12/23/2011

The lynching of Pte Daniel Chen

Pte Daniel Chen, a 19 year old Chinese American, joined the US Army to defend his country. He was sent to Afghanistan and was lynched, oops, they have sophisticated weapons today, they shot him in the head. No, no, not the Afghans. He was shot by his own comrades in arms, the Americans. His sin was that he was an Asian, a Chinese.

Poor Danny thought racism is passé in modern America. He lived and died just to find out that racism is deep in the blood of the Americans. They put on a façade of modernity, denounced others for abused of human rights regardless of colour or race, but they remained the same as their forefathers, racist of the first order.

Danny was abused, insulted with racist slurs, and beaten up, stoned by his white fellow soldiers, and shot by them in the head. The reports did not say that he was killed. It even implied that he shot himself, committed suicide. But eight soldiers including his platoon commander, have been charged for manslaughter and homicide.

And the Army spokesman proudly pronounced that those who killed their buddy soldiers would be charged and dealt with by the law. Sure, they would be found guilty and sentenced to two months jail before they become free men again. And with parole and whatever mitigating factors, they may not even spend a day behind bars. Because the victim was Asian, and worst, Chinese.

The myth that the Americans have become a new and better beast is still a myth. The racist beast is still hidden beneath the white skin and waiting to surface at the earliest opportunity. If they could do that to their own comrades in arms, dragging him along the floors and shooting him dead, what do you think they would do the Arabs and Afghans in Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib.

Yes, they never leave their soldiers behind. They will bring back Danny Chen to his parents in a black plastic bag, after killing him. I am jumping the gun to pronounce them guilty. They could get off, acquitted for any flimsy reasons, maybe a full stop missing in the charges. There are too many of them to pay for the death of a Chinese American. Don’t worry, they will now find all ways to help the lynch mob, to free them. Every loophole in the law will be exploited.

Mark my words. The whole wayang will go through its motion and none will be punished, at worst a slap on the risk. The case will be different if it was a white boy shot by black American soldiers.

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

My Paper 23/12/11 calling it "us army charges 8 after asian hazing victim dies".

HAZING! what/why is my paper...

top down no need to add any more noise on my part.

The said...

And don't forget the other recent case of Harry Lew.

/// In October, three Marines were to face court-martial in charges on the death of 21 year-old Marine Lance Cpl. Harry Lew of California, another Chinese-American.

Lew was found dead on April 3rd from a self-inflicted gunshot after being hazed and allegedly beaten by fellow members. ///

http://www.ourchinatown.org/2011/12/21/eight-soldiers-charged-with-private-danny-chens-death/

Anonymous said...

How many cases have gone unreported or covered up?

Anonymous said...

That's why I say RB, be careful of what you wish for. Letting those savages onto out shores with the USN while they release their pent up money spending urges and what nots. Beware Beware Beware.

Matilah_Singapura said...

The issue here is 'hazing' -- a kind of ritualistic bullying used on newcomers as part of the 'initiation process' in military units ALL OVER TE WORLD.

It would be obvious that ethnicity (or what S'porens still call 'race') would be chosen, as the idea of hazing in the military is to 'punish' newbies for being different.

The best way to handle rascist attacks is to ignore them. Physical attacks however require you to stand up to bullies.

No one can make you feel bad without your permission

The military is like every other collectivist organisation (eg organised religion, ideologically based political movements) : individual and individual differences must be attacked and eliminated. If one can't handle that Don't join the military!!

Justice Bao said...

Pte Daniel Chen asked for it!

Before you guys start pelting me with stones, let me explain.

In the US unlike here, soldiering is volunmtary and not conscription. Why join when you are the minority and know that you will be subjected to bullying andd other unspeakable actrocites. These yanks are animals.
those charged looks like the Who is Who list from Redneck Amerlicker.

If these kind of victimization carries on, the day will come when asian enlistees in the us will turn their guns on their so called brothers in arms when there is a conflict with China.

First_Time_I_agree_with_MS said...

Matilah has a point.

Anonymous said...

Getting Enlisted in the US army is One of the fastest way to get US Citizenship. This guy went in with his eyes open. He died , but at the cost of a citizenship , a right of abode for himself and his immediate family in the land of opportunities. On the other hand , FT are imported in bulk without having much to give except to breath out more CO2 during the 7 hr breakdown.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Matilah, please read more about the case and tell me if it is just hazing, initiation, orientation or pure racism.

Hazing or initiation don't end up with a bullet on the victim's head.

Anonymous said...

It was a racist execution. Period.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Hazing of course.

Racism was the chosen tool. It could be anything the bully chooses to focus on. Bully's don't care what methods they use to terrorise their victim.

Redbean, sometimes you present yourself as if you have the mind of an immature child. It comes to the point where explaining something to you has to go into the finest detail.

