY NG BROTHERS, ASKING SOONG GONG’SPERMISSION TO LEAVE THE BAND. THEY WILL FIGHT FOR HIM, BUT NOTFOR ANY ACCOMODATION OF THE EMPEROR.

THE NGS GIVE THE ARTIST, THE ARTISANS, THE CRAZES AND CRIMINALSINSISTANCE OF THEIR CHINA BEING IDENTIFIED IN THE SIMPLE CONFUCIAN CIV AND THE STRATEGY FOR ESTABLISHING AND KEEPING CIVIL AND MILITARY INTEGRITY.

Qi Shu Fang JUMPED SHIP WITH HER HUSBAND AND OLD OPERA HISTORY IN HER VEINS. I’D LIKE TO START AT THE BEGINNING WITH PEOPLE WHO LOVE THE OPERA, AND THE PEOPLE WHOVALUE THE OPERA, THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IT – CARIDAD AMARIN, THE CUBAN STEPDAUGHTER OF HER OPERA TEACHER, IN HER 80’S TAKING HER OPERAS HOME TO HER STEPFATHER’S CHINA, THANKS TO U OF KANSAS PROF EMERITUS, POK CHILAU, AND QI’S COMPANY, STILL MEETING IN A MEET OF THE PEOPLE WHO STUDY IT.

FOR ME, I’D LIKE TO LEARN THE DRUMMING OF THE BANDLEADER -I MIGHT LISTEN BACK TO THE MARKED DAUGHTER OF LEONG SHING POR, THE OPERA STAR RUBY MOST ADMIRED AS “THE CHINESE BOB HOPE” WALKING UP TO THE DEAF BANDLEADER WEARING TWO HEARING AIDS, ANDSAYING BY HER OPERATC PRESENCE, WHAT PING CHOW WAS WHISPERING FROM THE STAGE, “YOU’RE OUT OF RHYTHM!”

Qi Shu Fang was central in that movement. During the Cultural Revolution, at age 18 she was picked by Madame Jiang Qing, Chairman Mao's wife, to play the female lead in one of the eight national "model operas." Overnight, she became a sensation throughout China.

Qi Shu Fang won first prize in a competition for rising actors, then garnered praise fromthe master female impersonator Mei Lan-Fang for her performance in Fighting Thrice Against Chang Yeuh Wo. Her performance in the Flaming Phoenix won acclaim at Hamburg's International Drama Festival, and she is a favorite performer in Japan.

THAT SHE COULD CREATE NEW MOVES FOR NEW PURPOSES ON ORDERS FROM JIANG QING, SAYS NEW STORIES CAN BE TOLD WITH OLD CHARACTERS TAKING TO NEW GROUNDS. SHE HAS APPEARED AT INSTRUCTIONAL WORKSHOPS BEFORE THE SCHOOLS OF NEW YORK. SHE AND HER COMPANY THIRST TO EDUCATE THEIR HISTORY. THEY MUST TEACH!

RUBY CHOW AND PING CHOW MUST LEARN AND LEARN.

THE FULL REPETOIRE OF THE BAND LEADER – DRUM AND GONG MASTER  - (MASCULINE-MILITARY-THE HEARTBEAT -) STRINGS – FEMININE – THE VOICE OF THE HEART-SHARED –OLD SEEDS – NEW GROUND.

WHEN THE LION TEAM IS A PART OF CHINATOWN AND UNDERSTANDS THE MUSIC AND THE DRUM ON SATURDAY MORNINGS-OR CHILDREN’S DAY SO WHAT CHILDREN’S DAY IS CHINESE.

IN DR. KYO KOIKE’S DAY, THE LUNAR DAY IS THE SAME DAY AS JAPANESE BOY’S DAY. DR. KYO KOIKI WOULD CHANGE FROM BOYS DAY (MARTIAL) AND GIRLS DAY (SUBSERVIENTS) ON ANOTHER DAY, TO CHILDREN’S DAY WITHOUT THE UNI-SEX MEANINGS IMPOSED BY STUPID WHITE PHILOSPHY. MUCH LESS THE JAP VS CHINK QUARRALS OVER THE INEVITABLE MEETINGS OVER A YELLOW BRIDE OF THE OTHER YELLOW KNOWN BY WHITES TO HATE EACH OTHER LIKE FIGHTING COCKS. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TWO SETS OF MIDWIVES SHOW UP TO DELIVER THE BABY OF A CHINESE LADY MARRIED (DON’T ASK) TO JAPANESE OF THE EARTH IN, SAY 1914 .

INSTEAD OF SOLOMON, TRICKING LOVE (HIS JUDGEMENT) TWO WOMEN CLAIMING MOTHERHOOD OVER A NEWBORN BABY, SEATTLE HAS JAPANESE AND CHINESE GIVEN THEIR PEOPLES RIGHTS TO DELIVER ONE OF THEIR PEOPLE’S BABIES. WHO CLAIMS A VICTORY IN SUCH MEETS OF EERYBODY’S RIGHT?

ONLY IN SEATTLE.

DR. KYO KOIKE HAS A VISION OF OLD SEEDS PLANTED IN NEW SOIL HE MEDICAL DOCS WHERE DOCS WHO TOUCH YELLOWS ARE OUTLAWED, HE WRITES, HE PHOTOGRAPHS, HE ARGUES IN MAGAZINES AND 20TH CENTURY ART SOCIETIES. THE OLD IDEAS OF WHAT’S WHAT’. OLD, LIKE OLD COUNTY COOKING TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FACED WITH NEW INGREDIENTS WITH. NEW ANIMALS, PLANTS, FISH AND FOWL, COOKS AND CREATES FOODS THAT NEVER EXISTED BEFORE CHINESE AMERICA MADE CHOP SUEY, LEFTOVERS IN CHINESE, A FOOD, FOR WHITE TASTES, AND FORTUNE COOKIES A FOOD MADE FOR WHITE TASTES, OR THE “AMERICAN FOOD” OF AMERICAN AND CHINESE FOOD RESTAURANTS. THERE IS JOE JUNG’S FRIED CHICKEN, IN SAN FRANCISCO, AND PLACES AROUND TOWN WHERE, WHAT THE HELL IS THAT SIZZLES LUSCOUSLY, DRAWS TERRIFIED EYES OUT AND DROOL INTO THE MOUTH.

THEN THERE’S THE FOOD COOKED BY CHINESE DISHWASHER – THE TONGMAN – FOR THE CHINESE HELP, AFTER THE SHOP CLOSES FOR THE DAY. THE OWNER OR THE AUTHORITY OF THE PLACE, IN THIS CASE, MY MOTHER, ALWAYS TAKES SUPPER WITH THE HELP. SHE HAS ME SERVE AS THE DISHWASHER’S ASST. TILL HE PUTS HIS APRON IN THE LAUNDRYBAG, AND HANGS A FRESH APRON ON A HOOK IN THE POTATO STORE ROOM, WHERE HE SMOKED HIS BAMBOO WATERPIPE, SPENT AN HOUR WITH CHINESE GIRLIE MAGS. THIS WAS THE TELEPHONE BOOTH WHERE THE DISHWASHER TRANSFORMS INTO THE HATCHETMAN HE WAS, AND TASTEFULLY STAYS THERE.

HOW DO I KNOW THE DISHWASHER IS A RETIRED TONGMAN? YEARS LATER I LEARN OF A TONGMAN’S DIGNITY. WHATEVER THAT IS EXACTLY? HE ASKS MY MOTHER’S PERMISSION TO HAVE ME TOUCH HIM, BEAT HIS BONES, DUP GWUT. LIFTING BASKETS OF DISHES IN AND OUT OF THE WASHER WEARS OUT HIS BACK. HE HAS A WAY OF ASSURING HER HE’S A MAN OF DIGNITY.

A LOT A BIG LOT OF YELLOW NEWS HAS NOT BEEN BROKEN ON THE WHITE MEDIA DAILIES ON THE AIR, IN PRINT, AND NOT BEEN COUNTED IN WHITE HISTORY OF WHITES WIPING OUT MALE ORIENTED YELLOW CULTURE, TREATED THEM FOR GENERATIONS OF “ACCULTURATION” AND BLANKED NOSTALGIA AND MEMORY OF THE OLD, AND CLEANED A SLATE FOR PURE 100% WHITE AMERICAN THINKING, THAT’S PROVED BY WHAT ONE DOESN’T KNOW.

ALL NEWS, ALL HISTORY IS SUMMED UP IN CHARLIE CHAN / FU MANCHU RIOTOUSLY OVERPLAYED FOR WHITES, BY WHITE ACTORS WARNER OLAND AND BORIS KARLOFF TO SIGNAL WHITES SEE YELLOWS AS A CARTOONS -GEORGE TAKEI DEPENDS ON HIS TV CHARACTER AND HIS ODD INSISTENCE ON A PERSONAL FUED WITH WILLIAM SHATNER. WILLIAM SHATNER FAMOUS FOR HIS LOVE OF HIS CLOSEUP OVER YOURS, GEORGE TAKEI LEADS THE CREW OF THE STARSHIP ENTERPRISE, TO REVOLT AGAINST CAPT KIRK.

“WHO’S BRAD?” WILLIAM SHATNER, THE LOVABLE TV ASSHOLE ASKS FROM THE PRESENT. GEORGE IS PRODUCING AN EXTENDED CARTOON VERSION OF STAR TREK, WITH HIS HUSBAND BRAD SMILING, FROM THE REAL WORLD AND GIVING THE SPOCK HANDSIGN FOR PEACE AND PROSPERITY. IS REAL BRAD IN THE CARTOON OF STAR TREK?

GEORGE TAKEI STEALING THE HANDSIGN FROM LEONARD NIMOY SPLITS THE FANS OF STAR TREK.

GEORGE TAKEI’S FANS ARE SUMMERTIME VACATION FANTACISTS FROM THE FESTIVALS OF COMIC BOOK FUCK ALL, HOLIDAY. THE MOOD OF THE MARDIS GRAS AROUND THE WORLD. FANTASY AND FUN BEFORE THE SEASON OF ISOLATION, CONTEMPLATION, GUILT.

I CAN’T MAKE THE WALK UP THE PANAMA. I TAKE A SEAT IN HING HAY PARK TO CONTEMPLATE IN THE BEATING HEAT OF A SUMMER MORNING. THE PARK HAS A FILIPINO END, BUILT ON THE TEARDOWN OF THE POST OFFICE, AND THE CHINESE END.

THE LOUD OBJECTION TO THE YIN/YANG CIRCLE WITH DOTS, BEING THE SYMBOL OF THE PARK, BECAUSE THE SYMBOL IS CHINESE, AND NOT INCLUSIVE. HOT DAY. THE MOVE OF THE SUN MOVES ME TO CHASE THE SHADE. THE YIN IS YOU, AND THE YANG IS ME, AND THE DOTS ARE BABIES, MAKES THREE. ERR, FOUR. THE SYMBOL IS TAOIST. THE TAO IS NOT A RELIGION, BUT A WAY OF THINKING. THE TAO IS THE ROAD. THE YIN/ YANG IS THE FLAG OF KOREA. THE HISTORY OF ASIA IS WRITTEN AND DRAWN AS ONE WORD BECOMING MORE KOREAN, MORE JAPANESE, MORE AMERICAN. AS THE CHINESE ADAPTS TO AMERICA, THE AMERICAN IS FREE TO CHINESE AS HE PLEASES, BECAUSE THE U.S. CONSTITUTION TELLS HIM SO. THE YIN/ YANG SYMBOL IS THE GOLDEN DRAGON LEAPING FOR AND GOLDEN PHOENIX PLUNGING TOWARD THE DRAGON, WITH THE CIRCULER CHARACTER FOR WEDDING BETWEEN THEM. ON THE BACKWALL OF SERIOUS RESTAURANT. THE DRAGON AND PHOENIX ON THE BACKWALL OF OCEAN CITY IS GORGEOUS WHEN VIEWED OVER A HUGE ROOM FULL OF FAMILIES MUNCHING AT TABLES SET WITH A SMALL DISH OF RED CHILI KETCHUP AND BLACK HOISIN OR YELLOW MUSTARD., TO USE AS A DIP. SYMBOLIC ENACTMENTS OF THE YIN/YANG IN FOOD AND PICTURE IS WORTH WORDS.

