中文: 幫我找到我的兒子! Please help me find my son! BREAKING! Vietnam Veteran’s dying wish: To find his Son & Lost Love in Taiwan即時新聞! 越戰退伍老兵臨終前的願望:找到在台灣的昔日戀人,還有他從未謀面的兒子

中文

幫我找到我的兒子! Help me find my son!

Picture of Harvey Woods

 

English translation HERE:

https://bostonpaul.wordpress.com/2016/03/27/breaking-vietnam-veterans-dying-wish-to-find-his-son-lost-love-in-taiwan%E5%8D%B3%E6%99%82%E6%96%B0%E8%81%9E-%E8%B6%8A%E6%88%B0%E9%80%80%E4%BC%8D%E8%80%81%E5%85%B5%E8%87%A8%E7%B5%82-2/

一位女士居住在北美北卡羅萊納州名叫Leah,尋求我的協助,希望我幫助她找到從未見面的哥哥,Leah的父親,在他的黃金歲月中,已自1968年以來為尋找妻小既無濟於事音訊全無。

但是現在我們有了強大的網路力量!

Boston Paul 和 Shaun Bettinson 與Leah家人經常聯絡並每天更新最新消息。

這是一個正在進行的故事,隨著越來越多的信息被賦予不斷更新。

HARVEY WOODS
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Harvey Woods離開亞特蘭大,佐治於美國空軍並於1966年抵達台灣被分隊到二千一百六十五分之三通信中隊的空軍二等。在越南戰爭期間,他被派駐在Qinquan空軍基地(清泉崗空軍基地,CCK)。在當時越戰當中也是美國空軍最多在台灣的時候。

在他於台中空軍任職期間,Harvey遇到一名台中當地女孩(翻譯語可能是明紀英或紀明英,因為寫法是習慣先寫自己的姓氏,但已知它是最後西方人打交道時 使用)。Harvey當時給她的小名為 “Kiko”她也稱Harvey為Woods。他們當時也住在同一棟公寓裡,很快就發展出了戀情。Kiko與小她6~7歲的妹妹同住在一起(如圖所示)。 Harvey和Kiko在台灣期間墜入愛河,並當空軍的Harvey在1967年被重新分配,他試圖帶Kiko回美國 – 但因戰爭,兩方政府和繁文縟節防止發生。

Kiko隨著Harvey去台北送機,送Harvey離開台灣,這時Harvey才得知Kiko已懷有他的小孩。Harvey帶這痛苦與難過離開台灣,他曾試圖把他們母子兩帶回美國他發誓,一旦他是美國本土,他會,讓他們到美國,並會支持他們在那重要時間。

當他正要登上軍用飛機,離開他的愛和未出生的兒子,Harvey和Kiko親吻,擁抱,然後Harvey無奈地登上了飛機。當飛機在跑道上滑行,哈維他的眼睛僅盯在馬切達向他招手。隨著飛機起飛,哈維能看到她依然揮舞著。這是一個很長及令人心碎的旅程到了世界的另一邊。

雖然當時在美國本土唯一通信方式透過手寫信或是電話通信,-哈維獲得他的第一封信來自馬切達。他馬上回應。馬切達之後又寫了回信,並告訴他,她生下了一個男嬰。哈維回信寫他永遠保持著希望相信他們會再重逢團聚,他欣喜若狂……因為一名男嬰-

由於命運的安排他從馬切達那收到最後的一封信。雪上加霜的是,哈維的母親有點過分,因為她希望她的兒子,戰爭結束後結束他與Kiko的戀情。因此所有的線 索在那終止,Harvey在那時候起終止所有kiko的訊息,包括孩子的名字一切的訊息化為煙霧,最後唯一的訊息是那張黑白的照片也因為它被存放在安全的 地方。

因失去他的愛和不能夠見到他的兒子感到難過,哈維決心他的生活必須繼續前進,在將近十年後娶了一個美國女孩。但他從未停止過嚮往在與他兒子和他見面並表明 他愛他。他從來沒有失去希望,希望在哪一天能實現。多年來,他曾登廣告在台中各報刊,但許多次嘗試被證明是徒勞的沒收穫的。

