An Illusion

Come yonderTo the land of opportunitiesWhere the brave, free, strongDwell.Come yonder, to the land of the westWhere modern, progressive, democratic thoughtPersists.  Come hither and experience the hierarchy ofRace and class and sex. Some are born lucky,They are the kingsWho reap rewardsFrom the pawns’Labor of early dawns.  The place where the dirt-poorCan rise to the top?Or the…

Belated Apology, the California HR-77 Bill

California is expected to formally apologize for Japanese Internment Camp during WWII with the HR-77 bill. The infamous Executive Order 9066 forcefully expelled 120,000 Japanese Immigrants to the Manzanar Internment Camp in California, among others in remote places. The would-be human rights crisis in today’s standards was fueled by American patriotism, despite America also being…