I’m sure everyone has been watching all the Asian women in the news. First, there was the sexual harassment case where an apparent Silicon Valley White rice chaser was targeting Asian women. His business partner was an Asian male. Then there was the irate African American doctor who murdered an Asian American female doctor in the Bronx. Then there was the case of Yingying Zhang, the Chinese national who was kidnapped by some White dude with a fascination with kidnapping.
In the past, I would say something. But these days, I wonder if it makes a difference. In the case of the SV rice chaser, most of what I’ve said about protecting proactively against this sort of thing is stuff that I’ve already said many times (e.g. this). I have very little in terms of short-term solutions. The Black dude shooting the doctors is likely a fluke, although man, what a sad and horrific crime against someone with such a promising life. The White dude kidnapping the Chinese national may or may not be race-based, but I also hope the Chinese government gets proactive about sending a strong message to its citizens: Americans can be violent, violent people, and you can’t trust strangers in this country, especially if you’re an Asian female.
For the past year or so, since Trump’s election and even before Trump’s election (notably when Sanders and Clinton were getting into the action), I’ve felt like it doesn’t matter what anyone says. On the liberal side, we saw Shrieking Girl at Yale, the rich Black kid who faked a hate crime at Mizzou, a BLM movement that stated entirely on a lie (“Hands up, don’t shoot”), and a bunch of crazies shouting at Evergreen State. We’ve got a media that has been battered (rightfully in some cases) by accusations of bias. The “liberals,” who supposedly support tolerance and justice, continue to support these liars and crybullies. On the conservative side, we’ve got an orangutan in the White House, the orangutan’s enablers in the Senate, and a bunch of hypocritical Bible Thumpers who continue to elect these jackasses no matter what crimes they commit. Whatever happened to the conservatives of the 80’s who prided themselves on their moral superiority? Don’t even get me started on the craziness from other Asian Americans these days. Oshay Duke Jackson likes to say that the buffoonery is at an all-time high for African Americans, but the word “buffoonery” doesn’t even begin to describe the senseless nonsense that is coming out of Asian America these days. I’m afraid that some of us just can’t be helped.
I’m taking a long vacation from blogging. I’ve done this before, but I have a feeling this one will be longer than the other times. Right now, I’m just feeling that this blog is powerless. The blogosphere has been overrun by the extremes–both liberal and conservative–and they are making no sense. Maybe blogs in general these days are powerless. Common sense has taken a long, long vacation. Therefore maybe I should do the same. I’ll be checking out from here for awhile, but I won’t be checking out from life, so if anyone wants to talk offline, feel free to let me know.