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Breaking Down Joel Brinkley’s Racist Article

Posted in IV. Columns, Politics with tags , , , , , on March 15, 2013 by Ian Pham

Brinkley the RacistJoel Brinkley doesn’t need to find facts, facts find Joel Brinkley.

Meet Joel Brinkley.  Supposedly, he is a professor at Stanford University who teaches in the Faculty of Communications…  So you know this guy knows exactly what he’s talking about when it comes to biology and genetics, right?  After all, aren’t Communications professors all experts at biology?  Obviously not.  Joel Brinkley knows nothing about these subjects.  As a matter of fact, for someone in the arts, he sadly knows nothing about history either. This explains why the things he says in his article makes it more of a comical piece, as opposed to real academic writing.

If you haven’t heard about it yet, there is an article out there right now that speaks ill of the Vietnamese people, it’s author: Joel Brinkley.  There are a number of problems that the article poses, the most notable being that it’s racist, the other being that none of it makes any sense at all.  Heck, even those of us with no ability to distinguish scientists from scientologists can tell that Brinkley is a nut case for the things he is saying in his article.

For one, Captain ‘So-Not-Insane’ (I call him this for the ironic effect) thinks he can fabricate lies about the Vietnamese people and label them as having “aggressive tendencies” because they have too much meat in their diet.  Yeah, I know.  Joel Brinkley, ‘Professor,‘ thinks that we are an aggressive people because we eat meat and have too much protein in our diet.  Wait a minute! Who else eats meat, by the way? Oh right, just every other nation in the history of our earthly existence.  Good job, Joel, you failed miserably, and not just at one thing.  Furthermore, Vietnam, being an agricultural and coastal nation, lives majorly off of rice and seafood.  Once again, ‘professor,’ you fail miserably.

stanford-ovalHow Joel Brinkley became a professor at a fine American institution such as Stanford University, I will never understand.

Another thing, Joel Brinkley, ‘Professor,’ (wink) says that Vietnam has “always been an aggressive country,” fighting “17 wars with China since gaining independence” and repeatedly moving into Cambodia as a result of all that protein in our diet.  Somebody get this guy a cookie, he’s on a roll!  I can’t take Joel Brinkley seriously, call me nuts (or Brinkley), but I just can’t seem to come to grips with how someone with a university degree can be so darn stupid.  Maybe his PhD was from the same school Nguyen Tan Dung got his, who knows.

To address the claims of belligerence, since I must, the wars that we have fought with China are ones of self-defense and self-preservation.  They invaded us, occupied us, and threatened to end our existence.  As a result, we had no choice but to fight in order to keep them out.  If you’ve been reading my material, you know that this is fact and not just hearsay, myths, exaggeration, and fabrication like the works of Joel Brinkley.  He also claims that people in Vietnam like to capture squirrels, birds, rats, cats, dogs, tigers, and even rhinos as part of their meals.

Let me get this straight.  Yes, there are some degenerates in Vietnam, either that or people who are excessively poor and must live off anything they find (I blame the Communists), who eat dogs.  I actually cringe a bit at that, but nonetheless, that is something I know of and cannot deny.  Even then, that is limited to a very, very, very small part of the population, and is not limited to Vietnam alone.  Poor people in China and other countries in the region eat dog too, but you don’t hear the professor talk about that.  As for the allegations of eating small critters and rhinos, that is false.  Congratulations, Joel, you are a complete and utter failure at three different subjects.  Go home.

On a serious note, though, there is another possibility for why Joel Brinkley wrote such an unfair and despicable article.  There is a very real possibility, that I believe beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Joel Brinkley, ‘Professor’ of Stanford University, has a hidden agenda in writing his article.  Maybe he isn’t stupid, maybe he knows exactly what’s wrong with his slanderous article.  There is something sinister about what Joel Brinkley is doing, and he’s doing it on the behalf of someone else.   I can’t say who it is without evidence, but I can tell you to put the pieces together.

Think, who in the world right now has a problem with Vietnam?  Who wants Vietnam to seem like an aggressive country, to stifle it from defending itself upon another invasion?  Who has had quarrels with Vietnam, has been staking claims to Vietnam’s land, and would benefit greatly from a negative portrayal of Vietnam?  Who has been trying to takeover Vietnam for the longest time, but failing continuously?  This is not the first time that they have tried to rewrite history, and, it saddens me to say, it won’t be the last.  With time, all the facts will come out.  In the meantime, just think about it.

Here is a link to Joel Brinkley’s article: 

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-02-01/news/sns-201301291330–tms–amvoicesctnav-c20130129-20130129_1_dog-meat-da-nang-meat-eaters

Petitions for Brinkley’s removal have also been resoundingly successful, yet he refuses to resign:

https://www.change.org/petitions/professor-joel-brinkley-stanford-university-resign-from-teaching

http://www.change.org/petitions/stanford-university-remove-joel-brinkley-no-place-for-racism

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A New Novel Aims to Rewrite History

Posted in Books, I. News, II. History, IV. Columns with tags , , on March 21, 2011 by Ian Pham

Here’s the latest case of historical desecration by the Vietnamese Communists with advice from foreigners.  A new historical novel, supposedly based on the lives of Le Loi and Nguyen Trai, was recently published in Vietnam.  The book aims to chronicle the events transpiring between the heroic duo as they take on the Ming invaders in the 15th century.  Unfortunately, the accuracy of the novel’s events are somewhat questionable.  Actually, it’s complete garbage, just to let you know.

