Art Bell’s Alleged Hate Letter to the Filipino People

“As we’ve all come to notice, in the past few decades, Filipinos have begun to infest the United States like some sort of disease. Their extensive involvement in the U.S. Armed Forces is proof of the trashy kind of qualities all Filipinos tend to exhibit on a regular basis. You can see this clearly by studying the attitudes and cultural Icons of most Filipino Americans.

Are they really Asian? Well we’ve come to accept the fact the Filipinos come from a part of the world known as South East Asia. But the term “Asia” is used in the wrong way. You may notice that contemporary Filipino Americans try very hard to associate themselves with groups that we know as Asian. I cannot count the number of times I have seen a ‘ Third World ‘ Filipino try to connect themselves to the Chinese or Japanese people. There is no connection and here’s why. The Philippines is a Third World country. Nothing respectable has EVER been created by Filipino people during our entire human history. Young Filipino men in America have become obsessed with “import racing”. They have an enormously perverted affection for Japanese cars. It’s a common phenomenon. In their minds, these Filipinos somehow believe that they are Asian and that it somehow connects them to Japanese people and Japanese cars. They often take credit for the ingenuity of Japanese people and say how it’s an “Asian thing”. This term…”Asian thing” derived directly from African American slang “black thang.” “It’s a black thang.” “It’s an Asian thang.”

You can see the connection. It’s even funnier that, in Japan, Filipinos are heavily discriminated against. The only Filipinos that can live successfully in Japan are the Filipino prostitutes. But that’s the case for most Filipino people no matter where they live in the world. Now we’ve come down to this fact…and it is a fact.

Nothing in Filipino Culture can be seen as Asian. They have no architectural, artistic, or cultural influence which is in any way, Asian. Thinking of the great countries in Asia such as Japan , Korea , and China there is no way you can possibly connect the Philippine Islands. This assault by Filipino Americans to connect themselves with the great peoples of North East Asia is foul and disgusting. Try visiting a young Filipino’s web site too.

You’ll see something called the “Asian IRC Ring”. It has to do with the chat rooms. The most horrible thing about this is that these TRASHY people are trying to associate themselves with Asia again!! People in Asia don’t act like this at all. What we are seeing here is the natural Filipino in its element with full access to technology and this is how they act! You will consistently see this behavior over and over again.

Another interesting thing is that these “third world” people also frequent RC chat rooms such as Chinese, Japan and Asian. They must believe that they are somehow related racially or culturally to North Asians. But it’s completely WRONG! There might have been some distant contact With China and even less with Japan during World War II, but these people are actually more closely related to African Americans and Mexican Americans.

Do the parents of these young Filipinos know what’s going on? Would they accept this? I believe that they would and do. This is the natural “Trash” element in Filipinos manifesting itself. Nothing good has ever come from Philippines and I don’t believe anything good ever will.

Recognizing your Roots (A Message to Filipinos). To all Filipino people: Please recognize your ROOTS! You come from the Third World ! You country is a disgusting and filthy place. Most people there live in poverty! Your culture has MUCH MORE SPANISH influence than Chinese, and absolutely no JAPANESE influence whatsoever. People in Japan and China , d o not act like you. They do not constantly talk about sex and they have a MUCH HIGHER level of RESPECT for each other. There is NO WAY that you can connect yourself to Asia other than location.

Your culture and technological advancement does no! t even come CLOSE to What Chinese, people have done in the past and what Japanese and Korean people are doing now! Everything you do is distinctly Filipino. You cannot take credit for Japanese cars, video games, or Hentai! It’s not an “Asian thing” it’s an “American thing”. You have no concept of culture…no concept of Asian ideas or Asian philosophy! Can you demonstrate how you use Confucianism or Taoism in you everyday life?? You can’t. And you will NEVER be able to.

I understand that you are trying to create an identity for yourselves as young people… but it is NOT related to Asia. Your Identity is Filipino.

That’s all you are. Just Filipino. Think about what that means.

