KingLit Ching born 1936, freestyle liberating son of our greatest modern wayfinder, Rev. Hung Wai Ching 1905-2002

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KingLit look-alike from the days of the sweeping waves at Waikiki

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KingLit Ching born 1936 is Hung Wai’s oldest son.   KingLit schooled at Punahou & Harvard MBA (like antecedent KJ Luke who founded Hawai’i National Bank).  KingLit was a longtime executive at A & B out of California, and resides in Santa Monica.

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Rev. Hung Wai Ching 1905-2002  KingLit’s destiny-builder dad

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Rev. Hung Wai Ching was mentored by YMCA’s Leigh Hooley, sponsored by Merchant St. titan Frank Atherton, & Hung Wai schooled at U of Chicago, NYC Union Theological Seminary, & Yale (M.Divinity).

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https://curtisnarimatsu.wordpress.com/2013/08/04/rev-hung-wai-ching-1905-2002-our-greatest-modern-destinymaker/

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KingLit’s dad Rev. Hung Wai Ching 1905-2002 is the genesis of our 100th Battalion/442nd Regiment all-Japanese American soldiers WWII.   Rev. Ching also is the genesis of our ILWU, having mentored ‘Opihikao native Jack Kawano, who started the ILWU.   Rev. Ching via the 100th Batt./442nd Rescue of the Alamo Lost Battalion also is the genesis of our Statehood.   Rev. Ching also is the trigger to the greatest case in U.S. Supreme Court history, Brown vs. Board of Education, in that Chief Justice Earl Warren in the 1954 unanimous decision always remorsed over Warren interning Japanese-Americans in WWII when Earl Warren was California attorney general in 1942.
Thence Warren’s make-up call via Brown vs. Board of Education.  99% of momentous events are make-up calls!

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A Renaissance Page of Lists omitting KingLit Ching born 1936 would be a terrible oversight.

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Dionysian KingLit easily is the most mind-blowing of them all.

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KingLit is a taboo-breaker who mines shockingly political intrigue (as in pronouncing Black Liberation Theology via Jeremiah Wright’s hypnotic spell over an impressionable younger Barack Obama — KingLit’s puzzle of liberation or subjugation?), the “transgressional” anchoring KingLit’s raison d’etre.

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If anything, KingLit’s paradox boogie vamp (orgasmic vs. banal) a la Nietzsche at once makes order in the Apollonian sense of his chaotic Dionysian Fate, yet KingLit dies unfulfilled in the end, unnaturally via Apollo.

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Such Grecian tragedy allows us to sense an underlying essence, Nietzsche’s “Primordial Unity” which restores our Dionysian holistic nature – which is indescribably/unthinkably pleasurable.

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Though Nietzsche later dropped this theme saying it was “…burdened with all the errors of youth”  (Nietzsche’s “Attempt at Self Criticism”), the overarching theme was a metaphysical solace or connection to the heart of Creation, so to speak.

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As in our Polynesian over-vowel language of creation —  ooh (as in “you”), aaah, oh!!  Onomatopoeia (vowels are the sounds of creation).

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In Greek mythology, Apollo and Dionysus are both sons of Zeus. Apollo is the god of the Sun, music, and poetry, while Dionysus is the god of wine, ecstasy, and intoxication.

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In the modern literary usage of the concept, the contrast between Apollo and Dionysus symbolizes principles of individualism versus collectivism, light versus darkness, or civilization versus primitivism.  The ancient Greeks did not consider the two gods to be opposites or rivals.

