Let light shine on repatriation of Hm...

Let light shine on repatriation of Hmong refugees

There are 12 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Dec 30, 2009, titled Let light shine on repatriation of Hmong refugees. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

St. Paul is the center of Hmong-American culture in the way that Boston was home to first-generation Irish-Americans. So we feel tremors from the latest incident on the Lao-Thai border as if it happened in our own backyard.

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Reader

Germany

#1 Dec 31, 2009
#1:
Which Hmong?

Black Hmong?
White Hmong?
Flower Hmong?
Green Hmong?
Brown Hmong?

In recent years, the Western Media never made the effort to clarify the Hmong, about which they are talking about.(The Hmong tribes, who lived in Laos and fought the US during the war.)

There are Black/Flower Hmongs, who live in the area around Sa Pa in Northern Vietnam and had never any serious problems with Communist government of Vietnam. Many of them joined the VPA during the War.

#2:

Laos has opened up years ago, just like Vietnam. Sure it's far away from being a democratic state, but not that worse as some like to paint it.

But like some of the Cubanos, some Hmong Americans refuse to see the changing times.

But General Vang Pao has recently annouced to return for reconcilation.....
Lewis Sinclair

Burnsville, MN

#2 Dec 31, 2009
I'm just grateful that Mikey noticed there are Hmong living in Saint Paul. Wait! They're in the way of the Central Corridor! I await next weeks editorial recommending a massive repatriation from here. After all, I'm sure the Pioneer Press will suddenly decide they're better off back in their natural habitat and "we" can start laying down some serious track.
Vws

Cedar, MN

#3 Dec 31, 2009
Everyone please pray for the refugees. THis act of the Thai government sends the wrong message to the true politics of THailand. No business should be considered with Thailand until they can hold themselves accountable to the international laws.
Vws

Cedar, MN

#4 Dec 31, 2009
Reader wrote:
#1:
Which Hmong?
Black Hmong?
White Hmong?
Flower Hmong?
Green Hmong?
Brown Hmong?
.....
Don't confuse yourself. HMONG is HMONG. You can forget the color if you want to live in Black & white world. Let ask you mister "know it all". So do you even know that in all people/culture, be it white, chinese, vietnamese or THai, Laos...there are several dialects and slight cultural belief? That's what the color of Hmong representive. hey, atleast we have identity for each varition and not like some other culture where it is always confusing.
free in mn

United States

#5 Jan 1, 2010
Vws wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't confuse yourself. HMONG is HMONG. You can forget the color if you want to live in Black & white world. Let ask you mister "know it all". So do you even know that in all people/culture, be it white, chinese, vietnamese or THai, Laos...there are several dialects and slight cultural belief? That's what the color of Hmong representive. hey, atleast we have identity for each varition and not like some other culture where it is always confusing.
Huh?
America lost

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jan 2, 2010
I find it very unclear who won the war of a half century ago, was it the communists who got to keep their form of government and dictatorship in place. Or, are the real winners all the Hmong that got a free pass to come to America no questions asked because they supposedly worked with our military to overthrow the communists. Well, we see how well that went, and the minute they got off the boat our government started handing them money and giving them benefits, which will continue from then until forever, so America is differently the biggest loser. And for the clueless idiot that wrote the article to imply there is even the slightest comparison between Irish migrating to America who received a cup of soup and had to learn to speak English in order to survive is about as dumb as it gets. America lost and will keep on losing. America is not that strong and the American politicians are not that bright.
LYNN AS

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Jan 2, 2010
Vws wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't confuse yourself. HMONG is HMONG. You can forget the color if you want to live in Black & white world. Let ask you mister "know it all". So do you even know that in all people/culture, be it white, chinese, vietnamese or THai, Laos...there are several dialects and slight cultural belief? That's what the color of Hmong representive. hey, atleast we have identity for each varition and not like some other culture where it is always confusing.
Yes, just like the europeans that came here as immigrants back in the day, they were from several parts of Europe and had different languages and nationalities and such.And also different skin tones, even though they were considered all white.
LYNN A

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Jan 2, 2010
LYNN AS wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, just like the europeans that came here as immigrants back in the day, they were from several parts of Europe and had different languages and nationalities and such.And also different skin tones, even though they were considered all white.
The name is LYNN A, NOT LYNN AS! NOT THAT THERE IS ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT!!!!! I have been called worse.
SpongeBob

Trenton, Canada

#9 Jan 2, 2010
Reader wrote:
#1:
Which Hmong?
Black Hmong?
White Hmong?
Flower Hmong?
Green Hmong?
Brown Hmong?
In recent years, the Western Media never made the effort to clarify the Hmong, about which they are talking about.(The Hmong tribes, who lived in Laos and fought the US during the war.)
There are Black/Flower Hmongs, who live in the area around Sa Pa in Northern Vietnam and had never any serious problems with Communist government of Vietnam. Many of them joined the VPA during the War.
#2:
Laos has opened up years ago, just like Vietnam. Sure it's far away from being a democratic state, but not that worse as some like to paint it.
But like some of the Cubanos, some Hmong Americans refuse to see the changing times.
But General Vang Pao has recently annouced to return for reconcilation.....
I know one common thing about them:
-When the light is off, without clothing, they are all the same!
Aahahahahahha! This is serious, no joke and please no laughing matter!
gatoraide

Stuart, FL

#10 Jan 2, 2010
Load 'em up and ship them back! Hey, they 'want a better life' so let them stay 'home' and build a better life like our forefathers did and like thier successors (us) kept inventing, working, building...anf then giving it all away to 'open borders! What a bunch of dumb clucks WE are. Forget the Hmongs and 'latinos'. Let them take charge where they came from imstead of free loading on good ol' dumb America...while we still have even a semblance to rescue!
SpongeBob

Trenton, Canada

#11 Jan 2, 2010
It's had been 35 years since the Indochina war ended!
When will the waves of Indochina refugees STOP???
No country on earth makes all their citizens HAPPY.
The opportunity is only chance when it's still affected by a reasonable period!
Just come back home and enjoy the homeland. NOWHERE IS BETTER THAN HOME. You are your own problems, Baby!
Cher

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Jan 5, 2010
America lost wrote:
...America is not that strong and the American politicians are not that bright.
Neither are some of America's citizens.

Why don't you "talk" facts instead of urban myths and legends?

You write like you're regurgitating ignorant, hate radio.

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