經過多年這個故事依舊是影藏在他們家中,直到近日他才對他的大女兒Leah訴說這故事希望Leah能在他死前幫他找到他台灣的兒子。他懇求他們請大家幫忙找他的兒子在他靈臨終前圓了他的夢。

哈維了解到,馬切達也不得不與她的生活繼續前進,並可能害怕挺身而出,如果她聽到這個故事。哈維明白她可能結婚或不願看到他……作為20世紀70年代當種種因素:過度保護母親,政府的繁文縟節,遠隔重洋,不可預見的問題,語言隔閡,和其他障礙等問題。

這個故事已經將近五十年和哈維生活從自越南戰爭以來開始。就像許多越南老兵,他也曾靠酒渡日,淹沒他的悲傷,淹沒了內疚,淹死的渴望。他現在克服了這一切,決心繼續尋找他的兒子..在他這個年齡,這可能是他最後的機會了。

當他被問到,如果跟他們見到面你想說什麼?他說,愛他兒子從我心中深深地感到抱歉並讓Kiko與我兒子知道我從沒忘記過他們,我的兒子,我的她。

可以理解的是,如果馬切達不願或不能挺身而出,如果有人知道馬切達和/或她的兒子,請讓他們知道哈維伍茲在尋找他們,並希望他們過得很好。

Harvey在生命的最後一章,他的願望……結束,這樣他才可以和平真正休息。

請分享這故事,如有任何消息也歡迎

該事實與線索
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以下是我們到目前所擁有的資訊:

母親:
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名稱: Ming Ying Chi 紀 明 櫻(我們不確定中文字.) Chi Ming-Ying
– 台灣人
– 年齡:70 -71歲
– 足夠的英語溝通
– 據推測,如果她還活著,她可能仍住在台中
– 有一個女兒如今在50年代中期她姓名

父親:
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名稱: Harvey Woods
– 從亞特蘭大,
– 佐治亞州(前,後服兵役1966年越南戰爭期間,駐紮在Qinquan空軍基地台中,台)
– 美國空軍 1967年
– 他的指揮官在台灣的名字是上尉羅伯特O. Bissey
– 他的上司是軍士。佛蘭芒
– 哈維有兩個室友在台灣:
– 軍士。佛蘭芒(上司)
– 空軍一等兵十三陵

兒子:
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名字: 我們不知道
名稱:不知道
– 混血兒-台灣-中國/非洲裔
– 約。 47-48歲
– 可能有綠色的眼睛哈維的其他兒子有綠色的眼睛):

明的妹妹(圖中左側)
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– 無信息


翻譯:

 

Jill Chung

Jill Chung

Published in: on March 30, 2016 at 2:29 PM  Comments (2)  

BREAKING! Vietnam Veteran’s dying wish: To find his Son & Lost Love in Taiwan即時新聞! 越戰退伍老兵臨終前的願望:找到在台灣的昔日戀人,還有他從未謀面的兒子

Picture of Harvey Woods

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(Center) Harvey Woods,  (Right) Ming Ying Chi AKA Kiko, (Left) Ming’s Younger Sister

1. Introduction
2. The Story
3. The Facts & Clues
4. Chinese Translation (中文)
https://bostonpaul.wordpress.com/2016/03/27/breaking-vietnam-veterans-dying-wish-to-find-his-son-lost-love-in-taiwan%E5%8D%B3%E6%99%82%E6%96%B0%E8%81%9E-%E8%B6%8A%E6%88%B0%E9%80%80%E4%BC%8D%E8%80%81%E5%85%B5%E8%87%A8%E7%B5%82-2/

5. Update Record

https://bostonpaul.wordpress.com/2016/03/27/breaking-vietnam-veterans-dying-wish-to-find-his-son-lost-love-in-taiwan%E5%8D%B3%E6%99%82%E6%96%B0%E8%81%9E-%E8%B6%8A%E6%88%B0%E9%80%80%E4%BC%8D%E8%80%81%E5%85%B5%E8%87%A8%E7%B5%82-2/

1. Introduction

I got a private message on social media asking for help. A woman named Leah from North Carolina (USA) asked if I could help find her brother whom she had never met. Leah’s father, now in his golden years, has been searching for them both since 1968 to no avail.