AN OLD MAN SITS IN THE COOL MARBLE PAVILION CHIANG KAI SHEK GAVE TO RUBY CHOW, AND RUBY BUILT HING HAY PARK FOR KIDS. THERE ARE A SPLURGE OF KIDS IN HER DAY. THE OLD MAN UNPACKS A BEAT UP CHINESE FIDDLE, AN ER HU. OUT OF A WOODEN CASE WITH CUSHIONED COMPARTMENTS.

WITHOUT A SOUND FROM HIS FIDDLE, HE GATHERS A CROWD OF THREE, MOVING HOT CHAIRS INTO THE SHADE.

CAN A DANCING LION FALL IN LOVE WITH AN ER HU AND NOT A DRUM? DOES SEATTLE HAVE LIONS WITH MALE HORNS TOPPING THEIR MALE HEADS, AND FEMALE BIRDS TOPPING THE HEADS OF FEMALE DANCING LIONS? CAN THEY DANCE A LIONESQUE TAKE ON

MEATLOAF’S “PARDISE BY A DASHBOARD LIGHT?” -AN AMERICAN TAKE ON THE LION AND LOVE AND MUSIC-FOR KIDS THAT ENDS WITH THE BIRTH OF LITTLE LION “BORN IN AMERICA –MAY SANG –ON A SATURDAY. PUT A TIME LIMIT ON THE PRESENTATIONS , SAY TWENTY MIN – AND MAKE THE STORY, A COMPETITION -BETWEEN THREE KUNG FU SCHOOLS

IF YOU HAVE THE LION DANCE WITH IT’S SHADOWS THROWN HIGH AGAINST THE THREE STORY HIGH BRICK WALL , BY ELECTRIC FIRE CRACKERS WOULD BE SENSATIONAL, ADD FIGHTING DRAGONS AND ELECTRIC FIRECRACKERS AGAINST THE BRICK WALL BEHIND CHONG WA.

YOU HAVE THE SEASON OF THE LION AT NEW YEARS – THE LION VISITS SHOPS AND COLLECTS DONATIONS THE LIONS OF CHINATOWN CAN BE A COMMUNITY DRAW AND TOURIST ATTRACTION.

BUT THE CHINATOWN THAT KNOWST THE ART I’M TALKING ABOUT, HAVE THE WHITE ENFORCED REASON OF WHITE TV AND NEWSPAPER NEWS NOT TO KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT.

HEY, STRANGER. I NEED A FRIENDLY EAR.

STRANGER: I’M NOBODY’S FRIEND.

A FAKE FRIEND WILL DO.

STRANGER: TALK AWAY, FRIEND.

OLD TIMER: Pho Hua – clean-run by a family for Vietnam-kid playing games on a handphone – I make a face and he hides behind the decorative barrier hiding the restrooms. He makes a sound and hides under the table. I ask, “What do hear? A cow? A chicken?” He moos. He buck bucks. “What did I hear? A pigeon? A worm? Maybe a squirrel?” His mother comes out of the kitchen to police the scene, The dad comes out to listen and tell the boy to calm down. I never touch the kid. I enjoy my noodles. He walks by and give a slight fist to my upper arm. The parents seem to enjoy the scene. I pay up and I realize the kids been calling me “grandpa.” They all say bye to grandpa.

THE STRANGER: Really?

OLD TIMER: Seattle Chinatown has kids ripe for live storytelling.

THE STRANGER: : RIPE FOR STORYELLING?

OLD TIMER: ‘In Frisco in the fiftes and 60’s there was Dr, Mah Ton and his ugy dog costumed to be the animal of the year, and Dancing Blind, who waves a blindman’s white cane with a red tip and shouts “Get out of the way!” in Cantonese. At night the Chinatown Fiddler appear on the steps of the symbol of the bank that projected the singing of the fiddle into the narrow Grant Street, I’m ashamed to admit it, but I crave a steak. But I can’t eat a whole juiceys sizzling tempting steak. I crave uni, but only the snobby high class place has uni.

I wish Betty would give up what we were taught to say when teacher teaches Cinderella. “Chinese invented Cinderella, and the French copied.” The French jump to defend Cinderella coming from fireplace “cinders” being cleaned by a lowdown “ella.” Betty ends the argument with a bandage. We’re just like you, White man.

She could have pushed a little harder, with, North Korea , has turned Confucius’s five virtures into five variations of Cinderella before the Chinese. Chunyang, A woman shows loyalty to the prince that fell in love and married her, and in the end rescues and rewards her loyalty with love, Shim Chang, a woman shows filial piety by paying the price of her life to make her blind father see the sunshine, after unspeakable suffering the sympathic Sea God rescues her, a Prince falls in love, and invites every blind man in his kingdom. The father comes is struck with sight, recognizes his daughter and is adopted by the Prince. The other three virtues are likewise emphasizing the courage, the discipline Confucius says are qualities of animals.

In the Chinese THE WATER MARGIN, soong Gong leads the 108 outlws he’s tranined and ogranized, away from a humiliating defeat. The Archer seeks to please his leader with a brace of ducks, Soong Gong tells the Archer he’s killed the bird of five virtues. “If a duck falls behind, all the ducks slow keeping in the flight, that is discipline.” It’s beautiful speech. “When you bring down one of these noble birds you bring down one of us.” The Archer thanks his boss for the dressing down.

I thought artists, longtime Collieforn all over the latter day West in the United States. Come with us as we hear the thundering hooobeats the great horse Silver. The Lone Ranger rides again. “Hi Yo Silver, awayy.” Into our childhoods. The Lone Ranger. The 108 Outlaws of the Marsh. The Japanese hero Yoshitsune from the first first historical romance invented by Lady Murasaki, THE TALE OF GENJI, that opens with a warning precis of the Chinese Yang Kuei Fei seduction of Tang Emperor Huizang, the fall of the Tang (for fifteen years of Madame Wu’s interruregnum). A warning of womans beauty turning men’s heads again and again in THE TALE OF GENJI, that gives the world Yoshitsune angelic samurai and his brother moved to plot for power on the advice of his warrior wife and more power Yoshizume. Angelic Yoshitsune has a bride of the woods. They meet playing the flute and discover they harmonize. Confucius talked of harmonizing all sorts of noisemaking things.

Li Po walked along the shores of the Dismal River , the river swept clear of monster beasts by How Yur.

THE STRANGER: LI PO. The drunken Poet?

HE OFFENDS THE TANG EMPEROR’S FAVORITE CONCUBINE, THE THE EMPEROR SENDS HIM TO HUNAN – THE HELL ON EARTH, of the Empire. Li Po drinks and walks the villages along the Dismal river, the Archer left behind by Serng Ngo, the Moon Goddess, The doomed to die a mortal, works his way to Dongting Lake where he killed flying fish that had a season of human babies, and lakemonsters unimaginable today.

There’s a long handroll painting of the sound of bell resonating the length of the river to the becoming of silence.

THE STRANGER: : A PAINTING LONGER THAN THE TONE OF A BELL?

OLD TIMER: SOUNDS CRAZY DOESN’T IT?

ROGER GRANDSON-TO PANAMA HOTEL-GET GRANDPA –HE’S IN HIS ROOM WAITING FOR HIS BRIDE – “ROGER, I’M WAITING FOR YOUR GRANDMOTHER TOKU.”

A SIMILAR WRAP AND WARP OF TIME OCCURS IN THE WU CHENG EN ADDENDUM TO THE CHAPTERS OF MONKEY, WHERE MONKEY BECOMES THE KING OF ALL HELL OF ALL TIME .

THE STRANGER: : THE SAME MONKEY AS MONKEY THE MISHIEF MAKER?

OLDER TIMER: THE SAME MONKEY AS THE MONKEY WHO TAKES MONKEY’S JOURNEY TO THE WEST , OCCURS IN THE TANG (618-907) THE ANARCHIST MONKEY, TAKES CHARGE OF HELL, AND CALLS THE TREACHEROUS PRIME MINISTER OF THE SOUTHERN SONG , FROM A T’IME THAT HASN’T HAPPENED YET (1127-1279). MONKEY SUMMONS THE GHOST OF YUE FEI , TO TEA AND TIDBITS, WHILE ENJOYING THE ENDLESS TORTURE OF THE PRIME MINISTER WHO WILL STARVE AND AND MURDER YUE FEI .

YUE FEI , UNIFIED THE _3 KINGDOMS (OATHS-DEDICATION OF EXTRA ORDINARY MEN, WHO RECOGNIZE THEIR KINSHIP ON SIGHT OF EACH OTHER . IT’S CONFUCIUS VISION OF FAMILY DRAMATIZED – OPERA – THEN THE SECOND NOVEL. -INTO THE TRIAD OF EARTH-MAN –HEAVEN ) THE WATER MARG’IN (OATHS DEVELOP INTO ALLIANCES – OR UNIONS AND GUILDS OF PROFESSIONS (36 – HEAVENLY SPIRITS) AND TRADES (72 -EARTHLY FIENDS) THE 108 LOOK ON “THE TIMELY RAIN” AS THE MAN WHO WAS GOOD AT EVERYTHING BUT WAS NOT JEALOUS OF ANYONE MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE OR TALENTED THAN SOONG GONG. SOONG GONG, IS THE MAN WITH THE MORAL CHARISMA OR MORAL SENSE TO COMMAND THE TRUST OF THOSE WHO TRUST HIM. THE PROOF OF THAT IS FAMILY PRINCESS IN LOVE WITH STUMPY TIGER WHO’S SKILL IS THROWING STONES FROM FOOT OR HORSEBACK WITH DEADLY ACCURACY, WHO LOVES THE PRINCESS. THEY GO TO SOONG GONG TO BLESS THEIR WEDDING. THAT’S THE FLAW IN HIS CHARACTER THAT PREVENTS HIM FROM ACCEPTING APPOINTMENT BY ACCLAMATION OF THE RIGHTEOUSLY WRONGED , EMPEROR -THE MORAL, CIVIL, & MILITARY RULER OF AREAS AROUND “THE WATER MARGIN” AND LATER, THE NG


BROTHERS TELL SOONG GONG, THEY FOUGHT FOR THE MAN, AND IMPERIAL AMNESTY IS COWPLOP. DO THEY HAVE PERMISSION TO LEAVE THE BAND?

SOONG GONG IS DISAPPOINTED TO LEARN THAT HIS FOLLOWERS AMONG THE 36STARS OF HEAVENLY SPIRITS & 72 STARS OF EARTHLY FIENDS – FOLLOW THE MAN NOT THE MAN’S CAUSES.

