Charlie Hetherington (p_chan5@hotmail.com)
Sat, 17 Feb 2001 07:22:08 -0600


That might be the guy I am talking about, his name sounds familiar. How do
you and your countrymen feel about this fellow?

-Charlie

>From: "Richard Ramos" <gaijin@i-manila.com.ph>
>Reply-To: gundam@aeug.org
>To: <gundam@aeug.org>
>Subject: Re: [gundam] Next PG
>Date: 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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