QUOTE(jedi77 @ Feb 27 2009, 02:52 PM) [snapback]4145809[/snapback]
Now, I don't really know if Vang Pao is a criminal or a hero. I cannot judge him because I don't know enough. The only thing I know is that my family is here in the states because of a war. I'm grateful to be in the U.S. because we have freedoms and opportunities here that we would never have in Laos. I think your idea of having a Hmong state here in the U.S. is just wishful thinking and by the way treason. It is no different than OG's here, having wishful thoughts of a Hmong state in Laos. First of all Laos is not our country, never was and never will be, it belongs to Laotians, secondly the U.S. does not belong to us but Americans. The immigration laws would limit the number of immigrants trying to come here from overseas. Even if us Hmong had a state , whether it be in Laos or here in the U.S., we would not be a democracy by any means, honestly speaking we would most likely have a communist like government. We can't even agree on anything, there is no such thing as a consensus or a cause to unite for the greater good. We'll only have a government that only has one goal and that is to better their clan and not as a people. It would be total anarchy. Throughout our history we have suffered due to lack of unity and total disregard for diplomacy. When we went to war we had no concept for the rules of engagement. For these reasons we have suffered for thousands of years being a people that has been maligned and suffered greatly through diaspora. We have no country but we are citizens here in the states so this is our country now, whether people accept that or not. We have to move on and learn from it not dwell in the past. For too long we have suffered due to our lack of knowledge of our history that we are prone to repeat it if we don't learn from it. Knowing our history and dwelling about it are two different things. Knowing our history enables us to build a better future for us as a people. For there to be progress we must persevere and make sacrifices. Only through selfless acts can we hope to achieve a better tomorrow both socially and economically as a people. To change the course of our history and be recognized as a people of achievements and greatness not to be known as a maligned people no longer.
I agree that creating a state in the U.S. or Laos for Hmong will be a treason by U.S. laws as well as Laotian Laws in Laos which is why Vang Pao's idea of making Laos a Hmong nation is wishful thinking. His lies had tricked to many Hmong to maintain Vang Pao's life style as a polygamist.
In the U.S. the U.S. have immigration laws that will disallow Hmong immigrants to the U.S., but do not limit white immigrants as much. You know that that is the case? It is because white people influence the government more and manage to creat laws that benefit them. It is like our culture where the men created the laws and disportionally benefit men over women. If Vang Pao had been a smart leader, instead of worshipping thieves and allow white people to sent Hmong people to jail for self-defense like Chai Vang, he would demand that U.S. tak all Hmong to the U.S. and stop creating immigration laws that discriminate against Hmong and other Asians by citing our help in Laos.
By embracing that U.S. is our country now, trying to run for office, do public works, and help shape the U.S. like many other Amercans who came before us, we can eventually creat a Hmong nation that all people will respect and look forward to. If Vang Pao and his worshippers think they can creat a nation and respect for Hmong through political rhetorics, lies, and terrorists activities, than why not creat the same thing for us Hmong in the U.S. through democracy and pro-peace and pro-harmony.
Our past leaders in Laos had never lead through selfless act and love of people, but they acquire power through lies, political corruption, women oppression, and foreign thieves worshipping like Vang Pao and other leaders before him did. The revolution in Laos managed to chase the thieves from U.S. out because for the first time in Lao history, the leaders had acquire the leadership of community values, selflessness, and economic sharing through hard time(or communism as commonly known).
A good country had always been built through self-sacrifice and hard work. The Hmong who fought for Laos were willing to do that while those who aided Vang Pao and the thieves want to skip the initial labor of buiding nation which I think it is okay since the thieves had been undermining Laos development for so long. Technically I think the Lao people including Hmong have the right to own the U.S. like many nations around the world because for years the U.S. rule by thieves had cause so much deaths and destructions around the world.