Thursday, September 30, 2004

Running away is not 'resisting'

Babble on.

I don't agree with his reasons for opposing the Vietnam war and refusing to fight, but I respect Mohammed Ali for having the courage of his convictions.

When Ali refused to serve, he was stripped of his title, sentenced to prison, and fined $10,000. Freed on appeal, he was inactive for over three years while his case dragged on.


I have no similar respect for Brandon Hughey.

"I had promised myself that under no circumstances would I allow myself to become complicit in the illegal occupation of Iraq," said Hughey. "No contract or enlistment oath can be used as an excuse to participate in acts of aggression or crimes against humanity."


Nobody drafted this twit. And since he decided to flee to Canada instead of living with the consequences of his decision not to honour his contract, I have trouble with the label "war resister" applied by the Comox Valley Record (it's an Air Force town - they should damned well know better).

Ali resisted. Hughey dodged deserted. Big difference.

(Thanks to Ben for the correction)

Babble off.

2 Comments:

At 7:50 PM, Blogger The Tiger said...

Actually, Hughey deserted. He can theoretically be shot, should he be recaptured, right?

Not that that would be likely (or right) -- the last time the Americans shot a deserter was during the Second World War.

The draft dodgers fled across the border before they could be inducted, or refused to show up for pre-induction physicals.

I'm a bit less willing to judge people on it, myself... but I certainly won't celebrate those who refuse to serve -- though I may sometimes esteem them for other things they have done, since the war.

 
At 11:19 AM, Blogger David Seremba said...

May 14, 2007


Dear Sir or Madam,

Re: Appeal for Direct Sponsorship for 15 Ugandans and Kenyans International – Students Special Certification Training for Teaching English Abroad Total Cost is $ 35,000- Starting on August 1, 2007:

letter for consideration of suitable Candidates from Uganda –East Africa; to join your Transworld Schools to acquire more professional knowledge and opportunity for placement to teach English in Japan, China or any Country where there is a need:
Introduction:

My name is Rev. David Seremba Sr.

I am the President and Executive Director for Inter-Faith Aid Ministry International; this is a Non-profit Organization; registered in San Jose California; which specializes in Education and Training field in the Education Industry.

I have been working for the Anglican Episcopal Church of Uganda for the last 23 years; while devoting my spare times for serving my Organization. For the past 20 years, I have managed to recruit the following International Adult Senior students with Diplomas, Associate degrees, Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees.
The purpose of writing to you is to request you to consider sponsoring whole or part of the required tuition / fees for a short Teacher’s Certification Training of our 15 selected suitable Candidates from Uganda and Kenya -East Africa; to join the Transworld Schools to acquire more professional knowledge and opportunity for placement to teach English in any friendly Country where there is a need:

My specialties fall in targeted friendly countries where I have managed to recruit and placed students as follows:
USA, I recruited and placed 25 students
UK, “ “ 6 “
Germany “ 4 “
India “ 4 “
Canada “ 2 “
Russia “ 1 “
Italy “ 1 “
Kenya “ 10 “
That makes a Total of “ 28 “
All of these graduated with Degrees and now placed in different sectors in different countries:
As per now, I have on my home Uganda list of new suitable candidates ready and interested to teach English language in Japan, China and any friendly country where the needs are;
To mention a few on the front roll:

1. Mr. David Deric Kyateesa Seremba Jr. with a Diploma and a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration
2. Mr. Chares Kaddu with a Bachelors Degree in Teaching and is on a Masters Degree in the same field
3. Mr. George Kinene with a Degree in Teaching and now teaching in Uganda
4. Mr. Eddy Nsamba with a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Teaching and has established his High School at Wobulenzi Parent’s Primary School, in Uganda
5. Ms. Eva Muyinza Seremba has a Bachelors and a Masters Degree in Information Technology from India
6. Ms. Beatrice Nangonzi has a Bachelors Degree in Business with some working experience
7. Ms. Ruth Ntege has a Certificate in Teaching and is finishing a Bachelors Degree in Teaching.
8. Ms. Catherine Kabaale has a Certificate in Teaching and now finishing a Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching
9. Ruth Namwanje is finishing her Bachelors degree in Teaching
10. Prose Nakirema has a Teaching Certificate and now finishing a Bachelors Degree in Teaching
11. Ms. Juliet Komugisha-Graduate and suitable Candidate to teach English in Japan and join first the Transworld Schools San Francisco
12. Ms. Shilah Teresa Akech has a Bachelors degree in Teaching with 20 years experience…. Shilah- praxedesot@hotmail.com
13. Mr. Edmond Muyodi has a Bachelors science degree teaching in Western Kenya High schools.....Edmond-njagootieno@yahoo.com
14. Mr. James Semwogerere with the GCE Education with some years work experiences
15. Mr. Ivan Mbuga, with GCE Education and accepted to a University for special training.
If your Organization would like these suitable candidates, each of them would be ready to start teaching during the 1st Week of August 2007, if you can contact me soonest by my e-mail at: frdavid50@hotmail.com, if you select any one, you send me an e-mail, I will forward the same Invitation letter to each and every body so that your dealing with each of them the way is open to you and to each of them. That way I would do my usual recruitments properly.
As per now I have two different Resumes from two of them while others can be forwarded to me or directly to your Office no problem.
The resumes / CV of each Prospectus Candidates are available on request.
Finally, any contribution (Check or Money Order should be made in the names of (Inter-Faith Aid Ministry International) and mailed through the address down below:
I am waiting to hear from you as soon as you can.
Sincerely,
Rev David Seremba Sr
Executive Director/Recruiter for Uganda,
Kenya and Tanzania-East Africa

Mailing Contacts: Attention of Mr. John Mwesigwa Seremba Jr
Regional Director & Financial Controller, of LGEEET, LLC-San Jose, California, USA
4501 Snell Avenue Suite 1205
San Jose, California, 95136, USA
Tel: (1-408) 363-2400

 

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