Skip to comments.Hawaii’s East-West Center Responds to Criticism
Posted on 11/16/2010 12:03:51 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
An East-West Center program, Legacies of the Pacific War, which EWC co-sponsored in July with the USS Arizona Memorial Museum Association and the National Park Service World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, has been the subject of some critical attention because of one complaint that the program was anti-veteran. [snip] The program in question was a workshop for college instructors which examined multiple perspectives on the impact of World War II in the Pacific. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funded the workshop, which was attended by college professors from nine nations. One of the participants in the workshop, Dr. Penelope Blake, Professor of Humanities, Rock Valley College, Rockford, Illinois, has been highly critical of it and has expressed her concerns to the NEH, her congressional representatives, Fox News and various blogs.
(Excerpt) Read more at hawaiireporter.com ...
Welcome to Obamaland. :(
So...the birth certificate went down with the Arizona, right? /sarc
The writer uses a couple of anecdotes to indicate that it really was a lovefest. Ther problem for the East West Center is that the discussions and participats came from left field, and many reports were shamelessly anti-American.
She had good reason to be upset. This reminds me of the Inola Gay fiasco. Here is a link to the article where she lays out her objections in great detail. It is sickening.
it’s interesting to me that the spokesperson of the East West Center mentions that they had only a single complaint .
That must be why that person got on Fox News (Hannity) with that single complaint .
Write to the East West Center and (politely) add your voices :
University of Hawaii - Manoa
Oahu , Hawaii
Tel: +1 808-944-7204
EWC External Affairs Director Karen Knudsen at
Thank you, for posting the link.
When I read the first news here at Free Republic I wondered, and still wonder, why there was no response mentioned anywhere from the 100th/442nd, which still has, last I knew about, a very active chapter in Hawaii.
Of course, the 100th/442nd were deployed to fight in Europe, which means to seminar participants they know nothing about the subject and were probably not invited.
One of my cherished memories was being invited and hosted by a 141st Infantry Regiment reunion in Denver just after a number of Asian/Pacific Islander decorations had been upgraded to the Medal of Honor. At the association business meeting I attended, as a guest, a WWII 442nd veteran spoke about a thought unbelievable, then, but not after hearing him speak to those WWII brothers. As horrible as it was, “Pearl Harbor was a good thing, because it brought us together and united us.”
At the Association dinner, the newly recognized Medal of Honor recipients, one of which was in attendance and spoke to us, were recognized by the regiment whose battalion was rescued by . . . brothers-in-arms.
I also attended the regional premier of HBO’s, “The Pacific” shown at the Nimitz Museum, The National Museum of the Pacific War, located in Fredericksburg, Texas. We arrived early, handed over our museum member tickets, and were escorted to the second floor to watch the show on a flat screen television, because the main hall was already filled to capacity . . . with elder Navy and Marine veterans and their familes!
Wonder what those premier attending veterans and their families might think about this thread?
Defund the NEH. We’re broke. No extra money for non-essentials like leftist historians re-writing our nations history on our dime.
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