Chart of Character Traits– Dionysian vs. Appolonian models –

feeling (Dionysian) self-controlled  (Apollonian)

passionate (Dionysian) rational, logical (Apollonian)

wholeness of existence (Dionysian) value for human order and culture  (Apollonian)

celebration of nature (Dionysian) celebration of appearance/illusion (Apollonian)

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http://www.vccaedu.org/inquiry/vcca-journal/thro.html

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I full-on love KingLit’s pathos/alma y corazon (heart & soul), who even affirms w/tongue in cheek the ancient precept of inclusive polygamous sex to alleviate social conflict.   Make love, not war.  ;-)   Stock formula/plot, KingLit is not!  Unconventional KingLit is my fedora (Humphrey Bogart hat), social bondage marginalized Glenn Beck is my strawpie hat (Woodrow Wilson).   Peace, brah’/sista’

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a contrarian view of Dad Hung Wai Ching from son KingLit   —

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Hey Curt, consume Lao Tzu “The Tao” and the Chinese Classic “I Ching.”   I balefully resent my dad because he never was home to teach me and my baby siblings about life.  I never even knew what a baseball was until junior high school.  A kid threw a baseball to me and I swatted it away, thinking it was a projectile missile, like a stone ammo.  Which is why when I reached my teens, I made it my mission to outdo my peers in sports.  Which is why I excelled in basketball, to show up my dad.  My baby brother Sai Lit even outdid me — he held the track and field record for high hurdles and bested dad’s prep school record.   I relished baby brother Sai Lit ousting dad off the record books!!   Carnal pleasure!!

My dearest mom was my biggest hero.   She had a thousand times the inner strength of my dad.

After dad got really old and had Alzheimers, and this was after dearest mama passed away, I took care of dad and he lived with me for several years.  This is when dad let his guard down because of his Alzheimers.  Dad showed me a huge side of him which no one knew if not for his Alzheimers which stripped him of hidden secrets.

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Dad cried that he was always depressed about not being able to talk to God.

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I thought dad was crazy until I read Mother Teresa’s amazing confessions published by the Vatican as a come-on welcoming for heathens to come to God.  If Mother Teresa, a virtual saint, had self- doubts, then we all need to come to Jesus and our Heavenly Father, right??!!

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Mother Teresa’s confessions struck me like a ton of bricks!!  Now I knew dad was not crazy, but in fact simply being human!!   Fraught with fear, timidity, sin (man, I’m so mad with dad about dad’s playboy ways) — being failed humans!!    I can talk with God because I know how God thinks — “ ask, and ye shall receive ;-)   ”    wheat, not tare — just observe life and the hilarious Curts of this world.  Ha ha!!  Regards, your observer –KL

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Hey, Curt,  you are a pretty amazing guy with your sensitivity to the unique human experience and profound appreciation of the positive traits in people.  Of course you can be brutal with people who are selfish, arrogant, and vain.  But as our mutual friend Denise Takashima says, you are a background (don’t take the spotlight) person like her.  Tell me a little more about you.  (Curt’s bracketed note:  My dad only completed the 8th grade because plantation kids were banned from going to public high school by our Thurstonites — I always see us locals as grassroot Huck Finns)

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KingLit resumes/continues writing:  We all see life from our own personal experiences.  At my age not being in perfect health like a teen, I can be cynical but on a beautiful California day, my spirits will soar.  Dad (Hung Wai) was always fascinated with this gift from God — “ nature’s uplifting experience.”  Denise touches on your family life below.    Regards, — King Lit  P.S. This Denise is quite a woman, and gorgeous too!    I like her comments on who a father is since I have 4 daughters (and one son) and 4 granddaughters among my mo-opuna. Very meaningful.  Denise always gives credit to those around her, even though she struck the spark of our Social Gospel/Dharma/etc.

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from me/Curt:

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Heart-stopper key to Denise is that her concern for

the common lot (adherence to the Social Gospel/

Buddhist Dharma/etc.)  comes completely amid her

daunting Merchant St. stature. In part because she

is a multi-faceted product of cross-cultural

ties both East and West (Asia/America/Hawai’i), and

of multi-generational ideals (parents of different

generational chronology).     Plainly, Denise is

God’s humble servant, as in “well done, my loyal

and faithful child.”