Do try and get over yourself and your neurotic fixation on "ang mohs hate chinks, gooks, niggers, pariahs, and rag heads"

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Wikipedia should now redefine Hazing to include a bullet in the head.

Anonymous said...

Would there be hazing when the GIs landed in paradise?

denk said...

anybody here remember lee wen ho ?

Matilah_Singapura said...

@redbean 1246

As usual, you just talk cock only but lack the oomph to take action.

ANYONE can edit wikipedia. Don't tell us, show us...or go the fuck home.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

That is your definition. I never believe that hazing should lead to a bullet in the head.

Matilah_Singapura said...

redbean, really please grow a pair...or buy a pair .

It is all very well for you to sit on your high and mighty throne pontificating your neurotic moral code, but you can't/ won't even go to wikipedia and do what you so famously edict for everyone else.

What a fucking joke you are.

Anonymous said...

Just do not know whether to be sadden, angry or laugh.

Fucking Chinese joined the American Army? The whites should have cut their(Chinese) wrists during hazing. Bullets to the head make easy death, not thrilling enough. Maybe, the American Soldiers can learn from our Sin varsity students during freshman orientation, humiliate as much as possible.

Matilah_Singapura said...

P.S. Anything can lead to anything. Smoking can lead to cancer. Smoking can also lead to making new friends, and hanging out with current friends.

Hazing can lead to bonding and esprit d corps. It could also lead to suicide and murder.

Consider your state of neuroses. Perhaps consider alternatively:
Get real and be rational. Do the math!

Matilah_Singapura said...

@anon 151

Another ethnic-centered neurotic asshole.

Pte Chen is an American. He was intent on defending his country.

Matilah_Singapura said...

redbean and many other "Asian" types behaviour:

The moment their neurotic ethno-centered, over-sensitive radar detects (alleged) "racism", they lose their shit and go nuts...and respond with, yep you guessed it RACSIM.

You can observe this in the debates about open borders and immigration into S'pore.

1st argument is always RACISM...and the race argument continues..."foreigners this that the other", "Singapore for Singaporeans" and associated bullshit. Irrational. Illogical. and downright ignorant and ugly.

What an embarrassment to the level headed Singaporeans (who want their country to prosper by being friendly and opening the door to everyone), and more mature examples of humanity in general.

Anonymous said...

This is not the first case and will not be the last.
Remember Vicent Chin and the so called American justice meted to his murderers
http://racerelations.about.com/od/historyofracerelations/a/Remembering-Vincent-Chin.htm

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Dearest Matilah, have you finished your ranting? Let me refresh you with my Art of RAR, the Art of being reasonable to being ridiculous. Anyway you have been ridiculous from the start of this discussion.

To cut things short, being Singaporean is about NATIONALITY, nothing to do with race. Eh, this can understand or not? Got Chinese, Indian, Malay, Eurasian, Russian, American and all kinds of Singaporeans. Singaporean is not of a particular race.

To defend the interests of Singaporeans has nothing to do with racism. Betul tak? Boleh?

Ok,ok, let me try to make it simpler. You know ABC? ABC are alphabets, got nothing to do with numerals.

I am running out of simple explanations oredy. I hope you get it.

Anonymous said...

he will get it if there is curry in it

Anonymous said...

Whereas in US, the chinese is bullied by the white, in Singapore, the citizens are bullized by the government.

Anyone remember Allan Ooi ?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/03/dr-allan-ooi-act.html

Oppss... we still have compliant press that mislead the public on Allan's case.

We should look at our own backyard first.

What is worse ? Been bully by local because you are foreigners or been bullied by government ?

Anonymous said...

Would they bully Jet Li or Jacky Chan?

Anonymous said...

"Pte Chen is an American. He was intent on defending his country". Unquote.

Or he cannot find any other employment. Anyway, soldiering is one of the least productive voation fit only for numbed skulls.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Redbean,

Whether I rant or not will not change the fact that you have some serious mental issues about race.

But that's ok. We are all flawed in some ways.

I trust. ==> YOU <== get it?

Fuck it. Why should I care if you do or don't. Your life your brain your business, my entertainment!!

Anonymous said...

your curry, my entertainment

Anonymous said...

I wish there will be a showdown between the American Chinese Fighters with the Mainland Forces. That will be very entertaining.
The Mainlanders will want to rid this World of TRAITORS TO THEIR RACE.

Anonymous said...

In Singapore, on the top is the

1) peranakan
2) FT
3) citizen
4) indenture workers/maid

In all government service, you will find an obvious bias towards those who speak a certain slang of english differentiated from the rest.

Anonymous said...

So many narrow minded people here.. . Asian Americans have led America at the highest levels. One good example is General Eric Shinseki, former US Army Chief of Staff. Not to mention Senator Daniel Inouye, President Pro Tempore of the US Senate

Matilah_Singapura said...