WU CHENG EN, WRITES JOURNEY TO THE WEST, WE ALL KNOW AND LOVE, DURING THE PUBLISHING HEY DAY OF THE MING, CHINESE AGAIN, AFTER THE MONGOL 100 YEAR YUAN OF KUBKAI KHAN. THEN AFTER A SPLURGE OF CRITICAL AND PARODY OBVIOUS INTENTIONAL FAKES, WU CHENG EN WRITES HIS INSERT BETWEEN MONKEY TRICKING THE KING HELL OUT OF HELL, AND A CHAPTER PICKING UP THE STORY, AFTER MONKEY GETS OUT OF A TIME IN HELL INTO TANG TIME AGAIN.

THE STRANGER: : WHAT DID MONKEY DO IN HELL TIME AGAIN?

OLD TIMER: HE UNIFIED THE COUNTRYMEN ALONG THE YELLOW RIVER IN A STRATEGY TO RESIST THE EMPIRE GIVING AWAY THE NATION UNDER THEIR FEET. THE PRIME MINISTER , ARRESTS YUE FEI ON A TRUMPED UP CHARGE OF TREASON.

IN THE TANG DYNASTY, MONKEY IN HELL, SUMMONS CHARACTERS HUNDREDS OF YEARS IN THE FUTURE. THE PRIME MINISTER OF SOUTHERN SON, IS LIKE REINHARD HEYDRICH, THE BUTCHER OF WARSAW, TO BERTOLT BRECHT, FRITZ LANG, AND THE ARTISTS WHO ACTIVATED THE CZECH EMOTION EXPRESSED AFTER HEY BRICH’S ASSASSINATIONS BY CZECH PATRIOTS. YUE FEI, TATTOOED BY HIS MOTHER TO TIE HIM TO THE COUNTRY , THE LAND ITSELF , THE GAWK (KUO) NOT THE KWUN – THE COMMANDER OF THE IMPERIAL ARMIES – LIANG HONGYU’S HUSBAND BUYS A TERRITORY ALONG THE YELLOW RIVER, THEY HAVE A KID, AND THE EMPIRE GIVES THE GROUND UNDER THEIR FEET AWAY TO THE HORSEMEN FROM THE NORTH. AT THE SAME TIME, THE IMPERIAL THINKING GOES COSMOPOLITAN AND NEO-CONFUCIAN WITH A TIGHTER GRIP ON WOMEN’S BEHAVIOR, AND THE CONSEQUENT EMPHASIS ON THE MYTHIC MEETING OF THE GIRL WHO CHOOSES HER MAN, CHOOSES

HER MAN, AFTER TESTING HIM, IN BATTLE, IN WAR, AND IN BED. THE HISTORY OF THE SEVEN WIDOW GENERALS OF THE YANG FAMILY AND THE BANDIT QUEEN BECOME APPOINTED BY THE :YANG MATRIARCH TO THE SUPREME COMMANDER OF THE 7 ARMIES -IN THE COMIC BOOK VERSIONS TOLD BY COMPETING SINGAPORE PRINTERS, IN A STREET SLANG OR SHORT CHOPPY ENGLISH, AND DIFFERENT DRAWING STYLES, THAT INCLUDE THE SHAPE OF THE IMAGE ON THE PAGE.

WHAT DO I WANT? I WANT THE US SUPREME COURT TO HEAR THE FAIR PLAY COMMITTEE’S ORIGINAL CASE, AND CLEAR THE RESISISTERS AND CONDEMN MIKE MASAOKA AND THE JACL DURING THE LIFETIME OF 263 RESISTERS AND THE EIGHT OF OKAMOTO, EMI ET AL VS THE USA. TOO LATE. OKAMOTO AND EMI ARE PASSED, AND RECENTLY THE LAST RESISTER WHO EXPRESSED HIMSELF IN ART AND NEVER SAW THE 263 WHO STOOD AGAINST THE BETRAYAL OF THE JACL AND THE GOV COERCIVE ENCAMPING OF THE JAPANESE AMERICAN POPULATION TO GUARANTEE THE VOLUNTEERING OF THE NISEI IN CAMP FOR THE DRAFT INTO THE ARMED FORCES.

THE NEXT BEST THING IS A JAPAM PSYCHIATRIC STUDY OF JAPANESE AMERICA FROM 1939 TO THE PRESENT THAT CONCLUDES ALL OF JAPANESE AMERICAN HISTORY, AS TAUGHT IN AMERICA, IS FALSE AND FALSIFIED BY THE US GOV , AND THE CO-OPERATION OF MIKE MASAOKA, THE “MOSES OF THE JACL. LEADING TO DRAMATIC AND MUSICAL WORKS TESTING THE ELASTIC STRETCH LIMITS OF THEIR CHOSEN ARTS SCREAM AND EXPLOSIVE SOUND OF STRAIN BEFORE BREAKING.

I EXPECT THE US GOV TO CONFESS THEIR SINS, AND GIVE UP MIKE MASAOKA AND HIS JACL, AND PRES CLINTON AND PRES OBAMA ADMIT THEIR MORAL MISTAKE IN AWARDING PRESIDENTIAL HUMANITIES AND ARTS MEDALS TO MAXINE HONG KINGSTON FOR HER EXPRESSIONS OF WHITE RACIST CONTEMPT FOR A HEROINE OF CHINESE POETRY AND CHINESE CIVILIZATION.

IF KINGSTON WANTED A CASE AGAINST CHINESE CULTURE AS MALE DOMINANT, AND HER FATHER WAS A LAST GENERATION LITERATUS RESULTING FROM THE LAST CIVIL SERVICE EXAMS IN 1905, SHE SURELY KNEW OF THE FOUR CHINESE BEAUTIES , THE FOUR LEGENDARY CONCUBINES RAISED FROM INFANCY TO SERVE THE SALACIOUS NEEDS OF KINGS TARGETED BY A CHINESE EMPEROR,

FAR MULAN IS THE FIRST POEM SET IN THE MIND OF A GIRL, THINKING FOR HERSELF. SHE DECIDES FOR HER FAMILY, SAVES HER FAMILY, AND CHOOSES HERSELF A MAN, THE LAST LINES READ OUT LOUD: “ TWO RABBITS HOP TO IT, IN THE TALL GRASS/ WHO CAN TELL THE HE, FROM THE SHE .” IT IS COLLECTED AND PUBLISHED IN 550 AD.

JUST ADMIT THEIR MISTAKE IN READING, AND CORRECT THEIR MISTAKE WITH A READING OF A CIV’S LITERATURE. AS BROKEN DOWN INTO WESTERN CODDLING TOURIST GUIDES TO SINGAPORE, TAIWAN, HONG KONG, CHINA, JAPAN. NOTICE THE KWAN KUNG TEMPLE IN KYOTO TOURIST’S NOTES.

LITERATURE – WHAT IDENTIFIABLE CIVILIZATIONS, CALL THEIR LIT, IS A CIVILIZATION’S REASON FOR BEING, A CIV’S MORAL CONSENT TO EXIST.

The 31at-I come home and what do I see? George Takei on Lawrence O'Dennel THE LAST WORD –msnbc-

JULY ENDS AND AUGUST STARTS WITH GEORGE TAKEI LIKENING HIS 1942 CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCE OF TWO ARMED SOLDIERS POUNDING ON HIS DOOR AND ANGRILY ENFORCING ROOSEVELT’S RACIST COMMANMENT EO 9066, ON HIS FAMILY AND MAKING A SHOW OF FORCING YELLOWS OUT OF THEIR HOMES, TO MEXICAN PARENTS BEING SEPARATED FROM THEIR CHILDREN, AND THE CHILDREN OF ALL AGES, A LOST IN TRUMPS CREATION OF A SLAVE CLASS OF “ABANDON” CHILDREN.” VW

Los Olvidados, Mexican film by Luis Bunuel. A Mexican kid of five or six is abandon by his father, taken in by a legless man who teaches him to push the cart legless gets around on, also he;s blind in one eye, Bad teenager fucks a mother and takes her daughter who seems kind to the kid, but accidentally kills him, the last scone is the wickid couple and a donkey walking up steep hill of garbage. An image of Redemption? At the top they toss a bag that rolls to the bottom where camera waits to see the body of the abandon boy roll to a stop.

Some movie nuts would say Bunuel was a casualty of WWI that so bent his moral or artistic sense, he turn surrealist, slices open pig’s eyes in close-up goes to Mexico and makes LOS OLVIDADOS.

The Japanese American mad doctor Shotaro Frak Miyamito who created the sociologial argunt for the scientic eradication of sentimental “nostalgia” with the theory of ASSIMILATION. Why did Journalst Bill Hosokawa turn against Blind William Sakamoto, editor the first all-Engslih JA papern, the Seattle, Japanese American courier, and toward Mike Masaoka of Utah? Does Japanese American Seattle give a fig? No. That is proof of the continuing damage to the JapAmerican self kept hidden from you, White man.

Nothing, personal, Stranger. My negative feelings are against my fellow Yellows. We keep admitting we’re submissive and submit to White superiority. And still Yellows don’t know Sessue Hayakawa looked into the eyes of Anna May Wong, and her eyes look back, they’re the Hollywood tops, in 1930, and fall to permanent flop people in Irving Thalberg’s show Hays Code morally approved THE GOOD EARTH the Yellows are never seen again lip to lip, eye to eye, closed. Yellow men are so creepy, children and Yellow women don’t like Yellow men.

If you don’t know a JACL bully Masaoka, Hosokawa, and mad doc Shotaro Frank Miyamoto, are still organized to hate the No-No Boys OF 1943, and the 1944 organized resistance to the restored draft for Nisei in camp, you must be a White man, or an Ornamental Oriental happily know nothing Yellow not kissed with a Whiteman’s hello non-Christian Chink! ME born in America longtime don’t know the real story of the Jap camps and the Chinese housepets of San Francisco, till you tell me, BOSS.

Stranger, I want you to check the names I have stuck twixt my teeth. Don’t trust me. James Matsumoto Royal Baking Powder Omura, the name of journalist publisher, I find in the proceedings of the Tolan Committee. EO 9066 gave him a date to flee, beyond taken to camp. He became editor of Denver Rocky Shimpo ,that carried the news of camp haps to the ten camps and hometown metro dailies, Three generations after the War, the grandchildren of JACL patriots or blowhards and the hated or loved No-No Boys who refused to ask for the draft in 1943, and resisters to the restored drafting of Nisei from camp of 1944 has driven Yellow arts seeking White public approval , without Yellow critical acceptance and definition, Yellow art for White tastes rejecting all Yellow influence Whites hate with icky love.

I don’t hate you, Stranger. I hate the people who fall on their backs and ask you diddle them Yellow agaon.

THE STRANGER: YOU DON’T HATE THE WHITE MAN?

No.

THE STRANGER:: YOUR HATE IS FOR YOUR PEOPLE WHO LOVE THE WHITE MAN.

Or fear the White Man like Mad Dr Shotaro Frank Miyamoto. Read his 1930 Masters Theses-The writer is a one track minded White Racist Sociologist.

THE STRANGER: I’M SORRY, BUT I’LL FOLLOW TALK ON THE STREET AND MAYBE BUT READ ANYTHING GIVES ME A CHILL. YOU GET MY FRIENDLY MEANING.

Thanks for the listen, Stranger. Have a good evening.

THE STRANGER: : WAIT! PLEASE. I THINK I GET YOU. YOU’RE TRYING TO RAISE A REVOLUTION AGAINST CHARLIE CHAN!


OUR FATHER WHO ART IN HOLLYWOOD, CHARLIE CHAN BE THY NAME.

THE STRANGER: A METAPHOR, RIGHT?

