Richard Ramos (gaijin@i-manila.com.ph)
Sat, 17 Feb 2001 14:04:48 +0800


Hmmm...That could be Laurel.

He was a good statesman, but his idea of patriotism was to collaborate with
the Japanese in order to have a smooth transition of power -- he thought
this would prevent useless bloodshed. But, in retrospect...it was a bad
idea.

----- Original Message -----
From: Charlie Hetherington <p_chan5@hotmail.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2001 3:57 AM
Subject: Re: [gundam] Next PG

>
> No, the guys i'm talking about is not American. He's a Filipino as well.
>
> -Charlie
>
> >From: "Richie Ramos" <gaijin@i-manila.com.ph>
> >Reply-To: gundam@aeug.org
> >To: <gundam@aeug.org>
> >Subject: Re: [gundam] Next PG
> >Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 12:24:50 +0800
> >
> > > USA!!! USA!!! USA!!! USA!!!
> > > Just kidding. I'm actually one of those few American people that is
> >ashamed
> > > of the American status in the rest of the world. But, I'm
> > > only...[*counts*]...one man, what can i do?
> > > Out of curiosity Richie, how do Filipinos feel about that one guy who
> >helped
> > > America during America's Imperialism stage, but then turned around and
> > > helped the Japanese during WWII? His name escapes me right now, but
I've
> > > been wondering for quite sometime.
> > > -Charlie
> >
> >Hmmm. If you're talking about General MacArthur, then he was the
consumate
> >showman and military man...he actually wanted to go all the way to Japan
> >(with a tens of thousands of American Soldiers and other allies)
surrender,
> >but, well, The Manhattan Project solved that problem. He is viewed with
a
> >mixed attitude, in the sense that he was an honorable man who really did
> >love the Philippines as a place, but he was also a reminder of how deeply
> >entrenched the American as Big Brother vision was in our culture. up to
> >now, we have that in our mass culture, this dichotomy of East and West --
> >which is the reason why they test run anime shows and merchandise here
> >before they do in America.
> >
> >On the Other hand, you could also be talking about Marshall (first name
> >escapes me at the moment), who created the Marshall Plan for
rehabilitating
> >Japan and the Philippines. While the Marshall Plan wwas brilliant in
> >concept, in practice, it became a transmitter of American Culture, to the
> >point of erasing or blurring the original cultural template for a
> >particular
> >people. Supposedly, the Marshall Plan was an aid and development plan to
> >help smaller countries ravaged by war to get up again, in exchange for
> >trade
> >concessions and a few other things (like bases and political clout).
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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