December 7th, 2005

Yo!

Pearl Harbor



Sixty four years ago today on December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Unfortunately my husband forgets that date while I have it burned in my mind. It is the day when the Japanese attacked Americans as well as Hawaiians showing no respect to the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. I never ever forget this day, December 7th, which is the day many people died and/or were injured:



"The December 7, 1941, surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and other military bases on Oahu lasted two hours, leaving 21 U.S. ships heavily damaged and 323 aircraft damaged or destroyed.

It killed 2,390 people and wounded 1,178."





As in the JAPANESE killed 2,390 people and wounded 1,178. Nowadays some people of mixed Japanese descent do not want to be associated with it and that is partly why they use the Hawaiian word "hapa" to define who they are. They don't like nor want to be associated with the "Japanese" word "haafu" because gasp! people will think they are like those who attacked Pearl Harbor. Anyway when I see mixed Asians of Japanese descent I can understand why they want to distance themselves from Japan and/or from being Japanese:


Japanese Chart of Pearl Harbor: Recovered from a Japanese Navy aircraft downed during the attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941. The chart identifies ship mooring locations and is entitled (at upper left): "Report on positions of enemy fleet at anchorage A". Code at left represents ship types (Letter figures are written in katakana: "A" - battleship; "I" - aircraft carrier; "E" - cruiser; "U" - special service ship; "O" - light cruiser. Mooring locations are coded with paired katakana figures or with katakana plus an arabic numeral, but do not specifically identify the ship types moored there.




A Japanese Navy "Zero" fighter (tail code A1-108) takes off from the aircraft carrier Akagi, on its way to attack Pearl Harbor during the morning of 7 December 1941.




Cartoon found in a crashed Japanese Navy aircraft following the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The Japanese inscription at left reads: "Hear! The voice of the moment of death. Wake up, you fools."



That is why they don't use the Japanese word "haafu" and instead use the Hawaiian word "hapa" but to me it's not for the right reasons. Instead they want to make themselves associate with Hawaii instead of with Japan but in the process they disrespect Hawaiians just as the Japanese government disrespected Americans and Hawaiians on December 7, 1941. Just as the Japanese government raided Pearl Harbor... some of their descendants continue to raid the Hawaiian culture. "Memoirs of a Geisha" is coming out and so far many Japanese are upset that Chinese actors and actresses are acting as though they are Japanese but if and when Hawaiians are offended like how many are with the misappropriation and misuse of the Hawaiian word "hapa" then it is not taken seriously. No double standards, please. Hawaiians are people too and Hawaiians have rights too. Just saying.


http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/events/wwii-pac/pearlhbr/pearlhbr.htm

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/12/07/pearlharbor.anniversary.ap/index.html


Which reminds me... I should update the website www.RealHapas.com later tonight. Tone it down a little. Then again I would rather have a mean tone than be known to be associated with murder as in wrongfill killingS. Just saying.


And please... no hate mail telling me that I am anti-Asian and/or that I am racist against Asians and/or that I am spreading racism against Asians because 1) I am part Chinese and 2) I do not and will not forget history and history is repeating itself. Only this time some Japanese people are assaulting and attacking the Hawaiian culture like how some Japanese assaulted and attacked Pearl Harbor. However like how the U.S. fought back at Hiroshima and Nagasaki... so will and so are Hawaiians ON THEIR OWN TERMS like how the U.S. fought back on their own terms. It has something to do with self-preservation. Just saying.


Edit: I'm editing the website. However one drawback is that I have to post my name which I do not wish to do :( but for the iwi... I will. Also I have toned it down a little lol I did so only because though someone mentioned some things to me in a nasty, hostile tone lol... it provoked me to wonder, "Hmmm... maybe he is right?" so I toned it down. Yes... I am a Taurus as in extremely stubborn plus I have some roots in Ka U, Hawaii... but since it was two Hawaiian men who mentioned it to me and a Hawaiian woman who asked me something... I listened hehe

Yo!

My theory: He was Collateral Damage

Today a U.S. citizen was shot and killed in Miami, Florida. My theory is that this will be happening to many more Americans instead of the "real" terrorists who terrorize this country and abroad:




My theory is we are under martial law and many law enforcement officials will shoot first then ask questions later as in this case. So far reports have indicated that there was no bomb in this man's backpack. They subsequently conveniently destroyed his luggage erasing all evidence that could possibly have shown that he was not a danger to himself nor to others:




Added: Also so far no civilians can nor has supported the claim by air marshals that the man said that they heard him say that he had a bomb. That is, so far no one has stated that they heard him say that he had a bomb. No one.


Be careful, Americans. You may be next:


http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/12/07/airplane.gunshot/index.html





Another theory of mine is that this was done purposefully to show the terrorists that "we" mean business. Another... he was collateral damage. It scares me actually because if our government can do this to him then they could do it to ME or to one of my loved ones. Just saying.


I suspect that this order came from the "top" down (as in the President of the U.S. down) as in anything else. It comes from the "top" down so I do not blame these law enforcement officials. Their job is to enforce the law. That is... martial law. Again... this is only my theory.


In the meantime, see you at the gun range with my t-shirt that says, "Pro Self-Preservation American."



Edit:

Also

1. Two people who were interviewed talked about God and praying... yet they sure had no problem that these shooters murdered this man. To date there was no bomb found. Makes you wonder.


2. These shooters were trained. As in trained to kill. They could have shot to injure but no. My theory is that their order was and is TO KILL. In this case to me the killing was murder as in wrongful killing.


3. I travel a lot between HomeHome and Washington DC. Sometimes I act weird. Will they shoot me too then claim that I said I had a bomb with no witnesses to confirm such assertion?


4. I know that many people are desensitized but me as someone's wife... I have a husband and I think it is wrong to shoot to kill when they could have shot to injure as these are trained marksmen. They are not amateur ones. They are professionals but like I've stated... many Americans are desensitized but I as someone's wife... I have a husband and if that happened to me I would be deeply saddened so I feel for his wife. Unfortunately many people simply don't feel. A result of being desensitized. As a Hawaiian... I know what our government is capable of doing and continues to do AND get away with it. Just saying....

5. I am a registered Republican and do not wish to bash President Bush. However I can say that this country is really screwed up in some ways.

6. They were allegedly married for 22 years (see http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/12/08/alpizar.profile.ap/index.html/). If I lost my husband then I would lose my world. If I lost aku palu then I would lose my WORLD. If I were her... I would sue the government for destroying her world but that's just me. My husband IS my world. She just lost hers of allegedly 22 years or so.


7. Other married people can probably understand what I mean by this. Just saying.

Also please note that I live with my husband in Florida. I should have mentioned that before but alot of people read this and I do not wish to be stalked. It is important that I state that I live in Florida (as well as near Washington DC) so yes... this story hits VERY close to me as I live VERY close to Miami. Our government scares me. If and when they want to take you out... they can and they will. I know because I am Hawaiian. They did it to US and continue to do it to us just because they wanted Pearl Harbor. They just took Hawaiians out and almost destroyed us, our language, and our culture... so I am a bit scared of our government. Ever since I was a little girl being born and raised in Hawaii... I have always felt this way so don't mind me :O