THE COMIC: METAPHOR. METAPHOR EXPLAINS THE DIFF BTWN PROGRAM FOR FRANK SHOBO FUJII, THAT NEVER MENTIONS FRANK FUJII VOKUNTEERING TO DESIGN AND CUT THE SCREEN TO PRINT THE LOGO FOR THE DAY OF REMEMBRANCE AND THE SON’S TRIBUTE SILKSCREEN COPY OF THE DAY OF REMEMBRANCE LOGO, WITH BARBED WIRE ENCIRCLING, THE NUMBERS ICHI, NI , SAN – (ONE TWO THREE) THREE GENERATIONS, IN 1978.

NEXT MONTH STANFORD U PRESS, YOU CAN’T GET MORE PURE WHITE SUIT RAILOAD THAN LELAND STANFORD, OF THE CENTRAL PACIFIC “BIG FOUR.” BUT I DIGRESS TO IMPRESS, MYSELF. STANFORD U PRESS, HAS A GOOD REP AMONG WHITE US.

STANFORD PRESS, WILL RELEASE A WHITE RESEARCHED AND WRITTEN AND REWRITTEN AND REWRITTEN TO A JURY OF STANFORD EXPERTS ON WHITE BELIEF OF AND AMONG CHINESE AND JAPANESE PEOPLES IN AMERICA. I AM THE LAST CONNECTION TO THE YELLOW BEGAININGS IN 1849, THE LAST CONNECTION TO THE RAILROAD, THE LAST TO TALK TO THE BLACK LADY THAT SHOWED A STEREO-SCOPE OF CHINA, AND OPENED HIS FAMILY TO CALIFORNIA TOWN THAT SIMPLY IS NOT, ANY MORE. I THE SON OF A PAPER SON, HAVE MET CHINESE CHILDREN TRAINED TO BE ASHAMED OF TREATING THEIR MOTHER, AS IF SHE IS A CONTEMPTIBLE SERVANT, AND NEVER CALL HER “MOTHER” BECAUSE THE WHITE MAN IS WATCHING AND LISTENING TO WHO’S NAUGHTY AND NICE.

ARTHUR HANSEN’S NISEI NAYSAYER, IS JOURNALISTS JAMES MATSUMOTO OMURA IN HIS OWN WORDS. ART HANSEN WENT FURTHER THAN I WOULD GO . WHAT JIMMIE HAS A SON? HE HAS A VISION OF JAPANESE AMERICA BASED ON THE MOVIES? SON AND FATHER, DIFFS AND SAMES IS YELLOW JAP PSYCHE STORIES –

JAMES OMURA WROTE FOR THE NISEI READERS INSIDE TEN RACIALLY SELECTIVE CONCENTRATION CAMPS. JAMES OMURA’S THE JACL PASSES ITSELF OFF AS A CIVIL RIGHTS ORG. IT’S LEADER MIKE MASAOKA REALLY PISSES OFF JIMMIE’S UNDERSTANDING OF THE US CONSTITUTION.

THE GRANDCHILDREN OF THE JAPANESE AMERICANS AND/OR THE NISEI (WHO ARE 80 AND 90 THESE DAYS.

THEY’RE YOUNG JAPANESE YONSEI AND GOSEI GOING CRAZY BECAUSE THEIR GRAND RELATIVES WERE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE JACL VS JAPANESE AMERICA.

THE YELLOWS HAVE NO PSYCHIATRISTS, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTS, ACADEMY SHRINKS NOT TRAINED BY A PAGE FROM MAD DOC SHOTARO FRANK MIYAMOTO’S HOLY OF HOLIES, HOW TO BREAK DOWN “SOCIAL SOLIDARITY OF THE JAPANESE OF SEATTLE “ IN THE 1939 HOLY SCIENTIFIC SOCIOLOGIICAL GOSPEL AND, YEA. THE SPIRIT IS ALIVE IN NOBUKU’S MEMORY OF HER GLORY DAYS AS A LATINO , AND HER NAME LIGHTING UP THE MOVIE WEST SIDE STORY, REMEMBER ME, AMERICA? BY MAKING HER MOVIE ACCOMPLISHMENT THE CENTER AND SYMBOL OF HER ASSIMILLATION WORKSHOP IN L,A.

THE PROOF THAT WHITES IMPOSE, AND THE YELLOWS TRAINED PASSIVELY OBEY: CLINTON’S HUMANITIES MEDAL TO MAXINE HONG KINGSTON, AND OBAMA’S ART MEDAL TO MAXINE HONG KINGSTON. A TAKOVER OF CHINESE CIVILIZATION BY KINGSTONS WHITE RACIST LIE ABOUT MULAN OF THE CHILDREN’S CHANT ‘THE BALLAD OF MULAN.”

WHY DOES THE TEACHING OF KINGSTON’S ‘THE WOMAN WARRIOR” NOT NOTE THAT SHE TELLS INTERVIEWER KAY BONETTI THAT SHE TOOK THE TATTOOS OFF TE BACK OF YUE FEI AND PUTS THEM ON THE BACK OF THE GIRL, FROM THE STORY OF YUE FEI’S MOM WHO WANTS HER SON TO FIGHT FOR THE COUNTRY – NOT FOR “THE 108 OUTLAWS OF LIANGSHAN MARSH” NO MATTER HOW NOBLE, AND NOT FOR THE WILL OF ONE MAN EVEN THOUGH BE HE A SON OF THE SUN THE EMPEROR-THE KWUN (COMMANDER). MAMA YUE TATTOOS

HER SON’S BACK, WITH THE REJECTION OF THE EMPEROR’S RULE OVER HER FARM, WHICH IRKS THE EMPEROR. ALL THIS FESTERS BLOOMS AND FERMENTS FOR 5OO YEARS AFTER THE BALLAD HAS BEEN PUBLISHED AND CHANTED BY CHILDREN.

SO WHY DO SEVENTY YEAR OLD JAPS & CHINKS DISCOVER TO THEIR SHOCK THAT THEIR DEAD DADS WERE NOT THE MEN THEY CLAIMED? IN MY PLAYS, SHORT FICTIONS, LONG FICTIONS, AND REALLY LONGASS FICTIONS, AND ESSAYISTIC WRITING I AM THE LAST CHINAMAN ALIVE WHO HAS BEEN EVERYWHERE AND TALKED TO EVERYONE FROM THE MINER, TO THE RAILROADMAN, TO THE TARGET OF 20TH CENTURY WHITE RACISM FROM 20TH CENTURY SAN FRANCISCO, AND THE GILDED WHITE RACIST ROMANCE WITH CHINKS FOR PENNIES ALONG THE WAY.

WHY DOES THEATER COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, FROM NEW YORK, DECIDE TO MAKE THE FIRST DOCUMENTARY ON ASIAN AMERICAN THEATER, COMPOSE A GROUP OF YELLOW ARTISTS IN SEATTLE MAKING A DOC ON ASIAN THEATER IN SEATTLE?

I RIGHTLY OR WRONGLY MAKE THE WILD GUESS THAT THEY WANT THE HISTORY OF ASIAN THEATER, FROM HONG KONG TO AMERICA IN 1939, WONG FAY HUNG BRINGS HIS OPERA COMPANY TO NEW YORK, AND IS STRANDED BY THE BAN ON TRAVEL TO CHINA, MEN OF THE OPERA GET JOBS MAKING CHAR NGAU IN CHINATOWN. RUBY MEETS OPERA MAN PING CHOW AS A WAITRESS. THE COMPANY MASTER’S PREGNANT WIFE IS SICKLY. PING AND RUBY SEE THE BIRTH OF MAY SANG, OR MASON WONG IN AMERICA.

SIX O’CLOCK. THE AIR IS DARK AND VAST IN SEATTLE. THE TEA HOUSE AND COFFEE HOUSE AT THE PANAMA HOTEL IS EMPTY BUT FOR ALBERTO, THE BARISTA, BEHIND THE COUNTER, AND EMILY CACHEPERO, AND ME.

I TELL OF RUBY CHOW’S ATTRACTION TO THE DRUMS, GONG CRASH OF BELLS WITH TEETH, STRINGS SING AND WAIL WOMEN’S VOICES, LEADING TO OPERA BEING THE GLUE THAT DRAWS THE VIETNAMESE AND CAMBODIANS THE CANTONESE SPEAKERS FROM SOUTHEST ASIA WHO HAVE THE SAME OPERAS IN VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA ARE FOR THREE HOURS A COMMUNITY EXPERIENCING THE SOUNDS AND VOICES OF A COMMON ART IN THE SIXTIES ON INTO HONG KONG STARS COMING TO SEATTLE WITH THEIR COSTU.MES FOR FREE, JUST TO BE APPRECIATED. WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE CHOWS AND SEATTLE THAT ATTRACTS

WHY DOES FRANK ABE WALK IN ON EMILIY CACHEPERO OF TCG INTERVIEWING FRANK CHIN, FOR HER DOCUMTARY ON THE HISTORY OF ASIAN-AMERICAN THEATER? HIS STORY OF JUST HAPPENING BY, IS A STORY. FRANK CHIN ASKS FRANK ABE THE FORMER PRESS OFFICER OF GARY LOCKE, NOW AMBASSADOR TO CHINA, TO WARN THE AMBASSADOR OF KINGSTON’S RACIST LIE ABOUT FAR MULAN, A CHILDREN’S FAVORITE HEROINE SINCE 550 AD. FRANK ABE POINTEDLY, DID NOT WARN GARY LOCKE. FRANK ABE SAYS, “I DIDN’T WANT TO DO YOU (FRANK CHIN) A FAVOR.”

WHAT WOULD A YELLOW SHRINK SAY, IF YELLOWS WERE TRAINED IN THE SCIENCE OF FRUED AND JUNG, ABOUT THE FILIPINO THEATER ACTIVIST GOING FOR HER STORY OF AA THEATER IN SEATTLE? BUT THERE ARE NO YELLOW PSYCHE DOCS SCHOOLED IN YELLOW MIND WORKS AND MINDFUCKS. SO NO, YELLOW SHRINKS. NO YELLOW POV. FLIP TALK TO A CHINAMAN PRODUCED AND PUBLISHED PLAYWRIGHT WITH A REP IN NOVELS, AND NON-FICTION ESSAYS . MY NAME RINGS TWO DUMB BELLS.. THE SECOND DUMBELL IS SANSEI JAP JOURNALIST WHO REFUSES TO DO ME A FAVOR BECAUSE HE’S A SANSE’I, AND I’M A CHINAMAN?

IF THE JAP WERE A JEW, OR GERMAN, YOU MIGHT ASK FOR THE FRUEDIAN INTERPRETATION.

THERE IS NO JAP FRUED, BUT JAPS WITH PSYCHE PROBLEMS EXIST IN HIDING , AND LOYAL TO MASAOKA, WON’T TALK ABOUT FOR THE LOVE OF WHITES AND DRIVES OUT OF THE “COMMUNITY” ALL WHO HAVE A WORD ABOUT THE JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE.

THE STRANGER: HOW ABOUT THE CHINESE, ANY FRUED’S?

OLD TIMER: CHARLIE CHAN, OUR WHITE FATHER WHICH ART IN HOLLYWOOD.

THE STRANGER: YOU DON’T MEAN TO TAUNT OR PROVOKE A…

OLD TIMER: PERHAPS OFFER A PERFORMANCE OF AN ACT, THAT IS ADJUSTED TO WHITE TASTE.

EVERYBODY, BUT ME, LOVES THE FACT THAT CHARLIE CHAN IS ALWAYS PLAYED BY A WHITE MAN. TALK TO YELLOWS THAT DO THE NEWS IN THE YELLOW CITIES OF SEATTLE AND SAN FRANCISCO.

