Saturday, January 17, 2009

Westminster Mayor Pro Term to VAALA: Apologize

Wesminster Mayor Pro Term Ta Tri and the Trannie's demanded VAALA to apologize and make amend to the community (?). The shutting down of the exhibit apparently was not enough in their view. Y Sa, the ED of VAALA, scoffed at the idea and responsed by reiterated the fact that VAALA as an organization always respects and honors the many suffering and sacrifices the community experienced under the communist regime and its fight for freedom and democracy.

At the end of the day, nobody wins and the community is again at a stalemate. VAALA representing the younger generation with a more liberal cultural value view is trying to provide a forum for a silent majority. But with a bad timing and questionable agenda to start with, the exhibit was designed to fail. The idea of mixing arts and politics or letting arts representing political voices can either be explosive and self-destruct or be brilliant and constructive vanguard.

If there is lesson to be learned, it is about don't try to be a hero. F. Scott Fitzgerald once said :" Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy."

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