Arrived late from my class and a certain Adoptee guy shakes my hand face to face, then tells me later on Facebook that I am on some kind of EGO trip. Hey, "D" next time, I just might forget and "Have an ego trip and challenge you to arm wrestling. But wouldn't want to injure your wrists or hands, would we? You make your living with them."
Messieur, use my Google translator gadget and READ my BLOG- in the language of choice. Perhaps you will understand WHY I protest the SHAM FAKE election that was done.
Jeg ønsker ikke fucking job!!
Ich will nicht die fucking Job!!
Jag vill inte det jävla jobbet.
I don't want the fucking job!
Go figure out why hardly NONE of the males come to the meetings for Unwed Mothers, but are always there for beer and soju. Go ahead and bust my Bollocks on that one, boys. This old Jarhead will out-drink, out-fight, out anything any of you can do (Except play the guitar like Denis)...because I do have PRIDE in Who I am, IT IS not an "ego thing" about "winning or losing an election for Secretary General" of Global (NOT) Only-in-Korea Adoptee's LIES.
GO Ahead and just ask them (male adoptees) some of the numbers involving Unwed Mothers, or domestic or CIVIL, or InterCountry Adoptions. THEY DON'T KNOW...WHY NOT? I cannot figure out why...they read a few newspaper articles. DON'T come to meeting, or read about it. YET, through some 'sources' other adoptees are accusing ME of an EGO trip.
Bitte sind Sie bringt mich um!
Please, er du dræbe mig!
Пожалуйста, вы убиваете меня!
ביטע, איר זענט מאָרד מיר!
What are these actresses doing?
Adopting Korean babies that were given up?
These Actresses are only posing (albeit for free-not accepting talent fees) for the government program to promote Domestic Adoption of the "HEALTHY ONLY BABIES". Well, how is that program working? According to government figure MORE children are adopted by Domestic Adoption, yeah!!!
However, these numbers are FALSE. They only represent that in the first FIVE months a child can/should/will only be available for so called DOMESTIC adoption.
Only then is the baby or older child "allowed" to be adopted to InterCountry Adoption/formerly known as Overseas/Trans-cultural/etc.
WHAT IS 'DOMESTIC ADOPTION' we must ask? Well, the four Adoption Agencies are charged with placing in Domestic Korean Families a certain quota of children. "SOME people" like to demonize the Holt family as great villains who started the whole thing, you know the "Adoption Industry".
They claim that the Big Four, operate 'child laundering/kidnapping' Adoption Industry, for 'rich white folks' and 'steal the poor children of the third world countries, robbing them of Culture, language, family'.
I am not kidding you. Read their blogs, much better written than mine but rather Snarky, SO Liberal and far left Der Furrier would hiss. But the stuff they believe about Adoption, would astound you.
Don't be Afraid of ME!
Vær ikke bange for mig.
Не бойся меня.
Ne pas avoir peur de moi.
Var inte rädd för mig.
Monday afternoon, ArtSonje Center, Insadong, Seoul. There was a gala event of the proposed bill being put before the Korean Assembly on their own Adoption Revision Law. Later, a special showing of Director/Producer Tammy Chu's sensational "Resilience" Actually I told one of the event sponsors that I STILL agree with 80% of the proposals. It is the 20% THAT OF STOPPING ALL ADOPTIONS OUT OF THE COUNTRY that I adamantly Oppose. In my blog, Denis, you will find that EGO has nothing to do with the issue of Unwanted, rejected as not quite perfect enough for Korean people after 63% of Unwed Mothers in 2009 Decided/Chose/were forced to Give up/Relinquished babies for adoption.
HOW MANY? Good question for Denis, who plays the guitar like a virtuoso. World reknown and throughout Korea has performed in many venues. Please click on his name and check out his busy schedule. Denis has another album coming out.
Question for you Denis...did you learn to play as a child in Korea, NO? Oh, you learned in your Adoptive Country...Hmm, Wonder if you would have played a Gayagum instead of the Spanish Guitar had you stayed here in Korea. Perhaps in your genes you have the musical gifts and would have mastered Korean Instruments.
These are the kinds of questions we all might ask of ourselves, yet we cannot go backwards in time. One thing I hear is the loss of time can never be recovered, never be regained totally. Language barriers and cultural understandings must begin at early levels.
Best case scenario is that both Adoptive Family and Birth Family can find mutual understanding and "share" the Adoptee. I have read of a few cases of reunion and even they are across the SPECTRUM of Great to Horrible.
Yet, how many of us would BE who we are? Our Adoption Identity is ever changing evolving, how many of us DO GO BEYOND Culture Camp? If we had stayed in KOREA, how many would have died, or been living as third rate outcasts.
How many of us would have been educated beyond high school? Only 3% of Institutionalized children make it to graduate from University or College, according to government stats (which few know about) and Steve Morrison of Mission to Promote Adoption by Koreans.
BUT I DIGRESS: Testing my new Sony CyberShot DSC-HX1 with 20x zoom and ten megapixel format is interesting. Found out that it even has a feature that captures VIDEO, and AUDIO conversations. But of course I would have to get permission to post anyone's private conversations with me, right? But fun to capture for reference and such...
Our own resilient Korean Mothers!
Is this the story of ALL adoption? WELL, NO. But a powerful story, full of the difficulties of Reunion and the tensions that Sometimes results, though again some reunions have happy ending. This story of Resilience shows the never ending story of woe.
Other than some "Hollywood publicity Hype" the Korean War Baby endorses this movie by up and coming Director Tammy Chu. Wonder if she would do the "Korean War Baby" film, before this dinosaur of the first generation passes from the scene.
Dear me, don't want folks worried or frightened...
"Unsheathing the bayonet of my words" UH, HELLO, I don't think that I have an M-14 rifle with bayonet IN MIND. DO YOU?
The Korean War Baby wages WAR on the ideas that are not 'completely correct', not entirely accurate, like STOPPING OVERSEAS ADOPTION as a way to FIX the Korean society.
Changing Laws do not change the Hearts of the Korean People.
More time is necessary for that. Be patient, oh, Western minded KADs. Think like the Asians a few of you aspire to be, going Native, if possible.
The KWB is not a bully, nor does he physically strike women, (not even if they like that sort of kinky stuff). He does not go about hitting children, or women, oh, occasionally a jerk or person who is bothering others. The Korean War Baby is Hidalgo Don Quixote, though on steroids, and would almost never strike a woman.
Come let us argue our cases before the entire Korean Adoptee worldwide. Present your case in debate! I will "eviscerate your reasoning with words of my mouth, like a sharp double-edged sword of a Roman Centurion"