STRANGER, TALK TO THE YELLOWS LONGTIME DO THE NEWS IN SEATTLE. ASK THEIR TAKE ON THE NEWS OF PRES CLINTON’S HUMANITIES MEDAL AND PRES OBAMA’S ARTS MEDAL TO MAXINE HONG KINGSTON?

SAD TO SAY, I DON’T EXPECT AN ON-AIR YELLOW TO THE CONTENTS OF CHINESE COMIC BOOKS . THE CHINESE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN THE CONTENTS OF THEIR CHILDHOOD COMICS REWARDED WITH ADULT TRUTH TOLD IN OPERA, ENDLESS AND MORE ENDLESS NOVELS -UNDERSTOOD WHEN CHILDREN TURN INTO BOYS AND GIRLS. THE FOLK INCLUDING THE BALLAD OF MULAN WAS COLLECTED IN CHINA’S TURN NEO-CONFUCIONIST TURN AGAINST WOMEN WIELDING MALE AUTHORITY. THE NEO-CONFCUCIANISTS SUBJUGATED FEMALES. CHINA NORTH OF THE YELLOW RIVER AND INTO KOREA WAS MORE EGALITARIAN TOWARD WOMEN AND KOREAN SEX. STORIES ARE TOLD FROM A WOMAN’S POINT VIEW. SHE JOINS A MAN IN BOWING ARROWS ON AN ENEMY. THEY GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER ON HORSEBACK AND HUNTING. ARE THE DRAMATIC WELL PRODUCED FILMS FROM KOREAN BROADCASTING, ACCURATE DEPICTIONS OF THE COMMANDER, MAKING A DECISION?

THE COMMADER IS CHALLENGED BY A GENERAL, AND THE COMMANDER’S WIFE , OR DAUGHTER, VOICES HER OPINION BEFORE THE COMMANDER GIVES THE ORDER AGAIN AND THE ORDER IS CARRIED OUT. IS THE PRESENCE OF THE WOMAN HISTORIC FACT OR “ARTISTIC LICENSE?”


WU WRITES MONKEY’S JOURNEY TO THE WEST, IN THE MING. WHEN IMAGINATIONS GO WILD, HE WRITES A WARNING TO THE TANG OF THE HORRORS OF THE SOUTHERN SONG. THE JUDGE OF THE MOMENT, MONKEY MAKES THE BADGUY SUFFER, BEFORE HE’S BORN. HE INVITES YUE FEI THE UNBORN DOOMED TO SUFFER AND BE MURDERED, I BELIEVE WU REALLY WROTE THE ADDENDUM BECAUSE, WU’S YUE FEI, DECLINES THE ENTERTAINMENT WITH TREATS, AND RETURNS TO HIS PLACE IN HELL.

ANY YELLOW NEWSIE WHO KNOWS MONKEY, LIKE I KNOW MONKEY, KNOWS THE ADDENDUM IS IS NEWS! TELL THE STATION! TELL THE PAPER! TELL THE READERS WHO KNOW MONKEY FROM CHILDHOOD AND WANT TO GOSSIP ABOUT HIS SEXUAL COME ONS TO KWAN YIN, WHO IS A TAOIST MAN, BEFORE TURNING BUDDHIST IN A DEAL TO BRING DOWN THE SHANG DYNASTY, THE LAST DYNASTY OF PREHISTORY. WE KNOW MONKEY’S NOT A MONKEY, BUT A PIECE OF ROCK BROKEN OUT IN A MOUNTAIN BLOWING IT’S TOP. A TALKING ROCK AND A WOMAN WHO USED TO BE A MAN, IN A POWER SHARING DEAL BETWEEN TAOISTS AND BUDDHISTS, ARE ATTRACTED TO EACH OTHER IN A WAY THAT JUMPS THE BELIEF THAT NIRVANAH IS THE LAST DIMENSION OF EXISTENCE ACHIEVABLE WITH LEARNING.

STRANGER, WHILE YOU’RE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, I’D APPRECIATE YOU ASKING SEATTLE RESIDENT, AMBASSADOR LOCKE, IF HE KNEWOF RUBY CHOW’S CHINESE CUISINE AND HER HUSBAND PING. AND PLEASE THE AMBASSADOR THE US GOV OPINION OF MAXINE HONG KINGSTON’S FAR MULAN AGAINST THE TEXTS OF CHINESE LITERATURE? WHICH VERSION WOULD HE TELL HIS CHILDREN AND THEIR FRIENDS AT AN OVERNIGHT? THE YELLOW WHOSE GOV SERVICE IS MORE THAN RESPECTABLE TO WHITES AND YELLOWS, ASK HIM IF MAXINE HONG KINGSTON IS REAL OR FAKE.

PLEASE.

FRANK CHIN

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Yosh Kuromiya

(Yosh Kuromiya 1923-2018)
(Photo by Dewey Vanderhoff)

IN SEATTLE I LEARN, YOSH KUROMIYA DIED IN LOS ANGELES – THE LAST RESISTER FIGHTING FOR JAPANESE-AMERICAN HONOR AGAINST A JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZEN’S LEAGUE AND THE STINK OF MIKE MASAOKA AND NORMAN MINETA AND GEORGE TAKEI WHO MAKE IT WHITE , HAVE NO HONOR BUT BELLY UP WHITE SYCOPHANCY. WE CHINESE CAN STOP LOOKING TO THE JAPANESE AMERICANS FOR ASIAN AMERICAN HONOR – NOT ONE RESISITER OR NO-NO BOY LIVED LONG ENOUGH TO BE FREED OF THE JAPCRAVEN COWARD! OH WHERE HAS LITTLE HONOR GONE? THE WHITE MAN’S POOF! IT IS WRITTEN IN 1939 BY JAMES OMURA. JAPANESE AMERICA, YOU ARE DEAD DEAD DEAD.

IT'S UP TO THE REMNANTS OF JAPANESEAMERICA TO PUT ITSELF BACK TOGETHER AGAIN - IF THEY CAN.

FCC

Friday, June 29, 2018

A Life (by Frank Chin)

(picture by Rachel Roh)

I AM BORN

LIFE IS WAR
MY MA WANTS ME HOME
PAPA WANTS ME OUT
SNIFFING WHO’S WHO
AND WHAT’S WHAT
IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

MOTHER & FATHER ARE NICKNAMES
MY HOME IS THE ROAD PAST YOUR HOUSE

(( LOYAL ORPHAN STORIES -
NAH JAH- MOMOTARO – THE FOLISH IOLD MAN WHO THOUGHT HE COULD MOVE MOUTAINS - URASHIMA TARO – IRON CHEF ))

KINGDOMS RISE AND FALL
NATIONS COME AND GO

(( LAFCADIO HEARN-THE OLD WOMAN AND THE DUMPLING – JAPAN
TOSHIO MORI –SWELL DOUGHNUTS – USA-))

IT'S A GOOD DAY TO DIE
LET THE GOODTIMES ROLL

FOR THE MAN , SEX
IS A REWARD AFTER A HARD DAY’S WORK
FOR THE WOMAN SEX
IS A WAY OF CHOOSING THE RIGHT MAN

((LADY MURASAKI- TALE OF GENJI FIRST HISTORY AS FICTION – YANG KUI FEi – JAPAN
SHE SHARES HIS LIFE, GOES TO SOLDIERING AND HUNTING WITH HIM UNTIL SHE HAS HIS BABY – SHE TEACHES ARCHERY, HORSEBACK RIDING, AND HERDING AND SHEARING AND YARNMAKING AND THE WEAVING , AND THE ARTS OF FARMING.

LUO KUANZHING –ROMANCE 3 KINGDOMS – SECOND NOVEL- CHINA- WHERE ARE THE WOMEN? THEY’RE PARTNERED TO TRADESMEN , INN KEEPERS – FARMERS – NO LITTLE GIRLS -

THE COMIC: MEANING?

JACK SOO: A MAN ASKS.

THE TOXINS ROCKING THE DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE A PEOPLE ARE RELEASED IN THE ART AND ARTS OF THE PEOPLE.

ALL PEOPLES ART IS THEIR SECRET MEANT TO BE CRACKED BY AN INTELLIGENCE EQUAL TO THE PEOPLE.


THE YELLOWS OF AMERICA
HAVE BEEN SPLIT BY THE WHITES-
YELLOWS WHITES LIKE –
YELLOWS WHITES DON’T LIKE -

WHITES LIKE THE AMERICAN YELLOWS WHO HAVE NO ART AND NO ARTISTS NOT CERTIFIED AS FIT FOR AMERICA BY 140 YEARS OF SEETHING, BREEDING, MULTIPLYING WHITE PREJUDICE –

((KAFU NAGAI AMERIKA MONOGATARI JAP WITH MONEY COMES TO SEATTLE WITH DREAMS OF BECOMING A FRENCHMAN LIKE BALZAC, AND HOLDS HIS NOSE AT INFERIOR JAPANESE CULTURE OF SEATTLE JAPANESE COLLECTED IN AMERICA-

DR.KYO KOIKE – from Japan A MEDICAL DR AND MULTI-MEDIA ARTIST ADVENTURER –planting Jap seeds in new soil – Toku Shimomura organizes the Japanese Midwives-

FROM 1849 T0 CAMERON HOUSE AND HEARST IN WHITE SAN FRANCISCO –TO CHAS SHEPHERD –JADE SNOW WONG – TO WWII AT HOME AND ABROAD -

((MONICA SONE, NISEI DAUGTHER- JOHN OKADA – NO-NO BOY ))

BILL HOSOKAWA: NISEI: THE QUIET AMERICANS -“BETTER AMERICANS FOR A GREATER AMERICA” APPROVES ALL JAP PUBLISHING IN USA THRU 60’S. HOSOKAWA DEMANDS MiCHI WEGLYN WRITE THE JACL AS GOOD AND MIKE MASAOKA AS BRILLIANT BEFORE PUBLISHING YEARS OF INFAMY.

MICHI NISHIURA WEGLYN , LEADS HER CHAPTER HEADS WITH QUOTATIONS FROM JAMES OMURA’S TESTIMONY AS A NISEI JOURNALIST BEFORE THE CONGRESS’S TOLAN COMMITTEE, BEFORE CAMPS, “HAS THE GESTAPO COME TO AMERICA?”
SHE SLIPPED ME MORE AND MORE DOC AND INFO VERIFIED THRU ART HANSEN. NUFF SAID, ABOUT HIS BONA FIDES –GOOD FAITH IN LATIN THE WHITE LANGUAGE OF TRUTH.

THE HOLLYWOOD PEARL BUCK CHINESE CHRISTIANS FOR HIRE AND THE JACL- TRIO OF SCIENTIST/JOURNALIST/JACL PROPHET- SAY THE YELLOWS HAVE NO COHERENT SYSTEM OF GOOD FAITH – MOVIE AFTER MOVIE –YEAR AFTER YEAR-
ASIAN AMERICAN ART, WHERE ARE YOU?

THE ORNAMENTAL ORIENTALS , AASTUDIES, YELLOW SOCIAL SCIENCE DISPLACES YELLOW ARTISTS – ORNAMENTAL ORIENTALS TEACH THEIR PEOPLE HAVE NO EXPRESSION OF THE MORAL ISSUES DELIGHTING OR PLAGUING THE YELLOW TILL THE WHITE MAN INTRODUCE PEARL BUCK AND CHRISTIANITY TO CHINA-

THE WHITES LOVE MAXINE HONG KINGSTON TO AMY TAN TODAY, DON’T THEY?
John Roberts kills Korematsu –THE CAMPS WERE LEGAL BUT UNJUST - ?