Sincerely,
Art

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I find this funny, he is right in some ways where we, as
Filipinos dont actually have an ‘Identity’.. I think
this is due to the confusion of our mixed races from
Hispanic, Chinese, American and Malay origins. I see it in
malls, imagine young generations wearing ski caps and ski
goggles in a tropical country, baggy low rise pants like
that of African Americans living in th e Bronx of New York,
not to mention endless whitening products being sold at
department  stores and drug stores. But his ignorance also
blinds him from the other truth. That while we may glorify
Anime shows and Japanese Internet gaming, he is not
aware
that a nameless Filipino may be responsible for some
technical aspects of some Japanese software. He is not aware
of our contribution to the the society in general
..Technological advancements that may have aided post war
navigations and landing on the moon. That the antibiotic
Erythromycin was discovered by Dr. Abelardo Aguilar from
Iloilo creating the brand ‘Ilosone’. Thomas Edison
may have discovered the electric light bulb and the
fluorescent lighting was thought up by Nikola Tesla. But the
fluorescent lamp we use today was invented by Agapito Flores
(a Cebuano named Benigno Flores of Bantayan Island ,
according to the Philippine Daily inquirer), a Filipino
scientist. Americans helped then-Philippine leader Ramon
Magsaysay to develo p it for worldwide commerce.

That the personal physician of former U.S. Pres. Bill Clinton is
Eleanor ‘Connie’ Concepcion Mariano, a Filipina
doctor who  was the youngest captain in the US Navy. A Filipino writer
Jose Rizal could read and write at age 2, and grew up to
speak more than 20 languages, including
Latin, Greek, German, French  and Chinese. Or that a Filipino
genius was responsible for the near hiatus in the PENTAGON
and White HOuse nearly infiltrating their closely guarded
secrets with the ‘ILOVEYOU’ bug. Nuisance maybe, but
still one heck of a ‘beautiful mind’…not to be
underestimated.The list goes on and on, but who cares right?
Certainly not Mr. Art Bell….Boy, I’m not surprised.
Perhaps Art Bell does not know that although we consider
ourselves ASIAN because we are strategically located in the
Southeast asian region of which our nearest neighbors are
Malays, ASIA does not mean only
Chinese and Japanese race of people. Then maybe it is his
connotation that ‘Asia’ meant only our economically
successful, paler brothers and he considers Malays such as
Thais, Malaysians, Indonesians, and ourselves as a ‘
Third World ‘ race. Then it is ‘his’ ignonimity
that would make a civilized person of whatever race puke.
Imagine literally connecting Chinese, Koreans and Japanese
to the Philippine Islands which is archipelagos away from
the  countries he has mentioned. I also wonder where he got
the impression that we aspire to be Japanese(???) Hispanics
maybe but not the Japanese. But even Hispanics today do not
mind sharing their ‘surnames’ to their Asian
brothers who they have colonized for 3 centuries.

Another sad reality that although most Filipinos working
overseas are domestic helpers and prostitutes, who does he
think educates the toddlers of Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan
and Tokyo? Parents of these countries rarely have time spent
with their children, leaving them to their Filipino nannies.
And with regards to prostitution. Filipinos are not the only
ones working as one. I HARDLY SEE FILIPINOS STARRING IN PORN
MOVIES. THERE MIGHT BE A FEW FILIPINOS WE HAVEN’T SEEN ,
BUT MOST ARE FROM MR.  ART BELL’S RACE..
He also mentioned that we have no concept of culture..no
concept of asian ideas or asian philosophy. How can we
demonstrate Confucianism or Taoism in a Christian nation? IS
HE INFORMED THAT THE PHILIPPINES IS THE ONLY PREDOMINANTLY
CHRISTIAN/CATHOLIC NATION IN ASIA ?! YOU HAVE TO USE COMMON
SENSE IN A LOT OF THINGS SOMETIMES…

We do not need to create an identity for ourselves. We are
who we are. Our identity stems from the anonymity we live in
this world. How we contribute silent ly towards the progress
of the world and not just one country.. Although the Filipino
blood may be tainted with malice, corruption, poverty and
prostitution, it is not a perfect race… But so
are the others. Maybe Mr. Art Bell needs to think about
this. WE MAY NOT BE PERFECT MR. BELL BUT AT LEAST WE STILL
HAVE VALUES. FOR ONE THING WE DONT PUT OUR AGING PARENTS IN
NURSING HOMES BECAUSE ‘THEY’RE SIMPLY OLD AND
WORTHLESS’. WE DONT HAVE AS MUCH NUMBERS OF SINGLE
MOTHERS WHO GET PREGNANT IN THEIR VERY EARLY TEENS AND
EVENTUALLY BECOME PARASITES OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR YEARS AND
YEARS. YES…WE CAME TO YOUR COUNTRY TO WORK, TO EARN DECENT
MONEY (HALF OF WHICH BY THE WAY GOES TO TAXES BECAUSE
THERE’S SO MANY SOCIAL PARASITES FROM YOUR RACE).AND BY
THE WAY, MOST EDUCATED PEOPLE THAT I WORK WITH DONT COME
FROM YOUR RACE… THEY’RE ACTUALLY IMMIGRANTS TOO. AND
THOSE EDUCATED ONES DO NOT ACT LIKE YOU DO, PERHAPS BECAUSE
THEY’VE REALLY BEEN WELL EDUCATED..AFTER ALL THAT’S
SAID….. WHO IS THE IGNORANT ONCE AGAIN?! –

