Saturday, July 09, 2005

Eric Muller: Is that Ethical?

Friends of Historical Accuracy regarding the ethnic Japanese Evacuation of 1942

Eric Muller has a little blurb on his site confusing me with an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard who has been a vocal critic of the reparations curriculum at Sakai School and biased historical content set for the "internment memorial" on Bainbridge Island.

Eric's site is here,

Eric says some unflattering things about me to justify his kicking me off his site. Suffice to say Eric couldn't win the debate.

He chose to remove me from posting from his site after I pointedly asked him if he had received any money from the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund. The fund was created after a law passed under intense lobbying by the reparations movment and Japanese-American politicians for the first time created in the United States a "history by legislation".

I believe that any scholar accepting our taxpayer dollars from this fund is incapable of producing an unbiased scholarly analysis of the history.

If you've seen any of the "scholarly" work financed by the fund you'll know what I mean.

(Scroll down at the CLPEF link and check out "recipients list".)

Naturally, Eric is aghast that I would question his reputation, vehimently denies accepting any money for his work and then kicks me off his site.

So after a bit of digging, guess who's name pops up as a CLPEF recipient?

California Civil Liberties Public Education Program Announces Grant Recipients for Fiscal Year 1999-2000

Dr. Eric L. Muller
Chapel Hill, North Carolina


This project has two related components: (1) the completion of a book chronicling the experience of the Nisei draft resisters of World War II and their encounters with the federal criminal justice system, and (2) a public lecture tour in California to share the results of the research on the Nisei draft resisters with interested organizations and groups in California.


Eric Muller
University of North Carolina School of Law
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Project Name: Judgments Judged and Wrongs Remembered: Examining the Japanese American Civil Liberties Cases of World War II on Their 60th Anniversary

This project is a conference to be held at the Japanese American National Museum commemorating the 60 th anniversary of the various legal cases on Japanese American civil liberties from World War II.

I have used the analogy that any scholar feeding at the reparations money trough like Muller is akin to the booze industry financing a report that concludes binge drinking is healthy.

Not only is Muller feeding at the money trough, he is also telling another untruth....


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