But now we have the power of the internet!

Boston Paul and Shaun Bettinson are in constant contact with the family and are updating everyday.

即時新聞! 越戰退伍老兵臨終前的願望:找到在台灣的昔日戀人,還有他從未謀面的兒子

This is an ongoing story and will be updated as more information is given.

請幫忙廣發此帖,但願能早日找到她母子倆,謝謝 !

 (This story has been updated 5x)

2. The Story
(Chinese coming soon/中文翻譯中)

Harvey Woods left Atlanta, Georgia with the Air force in 1966 and arrived in Taiwan as an Airmen 2nd Class attached to Detachment 3 / 2165 Communications Squadron. He was stationed at Qinquan Air Force Base (清泉崗空軍基地, CCK) during the Vietnam War. Many Americans in the military were stationed in Taiwan while the US was fighting the North Vietnamese.

During his tenure with the Airforce in Taichung, Harvey had met a local girl named Ming Ying-chi (It could be Ming Ying-chi or Chi Ming-ying as it is customary for Chinese to write their surname first but are known put it last when dealing with Westerners). Harvey had nicknamed Ms. Ming Kiko and she affectionately referred to him as Mr. Woods. They lived in the same apartment building and they soon developed a relationship.  Kiko lived with her younger sister (shown in the picture) and a daughter who would have been about 6 or 7 years old then (making her mid-50s now). Harvey and Kiko fell in love during his stay in Taiwan and when the Airforce reassigned Harvey in 1967, he tried to take Kiko back to the United States with him – but a war, two reluctant governments and red tape prevented that from happening.  

Kiko traveled with Harvey to Taipei to catch his flight out of Taiwan. He had just learned that she was pregnant with his child – making it that much more painful to leave. He vowed that once he was Stateside, he would do what he could to get them to the USA and would support them in the meantime.

As he was about to board that military plane and leave his love and unborn son, Harvey and Kiko kissed, hugged and then Kiko’s Mr. Woods reluctantly boarded the plane. As the plane taxied on the runway, Harvey kept his eyes fixed on Kiko waving to him. And as the plane took off, Harvey could see her still waving. It was a very long, heartbreaking ride back to the other side of the world.

Whilst stateside – and one should not forget that correspondence by hand-written or typed letters (AKA snail-mail) and telephone were the only ways of communicating long distance back then – Harvey received his first letter from Kiko. He responded immediately. Kiko wrote again some time later telling him she had given birth to a baby boy. He wrote her back ever-hopeful that they would be reunited. He was ecstatic… a baby boy!

As fate would have it – that was the last known letter he’d ever receive from Kiko.  Adding insult to injury,  Harvey’s mother – perhaps a bit overprotective and wanting her son to get on with his life after the war – destroyed both letters (and presumably any other letters he did not know about) with Kiko’s return address on it thus all the clues that would have had helped him find them.  Harvey’s mother would also not tell him the name of his son… all vital information went up in smoke and with Harvey’s mother to her grave. Everything he had from Kiko was destroyed except that one black and white picture as something told him to put the picture in a safe place.

Saddened by losing his love and not able to meet his son, Harvey was determined to move on with his life and married an American girl almost a decade later. But he never stopped longing to meet his son and show him that he loves him. He never lost hope that they would meet one day. Over the years, he had put out several ads in various newspapers in Taichung, but his many attempts proved futile.

After many years of keeping this story hidden from his family, Harvey Woods – in desperation – told his now grown up daughter Leah and her siblings the whole story of their brother in Taiwan. He implored them to please help find his son before he dies.

