Blog-post by Mark Makino – on the Japanese term: “Gaikoku-Jin” which translates: “Outsider-foreigner”
Mark Makino‘s post on the embedded aspects of race, nation, colonialism, and Japanese identity in the term: Gaikoku-Jin (Outsider-Foreigner): Foreign? Western? White? Non-Japanese? Occidental proboscis monsters? https://futurealisreal.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/foreign-western-white-non-japanese-occidental-proboscis-monsters/
Here is the second installment of my video series. It is a visual poem. Read, listen, feel, think. Hopefully you will be curious, look up information and terms you don’t quite know or understand. Be outraged? Become more understanding? Curious? Watch this in HD for the best view! If you … Continue Reading New Video posted on YouTube: “BLACK PACIFIC ELEGY”
It’s official! My Book will be published in the Fall of 2014 – by 2Leaf Press. I will keep everyone updated. I have provided the Vimeo introductory video here. More will follow. While watching this video, there are two issues I want to mention. SORRY–THIS BOOK WILL BE DELAYED until … Continue Reading It’s Official! My BOOK will be PUBLISHED – Fall 2014! (Now delayed until 2017)
The contours of colonialism and cultural identity, along with socio-economic class and discrimination, create the uneven and violent relations within nations. Citizenship is only a paper-worked body-armor when it lives everyday in social relations anywhere.
We are both governed and we govern. We govern ourselves, to some extent. We are also governed, in some extent. When we don’t know histories, and the history of our own ancestries and legacies, we are ignorant, then of certain patterns and therefore reasons and connections. We are connected.
In the present times, the nation-state and its corporate-military structures hold life into place with discourses. As humans, we respond to it. When we live in resistance to certain rules of language, concepts and positions in relation to identity and place and self and community, we find out that assimilating … Continue Reading The problem is ….. #2