More On The “Anti-Asian Hate” Wave

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The “wave of anti-Asian hate” narrative is quickly transitioning into a Big Lie, and like so many of the Big Lies that have their origins in the desire to crush Donald Trump and his followers, this one is being eagerly aided and abetted by the news media.

What’s going one here? The news media sees it as advantageous to the fortunes of its beloved Democratic Party to make certain that Asian-Americans line up with the collections of aggrieved groups that give the progressives their mojo, particularly in the demonizing of whites. The fact that a disproportionate number of the attacks on Asian-Americans have been perpetrated by African-Americans is inconvenient, so the news stories just don’t mention that. Since Donald Trump is the imaginary vendetta’s official source—he’s a racist, see (See Big Lies of the Resistance #4) and insisted on calling the pandemic virus that originated in China a Chinese virus—the alleged “hate crimes” are based on white supremacy.

Jeez, try to keep up, will ya?

For example, this news story insidiously weaves the narrative about Asian hate into a story about a knife attack on two Chinese American women. “Over the past several months, Asian-Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area have been shoved to the ground, punched and robbed — attacks that have come amid a rise in anti-Asian hate across the country and the scapegoating of Asian communities for the spread of the coronavirus,” the Times story, by reporter Thomas Fuller, says. “The stabbing on Tuesday in San Francisco has only added to the anxiety of a large segment of the city’s population.”

Note that there are no numbers or statistics in that passage. “Over the past several months, X Americans in the X area have been shoved to the ground, punched and robbed ” could be written, easily, about any racial or ethnic group in any large city in American for the past 50 years. It qualifies as deceit. That the stabbings in question “added to the anxiety” of people who have been told by activists and journalists that they are being targeted in a “wave of hate” doesn’t mean that they are connected to the illusory wave of hate.

Reading further, we learn that the attacker’s motive is unknown, but presumed racism is the rage in Progressiveland today, so never mind. We are expected to sympathize with San Francisco’s “wary Asian Community” (that’s from the wording of the headline in my print Times). Not mentioned in the story is the race of the attacker, “a 54-year-old man, Patrick Thompson.” I checked: he’s black. His race was omitted because this is all supposed to be about white supremacy, Donald Trump, and racism. The story is activist propaganda, and deliberately deceptive.

Reporter Fuller slips up, though: the story, after raising alarm about “the string of violence against Asians,” mentions in its 12th paragraph—most readers never get that far—that “five people in the city have been charged with anti-Asian hate crimes this year.” This is May, the fifth month. It’s just starting, so lets be generous and say that there have been 1.25 attacks per month on Asians this year that are allegedly hate crimes, since those charged haven’t been tried or convicted in a fair trial. One point 5 alleged attacks per month!

You know: a wave.

In paragraph 20, we get this quote from the relative of a “a retired bank auditor from Thailand” who was killed a 19-year-old man on a ” chilly January morning,” so naturally, he’s an authority worth quoting:

“At the beginning of the pandemic it was Trump-inspired, hate-filled verbal attacks. Now it’s become violent.”

Wait, I must have missed the quote where President Trump said that Asian-Americans were at fault for the pandemic, or that it makes sense to punish Americans for what the nation their ancestors hailed from decades or centuries ago does now. Whatever enmity that was focused on Asian-Americans by accurately nicknaming the virus wasn’t “Trump-inspired,” it was moron inspired.

Oh—the attacker of the bank auditor was charged with elder abuse, not an anti-Asian hate crime, and the attacker was a young African-American man. But it takes two links and the scrutiny of a blurry video to learn that. It appears to be a “knock-out” game-type attack, where the assailant runs up and knocks over the man without stopping, then runs away. I don’t think he could tell whether the elderly man was Asian or not. Why is this episode even in a story about that “wave of hate”? Well, to be fair, there aren’t many examples to choose from.

