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Human Rights Petition: Vietnam’s President Meets With President Obama on July 25, 2013

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , on July 21, 2013 by Ian Pham

PetitionHey there, everyone:

The musician and human rights crusader Truc Ho is putting together another petition for President Obama in the wake of Truong Tan Sang’s visit this Thursday. Currently, Truong Tan Sang is the acting President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, making him the third most powerful man in the country (on paper, anyway).

This Thursday, July 25, 2013, Sang will be making a state visit to meet with President Barack Obama to discuss issues such as climate change, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and hopefully, human rights.

Whether or not President Obama discusses human rights or not, and to what extent, will depend on how much we pester him through this petition. The letter has already been composed by Truc Ho and his team, all we have to do is sign it.

Hurry, everyone! We only have a few days until the state visit. Make sure you sign that petition!

Click on the link below to sign the petition!



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:–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:

Help Spread the Word, Sign the Petition!

Posted in Politics, Society with tags , , , on February 9, 2012 by Ian Pham

If you haven’t heard yet, there is a petition out there right now, urging the White House to press Vietnam harder on human rights.  This is a direct response to the “Free Viet Khang” movement, aiming to spread awareness of how brutal and corrupted the Communist regime in Vietnam is.  If you support the human rights movement, and would like to contribute to the cause, please sign this petition.

All you have to do is click on the link below and follow a few simple steps.  I assure you, this will only take you three minutes, if that.  The petition needs 25,000 signatures by March 8, 2012, for the White House to seriously consider it.  At this point in time, the petition is making great progress, but you too can help by donating a few minutes of your time. Support the basic freedoms, support human rights!

To sign the petition, click here!!/petition/stop-expanding-trade-vietnam-expense-human-rights/53PQRDZH

Petition: Change the Name “South China Sea” to “Southeast Asia Sea”

Posted in Politics with tags , , , on November 8, 2010 by Ian Pham

This petition was started by the Nguyen Thai Hoc Foundation. I support this petition because I don’t believe the name “South China Sea” accurately represents the geographical location of this area.  This sea is located in Southeast Asia and surrounded by many Southeast Asian countries such as the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam.  That is why I signed this petition and encourage many of you to sign it too!  It’s really quick and easy!

This petition will remain on this website for as long as it takes.  You can help make a change too.  Spread the word and recommend this petition to anyone you believe will support our cause.  Let’s make history!

Sign Here!

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