WHAT DOES JAPANESE AMERICA SAY?

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

THE WRITER & THE COMIC

[Hey Readers! You're in for a treat. The following article (by Frank Chin) was written with Pat Morita in mind.  As a matter of fact, Morita and Chin were close friends. Enjoy!:]
(Actor Pat Morita; 
photographer unknown)

THE WRITER & THE COMIC

by Frank Chin

Unloading activity- echoes – in a deep cave -

NARRATOR: (VOICE ONLY) AT AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION IN THE EARLY WESTERN UNITED STATES

Whistle

DISPATCH HEN:- Hey! OVER HERE! RECEIVE & DISPATCH -Who are you?/ ONE OF THE 12 ANIMALS/ Actor. Dressing rooms- that way/ this is radio right? Looks don’t count.

NEWSROOSTER: (ECHOEY - OVER PUBLIC ADDRESS ) NOOSE! NOOSE! NOOSE ROOSTER ON THE AIR!

JACK SOO: WHAT HAPPENED TO NEWS MONKEY?

DISPATCH HEN: WHAT HAPPENS TO US ALL?

THE COMIC: OH, NEWS MONKEY’S SO, LAST YEAR/

NEWS ROOSTER: (OVER PUBLIC ADDRESS) OH, NOOSE! NOOSE! SING FOR ME HENS

DISPATCH HEN: ( DARTS COMMANDS IN A “COMMAND VOICE” - SHARP WHISTLES FOR ATTENTION - ENDING IN A COMMANDING CLUCK- OVER HERE TRUCK-)

NARRATOR: (VOICE ONLY) YELLOW PEOPLE UNLOAD A COMPANY OF PLAYERS AND A RADIO STATION – IN A LAND OF MOUNTAINS AND STREAMS.

JACK SOO: (SPEAKS IN A RESONANT VELAR NASEL “MOO” ) WHEW! FANCY HEN’S A REAL ARMY QUARTERMASTER.

THE COMIC: SAY, AREN’T YOU THE JAP ROBERT MITCHUM?

JACK SOO: I KNOW YOU.

THE COMIC: NO, THAT’S THE OTHER FELLA.

JACK SOO: NOT YOU? I THOUGHT

THE COMIC: NO HE WENT TO

JACK SOO: YOU DON’T SAY!

THE COMIC: YES! VERY SAD

JACK SOO: BUT WHAT ABOUT

THE COMIC: OH, HIM. HE’S YOU, THE JAP ROBERT MITCHUM LOOKALIKE?

JACK SOO: Ah, my boy is growing into a man! I knew it would happen.˙

THE COMIC: YOU’VE BEEN TO CHINATOWN.

JACK SOO: TO THANK THE FOUR FAMILIES FOR HIDING ME IN THE POUND INSTEAD OF.

THE COMIC: I KNOW.

JACK SOO: YOU KNOW.

NARRATOR: THE COMIC AND JACK SOO BREAK INTO SONG AND DANCE-

–MONDAY, MONDAY-

Ba-da ba-da-da-da
Ba-da ba-da-da-da
Ba-da ba-da-da-da

Monday, Monday
So good to me
Monday mornin', it was all I hoped it would be

NEWS ROOSTER: NEW. THIS IS NEW:

FANCY HENS: THIS NEW IS NOW. NEWS!

NEWS ROOSTER: COCKA COCKLE NOODLE NEWS! :DATELINE: LAS VEGAS - ONE MAN STEPHEN PADDOCK WITH “MILLIONS IN REAL ESTATE-AND A GIRLFRIEND IN THE PHILIPPINES - DARLENE MACKAY 42 ‘”GUNS” IN 32ND FL RM (47 WEAPONS FOUND IN 3 LOCATIONS) AT CLUB MANDALAY KILLS 59 DEAD WOUNDS 527 IN 9 MINUTES LAS VEGAS – FIRST CALL TO POLICE: 10:41 PM 67 YEAR OLD WHITE MAN LEAVES NO WHY

An Australian girlfried in the Phlippines MARILOU DANLEY- A CLUB CARD DEALER

FANCY HENS:( SING ) HELLO MARY LOU/ GOODBYE HEART-

WOO WOO HEN QUARTET: (ALARMED-EXCITED – HAPPY – GIDDY ) WHTE MAN! WHITE MAN! WHITE MAN!

CRABMEAT: MY NAME IS CRABMEAT.

DISPATCH HEN: (CHECKS LIST) CRABMEAT?

CRABMEAT: I’M A FOLKSINGER, FROM THE EAST.

DISPATCH HEN: CRABMEAT …CRABMEAT…CHNESE, JAPANESE, KOREAN..

CRABMEAT: I’M A FRIEND OF AL.

JACK SOO: AL?

THE COMIC: YOU DON’T THINK….

FANCY HENS: SING PAUL SIMON’S YOU CAN CALL ME, AL!

NARRATOR: THE BUXOM HEN DISPATCHER CHECKS THE LIST: FRIEND OF AL? THERE’S NO CRABMEAT OR FRIEND OF AL ON THE LIST.

JACK SOO DROOPY EYELIDS LIKE ROBT MITCHUM- AND VOICE WITH A LOT OF UPPER LIP LIKE MITCHUM – AND THE COMIC WHO LOOKS LIKE PAT MORITA APPROACH.

CRABMEAT: I HAVE A LETTER.

NARRATOR: HANDS LETTER TO JACK SOO, WHO HANDS IT TO COMIC. THE COMIC READS

THE COMIC: (SUMMARIZES AS HE READS) RICHARD PRINE COMES FROM A SMALL TOWN IN KENTUCKY CALLED BELIEVE IT OR NOT, PARADISE. ON THE GREEN RIVER. ONE DAY HE COMES BACK AND THE PEABODY MINING CO HAS DUG UP PARADISE AND TRUCKED THE COAL AWAY AND DUMPED THE FOULED EARTH INTO THE GREEN RIVER AND KILLS FISH AND SICKENS THE SINGERS- WOW!

JACK SOO: WELCOME HOME, SON.

CRABMEAT: A LOCAL STORY- SORT OF LIKE THE STORY OF CHINAMEN AND CHINATOWN-

THE COMIC: CHINATOWN, MY CHINATOWN!

JACK SOO: DON’T KNOCK CHINATOWN. WHAT’S A JAP TO DO ONCE HE’S OUT OF THE WHITE MAN’S LONG SUMMER CAMP?

THE COMIC: BECOME A COMIC! MAKE’EM LAUGH!

JACK SOO & THE COMIC: (SING) MAKE’EM LAUGH! MAKE ‘EM LAUGH! MAKE’EM LAAAAAUGH!

THE COMIC: THE ONLY AMERICANS WHO PAY TO DRINK AND LAUGH AT JAPS WERE

JACK SOO & THE COMIC: CHI - NESE!

JACK SOO: THE FORBIDDEN CITY AND WHAT’S HIS NAME?

THE COMIC: ALVIN LEE ‘S CATHAY CLUB-

JACK SOO: ALVIN LEE! THAT’S IT. THEN WE ARE ALL CALLED NAMES INTO THE BLOWUP IN KOREA – SING YE HENS OF THE ROOST.

FANCY HENS: (SING ) CHINATOWN MY CHINATOWN-

(COMBINE PARADISE AND CHINATOWN, MY CHINATOWN – START HERE)

CRABMEAT: I’M NOT JOHN PRINE A NATIVE OF PARADISE- BUT HE WROTE AND PERFORMED

THE COMIC: CHINATOWN, MY CHINATOWN! WORDS: WILLIAM JEROME. MUSIC: JEAN SCHWARTZ (1910)

JACK SOO: WRITTEN BY WHITES AND PERFORMED BY BLACK JAZZ MUSICIANS- (CONTINUES ON )

THE COMIC: THAT’S COOL. RIGHT?

JACK SOO: COOL.

THE COMIC: CHINATOWN, MY CHINATOWN –1960 – performed by PAT SUZUKI in San Francisco’s CHINATOWN (after FLOWER DRUM SONG ON BROADWAY) - AND becomes a PLACQUE smack ON THE FACE of CHINATOWN, MY CHINATOWN-

JACK SOO: UNTIL A MASKED CHINATOWN PATRIOT RAMPAGES THROUGH THE WHITE PLAQUES CELEBRATING WHITE TRIUMPHS OVER CHINATOWN.

THE COMIC: YAY! I LIKED VIRGINIA DARE,

JACK SOO: PRIED OFF CHINATOWN BY A CROW BAR.

THE COMIC: THANK YOU, MASKED MAN.

MUSIC- JOHN PRINE’S PARADISE (CRABMEAT SINGERS) MIXED WITH CHINATOWN, MY CHINATOWN- (AS WHITE FAKE CUTE FOREIGN AMERICAN MUSICAL STAGED ACROSS THE STREET IN CHINATOWN!)

JACK SOO: ARE YOU AN ORNAMENTAL ORIENTAL?

BUXOM DISPATCHER HEN: HUH?

THE COMIC: HE MEANS ARE YOU ARE CHRISTIAN?

BUXOM HEN: HUH?

JACKE SOO: I MEAN DO YOU UHH BELIEVE IN A SUPER BEING?

BUXOM HEN: HUH?

THE COMIC: HE MEANS DO YOU PRAY TO A GOD?

BUXOM HEN: HUH?

JACK SOO: OR ARE YOU YELLOW, ASIAN- YOU PRAY TO A FOREIGNER YOU NEVER SEE INSTEAD OF LOOKING FOR YOUR SUPERIOR SELF IN YOUR CRAZY RELAXATIONS-

BUXOM HEN: I HAVE WORK TO DO.

THE COMIC: LIKE HOKUSAI WITH HIS DOODLES .

JAC SOO: HIS SHUNGA –

THE COMIC: YES, HOKUSAI’S SHUNGA. TAKE TIME TO THROWAWAY YOUR MIND IN MINIATURES AND MONSTROSITIES –

JACK SOO: TODAY’S JAPANESE THINK THEIR 30 YEAR OLD AND GROWING “FIGURINE CULTURE” IS OLD.

THE COMIC: NOT IN HOKUSAI’S TIME.

JACK SOO: IN HOKUSAI’S TIME.

THE COMIC: SOUNDS LIKE A SONG!

JACK SOO: I SAW A LIZARD ON TOP OF CRAB SHELL I LEAVE ON TOP OF A TWENTY YEAR OLD RAILROAD CROSSTIE-

THE COMIC: A IIZARD ON A CRAB SHELL ON A CROSSTIE

BUXOM HEN: WHAT A STRANGE SIGHT!

JACK SOO: THAT’S WHAT I SAID. AND THE KICKER IS THERE’S A RAT ON THE CROSSTIE LOOKING AT THE LIZARD ON THE CRABSHELL, AND THINKING, WHAT A STRANGE SIGHT!

THE COMIC: (SYNCHED TO JACK SOO) WHAT A STRANGE SIGHT!

SPIRIT HEN: Noose! Noose

CRABMEAT: OOOH! BEAUTIFUL

NEWS ROOSTER: News! THAT’S NEWS! COCKA DOODLE NEWWWWS! Not noose! Stew-ooh-ooh-pid!

JACK SOO: THE GLOW OF A SPIRITURAL WHITE OF FRESH WINTER SNOW AND FOXLIKE SNOWFLAKES APPEAR LIKE FOXES FROLICING IN SUMMER SHOWERS.

THE COMIC: WHAAA? YOU OK, MAN?

THE SPIRIT - HEN : NOOSE! NOOSE! Japanese Americans of Modoc County protest wall planned at WWII internment camp near California border!