Harvey understands that Kiko also had to move on with her life and could be afraid of coming forward if she hears this story. Harvey understands she may be married or unwilling to see him… as 1970s low-tech communications, over-protective mothers, governmental red-tape, vast oceans, unforeseen problems, language barriers, and other obstacles had come between them.  

It’s been almost fifty years and Harvey’s life has been a roller coaster ride since the Vietnam War. Like many Vietnam vets, he’s had bouts with alcohol helping drown his sorrows, drown the guilt, drown the longing. He’s overcome all that now and is determined to keep looking for his son.. and at his age, this may be his last chance.

When asked what he will do if we find his son and his once-upon-a-time love, he answered, “I want to apologize to Kiko from the bottom of my heart and to make it known to her that I never forgot about our son…. and that I have never forgotten about her.” 

Understandably, if Kiko is reluctant or unable to come forward, we ask that if anyone knows Kiko and/or her son, please let them know that Harvey Woods is looking for them and wishes them well. At the very least, he desires to know if his son is OK.

As Harvey lives the final chapters of his life, he desires closure… so that he may truly rest in Peace.

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3. The Facts & Clues

 ATTENTION Fellow Detectives and Sleuths in the Community!

Here is what we have for you so far:

The Mother:

Name: Ming Ying Chi 紀 明 櫻/possibly Chi Ming-Ying
Nickname: Kiko

*Taiwanese Chinese
*Age: 70-71 years old
*Spoke enough English to communicate
*Presumably, if she is still alive, she may still live in Taichung
*Has a daughter now in her mid 50s.

The Father:

Name: Harvey Woods

*From Atlanta, Georgia (Before and after military service)
*US Air Force stationed at Qinquan Air Force Base Taichung, Taiwan during the Vietnam War from 1966 – 1967
*His Commander’s name in Taiwan was Capt. Robert O. Bissey.
*His supervisor was Sgt. Flemings
*Harvey had two roommates in Taiwan:
Sgt. Flemings (his supervisor)
Airman 1st Class Tombs.

Their Son:

Name: Not Known

*Biracial – Taiwanese – Chinese/African-American
*Approx. 47-48 years old
*May have green eyes as Harvey’s other sons have green eyes.

Ming’s Younger Sister (in picture on the left):

*No Information

 4. Chinese Translation (中文)

https://bostonpaul.wordpress.com/2016/03/27/breaking-vietnam-veterans-dying-wish-to-find-his-son-lost-love-in-taiwan%E5%8D%B3%E6%99%82%E6%96%B0%E8%81%9E-%E8%B6%8A%E6%88%B0%E9%80%80%E4%BC%8D%E8%80%81%E5%85%B5%E8%87%A8%E7%B5%82-2/

年起,他一直在找照片右邊的女士.她的名字是MING YING CHI (Surname or ?),她能說英語,現今應該約70歲了。

我爸當年是美國空軍一員,越戰時期曾駐台中,他很愛她,也很想把她帶回美國,可是那時 候情況不容許。她曾寫過一封信給我爸說她有了他的孩子,是個混血兒, 現年約47-48歲,因為我爸跟別人結婚 了,我祖母沒把信交出,當然也沒給他MING的回郵地址或孩子的名字。 我爸曾連續幾年在台的報紙刊登尋人廣告,可是音訊全無。他自1968年一直在尋找MING和他倆的孩子…最近,他跟我及他其他孩子說出這個故事,希望 我們能在他死前幫他找到她和那孩子。照片中左邊的是MING的姊妹…抱歉,我也沒有她的名字。

請幫忙廣發此帖,但願能早日找到她母子倆,謝謝您們!

