|JANUARY 12, 2006|
Watching City Hall #418 (1-12-06)
‘Overthrow the Chinese government.’
(item from my ‘to do’ list)
What a world we live in when an old guy on welfare living in a San Francisco SRO cubby hole can sketch out a plan to overthrow the government of the most populous nation on the planet and nod to himself that he has a pretty good chance of success. And, … can do this while working to prop up the Venezuelan government. Here’s the way I have it mapped out.
Whine to Daly
That’s worked out well for me in the past and it worked out great this time too. In print, of course. I seldom call or see all these people I write about but I spend more time with them then any of their families in another sense. I watch them on the tube constantly and critique their performances with little favor for alliances, sensibilities & often, common decency. Hey, you do what you do, I’ll do what I do.
So, I write about these people and sometimes they respond and over the years a person builds relationships of various sorts, sometimes just around a single issue. None of these issues is as important as the treatment of the Falun Gong by the Chinese government and the challenge to that government by 6th District’s bold young supervisor, Chris Daly, on behalf of the 110 million members of that persecuted sect.
Daly is da Man to the Falun Gong and he should be. He carried their banner against not only the Communist government, but against the economic interests of high ranking members of his own local Democratic Party machine (read Dionne Feinstein & hubby, Dick Phlegm). Daly withstood a heavy lobbying effort directed by the local Chinese Consul who fielded Rose Pak to run roughshod over Aaron Peskin & Jake McGoldrick, convincing them to close their ears to the cries of the suffering millions.
Peskin & McGoldrick were simply the most prominent of the Progressives to fold to the Commies. Sandoval voted against the Falun Gong too. Later newspaper reports from around the entire country described a full-scale PR campaign paid for and orchestrated by the Chinese government, within the United States, upon local governmental units to deny adoption of the Falun Gong resolution or rescind resolutions already adopted. The principle tool employed by the commie’s henchmen was to threaten economic harm. Does it work?
Well, Microsoft is just, like, all over the paper the last week for aceding to PRC demands that they unplug a blogger who was critical of the government. The AP reports that Microsoft also erased ‘democracy’ and ‘human rights’ from their Chinese dictionary. Not to be outdone, Google erased ‘the Dalai Lama’.
Well, I say these fuckers are out of time. We start the effort right back where it began. Back in the chambers of the Board of Supervisors and the same resolution. Our corporations and leading politicians only care about profits. We already knew that. What we need, is for our directly elected neighborhood Board to reflect the actual sentiments of the people of the City of St. Francis. Watch the vote and watch the Mayor’s reaction.
As a supervisor, Newsom voted against the Falun Gong without comment. Only Daly, Gonzalez and Ammiano voted in favor of the resolution at that time. A year or so later, Mark Leno told me that if he had it to do again, that he would vote in favor of the Falun Gong. Now, Newsom is Mayor and being groomed to replace Feinstein. Nothing is more important to her then the continued prosperity of Dick Blum’s, URS corporation, latest tip on the family’s financial spear. You see how Blum fought to keep his seat on CALPERS? That’s a trillion dollars, folks. Uh huh, you heard me right. A trillion dollars could overthrow the government of China.
Daly to investigate PRC lobbying and more
During the Board’s Roll Call for Introductions, Tuesday (1-10-06) Daly called for a committee hearing on the influence of lobbying by the People’s Republic of China aimed at defaming and mischaracterizing the Falun Gong. Kids, this could be as big as Watergate. It is clear that a totalitarian regime that tortures and murders its own citizens has been conducting an intense propaganda campaign from sea to friggin’ shining sea. Locally, we’ll find out just how much money PRC bag lady, Rose Pak has given to Aaron Peskin and Jake McGoldrick over the past 4 years. This newest defense of free speech and expression should begin in San Francisco. It should begin with a population that overwhelms the public hearings on the persecution of the Falun Gong and cries out that taking bribes from tyrants will not be tolerated. Get the PRC, their goons and their paid-off politicians off the backs of the 110 million Falun Gong.
Daly to reintroduce Falun Gong Resolution
Every year, Aaron Peskin & Gerardo Sandoval & Sophie Maxwell & Jake McGoldrick vote to condemn the present Turkish government for refusing to acknowledge a genocide that took place under the Ottoman Empire (extinct now for some 80 years). Not just these supervisors. All of the supes always vote for this. Without fail.
The Turks pretty much ignore the entire yearly affair. After all, they are a different people with not only a different form of government, but even a new alphabet and language. They’d consider lobbying local politicians to refuse to vote for the resolution of censure to be interfering in local politics. And, they’d be right.
The PRC has no such compunctions. It is amazing that the land of Bush’s Department of Homeland Security would allow such an obvious foreign counter-intelligence operation to exist. Imagine if Fidel Castro lobbied for the SF Board of Supes to pass a resolution condemning the United States for invading Cuba in 1961? And, offered money to everyone the way Rose Pak does. Why’s she get by with it?
Money. Profits for URS & Feinstein & Blum and a host of others. For Microsoft & Google and their shareholders. Because there’s no labor like slave labor when it comes to manufacturing blue jeans or cell phones. Ethics and morality go out the window when the dollar winks.