The author of this novel, Nguyen Quang Than, completely disrespects the characters of Le Loi and Nguyen Trai, characterizing them as bandits, thugs, and gangsters.  At the same time, he portrays the Ming army as heroic individuals, coming into the country to help and care for the Vietnamese people.  The invaders are shown to be virtuous, honourable, civilized, and caring.  So according to this “author,” Le Loi and Nguyen Trai are the villains, while the Ming invaders are the heroes.

Signs of outrage have been visible within the Vietnamese literary community.  Many writers and bloggers in Vietnam have criticized the author of this book, making their opinions known.  What’s the Vietnamese government response to all this?  Unsurprisingly, they’ve decided to go against the writers in Vietnam in defence of the author of the book.  They’ve issued a warning, threatening to punish anyone who further criticizes the author Nguyen Quang Than and the Vietnamese government.

Why would they do this?  Why would any government ever allow anyone to damage the sacred historical protectors of their country?  Let us recall a similar incident, only several months ago, recall the movie Ly Cong Uan: the Road to Thang Long Citadel. The Chinese government tried to distort the history of Emperor Ly Thai To, making him look like a Chinese man, an act permitted by the Vietnamese Communist Party, remember that?  It’s happening again, and guess what, they’re letting it happen again.

Judging by the evidence, one can argue that the Chinese Communist Party has something to do with the creation of this book.  Who else would come up with the idea of destroying the memory of two of Vietnam’s proudest figures?  The story of Ly Cong Uan was indisputably the plan of the CCP, and it is a fair bet they are involved with this as well.  It’s not hard to find traitors in the Vietnamese Communist system, almost everyone at the height of the Politburo is a corrupted sell-out anyway.

It is easy for the Chinese government to infiltrate the Vietnamese Party, all they have to do is show the money.  The CCP has succeeded in finding traitors despicable enough to desecrate the memory of their own ancestors, and they are exploiting these mutinous dogs to the fullest extent.  Vietnam’s Communist government is full of cowards, traitors, and slaves, that is why they need to be punished by the true people of Vietnam.  The title of the novel is Hoi The (The Gathering of Oaths).  If you have the time, look it up.

Trailer for “Lý Công Uẩn: The Road to Thăng Long Citadel”

Posted in Film, Politics, Videos with tags , on October 20, 2010 by Ian Pham

Here is the trailer for the upcoming motion picture Lý Công Uẩn: Đường tới thành Thăng Long (Lý Công Uẩn: The Road to Thăng Long Citdel).  Notice the absence of anything even remotely Vietnamese in this movie, except for maybe the language.  The clothing is Chinese, the architecture is Chinese, and almost everything else is Chinese.  If you have ever seen a Chinese historical drama, you would know exactly what I mean.

I am not criticizing the quality of the movie, because this is obviously a big budget production.  It looks like both Hanoi and Beijing, mostly Beijing, are sinking enormous effort into this movie ($100 billion Vietnamese).  They can’t expect to brainwash the population with cheap production values, can they?

Here is the trailer for Lý Công Uẩn: The Road to Thăng Long Citadel.  It is in Vietnamese, so don’t worry if you don’t understand.

Enjoy!

Chinese Directors for a Vietnamese Movie

Posted in Film, Politics with tags , on October 18, 2010 by Ian Pham

Currently in development is a motion picture/television series based on the life of Lý Công Uẩn (aka Lý Thái Tổ), the first emperor of Vietnam’s Lý Dynasty.  The title of the film is Lý Công Uẩn: Đường tới thành Thăng Long (Lý Công Uẩn: The Road to Thang Long Citadel).  The producers of the movie will be the Communists in Vietnam, but for some odd, disturbing reason, the directors of the movie will be from China.  Somehow, the artistic content of the film will be entirely controlled by the Chinese Communists and not the people of Vietnam.

According to Taipei Times and Daily Vietnam News, Emperor Lý Thái Tổ will be dawning Chinese garments, reigning in a Chinese style palace, and surrounded by Chinese officials.  The film will also be shot in Zhejiang Province, China, employing numerous Chinese actors and extras.  It’s not hard to tell what is happening here, the Chinese are trying to make Lý Thái Tổ look like a Chinese person.  Not only that, but they are also trying to repaint the appearance of Vietnam, changing every aspect of the country into resembling a Chinese entity.  The Beijing government has taken full artistic control of this movie, planning to distort the history and mislead the less-informed into believing that our forefathers were descendants of the Chinese.

What I find really troubling is how the government in Hanoi is allowing this to happen.  Don’t they understand what the Chinese Communists are doing to the history of our nation?  Lý Công Uẩn is one of the most important figures in Vietnamese history, founding the Lý Dynasty, establishing the city of Thăng Long (medieval Hanoi), and leading the country into an era of great prosperity.  China is re-writing the history of our nation and desecrating the integrity of one of our proudest historical figures.  If you have been paying attention to the points I’ve been making throughout, you will know that such blatant fabrications on the Chinese end is nothing new.  This is historical distortion at its worst.  Hopefully someone smartens up and brings an end to this problem.  If not, the people of Vietnam will make it right.