大 家好!在照片中間的男士是我的父親,在右手邊的女士是我父親從1968到現在一直再尋找的人。她的名字是“Ming Ying Chi”(翻譯者的我在想因是羅馬通用譯語),我父親給她的小名是“Kiko”。現在的她約為70-71歲,會說英文,我父親非常愛她,也曾想把她帶回美 國,但當時情況不容許。她曾寫信過給我父親,告訴他,她生下了他們倆的孩子(男生為台灣-非洲美國裔,現今年齡約為47-48歲),後來我父親跟別人結婚 了,當時我祖母沒把信轉交給他,並且也沒告訴我父親Ming的回信地址及小孩的名字。我父親曾登報協尋過,但始終無音訊。從1968到現在,我父親一直再 尋找“Ming Ying Chi ”,及他們的兒子。最近他告訴我們這些孩子,希望他在臨終前幫他找到他們倆。而在圖當中的左邊是Ming的姐妹,但我不知道她的名字。

※如果,有人在台中,有任何他們的消息,請幫助我,取得聯繫他們,我由衷萬分的感謝

During the Vietnam War an Airman in the Air force was stationed in Taichung, Taiwan. He fell in love with a Woman. She was unable to go back to the US with him, then gave birth to their son… he’s been looking for them ever since.

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This is an ongoing story please check back every day as there will be UPDATES…

You are also welcome to leave information, ideas, links, and clues in the comments.

 

5. UPDATE RECORD

 

March 27:  THE SEARCH CONTINUES!  THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR INPUT, LINKS, CONNECTIONS, IDEAS AND LOVE… KEEP IT COMING!  加油 !

 

4. Update: March 27, 2016 – 2:00PM
3. Update: March 25, 2016 – 1:00PM
2.Update: March 23, 2016 – 11:15PM
1. Update: March 23, 2016 – 3:00PM

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True Story: Vietnam Veteran searches for his Son. This story has been updated please go to new link

This story has been updated. We are still searching!

Here’s the New Link:

https://bostonpaul.wordpress.com/2016/03/27/breaking-vietnam-veterans-dying-wish-to-find-his-son-lost-love-in-taiwan%E5%8D%B3%E6%99%82%E6%96%B0%E8%81%9E-%E8%B6%8A%E6%88%B0%E9%80%80%E4%BC%8D%E8%80%81%E5%85%B5%E8%87%A8%E7%B5%82-2/

A Vietnam Vet in his seventies is searching for his son whom he’s never met and the mother of his son whom he was once in love.

He’s been searching since 1968 to no avail.. but now we have the power of the internet.

This is an Ongoing story and will be updated as more information is given.

請幫忙廣發此帖,但願能早日找到她母子倆,謝謝 !

 (This story has been updated 3x)

3/25 (FRIDAY):  WE HAVE NEW INFORMATION AND IT WILL BE UPDATED IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS… THE SEARCH CONTINUES!  THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR INPUT, LINKS, CONNECTIONS, IDEAS AND LOVE… KEEP IT COMING!  加油 !

 

Picture of Harvey Woods

(Center) Harvey Woods,  (Right) Ming Ying Chi AKA Kiko, (Left) Ming’s Younger Sister

I got a private message on social media asking for help. A woman named Leah from North Carolina asked if I could help find her brother whom she had never met. Her father, now in his golden years, wishes to find his long lost love and their son… before he dies.

The Community has come together and the search is on!
(Please scroll down for Chinese).

The Story

His name was Harvey Woods and he arrived in Taiwan in 1966. He was stationed at Qinquan Air Force Base (清泉崗空軍基地, CCK) in Taichung.  This was during the Vietnam War and many Americans in the military were stationed here in Taiwan.

Harvey was an Airmen 2nd Class and was attached to Detachment 3 / 2165 Communications Squadron.
His Commander’s name was Capt. Robert O. Bissey.
Harvey had two roommates: Sgt. Flemings (who was also his supervisor) and Airman 1st Class Tombs.

 

During his tenure in Taichung, Harvey had met Ming Ying Chi (We are not sure if it is Ming Ying-chi  or Chi Ming Ying as it is customary for Chinese to write their surname first but sometimes put it last when dealing with Westerners). They all lived in the same apartment building. Kiko lived with her younger sister (shown in the picture) and a daughter who would have been about 6 or 7 years old then making her in her early 50s now.

