Volume 2 Issue 12 - October 31, 2004 http://www.geocities.com/freeguahan minagahet@hotmail.com

 

Hafa Adai, yan welcome to the mina'kuatro na Minagahet

This is officially the "Cheer Up! Life Doesn't Completely Suck!" issue, devoted to John Kerry, who will go down in my memory as being the worst anti-war candidate ever. There are so many reasons why he lost, why he should have won, but I won't go into them here. Instead, I've got a bunch of "cheer up!" messages from activists, politicians, and others who say that although this sets us back, its not the end of the world.

For those on Guam, nothing much has changed, and probably little would have if Kerry had won. He wasn't the savior of the Chamorro people anymore than Clinton was, Gore would have been or any other American politician dating back to Teddy Roosevelt. Working towards the true betterment of our people isn't something on any American politician's agenda, which makes things drastically more difficult, but also easier to accept a Bush victory.

So, that being said, enjoy this issue, because although the android Chimp from Crawford Texas won, there were some bright spots around the country, in which progressive causes or candidates were able to win.

Some good news, though is that our board is still burning with threads such as "Can Chamorro culture be saved?" and "Proud to be Chamorro!" We've also recently found out that on another Chamorro board, our organization was referred to as "racist," "stupid brown trash," and possessors of "extreme thinking." I truly feel honored that another Chamorro took the time out of his busy America loving schedule to call me "brown trash." It just validates my existence and activism. Si Yu'us Ma'ase i ga'-hu trongkon niyok! You can check it all out at this link,  FANAHGUE'YAN

Also, I just passed 600 hits for my blog, No Rest for the Awake. And at least 10 of those hits were from Chamorros complaining that I shouldn't write in Chamorro, but should use English instead. Ai na'ma'ase este siha na mampo'asu na Chamorro. Kao en hilat humongge siha? Ai nanalao.

Si Yu'us Ma'ase, ya usuni fan sumahuma minagahet yan na'suha dinagi

Sahuma

 

ARTICLES

Nine Reasons a Chamorro Should be Happy Bush Won!

Tinige' Michael Lujan Bevacqua

TEN REASONS NOT TO MOVE TO CANADA

By Sarah Anderson

FANACHU YAN FANMUMU! Stand and Fight!

By Katrina Vanden Heuvel from http://www.thenation.com 

17 Reasons not to Slice Your Wrists

By Michael Moore

Mourn

by Katha Politt from http://www.thenation.com 

Don't Mourn, Organize

by Molly Ivins from the Boulder Daily Camera

The Next Election

by Ralph Nader

Mapping the Election

by Tom Engelhardt from http://www.tomdispatch.com 

The Liberal Waterloo

By Slavoj Zizek from http://www.inthesetimes.com 

Buck Up, You Lefities! There's Reason for Hope!

by Justin Raimondo, from http://www.antiwar.com 

 

 

This issue's antigo na palabra Chamorro -

Sala': Far gone, incurable.

for example: Kao esta sala' i estao-ta pulitikat? Hu diseseha mohon na ahe'.

 

 

This issue's quote to think on and apply to Guam -

"How can 59,054,087 people be so dumb?"

The Daily Mirror, after George W. Bush was re-elected.

 

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