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Posted By Belle (Philippines)
Date 10 October 2004

In Response To: It’s a hoax! (Laowai In China)

After receiving an email containing the alleged Hate letter from Art Bell, I was initially outraged by the hateful contents of his letter. I wanted to find out more about the creep who authored such a sick letter! I searched for more information about him in the internet, and here’s what I was able to gather:

FILIPINOS ARE VICTIMS OF AN EMAIL HOAX

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO STOP IT

Over the last three years someone has been posting a malicious letter about Filipino’s with the subject: “Filipinos Make Me Puke”. In an attempt to smear Art Bell, someone took this Hate Message from a web site (now defunct), anonymously posted it to the Internet and signed Art Bell’s name and address to it. Every few months it gets posted again and again on newsgroups and e-mail lists, with additional hateful language to incite Filipino Internet users to respond to Art Bell.

ART BELL DID NOT WRITE THIS EMAIL

Art Bell is as much a victim of this hoax as you are. In fact, he is married to a Filipina and has the highest regard for the Philippine people. He is as offended by the contents of this email as you are. He has posted these facts on his website and has responded to every single email from any of you with the truth and the facts. Still, the vicious anti-Filipino email keeps circulating and angry Filipinos keep emailing Art!

ART BELL DID NOT WRITE THE HATEFUL ANTI-FILIPINO EMAIL

Most recently, on July 1, 2001 the email attributed to Art Bell surfaced in a show business column in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, without the writer bothering to check the validity of the story. Two days later, July 3, the same column was taken up by a retraction and an apology, which the paper will run every day of the week, through July 8th. Please go to http://www.artbell.com/filipino.html to see this retraction, as well as the statement from Premiere Radio Networks, the company that syndicates Art Bell’s radio program, Coast to Coast, and Art’s statement about the most recent developments in this
outrageous fraud.

The Philippine Daily Inquirer has now become a victim of this same hoax. They are doing the right thing by printing a retraction. Now, we need you to do the RIGHT THING.

Set the record straight. PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE to all your friends.

Post this far and wide in your Filipino communities. Stop spreading Filipino hate. The bogus email is like a virus, causing mayhem and havoc in your community and in the life of ART BELL, WHO IS INNOCENT. We need your help to fight the spread of this HOAX. Please spread this warning wherever you see any version of the hate letter about Filipinos with Art Bell’s name attached.

Delete the hateful email and FORWARD THIS EMAIL AS YOUR RESPONSE. Direct your friends to
http://www.artbell.com/filipino.html<a href=”http://www.artbell.com/filipino.html” target=”_blank”> </a>for the facts.

You are doing your fellow Filipinos a disservice by not warning them; by allowing them to be DUPPED and ABUSED by the hateful language and the fraud that is being perpetrated on Art Bell.

THANK YOU FOR DOING THE RIGHT THING.

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This From Art Bell:

AN Open Letter to My Listeners
July 1, 2001
Another event in the seemingly never ending strange series of events in my life occurred, which will prevent me from being on the air this week. A horrible Racist article which has been on the Internet for almost three years, despite all our best efforts, has just been published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer (The largest circulation Newspaper in that country). This has resulted in hundreds of e-mails and death threats to me and my family. Even the slightest effort on their part, would have resulted in the truth before rushing to publish. The article appeared in the Entertainment section of the Sunday edition (July 1, 2001).
As many of you I hope are aware, I DID NOT WRITE this trash and never would, in fact my wife is half Filipino. It was originally sent from a computer located at U.C.S.D. in southern California. They have sent a apology which has been posted on this website (see below) for almost three years. Over that period of time EVERY inquiry has been answered by myself, my Webmaster and the Network.

We are presently taking all legal steps possible, however in the meantime there is a very real physical danger to my family and myself. This will require my full time attention for the moment. The Newspaper (as of this writing) still, has NOT published a Retraction, even though they have been served with a Demand Letter to do so.

The newspaper’s e-mail addresses are feedback@inq7.net, jvaruta@inquirer.com.ph, readersadvocate@inquirer.com.ph, should you care to help, by urging them to promptly retract this dangerous, reckless, thoughtless article. See you soon.
Art &amp; Ramona Bell

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