He had nicknamed her Kiko and she affectionately referred to him as Mr. Woods.

They fell in love during his stay here and when Harvey left in 1967, he tried to take Kiko back to the United States with him.. but to no avail.

Harvey Woods is from Atlanta, Georgia and that is where he returned after Vietnam

Even whilst Stateside he tried to locate Kiko to join him in the US, but his attempts were futile.  Over the years, he had put out several ads in various newspapers in Taichung, but got no responses.

Saddened by losing his love but determined to move on with his life, he was to marry an American girl. That is when he learned that in 1968 Kiko had given birth to his son.

Kiko had written a letter to Harvey to tell him of the birth.  Unfortunately for Harvey and Kiko,  Harvey’s mother – perhaps a bit overprotective and wanting her son to get on with his life after the war – destroyed the one letter with Kiko’s return address on it thus all the clues that would have had helped find them.  Harvey’s mother would also not tell him the name of his son.

Finally, in desperation, Harvey told his daughter Leah and her siblings the whole story of their brother in Taiwan and asked if they could help…. he implored them to please help find his long lost love and their son before he dies.

Leah then got in touch with me through a PM – and others through the various social network groups.  We’ve all come together and now the search is on!

What We Know:

Kiko spoke a little English and would now be in her early seventies. Presumably, if she is still alive, she lives in Taichung.

Harvey and Kiko’s son would be bi-racial  (Chinese/African American) and approximately 47 years old.

 ATTENTION Fellow Detectives and Sleuths in the Community!

Here is what we have for you so far:

Looking for:

  1. The Mother: Ming Ying Chi 紀 明 櫻/possibly Chi Ming-Ying
    Nickname Kiko

    Approx: 70-71 years old
    Spoke enough English to communicate
  2. The Father: Harvey Woods
    From Atlanta, Georgia (Before and after military service)

    US Air Force stationed at Qinquan Air Force Base in Taichung, Taiwan during the     Vietnam War from 1966 – 1967.
    His Commander’s name was Capt. Robert O. Bissey.
    His supervisor was Sgt. Flemings
    His roommate was Airman 1st Class Tombs.
  3. Their son: Biracial – Taiwanese/African-American
    Approx. 47-48 years old
  4. Ming’s Younger Sister (in picture on the left): no other information

 

CHINESE TRANSLATION

大 家好!在照片中央的是我爸爸,自1968年起,他一直在找照片右邊的女士.她的名字是MING YING CHI (Surname 明 or ?),她能說英語,現今應該約70歲了。

我爸當年是美國空軍一員,越戰時期曾駐台中,他很愛她,也很想把她帶回美國,可是那時候情況不容許。她曾寫過一封信給我爸說她有了他的孩子,是個混血兒,現年約47-48歲,因為我爸跟別人結婚 了,我祖母沒把信交出,當然也沒給他MING的回郵地址或孩子的名字。 我爸曾連續幾年在台的報紙刊登尋人廣告,可是音訊全無。他自1968年一直在尋找MING和他倆的孩子…最近,他跟我及他其他孩子說出這個故事,希望 我們能在他死前幫他找到她和那孩子。照片中左邊的是MING的姊妹…抱歉,我也沒有她的名字。

請幫忙廣發此帖,但願能早日找到她母子倆,謝謝您們!