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Denise’s look-alike    —

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from KingLit:

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Hello Denise,   Let me think a little more about your comments before I respond.  (KingLit later responded saying he is the Lion-King of his lair-den –jokingly)

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from Denise Takashima:

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Whoa, Mr. Ching –Ha! Ha!

The women allow you to think you’re the lion (king)!!!

(smile/wink   ;-)    )

aloha,denise

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from Denise:

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hi curt:       the other day I wanted to try Paina Cafe.  it’s supposed to be this great poke place in ward center.  i placed my order for dinner, and was waiting.   this man who looked like he could have been your dad or my dad went up to the counter and kept asking questions about the poke bowl.   I knew he didn’t have money.   I paid for his poke bowl and told the woman at the counter to just give it to him. he was hungry and the picture of the poke bowl looked so good to him.   he came up to me and thanked me.  i like to break down these macho walls, or take that pride thing and throw it out the window.   we all need some help and kindness.  it doesn’t cost more than i can afford.   it’s like a smile.    you give and you get one back!   it’s the silly pride which gets in the way!    and where on earth did kinglit get the crazy impression of the most gorgeous woman on this planet??!!    kinglit is right, you like to test him and me, heh?   ;-)    alohas,  –denise

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from Denise:   Sometimes it takes many years for men to grow up. And I truly understand your dearest male friend KingLit.   Yes, my dad was the same in his younger years (when I was young).   Men are supposed to be Hercules or Superman.  But my Dad’s greatest strength was his tenderness which came with maturation and time.   This tender and delicate love turned it around for us all.   And it was through the love of my own husband and kids that we became even closer.   We know there is no manual on life and on parenting.   Back then, people just winged it.   Some fail and some succeed. So it was important to me that our kids were raised with love.   They know they are loved dearly everyday.   I’d like to believe that in every human being, there is a heart.  I am attentive to my heart. It palpates, it pumps Truth.   I can’t explain it. So, I had this feeling about your dearest male friend KingLit.   I can’t explain it. I could just feel his vibes. weird, yeh?   But I still would like to send him the hat. I sent Dad a variety of hats.  The one Dad was proudest of was the UH hawaii one.   At that time, hawaii had the undefeated team and it was the talk of the town in SF.    Another great gift is sunglasses… aloha, –denise

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from me/Curt:    KingLit recites on such topics as conflict resolution, personality types, leadership, stress management and human wellness.   His presentations are a delicious collision of laid-back warmth and razor-sharp analyses.   He relentlessly pushes his devotees to find and choose the most authentic of themselves.  He entertains.   He inspires. Occasionally, he disturbs.   ;-)     People who hear him speak and read his missives him find it impossible not to think and feel in new ways.

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from KingLit:    Curtis, thanks for reminding me of Dad’s (Hung Wai Ching’s) mentoring of the labor movement in Hawaii and how he carefully navigated the fringes/borders between radical thinking and politically correct associations [Hung Wai the essential link between the docks–longshoremen–and Merchant St.’s godfather/ Hung Wai’s hanai father Frank Atherton 1878-1945].   I always jokingly accused Dad of being a closet communist.   Come to think of it, this is why I am a radical  – it is my legacy from Dad!   Yes, we have already discussed Dad and Koji Ariyoshi (Honolulu Record radical newspaper — Hung Wai was Koji’s U of Georgia sponsor via Frank Atherton), Jack Hall, Harry Bridges and the Smith Act indictments.   [Jack Kawano 1911-1984 is the genesis of our ILWU — Jack was ousted by San Francisco’s Bridges for being a “Jap,” amid WWII Tojo/Hirohito insanity vs. U.S., in favor of Jack Hall 1915-1971 — Hung Wai fathered buddahead longshoremen to break their yokes of bondage from haole overlords/Big 5]  So,  I guess I am merely the classic apple dropping close to the tree, heh??    😉

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