Today appeared on one of my news feeds a column titled Indistinguishable Asians from the Cornell student newspaper. I won’t really bother to summarize. You can easily read it for yourself. Basically the whole Chinese-Americans are smart, hardworking, but quiet and lack leadership quality. So there are implicit quotas and differentiated standards on them in college admissions to account for the hurdles they’ll face in the workplace blah blah blah.
Chinese-Americans are a really weak group politically. They are extremely scattered too. You have first of all the immigrants and the Americanized. Even among those you have mainland Chinese, Taiwanese, Hong Kongers, etc. Moreover, there is also that the Chinese who come to America tend to be those selected for their academic ability via graduate school, not the political big fishes. Face it, nobody really wants to be led by a minority group culturally and physically very different. The few Chinese in America who are “leaders” can be roughly split into two different categories. There are those who are followed for their technical excellence and those promoted to act as a minority agent for primarily white ethnic interests. If Chinese-Americans want to seriously advance their group interest, they won’t really succeed as a minority in America. Their minority status will render them forever in a subordinate position here, unless China becomes so powerful that it manages to gain substantial indirect control over American society, which I cannot foresee happening.
As for myself, I didn’t really come here by my own choice. But I have to live with it. I can of course try to find a way to go back but it won’t be that easy. I think Chinese are best off just staying in their home country.
I find it quite sad the race problems that America is increasingly mired in now. There was already the black and Hispanic problem. Now Asian-Americans are joining in on SJW like activism too.
I hate to say it but this is a nation founded on dispossession and white supremacy. As far as dispossession is concerned, even though the pure Native-Americans have been rendered almost invisible by now, Hispanics are part Native-American blood, and there’s not going to go away. Blacks in America is a legacy of the slave trade, which whites are, face it, responsible for. There was back then another side of racism that was against slavery much for its enabling permanence of blacks in America.
It is multiracialism that has engendered in Western culture this what I would regard as a fake left liberal SJW element ever more mainstream. I guess it took root much during the Cold War when America had to make some compromises to blacks in order to not lose too much support from the formerly colonized and oppressed countries of the world. It’s fair to say that Hitler’s defeat and the rise of the Soviet Union as a superpower gradually pressured attitudes towards race in the Western world towards the opposite direction.
I once said to my white American friend how I feel sad for him that there won’t really be a place in the world of just his breed. Seriously, I’m Chinese and I want whites to have a homeland. Like, this is a real bastardization of culture.
His reaction to this was one of
I’m not super happy about this. I’d very much like a white homeland. Hell, I’d be pretty happy with a “people who moved out of Africa around 85K-50K BCE” homeland.
People work better and more efficiently with those like themselves in race, culture, language, and values. Across groups, especially ones very culturally and linguistically different, there is a high communication cost. America used to be predominantly white and Christian. The talented immigrants from Europe owing to WWII were white and easy to assimilate into mainstream American culture. Now, the ever increasing racial, cultural, and political diversity in America is becoming ever a liability. Through the Anglo language and culture, preeminent in the world today, it infects gradually to Europe as well.
Now, since this post was supposed to be on Chinese-Americans, I’ll point out that America is somewhat of a destination for Chinese who are much averse to the mainstream system and values in mainland China, which of course represents the overwhelming majority of Chinese. Yes, wishful Westerners can entertain the belief that most Chinese hate their “repressive” government but can’t do anything about it, but come on, the fact that it could come to power in the first place indicates that it won support of the majority. You only win a civil war when you’re better than the other side at getting people to fight for you. Yes, the ones who hated it who could escaped to Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia too. Now, those people are often not considered true Chinese by those in mainland China. They could of course gain much more for themselves by assimilating into that culture and consequently winning the trust of the mainland Chinese, but they have strong enough of their own cultural and political identity now. When it was decided that Hong Kong would return to China, many Hong Kongers immigrated to the West, with Vancouver, Canada, a notable destination of that group. Once China seizes control of Taiwan, which is pretty much inevitable, many of those die hard Taiwanese loyalists will leave as well to join more Chinese in the Anglo world where they will then experience life of a politically marginalized minority deemed unsuitable for leadership positions. The human rights liberal faction in the West will probably grant some political asylum spots, which would only contribute to more ethnic diversity and potential racial tension that they will continue to sweep under the rug. Once in the West, they may feel they are different from the other Chinese, but remember, American society views Asians as “indistinguishable.” They will still be easily be mistaken for Chinese in mainland China. And they and their children by virtue of physical difference unalterable will never truly assimilate. It’s just too bad for them that they feel so strongly politically. Their ancestors were for the most part lackeys of colonialism, and they will continue to be in America subordinated and promoted only to the extent that they are useful. It’s really quite a pitiful position to be in.
Really, overall China gets not a bad deal. They have political undesirables. Those people, if they are able to, can leave. Go to America, Canada, Australia, etc. There are, too, many ethnic Chinese in Hong Kong and Taiwan who resent mainland China and its influence on their lives. Those people will also have to either live with it or get out. How much better they will fit in in America is questionable. Certainly, they’ll add more diversity and eventually engage in some SJW behavior too, once they are indignant enough of discrimination and political invisibility. America will become even more of a racial spoils cesspool. And in some sense, China can remain “the last man standing” with its political misfits ejected out at a competitor’s irreversible expense. In case you haven’t noticed, China mostly leaves other people alone, other than to do business with them. Its political activities abroad are mostly targeted towards ethnic Chinese, hoping to keep them loyal towards the PRC as opposed to Taiwan, which it considers a domestic affair, a legacy of the unfinished civil war. Really, the only political condition that China will be adamant on when doing business with others is acceptance of Taiwan as part of China. The ideal future for China is one where there is full control of Taiwan, with those there actively anti-China out. Less trouble at home and those misfits as a minority in the West will become but more politically impotent, with the burden of dealing with them shifted to whites on the other side of the world.
A guy I know from China once told me that “ABCs are the worst off, because while they can never truly be American, they also lose their opportunity to be Chinese.” I believe he is very much right on that one. My advice to those conscious of this but stuck in America by birth or parental immigration is to learn Chinese well enough to come across as a real Chinese. You don’t have to buy the American cultural garbage. I didn’t and I managed to learn Chinese well enough, much on my own, such that I have written a fair bit on the Chinese internet, including on this blog, and can mix in easily with the real Chinese. With that, you can potentially move back to China, where your children won’t have to suffer the indignity of being part of a minority group with a grossly incoherent and confused identity. Or at the very least, you can exert a political pressure and voice in a direction that is much more likely to work than what most Chinese-Americans are doing right now. Seriously, putting pressure on American society and media to accept more of the Chinese Chinese narrative is going to be much more effective than begging under a discourse and culture designed by and for the white majority.