So, Daly will reintroduce the resolution calling upon the Chinese government to cease the harassment, imprisonment, torture & murder of members of the Falun Gong. I look forward to watching him question FBI agents & SFPD intelligence officers as to the level of infiltration the PRC has managed to gain into organizations like the Chinese Chamber of Commerce which, last week, again banned the Falun Gong from the New Year’s Parade (run, surprisingly enough, by Rose Pak - Peskin, who co-starred her in his Comcast puff piece on D-3, will likely ride in Pak’s open yellow limo) …
What will the vote be? Peskin, McGoldrick, Sandoval & Maxwell are the original votes against the Falun Gong still serving on the Board. We’re about to find out how they feel about Pak’s ‘red envelopes’ this year. Daly & Ammiano survive as the original ‘Yes’ votes in favor the the Falun Gong. This will get very interesting. Wonder if Peskin will use his power as Board President to delay the hearings until after the Parade? It would be about right in line with Aaron’s continued downward spiral. So far, he’s expanded the power of the Mayor, extended old monopolies and created a new one, signed the death warrant for a dozen neighborhood hardware stores and is negotiating to tear down the podium where the President of the Board has sat for a hundred years or so. … I mean, jeeeze, you talk about leaving your mark. Why not take down all the flags too? And, the rails? More symbols and barriers that separate people.
That’s a sample of my ’shame’ card
I’m trying to shame Peskin, et al into supporting the Falun Gong. It’s the right thing to do on so many levels. Imagine supporting a government that bans the word ‘democracy’. So that a few billionaires can make even more money. Well, as luck would have it, a billionaire showed up at my buddy, Jens’ the other night and I got to ask him about the problem.
Charles Kalish knows everyone
He told Jens & I that he met a Japanese billionaire in his 20’s on his last trip to Japan and that the guy wanted to come by and meet the famous SF Hippie/Rock n’ Roll/Pot empresario. Then, damned if the guy and his little entourage (ever try to fit 9 people into an SRO room?) … they showed up.
They came to town for the Apple convention. Guy likes special events. He’s signed on to pay the Russians 20 million bucks to let him ride along as a space-hiker on some future mission. And, he’s sitting on a tiny canvas & wire legged camp chair in front of me. Crack heads & junkies all over the sidewalk in front. Gazing around at Jens’ brightly hued domicile and clicking an occasional photo. He’s wearing a deep blue shapeless velvet suit that looks comfortable as hell. He can’t be over 5′3″ nor weigh much over 100 lbs. His hair is short and dyed a straw colored blonde. In the backround, the East Village Opera Company plays on the stereo. He asks to photograph Leona Gonzales’s pot club card. I tell him that I want him to help me to overthrow the Chinese government. He doesn’t bat an eye, just smiles and points to a guy sitting on the far corner of the bed that has become a couch. “Talk to him.” We talk. Turns out that, unlike Kalish’s comment that: “They’re Japanese, they don’t know anything about China.” … turns out that they actually know quite a lot about China. No one likes having nuclear weapons pointed at them. I had to look at the floor when it hit me that for all of my study of nuclear weapons, these people understood them as the only national victims of a nuclear attack can understand and that it was my people who had done this to them. We talked about other things too.
“Do those glow in the dark?”
(’Tokyo Bill’ - points to plastic stars on purple ceiling)
As so often happens in such meetings, I was drunk and stoned and didn’t get the billionaire’s name and Jens wasn’t much help. So, we decided to call him ‘Tokyo Bill’, short-hand for Japan and Billionaire. As you age, these little pnemonic tricks can be the difference between being thought clever or being arrested. … I had a reservation:
h.: “Wouldn’t that be thought of as some kind of ethnic slur?”
Jens: “You’re worried about your reputation? That’s a good one.”
h.: “Yeah, I’m already known as a sexist and a racist and an anti-semite and … what else?”
Jens: “A ‘dancing fool’.”
Jens told the guy that he could sit on his bed and look at his plastic stars for 4 weeks for just 10 million dollars but he didn’t take it seriously. I told him that he should buy a hotel and let Jens & I put a pot club and a nightclub on the first floor and bring in students from around the country and world on scholarship to play and act in the nightclub and go to school and, and, and … Jens listened and summed up my sales pitch for the night:
“You never amaze to cease me.”
OK, we didn’t get any committments to anything and we’ll probably not see ‘TB’ & his gang again, but I learned alot. Enough to reinforce my hunch that the Chinese government is going to fall within the next 10 years and the spark that lights the next proverbial fuse in that downfall (it just could be bloodless) … the fuse will have been lit in San Francisco by one Chris Daly. It’s things like that, that put you in the U.S. Senate.
Seth Walker came over and showed me how to post my stuff last week but I forgot how almost instantly, so I’ll learn again, but I don’t know how to post this event that I promised to post, so I’ll copy the info:
Happenstance ‘Green Week’
Because Greens organize about like FEMA, there are at least 5 events that could each be advertised as Green ‘events’ being staged, with no coordination within 6 days of each other. It will be a headache for the organizers, but we true fans of the small & restless local Green herd are in for a treat.
5-8pm, Ross’s Art opening
After Ross’s: Matt’s benefit
(will get back to you on these)
Green Party for Peace
314 11th St. @ Folsom
8pm til closing
$5 to $500 fundraiser - No one turned away for lack of funds
& try sfbulldog.com/salon and check out chat room under 'free-for-all'