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Gook: John McCain's Racism and Why It Matters Perfect Paperback – July 4, 2008
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About the Author
Irwin A. Tang holds an M.A. in Asian Studies. He is the co-author of When Invisible Children Sing: a true story of five street children, an idealistic young doctor, and their dangerous hope. He is the principal author and editor of Asian Texans: Our Histories and Our Lives. He is the author of the hilarious story collection, How I Became a Black Man and Other Metamorphoses and author of the nonfiction book, The Texas Aggie Bonfire: Tradition and Tragedy at Texas A&M.
A native of East Texas, Tang has had personal experiences struggling against the terroristic acts of the white supremacy groups he writes about in Gook: John McCain's Racism and Why It Matters.
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And this view translates to: it's okay to kill hundreds of thousands of people, including civilians (who are often unfortunate collateral), in just wars, as long as the people are Asian, black, brown, swarthy, or tanned.
McCain's backing of known white supremacists and the Council of Conservative Citizens, a KKK-lookalike, is apparently nothing McCain has ever been ashamed of.
His literal promise to start "more wars" in his presidency frankly makes him sound unstable and an enormous liability to the Republican party. When Chris Matthews asked John McCain about congressional support of a strategic attack on weaponry in Iran, McCain answered that he would "at minimum consult with the leaders of Congress." Given that the Constitution requires congressional support for a declaration of war, Tang wonders to which congressional "leaders" McCain refers. Committee chairs?
Tang says: "It should be obvious that John McCain is more likely than the vast majority of elected officials in the Western world to use all-out war as a tool of negotiation."
The mainstream media continue to act as stenographers, jotting down every falsehood McCain and Palin can cook up about Barack Obama's loose associations with unsavory types, while leaving the real reporting in this country to sites like salon.com, political blogs, and books like this one.
The amazing thing about this book is that Tang simply reports on what is in the public record. He takes stenography one step further and practices journalism.