Anon 554

Congratulations you've exposed yourself as an idiot and a racist.

1 Your Idiocy: expecting that you'd be finding open-minded and erudite persons on this blog. What the fuck were you thinking dude?!?

2 Your racism : which you shroud so well, BTW. Those Hyphenated Americans succeeded as INDIVIDUALS not because they're Asian Hyphen Americans, as you're suggesting through your veiled air of racial superiority.

Fuck you.

Anon 535

To me one of the great shames of Singapore -- a national embarrassment -- are those motherfucking assholes who are so ashamed of their ethnicity, they have to SLANG when speaking.

I call this Self Imposed RACISM , and is genuinely hilarious (but sad) because no one else is hurt except the slanger -- who thinks he /she is being cool. This special breed of asshole has decided that his "background" is not good enough so he adopts A LIE to make him/ her "be cool"... like some star or celebrity.

Give me the honesty of someone speaking Singlish or broken English..ie they are communicating in a 2nd language, so give them a break!

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

As for successful Japanese in the US, this is a strange phenomenon of the love hate relationship betw the Americans and their enemies in wars. Japan bombed Pearl Harbour, Americans nuked Nagasaki and Hiroshima. And American ruled Japan for many years. The Americans will have the same kind of relationship with the Vietnamese as they were arch enemies before.

But the hatred of Americans against Chinese went back to the days of indentured labour and semi slavery of the gold mines and building of railways by the Chinese coolies. After bullying the Chinese for centuries, the Americans have this hate Chinese psychic in many of them till today.

And the Chinese prolonged the hatred by being dismissive and apologetic whenever they were bullied by the Americans. This has encouraged the Americans to see them as inferior to them.

The Chinese need to stand up and slap the Americans when they were slapped. Only then will the Americans start to respect the Chinese as their equals. When Bruce Lee was around, there was some respect and some change in attitude towards the Chinese. But these were lost again.

The Chinese have to stop being apologetic when being bullied. They must stand up against the bullies and the villians and earn the respect if they want to go forwards without being bullied. They did not have the love hate relationship like the Japanese and Vietnamese, and even the Afro Americans who have been locked in war or a big struggle to know one another.

Also, after centuries of creating the yellow peril bogeyman and living with this myth, many Americans grew up hating the Chinese as part of their psychic.

MS_Embraces_Singrish said...

There you go MS , shooting off your gob in a tangent again. That certain slang of english inferred by Anon 535 is referring to the Peranakan slang larr. If you don't know what the inference is , let me give you a hint ... can spell BG yeo ? Not the "anglicised" fakey fakey accent you were spouting in your diatribe lah deh ... like I said , you are a Phuck Wit.

MS_Embraces_Singrish said...

By the way MS , Merry Crisis and Happy new Tear to you too.

denk said...

the case of cpt yee
http://tinyurl.com/74o96j3

*Yee's case proves it: Power corrupts* ?

well u aint seen nuthin yet
*absolute power corrupts absolutely* !!
http://tinyurl.com/7kmex27

denk said...

btw
why dont folks here use a moniker at least

so many anons make it very confusing

Anonymous said...

Applies to the Kevin Rudd type too.

denk said...

wapo wouldnt let me post this...

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xiongtx
* resolutely oppose the viciousness demonstrated by the Chinese media towards Ambassador Gary Locke. How dare they denounce him for his Chinese heritage and call him a "wolf in sheep's clothing"!*

kid

firstly
if u think any amerikkan *ambassador* has any biz lecturing china or any other country on *hr*, u must be smoking some damned good stuff
http://tinyurl.com/7kmex27

2nd
if u think gary locke etc signifies chinese yanks ascension in social stature then u're a moron to boot
lemme tell u something ,locke got this job coz the anglos enjoy seeing such *chinks on chinks* show , they know the chinese get pissed off every time they got lectured by some gringo blowhard, so the sobs pile it on using an ethnic chinese for better effect.

when was the last time u see a kurdish yank ambassador lecturing turkey on kurdistan, an indian yank envoy dissing the indians on kashmir, a jewish yank envoy admonishing israel on palestinian
genocide ?
[hint, obama'd get a good scolding from Tel Aviv at 3am]


* This is a slap in the face against all expatriate Chinese (myself included). Their inane conspiracy theories about his "modest, open manner" say volumes about the quality of Chinese officials. *


*slap in the face eh ?*
when was the last time u saw ANY ambassador being humuliated in such a way at the hill, KID ?
http://tinyurl.com/c9zmccj

thats right, the anglos only dare to spit such shit on CHINESE amerikans,

thanks to morons like u.
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the wapo article
http://tinyurl.com/6t4pvkl