JACK SOO: So what! What’s noose, about that?

SPIRIT HEN: Noose! Noose!

NEWS ROOSTER: News! THAT’S NEWS!

THE COMIC: The Japs always complain,

JACK SOO: and always fall over themselves rushing to do as they're told.

THE COMIC: THEY DO?

JACK SOO: That's been true since Mike Masaoka and the JACL. PFC Mike authors every Bronze Star citation of the 442nd.

THE COMIC: HEY! PRETTY GOOD.

JACK SOO: I'd hate to be cursed with a Bronze Star written by Mike Masaoka.

THE COMIC: WHY?

JACK SOO: Mike IS KNOWN AS A LIAR or AN exaggerator.

THE COMIC: A BRONZE STAR, IS A BRONZE STAR.

JACK SOO: And I didn't hear you speak up against Clinton or Obama's slobber over crazy Max. So, fuck you too you're too covered in goo for my company, you ornament you.

THE COMIC: What's an ornament?

JACK SOO: A useless pretty.

THE COMIC: YOU REALLY THINK OF ME AS A USELESS PRETTY? AND NOT PRETTY USELESS?

JACK SOO: You’re right! PRETTY USELESS IS US.

THE COMIC: HUH?

JACK SOO: Yellow theater in fact Yellow art is stopped at Wong Sam (1872) and the Chinese Exclusion Act 1882 become the gospel of Cameron House/ Social Darwinism/Hollywood.

IT ALL COMES TOGETHER IN A STEREOTYPE:

THE COMIC: Charlie Chan –

JACK SOO: THE CHINAMAN As metaphor THE REAL CHINAMAN WHO ISN’T A CHINAMAN.

THE COMIC: CHARLIE CHAN IS NOT CHINESE. HE’S A METAPHOR?

JACK SOO: THE CHRISTIAN WHITE TEACHERS OF COLOREDS ON HAWAII AND CHINATOWN , SEE THEMSELVES AS GAY YELLOWS. THE YELLOW AS JUICEY METAPHOR IS THE WHITE CHRISTIAN OF HAWAII.

THE COMIC: YEAH. SHAKESPEARE.

NEWS ROOSTER: That's Yellow history as written by the White man 1840-1925) BRAINS MAKE THE YELLOW MAN THE EQUAL OF WHITE WOMEN FOR THE LICKING OF WHITE MALE SUPREMACY.

JACK SOO: CHARLE CHAN IS THE WHITE MAN’S FAG IN A BAG.

THE COMIC: LIKE SPAM IN A CAN! OOOH! the contempt the Whites of San Francisco lavish on us poor, short, stupid BUT BRAINY foreigners.

FANCY HENS: OOH WHITES LOVES STORIES OF YELLOW WOMAN HAVING A WHITE MAN'S BABY IN FRONT OF HER CHINK HUSBAND. WHY?

THE COMIC: SO SHE WON'T BE EXPOSED AS A WOMAN –

NEWS ROOSTER: YELLOW MEN HATE YELLOW WOMEN, THE DAILIIES SAY, DON’T THEY? /

FANCY HENS: THEY DO! THEY DO! /

JACK SOO: STUPID BRAINY MAN WATCHES HIS WIFE BEING IMPREGNATED BY A WHITE MAN ON THE SHIP TO AMERICA / MAN AND WOMAN AND BABY ARE SMUGGLED OFF THE BOAT- YELLOW MAN RAISES A BABY NOT HIS AS HIS OWN. THAT'S ASSIMILLATION PROMISED PROMISED PROMISED BY CHARLIE CHAN! PROMISED BY ASSIMILLATION. REMEMBER? NO, YOU DON'T! Why? Because in six generations of White indoctrination you've become obedient ornaments of White instruction. And the Teacher is always superior isn't she? She's White! SHE KOW TOWS TO THE WHITE MAN IN THE OFFICE , WHO LOOKS TOO THE WHITE MAN IN THE SKY.

She iowned the White men who run DONALDINA CAMERON’S mission school. The school’s mission: WHITE MALE SUPREMACY!

PRINCESS FANCY HENS: (SING) YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!

THE COMIC: THAT’S WHY get along with the teachers better than the principals.

JACK SOO: NAZIS TAKEN PRISONER ARE SENT TO CANADA THEN SENT TO ENGLAND TO SMALL CAMPS AROUND LONDON TO REBUILD WHERE THEY ARE DE-NAZIFIED – THE LIFELONG NAZIS ARE SHOWN MOVIES OF NAZI ATROCITIES – THE WRONG OF THE NAZIS ISN’T IMPOSED ON THEM. THEY WON’T GO HOME TILL THEY ARE GRADED WHITE OR GRAY BUT BLACK IS AN INCURABLE NAZI.

THE COMIC: INCURABLE.

JACK SOO: ALMOST ALL GRADE GRAY OR WHITE, AND GO HOME, BY 1948. HOME FOR SOME OF THEM IS ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE WALL BUILT BY EVIL EAST GERMANY. THE EVIL EAST ALLOW SO MUCH FOOD A MONTH BY MAIL, THEN FAREWELL LETTERS.

THE COMIC: 1948!

JACK SOO: 1940 TO 1948.

THE COMIC: WE WE’RE LET OUT TOO SOON?



Seattle:

RUBY CHOW

NARRATOR: In a foggy city with a foggy Chinatown a girl is born of a sickly mother accused of being born a husband a wealthy Chinese family in Canada buys, semds south to Seattle as head of the Hop Sing. Comes the day he goes home to wife and family in China, he generously tears up the I owe you notes owed him. Money that should go to the wife and family he leaves in Seattle. The girl takes the stories White men write and publish in the magazines personally. The girl grows up in a lottery parlour where Chinamen talk real crap on her mother who runs the parlour for the Hop Sing.

The girl grows up as the protector of her brothers and sisters. All her mother's children.

All her protected brothers and sisters have gone their separate ways, as have her own children. She and her husband plucked from the good and evil of Cantonese opera by her love, ironically, of Cantonese opera. He is the star she wants to father her children. He's ok with whatever she says. He loves her as much as she loves him. She can't believe it. Neither can he.

"Why the Cantonese opera?" he asks.

"When I'm a girl and go out with our five quart pot out to the icy walks before cement, to buy juk for ma. She just heats up. She doesn't have to do all the rice. She's not in shape. I time going into the cold to the sound of the junkman's horse wagon. He'd ride me up to what's now Weller Street and we'd hear clang clang clang dockdocdocka docka/ and I just liked it. I liked it a lot."

"You know why you like it a lot?""

"Why?"

"You're Chinese, like me, stupid!"

"Don't call ME stupid."

"Let's bring the opera to town. There are people like you and me who like the opera."

"They'll like a real Chinese dinner, "

"I’m a real Chinese cook. "

Ping Chow has come to town with his wife. They married the Seattle they settle and have children. The original myth of Farmer’s blood - marrying the land they settle, breed on and world for generations and rework and renew – they die on the land they wedded themselves to- the farmers children are born on the land - local gods are spirits and ghosts that live on in the physical place lIke the Jap Camps. Mike Masaoka and Norman Minetta and all the JACL monuments celebrate your shame White man. The White idea of Yellow civil rights is Mike Masaoka? It is written in bronze on White mans sacred ground.

THE WRITER: I’D photograph MYSELF BY SPITTING AND PISSING ON THE MASAOKA JACL MONUMENT LIKE VISITORS TO GENERAL YUE FEI’S TOMB PISSING ON THE BRONZE STATUES OF HIS EXECUTIONORS OF OUTSIDE , BEFORE GOING INSIDE.

JACK SOO: WHO ARE YOU?

THE WRITER: THE SON YOU NEVER HAD WHO GREW UP ON YOU JOW GWAI DUNKED IN JUK.

THE COMIC: YEAH! YOO JOW GWAI! THE EXECUTIONER’S GHOSTS FRIED IN OIL. THE CHINESE EAT THE EXECUTIONORS FOR BREAKFAST-

THE WRITER: THE CHINESE DONUT!

THE COMIC: THE CHINESE DONUT-

FANCY HENS LEAD A FOUR PART CHORALE PERF OF/ YUM YUM YUM YUM / YOW JOW GWAI/ DUNKED IN JUK/ YUM YUM YUM YUM / EXECUTIONORS OF YUE FEI / YUM YUM YUM YUM / FRED IN OIL / YUM YUM YUM YUM / BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS!


THE WRITER: The men who freed the Japs from the concentration camps are the No-No Boys of 1943 and the Draft Resisters of 1944 -

JACK SOO: Whites just won't listen you assimilated Yellow, you, be grateful, bye.

THE WRITER: Say! There's a play in OUR CONVERSATION! A play with real actors playing real people.

JACK SOO: A PLAY? WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

THE WRITER: Come to me with something in hand - a play - money - a theater - a company of trained skilled actors accomplished in White theater willing to work in concert on experimental Yellow works etc - meantime- I write what I write and wait for a Yellow publisher to show themselves out of you mess of soulless , gutless, shapeless, meaningless nameless ornaments.

THE COMIC: Whoa! I don't want to go into a KRAPP'S LAST TAPE last tape riff. You know how that ends. Whew!

THE WRITER: I HATE TO TELLYA

JACK SOO: SO DON’T!

THE WRITER: SO I DON’T.

(BREAK: COMMERCIAL? )

WRITER & JACK SOO, AND COMIC FEED FANCY HENS OUTSIDE-

FANCY HENS: (AS BACKGROUND) SPECK’A THIS/ SPECK’O THAT/

WRITER: DIDN’T YOU GET A CALL FROM BOBBY KENNADY IN 1968?

THE COMIC: YEAH. JULY.

THE WRITER: HE CALLED YOU HIMSELF?

THE COMIC: YEAH. A PERSONAL CALL.

JACK SOO: WHOA! THIS IS NEWS TO ME!

THE WRITER: (WHISTLES- OR SNAPS FINGERS) PERSONAL CALL FROM ROBERT KENNADY. IMPRESSIVE!

THE COMIC: HEY! I’M THE “HIP NIP!”

THE WRITER & JACK SOO: THE ONE AND ONLY “HIP NIP!”

THE COMIC: THAT’S RIGHT. BOBBY WANTS TO HAUL ME HARRY BELAFONTE AND TONY BENNETT IN A FLATBED TRUCK, TO DELANO, CALIFORNIA TO ENTERTAIN CEZAR CHAVEZ.

THE WRITER & JACK SOO: SO GO.

THE COMIC: GO? / HEY! THAT NGHT I ENTERTAIN THE MAN WHO SAVES THE NISEI FROM WICKED SNEAKY LOVABLE FDR WHO SPEAKETH WITH FORKED TONGUE, IN 1941. THANK THE LORD, FOR MIKE MASAOKA THE SOUL OF THE JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE-

THE WRITER: (UNDER) THE SOUL OF NISEI KISSASS AND COWERING-

THE COMIC: (HAVING NEVER STOPPED) JAY AY SEE ELL- I HEARD THAT! THE PREZ SAYS TO THE NISEI, DO WHAT I SAY OR I’ILL HAVE THE UNITED STATES ARMY KILLYA!

JACK SOO: BULLSHIT! WHITE PEOPLE ARE AS AFRAID OF HURTING OTHER PEOPLE AS JAPS!

THE COMIC: MIKE SAYS, BEAT THE WHITE TO PUNCHING OUR YELLOW FACE IN THE FACE, AND ASK QUESTIONS LATER. AND YELLOW, IF YOU’RE A JAP, VOLUNTEER! THE PREZ WILL BE SURPRISED AND , IMPRESSED!