大 家好!在照片中間的男士是我的父親,在右手邊的女士是我父親從1968到現在一直再尋找的人。她的名字是“Ming Ying Chi”(翻譯者的我在想因是羅馬通用譯語),我父親給她的小名是“Kiko”。現在的她約為70-71歲,會說英文,我父親非常愛她,也曾想把她帶回美 國,但當時情況不容許。她曾寫信過給我父親,告訴他,她生下了他們倆的孩子(男生為台灣-非洲美國裔,現今年齡約為47-48歲),後來我父親跟別人結婚 了,當時我祖母沒把信轉交給他,並且也沒告訴我父親Ming的回信地址及小孩的名字。我父親曾登報協尋過,但始終無音訊。從1968到現在,我父親一直再尋找“Ming Ying Chi ”,及他們的兒子。最近他告訴我們這些孩子,希望他在臨終前幫他找到他們倆。而在圖當中的左邊是Ming的姐妹,但我不知道她的名字。

※如果,有人在台中,有任何他們的消息,請幫助我,取得聯繫他們,我由衷萬分的感謝※

During the Vietnam War an Airman in the Air force was stationed in Taichung, Taiwan. He fell in love with a Woman. She was unable to go back to the US with him, then gave birth to their son… he’s been looking for them ever since.

Translations by:

Marya C. Mocha and Jill Chung and Eddie Lin

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UPDATES
3. LAST UPDATE: March 25, 2016 1:00PM
2.Update: March 23, 2016 11:15PM
1. Update: March 23, 3:00PM

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non compos mentis

non-compos-mentis

Non compos mentis

…and here I sat once long ago, when the cold bit my cheeks and fingers
and I bounced my leg up and down to keep my toes from falling off
and I thought of you to keep from going crazy…

…and then a voice from within whispered in your ear
and there you were in front of me, laughing like you used to do and I smiled too, and I smiled and smiled and stared up at the sky and kept looking until you were gone…

…and the sound of your voice lingered a moment and then
vanished like a UFO…

…or a dark secret

 

 

Boston Paul
2003
Taichung, Taiwan

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The New Gods.

humans

I wrote this piece thirteen years ago… still valid me thinks.

                                  Who are The New Gods?

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WE The People have been slowly prepared by the Powers That Be to revere the said powers that be and the powers that were to become our gods.

Once upon a time, God – all knowing and omniscient – helped those who needed Her/Him/It. God (the higher power) ‘gave’ us Mother Earth (Nature) who in turn provided us with the Fruits of the Earth in order to maintain physical/spiritual health.

 If one looks at various Holy Books from around the world and time periods, God did not condemn the use of ‘magic’ mushrooms,  cannabis and other plants as they were the keys to unlock our minds, our souls, and see the world in different ways. These plants were not the forbidden fruit as man has suggested in the Judeo/Christian context, but power plants – power organisms – that created a ladder to the proverbial heavens, the universe, in order that we might serve God/Fellow Humans/Mother Earth and learn.

 But some men – not yet fully evolved humans (who know how to use their minds, who do not need to be greedy or selfish… yes our species has not fully evolved.. we are still – it seems – mere mammals) – and in positions of authority – used this power to dupe the ignorant.

Man made their own omniscient beings through culture, indoctrinated beliefs, superstitions, ignorance and yes hopes. Emerging from the culture and traditions were stories of god-like entities with the likes of Santa Claus, Leprechauns, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy all of whom kept an eye on you. These god-like entities knew who was naughty or nice (thus taking some of the burden away from the parents to be sure), and instilled in children that ‘someone’ was always watching.

Big Brother did not emerge with the book 1984 by George Orwell. Big Brother was already there, hidden in our traditions, hidden in the shadows of our various cultures, lurking under various guises and disguises, just waiting for someday when technology afforded the Powers That Be – AKA governments & large corporations –  to be Big Brother or better – that omniscient god (who was always watching) to see who they deemed naughty or nice.

Now there are cameras are everywhere, Orwell’s worst nightmare.

A satellite or drone may see you smoking a joint in the ‘privacy’ of your own backyard.

The only victims in victim-less crimes are those being busted for victim-less crimes.

The Powers That Be have consolidated their Power and there are no more secrets.

WE The People were warned and we heeded not that warning.

The various governments around the world and the Corporate entities that control them, or work with them, ARE that god, that big brother.  They are now that omniscient being…  they can now know your every move, your every click of the mouse. They can know what you eat, where you go, what programs and porn you watch.  And they record it all – so someone will see it someday.

