Thank you, Aardvark, for posting the story above. An 33-year-old Underrepresented Minority (URM) named Montress Gomez was harassing a female waitress in Chinatown, and the owner of the restaurant, a 50-year-old Chinese man named Qang Wang, asked him to stop. The harasser punched a hole in the wall of the restaurant and left. When the owner followed him outside, the harasser beat the crap out of him. You can see the video above.
Now Aardvark asked whether leftist Social Justice Warriors (SJW’s) would speak out against this. If Black Lives Matter, then do all lives matter? The answer, of course, is no–at least not according to most SJW’s. First of all, SJW’s don’t ever say anything to suggest that URM’s take any kind of personal responsibility. In their worldview, personal responsibility is only for Whitey and Chang. In their opinion, to suggest anything else would be racist.
Second of all, c’mon, it’s only a Chinaman! When was the last time you saw any leftist SJW stand up for a Chinaman? If anything, your average SJW sees a story like this and asks whether the Chinaman might be at fault, whether there might be a reason to Pin the Tail on the Asian male. Did this restaurant owner follow Montress around the store? Was this immigrant respectful of the multicultural ways in which Montress may have been expressing himself? Perhaps the service was so bad that Chang deserved to have his wall punched in. Maybe it was just revenge for Peter Liang, kind of like an Asian Reginald Denny. Maybe Montress was just as angry at the history of footbinding as Maxine Hong Kingston. Hell, maybe Montress was trying to rescue that female waitress. Let’s make a movie about it. As they often (selectively) say in SJW circles, “you don’t know the full story!”
Anyway, what I do know is that I don’t understand why so many of those dudes are just standing around in the video and watching. Finally one brave soul (a Chinese guy too) walks over to Montress and asks him to stop. Montress just walks away. It was that easy.
I will say this: I think that it makes no sense to infantalize entire races of people. Things won’t get better until everyone is treated equally by the media and by activists. SJW’s may think it’s helpful to excuse bad behavior by URM’s and to blame all the world’s ills on Chang, but judging people by the color of their skin rather than the content of their character only serves to undermine any chance at improving the lives of the people they say they support.