FANCY HENS: YES! YES!

THE COMIC: MIKE SAYS, HE IS NISEI! AND NISEI ARE AMERICAN BORN AND WHITE BRED. NISEI OBEY THE LAW AND REJECT THE JAP ISSEI! THE ISSEI ARE NOT NISEI.

FANCY HENS: NO! NO! / NONONONNO.

THE WRITER & JACK SO: AND INTO CAMP WE GO. WE GO. INTO CAMP WE GO.

FANCY HENS: INTO CAMP WE GO. WE GO. INTO CAMP WE GO./EVERYBODY KNOWS/ (LAPPING ) INTO CAMP WE GO

THE COMIC: FDR IS THE PREZ! WHAT HE SAYS GOES!

THE WRITER: EVERYBODY KNOWS (CONTINUES ON)

FANCY CHICKS SING THE BOTTOM OF BASS: EVERY /EVERY BODY KNOWS

THE WRITER: (HAVING NEVER STOPPED) WE YELLOWS ARE SUCH OBEDIENT SELF-HATING CHICKENS….

FANCY CHICKS SING THE BOTTOM OF BASS: AREN’T WE? OH/AREN’T WE

THE COMIC: MIKE GIVES THE BOYS IN THE 442ND A CHANCE TO EARN MORE BRONZE STARS THAN ANY UNIT IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY.

THE WRITER: EVERY CITATION MEDAL ETC ISSUED TO THE 442ND SIGNED BY GEN MARK CLARKE IS WRITTEN BY PFC MIKE MASAOKA HIMSELF BACK IN PUBLICIST’S HEADQUARTERS.

THE COMIC: REALLY?

THE WRITER: ALL THE HERO INDIVIDUAL NISEI OF THE ALL VOLUNTEER 442ND ARE ALL INDIVIDUALLY CURSED WITH THE GOOEY RHETORIC OF MIKE MASAOKA AND HIS CHURCH OF THE WHAT?

FANCY HENS: JAY AYY SEE ELL

FANCY BASS: WHHOOWHAAT?

THE COMIC: CHURCH OF DONALDINA CAMERON, THE CHURCH OF CHARLES SHEPHERD, THE CHRUCH OF JADE SNOW WONG, THE CHURCH OF MAXINE HONG KINGSTON MAKE THE TRUTH OF CHINATOWN AND AMERICAN HUMANITIES BY PRES CLINTON IN 1998 AND LIGHTS OUT ON REAL CHINESE ART AND LETTERS IN THE NEA, AND PRES OBAMA’S ARTS MEDAL MEANS NO MORE REAL CHINA IN AMERICAN ART

THE WRITER: ARE YOU SAYING JAP MIKE MASAOKA BETRAYING HIS OWN PEOPLE IS LIKE MAXINE HONG KINGSTON …

THE COMIC: MIKE AND MAX BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

THE WRITER: THERE’S SOMETHING UN-AMERICAN ABOUT THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT.

FANCY BASS: SPOOKY!

FANCY HENS: (UNDER) HIS OFFICE STINKS? FUMIGATE IT. /DUMB CLUCK! DE-LOUSE IT. / OOH! A LOUSE! SPECK’A LOUSE!/ SPECK’O DAT.

THE COMIC: PEOPLE THANK MIKE MASAOKA FOR OUR FREEDOM FROM THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS.

THE WRITER: AND THERE ARE OTHERS WHO KNOW THE NISEI OWE MIKE MASAOKA THANKS FOR VOLUNTEERING THE ENTIRE GENERATION OF NISEI AND BEYOND INTO CONCENTRATION CAMPS.

THE COMIC: THE HIP NIP ENTERTAINS THE PEOPLE’S HERO OF WWII.

THE WRITER: BOBBY SEES YOU AS THE HIP NIP, THE MORAL PHILOSOPHER AS COMIC, AS HARRY BELEFONTE SINGS THE MORAL PHILOSOPHY OF THE CARIBBEAN, AND TONY BENNETT SINGS THE MORAL PHILOSOPHY OF ITALIANS.

THE COMIC: COME ON!

THE WRITER: IT’S THE MOMENT YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED.

THE COMIC: COME ON!

THE WRITER: BOBBY KENNEDY, PRESENTS TO CEZAR CHAVEZ, HARRY BELAFONTE SINGING HIS DAY-O, AND TONY BENNETT SINGING I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO. WE KNOW WHAT THE SINGERS DO FOR THEIR SONGS AND WHAT THE SONGS DO FOR THE PEOPLE. AND ALL PEOPLE LOVE THEIR SONGS. NOW.

THE COMIC: THEY DO?

THE WRITER: A FIRST! THE HIP NIP WILL SING THE MORAL PHILOSOPHY OF THE NISEI. WILL IT BE IN (CONTINUES ON)

THE COMIC: MORAL PHILOSOPHY? ME? I’M A COMIC.

THE WRITER: (HAVING NEVER STOPPED) A SMARTASS SAYING? A SMIRK? A SIGNATURE? YOU GET THE IDEA…YOU ARE THE SURPRISE PRESENT FOR CEZAR CHAVEZ, TO CELEBRATE CEZAR CHAVEZ BREAKING HIS FAST TO HONOR THE FARMWORKERS GIVING UP , NINJA WEAPONS, FISTFIGHTS, AND CUSSING AT THEIR PICKETS OF CORPORATION FARMS AND SUPERMARKETS.

THE COMIC: I TELL JOKES. A JOKE. WHAT GOES INTO A JOKE? A JOKE RE-ARRANGES COMMON KNOWLEDGE IN THE MIND.

JACK SOO: LIKE WHAT?SIX FOOT 2 PLUS ONE 3 FOOT JUMP TIMES TWO EQUALS FIVE FOOT EIGHT?

THE COMIC: LIKE TO MAKE THE THINKER TURN TO SEE IF ANYONE HEARS THE INSIDES OF HIS MIND .

THE WRITER: LIKE AN EXTRAORDINARY VOICE IN THE RHYTHM AND RHYME OF A SONG OUT OF A MAN BURSTING WITH CHARISMA!

THE WRITER & JACK SOO: MAN!

THE COMIC: TONY BENNETT, SINGING I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO.

JACK SOO: NO. TONY BENNETT AT MR KELLY’S IN CHICAGO, LISTENING TO THE COMIC SING TONY BENNETT’S I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO AS A DRUNK.

THE COMIC: YEAH. WHAT A MAN!

THE WRITER: YOU OR TONY BENNETT?

THE COMIC: OR THE DRUNK WHO HECKLES ME, AND CALLS OUT TO TONY TO SING IT RIGHT!

THE WRITER: YOUR BEST FRIEND. TONY SEES YOU FINISH YOUR ACT.

THE COMIC: YEAH! HE STANDS AND LEADS A STANDING OVATION!

JACK SOO: THAT NIGHT HE DUSTED YOU WITH THE SHOWBIZ MAGIC OF CHARISMA!

THE COMIC: OH NO!

THE WRITER: CHARISMA ON YOU. YOU GO FROM THE BRIGHT HIGH OF BEING LIT BY THE SAME SPOT AS SHOWBIZ GOD TONY BENNETT TO THE PLAYBOY CLUB , WHERE YOU DISCOVER COMIC PAL TOM MELODY IS A BATAAN DEATH MARCH SURVIVOR AND YOU ARE A JAP! BUT KNOW YOU ARE NOT A JAP. But, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT: YOU ARE A JAP!

THE COMIC: YOUR POINT?

THE WRITER: TOM MELODY TELLS YOU THE CONDITIONS OF BELONGING TO THE SOCIETY OF NITECLUB ENTERTAINERS.

THE COMIC: HE SAYS, “YOU ARE NOT A JAP. YOU ARE A COMIC. THE HIP NIP. IF YOU ARE NOT A COMIC, I DON’T WANT TO BE YOUR FRIEND ANYMORE.”

JACK SOO: YOU WANT EVERYBODY TO BE YOUR FRIEND.

THE COMIC: I WANT TOM MELODY TO BE MY FRIEND. WE HAVE THE SAME AGENT- SALLY MARR – LENNY BRUCE’S MOTHER.

JACK SOO: (under) EVERYBODY NEEDS A MOTHER.

THE WRITER: (lapping –over) YOU DON’T WANT TO BE A FRIEND, YOU WANT TO BE ONE OF THEM.

THE COMIC: THEM?

THE WRITER: LENNY IS KNOWN FOR HIS MOUTH. TOM MELODY WRECKED POP SONGS HILARIOUSLY WITH THE STINK OF TODAY, HARRY BELEFONTE IS A BLACK THAT CAN DO ALL A WHITE MAN CAN DO AND MUCH MORE, TONY BENNETT IS A PEACEABLE WOP AND DON’T YOU FORGET IT, AND YOU, THE HIP NIP…

THE COMIC: HELP!

THE WRITER: YOUR SIGNATURE HAS TO BE MORE THAN SINGING A TONY BENNETT SONG AS A DRUNK. SOMETHING MORE…

THE COMIC: MORE WHAT? MORE LIKE YOU?

THE WRITER: I’M YOUR BODYGUARD – YOUR KWAN KUNG – THE DEFENDER OF YOUR REP – MEANING – SOMETIMES A LITTLE DIRTY WORK DECENT FOLK CAN’T IMAGINE HELPS YOUR HISTORY AS A COMIC –

THE COMIC: OH, BROTHER! DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU, I DID NOT BOMB PEARL HARBOR!

THE WRITER: YOU’RE TOO YOUNG TO FLY!

FANCY’ BASS HENS: (UNFOLDING VOICES) AREN’T YOU?

THE COMIC & NEWS ROOSTER: WHAT?

THE COMIC: HEY! I AM TOO YOUNG.

FANCY HENS: TOO YOUNG TO FLY? TOO YOUNG TO FLY?

NEWS ROOSTER: WHAT?

THE COMIC: AND I AM BORN IN 1932. AMERICA.

THE WRITER: THE WRONG COUNTRY!

THE COMIC: BUT I LIKE IT. WHOO! AMERICA.

NEWS ROOSTER: COCKLE DOODLE NEWS! THE COMIC IS BORN!

THE COMIC: I AM BORN!

THE WRITER: YOU ESSAY.

THE COMIC: I LIKE WHERE I AM BORN.

THE WRITER: U. S. A.

THE COMIC: MY PARENTS TEACH ME TO CALL WHERE I AM BORN, HOME.

THE WRITER: AND WHERE IS THAT?

THE COMIC: ISLETON, CALIFORNIA.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Where Did the Term "Day of Remembrance" Come From?

I (Eddie) hope you all had fun celebrating the Year of the Dog this Chinese New Year (here's a great way to commemorate the occasion).

(image by Frank Ishii)

By the way, Day of Remembrance is coming soon for Japanese America, but did you ever wonder where that term came from?:

"What's so ironic for all the people in Japanese America who hate Frank Chin, I wonder how many of them realize that 'The Day of Remembrance' was coined by Frank Chin.  'The Day of Remembrance' was invented by Frank Chin... that 'The Day of Remembrance', which is now a part of Japanese American culture, celebrated every year on February 19th, was coined by Frank Chin!"

- Frank Abe, journalist and producer of the PBS documentary Conscience and the Constitution

"Day of Remembrance is all over the place.  People have taken that term and used it beyond the Nikkei community.  But the first one was orchestrated and directed and conducted by Frank Chin."

- Lawson Inada, author, poet and editor of Only What We Could Carry

Both quotes come from Curtis Choy's documentary What's Wrong With Frank Chin.