I couldn’t stop watching the video above. It’s like victim porn. An old Asian dude called Uncle Pao gets jumped by a by a bunch of teenagers. Instead of reacting with “why are those violent thugs jumping my uncle,” Uncle Pao’s middle-aged nephew Leng Xiong takes the blame. Taking the side of the kids, he says that he’d like to know where “us as a community failed them.” He says that it could be dangerous if these kids ran into the “wrong person” and they had a Trayvon Martin type of situation. He finishes with, “How can we help you? Let us help you.” Y’all know what I’ve said about Protected Minorities and personal responsibility according to the media, but just so we’re on the same page, let me unpack this.
First, I know we currently live in the post-factual age of Trump as well as the post-common sense age of Social Justice Warriors, so let me explain what life looks like for people who are not anti-personal responsibility. For most of us, your kid is your responsibility. Once school is over (and even before school is over), it’s your responsibility as a parent to know where your kid is and what he’s doing. If your kid is running around beating up old people, that’s on you. It’s your responsibility to watch your kid, not the responsibility of the teachers, not the responsibility of the cop, and certainly not the responsibility of the old Lao/Cambodian/Hmong dude who lives down the street. If you don’t have the means to watch your kid, you shouldn’t be having kids.
Second, why do SJW’s always turn perps into victims? If this gang of thugs decided to pick a fight with a guy with a gun, and the guy with the gun put one (or more) of them down, sure, that would be sad. But let’s not lose sight of the fact that teenagers who seek to beat and harass old people often do so because they feel there are no repercussions. Too often these gang beatings end up with innocent people dead. These teens aren’t innocent. If someone did take one of them out, maybe it would mean fewer innocent victims. I’m sorry, but this isn’t just kids being kids. This is criminals being criminals.
Third, did anyone catch the irony? Uncle Pao took a picture, and Leng posted on Facebook ostensibly because he wanted to catch these “kids.” His FB friends replied with, “Hey, we know these kids!” Suddenly Leng Xiong forgot why he originally posted the photo on FB. Rather than trying to go after these violent would-be robbers who are removed by only two degrees of separation, he starts playing Jesus and turning the kids into victims. Remember, this is the nephew of the guy who (rightfully, in my opinion) didn’t want to give any money to the thugs. (Also note that Uncle Pao may not have had any money, but he had a car. He could’ve given them the car. But curiously enough, he didn’t.)
Now to be fair, I don’t know if the news guys heavily edited the interview. I don’t know if Nephew Leng is concern trolling. I don’t know if he mistranslated Uncle Pao’s words to go from: “Those violent bastards punched me in the back of the head!” into “Kumbaya, my Buddha, Kumbaya!” But Jesus, let’s stop playing Jesus. Jesus can get nailed on a cross, die, and come back three days later. We, on the other hand, live in the real world. If you listen to Leng’s recorded words, he’s not just trying to take some responsibility for the gang that jumped his uncle; he’s trying to take ALL responsibility. Not one time does he ask where the parents are. Not one time does he point to the fact that teenagers jumping old men isn’t an act committed by “children;” it’s a violent act perpetrated by teenagers who are big enough to seriously hurt or kill a grown man. Not one time does Leng Xiong talk about the moral failings of parents who bring kids into this world without having the ability to supervise or watch them. Not once does he even condemn the criminal behavior! Instead, Leng Xiong watches his uncle get beaten and then points to the Man in the Mirror, asking him to change his ways.
I’m sorry, but liberals gotta start putting their money and time where there mouth is. I want to see Leng Xiong open up his home to these kids, pay for their meals, sock money away in a 529, and send these kids to college. These criminals can “let us help you” by taking advantage of Leng’s generous offer to do what their own parents refuse to do. Sorry, Leng, if you’re going to put the blame on all of us, you need to do your part by coughing up some money and putting in some sweat. Otherwise, stop acting like kids can be raised without strong, responsible parents. It’s a liberal pipe dream to think that throwing money at a cultural problem makes it go away.