In the Times edition the day before, readers were given this article, about “a national memorial ceremony in Los Angeles on Tuesday, offered by 49 Buddhist monastics, priests and lay leaders for healing amid recent anti-Asian violence across America.” What anti-Asian violence across America? In the next paragraph we are told that the Buddhists “gathered 49 days after a gunman killed eight people including six Asian women at spas in the Atlanta area.” But there is no evidence, none, less than none, really, that the gunman was motivated by anti-Asian hate, or that it was anything but chance that most of the victims were Asian women.

Never mind: that incident has become central to the Left’s Big Lie about anti-Asian hate. The article, also by Thomas Fuller, goes on…

“The leaders lit candles in front of memorials, honoring ancestors. For Yong Ae Yue, 63, a Korean Buddhist mother killed in Atlanta. For Vicha Ratanapakdee, 84, an immigrant from Thailand who was fatally assaulted while taking a walk in San Francisco. For Chinese immigrant coal miners shot and killed in Wyoming in 1885. For all beings who have lost their lives through racial or religious hatred. The Sikh victims in Indianapolis. The prayerful in synagogues. George Floyd.”

Ratanapakdee is that retired Thai auditor whose attacker was charged with elder abuse. There was never any evidence, in trial or out of it, that George Floyd’s death was motivated by “racial hatred.” And this must be one sloooow wave, if an article about it has to reference an incident from 1885 Wyoming.

Online, the Times buries at the end of this article and in small print a link to a dramatically hyped page to illustrate ” a torrent of hate and violence against people of Asian descent around the United States began last spring.” Here is the “torrent”—get your rain gear on—

“The New York Times, using media reports from across the country to capture a sense of the rising tide of anti-Asian bias, found more than 110 episodes since March 2020 in which there was clear evidence of race-based hate.”

Why the vague number? Well, “more than” makes 111 or 112 sound larger. Let’s be generous and say the number is 119. That’s in the  entire country, since March 2020. I’ll even leave out this month. In thirteen months, the New York Times, looking for ways to prove its anti-Asian hype, found, in a nation of 330 million people,  9.15 anti-Asian “hate crimes” a month.

You know.

A wave.

 

 

 

11 thoughts on “More On The “Anti-Asian Hate” Wave

  1. The sad commentary here is that many Asians are buying into the lie. Seems to me that the little grocer roughed up by Michael Brown was Asian. He appears to be Pakistani or Indian.

  2. The sad truth is that people, especially those of us in the older end have more trouble believing ‘journalists’ are lying through their teeth. We still remember when they were more neutral instead of abetting the powers that be. Watergate could not happen today.

  3. The anti-Asian hate crime propaganda is the usual victimology that’s constantly promoted by the political left to get we the people to hate each other. I n ow firmly believe that this particular kind of social justice propaganda is Marxist revolutionary transitional propaganda, the Marxist hive mind seem to think that they will win the day politically the more the people are perceived to hate each other. The victimization trend is, all those that can identify in any way as being part of the victimized group whether actually part of the “victimized” group or proxy advocates will unite against the group that they perceive to be the aggressor against the victims; it’s 100% pure social justice emotional bull shit that’s being used to elect people into positions of power across the USA. This trend is a cancer to our culture. If you look at a lot of the people being elected across the USA I think their social justice tactics are working, the question is will the trend reverse itself or will the trend continue to grow in strength.

    Victimology: noun The possession of an outlook, arising from real or imagined victimization, that seems to glorify and indulge the state of being a victim.

  4. Here’s another anti Asian hate crime. Hah. It’s an anti jailer hate crime committed by a prisoner.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9556123/LA-inmate-face-hate-crime-charge-jail-worker-attack.html

    The “hater” is named Arnulfo Meza. So he’s obviously “of color” because he’s (if that’s his preferred pronoun) Latinix (if I’m using that term correctly). But he also looks to be a black hispanic, a la George Zimmerman. But none of this, other than his name, is mentioned in the reporting. I guess we can assume he’s not white because they didn’t say he was. What is wrong with these people? This is all about power. This critical race theory stuff is just workers vs. owners Marxist theory shifted over to of color vs. whites. It’s a revolution intended to vest power in people of color and place white people in their properly subservient role. These people aren’t deluded, they’re determined.

