This edition features my talk with Philosopher Theodore Schatzki about whether the U.S. is too big to fail, meaning the government should just go ahead and prop up all individuals and small businesses–just as it catered to big business since day one of the Trump administration. Also, virtual graduation week is coming to Harvard. Here come more briefs in the big legal battle over Asian admissions. But for you Classes of 2020 everywhere, my thoughts. No one invited me to speak like they did more than 40 years ago. That’s all right. Read it here. And then listen to the podcast. Some reports say it will take $10 trillion to save everybody economically. But that’s better than letting a large fraction die, don’t you think?
Read my columns at http://www.aaldef.org/blog
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We’re practicing social distancing and being ZoomFunny these days, telling stories. Go to Facebook to my Emil Guillermo page donate to the Filipino American National Historical Society Museum fundraiser, and come to a story telling workshop Sunday, April 26th at 2pm Pacific. Special guests!
Then send me an email here or an FB message and I will send you the Zoom details.
We’ll tell stories to each other about being Filipino American!
For 25 years I’ve written my “Amok” column from an Asian American perspective in the ethnic media, starting in Asian Week, and now home-based at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund website.
Read the latest here
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And there’s Emil Amok’s Takeout…. On Filipino and Asian American Issues…LISTEN HERE TO THE TAKEOUT.
I am amok in Honolulu doing some private shows, but coming back with more versions of my Amok monologues soon.
In the meantime, you know I haven’t been silent.
Catch my columns on the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund blog…
And on my @emilamok Twitter feed on this page!
And listen to me on the PETA Podcast.
Crazy times, ripe for Amok!
–Gordon Sondland should have been on that bus with Trump, not Billy Bush. That would have made quite a tape.
— Best witnesses? Loved Lt. Col. Vindman’s uniform. But Dr. Fiona Hill made the hearings seem like “Masterpiece Impeachment.”
–Devin Nunes has no clothes.
–Ask Jim Jordan why he couldn’t get so worked up about pedophilia and wrestling at Ohio State?
–Don’t lose sight of basic questions; Can a president do what he wants without checks or balances? Is the power of the presidency absolute? You know what they say about absolute power….
See you on stage soon!