CNN has an interesting opinion piece on the Far Left’s “weaponizing” of racism: Democrats, the party who cried racist. The author talks about how the Democrats these days blame everything on racism. He writes at length at how the Left dragged Jeff Sessions through the mud, despite having a pretty decent record on race relations. It pretty much sums up my own feelings. I’m tired of the baseless cries of racism. I’m tired of the crybullying. I’m tired of the cyberbullying. I’m tired of the gotcha politics. I’m tired of the lying, the passive aggressive toleration of violence against those who think differently, the safe spaces, the censorship, the shameless victimology, the tribal liberal identity politics, the personal attacks, and honestly, the violence (e.g. “What do we want? Dead cops!” or the assault against Tim Tai or the beating of the elderly Trump supporter). As Chris Rock once said, I’m tired tired tired.
(pic of Tila Tequila of the alt-right here.) Interesting article that I saw on FB: Meet the White Nationalist Trying to Ride The Trump Train to Lasting Power. It’s about a White Nationalist named Richard Spencer, and it was written before the election. Spencer was the person who coined the term “alt-right,” and he is widely seen as the founder of the movement. The article describes Spencer’s adulation of Donald Trump before the election. Now that the election is over and Trump has won, Spencer is flying high, talking about ending non-White immigration and turning this country into a European state. But what the people on my FB feed found interesting was that in the recent past, Richard Spencer was into Asian women:
The Far Left gave Trump the election. They did it with their PC culture that relies on reacting to discussion with accusations of racism or sexism. By stifling discussion, turning the entire world into a “safe space,” and turning our public sphere into the Oppression Olympics, they ushered Trump right into the White House. I’ve been saying it for a long time. But it sounds a lot better with an angry British accent! I don’t think the Left gave the nomination to Clinton over Sanders, but I do think they created the environment that gave us Trump over Clinton.
There is nothing to be afraid of. Let me repeat myself. There is nothing to be afraid of.
My Facebook feed is teeming with people saying that they feel “unsafe.” That they’re “scared.” That they already feel the violence starting to arise. They cite the CNN report that hate crimes have already begun to rise. I was even defriended by a cousin who said that I didn’t understand the “crisis.” Extreme Hillary supporters would have been angry if Trump refused to accept the election results, but after losing, they’re refusing to accept the election results.
Republican House, Republican Senate, and Donald Trump is the next President of the United States of America. AP just called it. Hillary just conceded, and I’m sitting in front of the TV ready to hear Trump give his acceptance speech, surrounded by people shouting “USA! USA!” I’m in shock. God help us.
Donald Trump has won.
I think the pollsters underestimated the White Male vote. We live in a very dangerous time. The people have spoken, and this is what we’ll have to live with.
I’m going to drop off my ballot (and Mrs. WOWO’s ballot) today, so our civic duty will be done. It’s all filled out and ready to go. I don’t feel like talking about politics. I’m tired of all the anger. I don’t think I’ve lost any friendships, but I’m sure that there are lots of people who are angry at me. I hope I haven’t pissed off anyone here. I’m not sure that I have anything to say that hasn’t been said, although I’m also sure that there probably will be more to say after Tuesday. So until there’s something else that needs to be said, I’m just going to post dog videos. Today, I’ll post about protection dogs.
Here with another indy project that y’all can support. Naomi Hirahara, whose YA novel I reviewed on bigWOWO, is turning her first Mas Arai novel into a movie. You can learn more and support it here (the Kickstarter expires in three days.) I just finished reading the novel a couple of weeks ago. It was a good read, but my feeling was that the characters were just too old to make into a movie. Seeing a bunch of 70-year-olds having a fistfight isn’t something that usually gets me excited, and there weren’t many young characters through which a viewer could see the future of the JA community. I e-mailed my concerns to the producer and author. I was happy to learn that because they had the same concerns, they changed the story to take place during the 1960’s with a younger Mas Arai.
I’m writing this blog post for a number of reasons. First, it behooves me to mention some of the issues that more recent Asian American immigrants and immigrant human rights organizations have been dealing with. If you look at 4:46 of the video above, that’s a news story that has not been passed around by most of the Asian American blogosphere. If you read the typical Asian American blogs, it’s like it never happened. They only want to talk about how Peter Liang shot Akai Gurley.
Second, I wanted to take on Snoopy’s statement that
Sorry for the lack of updates recently. I’ve been busy with the new dog.
Anyway, I saw an interesting article on something that would have been unfathomable just four years ago: Donald Trump and the G.O.P.: The Party of Lincoln, Reagan and, Perhaps, Extinction. The article provides an interesting history on how the last major political party in the U.S., the Whigs, imploded. It makes the argument that after 162 years of the Republican party, it’s possible that the Republican party will implode after this election.
Sorry for the delay in posting. We just adopted a real WOWO into our family this past weekend. She’s just four months old, so there’s lots of playtime, walking, feeding, cleaning up poop, etc. She’s loving the neighborhood and family, and the kids adore her. The shelter says that she’s a terrier mix. I looked online, and the closest thing I see is a rat terrier, although the guy who introduced her to us said she might also be part Chihuahua. As of yesterday, Day 3, she has already learned how to sit and come.