  5. I hate to keep bitching abut this, but I just spent 20 minutes reformatting this post after discovering that the final posted version bore no resemblance to the draft I saw on my screen. The final was filled with undesired and unintended spaces, text folded into quotes and other flaws, and they were all created by the damned WordPress “block” system. The most unfixable of the problems is quotes, which requires jumping back and forth between tow “blocks” To hell with it (and WordPress)—I’m not going to use their quote formats any more.

    The least I should be able to expect is that my draft of a post bears come resemblance to what appears on the blog when it is posted. That is just not the case, and WordPress should be ashamed of itself.

    On another matter:

    I think this is an important post. Why? Because nobody, especially in the news media, but even in most of the websites, even the conservative websites, is pointing this out….at least nobody I’ve found. Why is that?

    • Re WordPress. Mrs. OB uses WordPress for the site maintained by the little historical society she volunteers at. Everyone tells her WordPress is antique and obsolete. Surely there are better, newer systems out there for you, Jack. There are enough techno wizards in the commentariat who should be able to help you find a new vehicle.

    • Why is that? Lefties are all in on what this kid is saying. They want to remake American society, so why should they draw negative attention to this kind of thing? Conservatives are whistling past the graveyard while these Bolsheviks gradually take over Congress. These people are not nuts, they’re not delusional. They are power hungry and determined and well funded. These people are never going to “grow up.” Anyone who thinks they are is verging on “useful idiocy.”

  6. Isn’t crime in almost all forms way up in the past year? Wouldn’t Asians naturally be increasingly victimized if the crime rate was higher, just as more members of every group are? More crime means more crime victims, period.

    The homicide rate in my city has increased by around 50% this year. If that means 50% more Asians are murdered, then that’s not a wave of anti-Asian violence, it’s just proportionality at work.

    Americans weren’t always this stupid, right? I’m in my late forties, and I don’t remember this kind of simpleminded bullshit being this effective before.

  7. A few thoughts:

    1. If anti-Asian negativity was based on history — the Japanese Holocaust throughout SE Asia during WWII (just read “The Rape of Nanking’), but since most American have minimal, warped or no historical perspective at all I don’t see that as a rationale for this trumped up Asian hate campaign.
    2. Similarly, the People’s Republic of China is amazingly racist/murderous on its own (killing 60 million under Mao, though current Red Chinese students in American will argue that stat, saying it was “only 16,000, and that that was necessary.”
    3. Asian Americans (like Jews) value education, becoming professionals of the highest order, and so achieve more and better than their white and black co-citizens. Why did Harvard decide to limit Asian-American acceptances into its hallowed halls? Because if they went just by the numbers, Harvard College would probably comprise 75% Asian-Americans.
    4. This is well known if not completely correct by white, hispanic, and black citizens. Sheer jealousy. Their cultures do not approach education and high achievement in the same way — too busy profiting from being victims — so resentment of Asian-Americans will grow.
    5. Asian-American citizens, for the most part, are here legally and because they want to be here, having rejected the People’s Republic.
    6. Give me an Asian-American (or Indian) doctor any day of the week: does that mean I actually hate white, hispanic and black doctors? No, only means I want the best helping me address my health.
    7. I will admit to an historical prejudice against the Japanese as a nation: Yes, they suffered the absolute worse at the end (but probably saving 800,000 American soldiers lives if we had to invade, but stats show they killed 10 million (nearly twice as many as the Germans), and frankly their attitude regarding their genetic superiority remains (you can see that if you look). But commit crime against them? Weep over their successes after the US re-built that country after WWII? That’s life in a heterogeneous society, historically an immigrant one.
    8. Finally, I did think Asian-Americans were really too smart to get on the “Asian Life Matters” bandwagon. They will regret it, unless and until their big lie can be effectively perpetuated. This sounds like a progressive sector planned complication: the more racism we have the more their socialist/totalitarian/anti-free speech policies can take over.
    9. Ominous times.

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