The People of the World did not read the small print. We voted the politicians in who had their strings pulled by corporate banks… and in essence… we fucked ourselves.

We are now used to the idea of being “watched” as we are conditioned from childhood. Santa Claus – looking into his magic snowball – is the secret police, the NsA, the cIa… and all the other entities with dangerous initials.  

We could say that we live in a world of paranoia, but the only ones who are paranoid are the ones that are glued to the mass media spewing mass hysteria AND the ones who actually pay attention and understand just how powerful Santa Clause has become. They understand how the world is being shaped by the few who have the power to shape it.

Has our world run away?  Are we now trapped in a vicious circle from which there is no escape?

People of the world, you need to vote and play the game on the surface but pay attention! Teach the younger generation to Question Authority. Teach them how to think critically… and in order to teach them, you must practice this yourself.

Imagine there’s no country. Just us. Alone on this Earthy Spaceship floating through the universe.

Let the seeds of love, peaceful anarchy, empathy and understanding germinate.

Rise up and fight for your freedoms.

The pursuit of happiness is not just financial success, but Freedom.   Freedoms that are eroding, are being taken away as you smile and think, I feel safe! My benevolent government is watching out for me! It is protecting me from evil forces outside our borders

You have bought the lie they sold you thus securing (y)our demise….

The Powers That Be want total control… they make Mother Nature’s Gifts illegal, they punish instead of educating The People. 

Because of our ignorance, We The People will suffer – and it is just the beginning.

What will we do about it?

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Gypsi AKA The Militant Hippi

Written: September 27, 2003

Saturday 1:35 PM

Edited October 27, 2004

Wednesday, 3:44PM

Edited again March 11, 2016

 

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Gypsi Gypsi & Friends Make Music… SALUT!

Music in Taichung, Taiwan!

Three Solo Acts!

March 12 is the 13th Anniversary of Salut on Soho Street and we have all come together to make it a special one.

Lee Fourie, a native of South Africa, has been putting on music events for a while now (twice a month!) for Salut and has got three very special acts lined up for March 12th .

Emily Ou 歐恩盈 kicks things off at 7PM. Emily is a Taichung Local and will be seducing you with her savory songs. She has a Great Voice, plays Cool Guitar and has a Smile that shines as bright as the words she’s singing. Emily has won awards and placed high in Music Contests around Taiwan. Get there early to chill with the groovy music Emily promises to deliver.

Picture Emily

At 8 PM – all the way from Taipei (but hails from England) –

Simmo Simpson is sure to get you rocking out to his Acoustic English folk-rock set. Simmo Simpson is a singer-songwriter who loves creating passionate music. You can find him performing at a variety of venues and he’s currently working on new material.

Simmo

Gypsi Gypsi will be gracing the stage at 9PM. It’s been a while since he’s had a solo performance (as he’s been busy stirring up Musical Madness with his band 大METⒶ4). Get ready for some Intimate Mood Music including Jizzy Jezus Juice & Mad Mary Magdalene Vibes, his own versions of songs that you may recognize, a couple of Gypsified versions of DM4 tunes and a couple of new pieces just for YOU.

Gypsi at Farm Jam

The night promises to be Provocative, Vibey, with sprinkles of Staunch Raunch and smidgens of – not only Sexy Whispers – but Trippy Tunicals as well… Creating a Special World (although fleeting) for you to come Celebrate & Revel in.

The Schedule (one more time!) and Bits:

Emily Ou – 7PM
Find her here: https://www.facebook.com/emilyousings07

Simmo Simpson – 8PM
Find him here: https://www.facebook.com/SimmoSimpsonMusic

Gypsi Gypsi – promptly at 9PM who will Tickle your Tushes till the Late Hours of the Evening.
Find Gypsi here: https://www.facebook.com/GypsiGypsiGypsi

If you’re not in Taiwan, you should be able to get yourself cheap enough plane tickets!

😉

Details for Venue:

Salut Pizza (Taichung, Taiwan

 

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