Jane Jeong Trenka has sent the Korean War Baby this link that was just posted on TRACK’s site, however she tried to get GOA’L and ASK to sign a Memorandum of Understanding just days after the ASK dinner of Jan. 23, 2010.
Don’t dare to tell ME, the Korean War Baby that he is just mad about losing? GOA’L has been hi-jacked, and unless YOU MEMBERS who HAVE NO VOICE nor can you VOTE at ALL in the future,
DO SOMETHING, THEY WILL GET AWAY WITH IT.
“When Good People DO NOTHING” you deserve what you get.
The Korean War Baby is on the War Path Ba' nadant'aahi' means kinda like KISS MY ASS. Oh, dear must watch my ‘potty mouth’ but my darkness inside SCREAMS out, the Language of Blood, of all my ancestors and by adoption Demand action.
Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 12:21 PM
I'm not sure what it'll take to convince you that TRACK has no interest at all in the demise of GOAL, and that we think that they provide valuable services, but here is my attempt to prove it to you.
I sent this to ASK and GOAL directly after the first awful ASK meeting and after calling all these parties, as well as Mee Joo. They all agreed verbally, but did not follow through in writing.
Nobody took me up on it at the time (two months ago!!!) but in light of what has apparently happened, I sent out a request again this morning that everyone get on board and sign.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jane Jeong Trenka <email@example.com>
To: Dae-won Wenger <firstname.lastname@example.org>, stoker <email@example.com>, jenny na <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In case you could not open it, here is my proposed draft of an MOU. If you would like to participate, please write in your corrections and contribution, as well as paste in your logo, and I can stick it all together and send it back to you for your approval.
Jane Jeong Trenka 鄭敬我
TRACK 진실과 화해를 위한 해외 입양인 모임
no longer have meaning to
subject Re: MOU
I think that I have not addressed your question about what I might know in advance about the ASK meeting.
Believe me, I had NO IDEA they were going to pull that and I was wondering in my mind if how I might be able to just fall out of the window. I was ABSOLUTELY HORRIFIED that they did that at the ASK meeting, since I was sitting right next to Kim Su Rasmussen, and he said, "Wouldn't it be nice if TRACK and etc etc etc." So I was perfectly horrified and felt that he had implicated our organization in that plan.
Jennifer and I tried to make a space at KoRoot for us all to talk together after that, but KSR and BY did not come to that dinner. So we have never really talked about this face to face. Lack of communication is just terrible. Eli came to that dinner, but I perceive him to be more of an innocent bystander who has a connection with KSR because there are so few male adoptee academics from Scandinavia!! He doesn't even live in Korea.
Anyway, I had heard about KSR's ideas since this past summer, and I have never wavered in TRACK's position, which is "NOT INTERESTED IN THAT."
TRACK is doing what we have always set out to do and there is no reason for us to meddle with GOAL or ASK or anybody else. As you know from the MOU, we think there is a place for the Army, Air Force, and the Marines. ;) GOAL's direction is up to GOAL. Frankly, I do not care personally what direction GOAL goes, whether anti-adoption, pro-adoption, or neutral. That is probably not what you want to hear, as I know you very much want neutrality for GOAL. But for me, I just want to respect the groups and people here and work together for the common good. TRACK is doing what it has always done and our goal is very clear (the truth and reconciliation commission, which will give us so much information) and that is that!! It's very simple for me and for TRACK -- we are just doing our own work and hope to work together with others, and if they don't want to work with us (as has been the case with GOAL for some time now), then that's OK, we will just go our own way.
Jennifer Kwon Dobbs has also put forth the innocence of TRACK involvement or knowledge. I accept their explanations and believe the group TRACK are innocent.
Korean War Baby to Jennifer Kwon Dobbs
“Jennifer tell me if this is true? It comes from a someone you know very well, but is not involved:
From Source to Don Gordon Bell, Just after ASK dinner, 23 Jan, 2010
"I just heard about what went down at the ASK meeting. Just to let you know, Jennifer and Jane were as appalled as you were about the hijacking of the meeting (Jan. 23 ASK Diner across from KoRoot,) and didn't know anything about what Kilseung(sp? Kim Su Rasmussen) and other former members (Dr. Eli Park Sorensen) were cooking up. In fact, he had asked for some joint commitment towards some aggressive action against GOAL a few months back and TRACK and ASK told him they didn't want any part of it and thought that was the end of it." From a source
Yet Kim Stoker looked me in the eye and said she did not know what they were going to talk about. I am not stupid just old. This person's account seems to contradict that. I would like your remembrance of the ASK dinner of Jan 23, 2010.
I am giving you (Jennifer Kwon Dobbs) the chance to clear up, WHAT DID YOU KNOW and WHEN DID YOU KNOW IT. Did you personally meet with Kim Su and Eli, or know of their plans, before that night? The email does not implicate either of you. Please, Send me your account by email, I will post it immediately next to the section. I will not alter a word. As it is "you were both appalled" is what I would expect. But I WANT TO KNOW who the "Leaders were from ASK and TRACK" who didn't want any part of it. Certainly not Ms. Kim Stoker.
Go ask her folks, demand answers.
QUESTION to GOA'L: Why was it not taken as a serious matter by You?