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File this under “How in the Hell……”

No one would be foolish enough to claim that racism and discrimination doesn’t exist to some extent. Its an unhappy result of worlds and societies colliding, and I truly believe that as societies evolve, the issue improves. Thats why when someone exhibits blatant, angry racism in a public forum like an op-ed newspaper piece, its like taking giant steps backwards. Such is the case of Asian-American columnist Kenneth Eng who writes for AsianWeek, a, asian-interest paper for San Francisco area residents. Mr. Eng’s running column, entitled “God of the Universe,” discusses race issues for a self-professed Asian-Supremacist perspecitive. Its remarkably rageful, disturbed stuff which views violence as a solution to racial clashes. He literally catalogs the fights that he picks with intolerant people.

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One column was titled “Why I Hate Asians“:

It seems like an odd title for an article written by an Asian Supremacist, but there are very good reasons why I hate many of my own kind.

The first thing I hate about Asians in America is how so many of them want to suck up to whites. I have had fistfights and verbal altercations with many who discriminated against me and my people. Sadly, however, the Asians who witness or hear about these battles often hate me for being “hypocritical,” and tell me that “two wrongs don’t make a right.” Do these sycophants think it’s “cool” to mindlessly side with whites and blacks? Is it not enough that we have to fight against discrimination? Now we have to fight amongst ourselves as well?

The second thing I hate about Asians is how little pride most of them have. This may be the result of societal brainwashing, but whatever the cause, it must stop. I am repulsed when I see Asian guys speak with British accents in an attempt to sound sophisticated. British people can’t be all that sophisticated if they don’t yet understand the concept of dental hygiene. I am also sickened when I hear Asian people imitate Negro slang in an endeavor to sound “ghetto.” Am I supposed to be impressed that such a person emulates the attitude of a supposed slum resident? More importantly, whatever happened to being yourself?

The third thing I hate about Asians is how apathetic many of them are in terms of honor these days. If I saw an Asian being stereotyped in a movie theater, I would immediately stand up and shout incessantly at the screen so that none of the white audience members could enjoy the film. When I saw a white man yelling at an old Asian woman a few months ago, I walked up to him and hollered slurs right back in his Aryan face. But most other Asians, I am disappointed to say, would rather just chuckle at their own stereotypes on screen and ignore the problems of their brethren. At the risk of sounding corny, whatever happened to the days of the samurai? When honor meant more than life? Whatever happened to the age of Sun Tzu when we used to kick ass?

Don’t get me wrong. I love the Asian race, but every race has its inferiors.

Or how about “Proof That Whites Inherantly Hate Us“:

White people hate us and will always hate us. Here is a simple list of evidence, going from the most obvious down to the least obvious:

1. How many American films feature Asian heroes who are not stereotyped?

2. If someone makes a negative comment about a black person, all of the whites get hopping mad. Make a negative comment about the Asian race and nobody cares.

3. Most Asians know that everywhere we go, white/black/Hispanic people hurl racist remarks at us. I have already received about 10 racist remarks in the past three months and I have only been out of my home a handful of times.

4. In 1982, Vincent Chin was killed by two white people, Michael Nitz and Ronald Ebens. Both murderers went free, as the judge claimed that they were not the type of people who deserved to be in prison.

5. Chai Vang righteously killed six white people after they approached him with guns first. Unlike the “men” who murdered Vincent Chin, brave Mr. Vang was sentenced to life.

6. Asian civil rights activities receive virtually no media attention. Yet Rosa Parks was pretty much honored as a hero just because she refused to give up her seat. This is curious because Vincent Chin died to defend his race. Why hasn’t he been given an award? It is quite naïve to think that all of this can be explained by claiming that whites are not “enlightened” or that whites lack awareness of our issues. It is even more immature to think that things will get better if only we continue to protest peacefully through lame marches and letters to the producers of (insert any American TV show here). Animals, through evolution, are intrinsically developed to detest organisms that are different; the obvious reason being that conformity to a certain level increases the chances of a species’ survival. Since humans are part of the animal kingdom, it should be no surprise that whites have evolved to hate Asians, who have a strikingly different appearance than them.

Furthermore, we do live in an age where “political correctness” and anti-racism are in vogue. Why then, are there virtually no Asian heroes in the media? This is solid proof that we are enemies in the eyes of the Aryans. If even in an epoch where equality is an important matter they still do not treat us as equals, then what hope is there that they will ever treat us equally?

More importantly, why should we care? We vastly outnumber them. When you have a disobedient child, you do not give him gifts to make him abide to your will. You show him the cane.

And the coup de grace, which has garnered him the most derision (as well as an online petition calling for his dismissal) is a disgusting piece entitled, “Why I Hate Blacks“: (I had to find an alternate version since the original article has been taken down)

Here is a list of reasons why we should discriminate against blacks, starting from the most obvious down to the
least obvious:

• Blacks hate us. Every Asian who has ever come across them knows that they take almost every opportunity to hurl racist remarks at us. In my experience, I would say about 90 percent of blacks I have met, regardless of age or environment, poke fun at the very sight of an Asian. Furthermore, their activity in the media proves their hatred: Rush Hour, Exit Wounds, Hot 97, etc.

• Contrary to media depictions, I would argue that blacks are weak-willed. They are the only race that has been
enslaved for 300 years. It’s unbelievable that it took them that long to fight back. On the other hand, we slaughtered the Russians in the Japanese-Russo War.

• Blacks are easy to coerce. This is proven by the fact that so many of them, including Reverend Al Sharpton, tend to be Christians. Yet, at the same time, they spend much of their time whining about how much they hate “the whites that oppressed them.” Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t Christianity the religion that the whites forced upon them?

• Blacks don’t get it. I know it’s a blunt and crass comment, but it’s true. When I was in high school, I recall
a class debate in which one half of the class was chosen to defend black slavery and the other half was chosen to defend liberation. Disturbingly, blacks on the prior side viciously defended slavery as well as Christianity. They say if you don’t study history, you’re condemned to repeat it. In high school, I only remember one black student ever
attending any of my honors and AP courses. And that student was caught cheating.

It is rather troubling that they are treated as heroes, but then again, whites will do anything to defend them.

This author’s views are beyond revolting, and so outside even the fringe perspectives that it is astounding to me that these views were ever published. Its one thing to bring up, describe, or lampoon racism…..the Boondocks cartoon does it very, very well and makes real, legitimate points about society. Kenneth Eng does it really, really awfully, bringing out the ugliest side of the issue yet somehow not making any pithy points about race and society at all. Wrap it all up in terse, self-righteous prose and you have content-less, ignorant hate speech. Its especially pathetic that he rails against Asian stereotypes one minute, only to pander to the stereotypes of other races the next. Does he not realize the ridiculous position that puts him it….that it makes him little more than a walking irony?

Petition here.
For more entertainment (or, it would be if it wasn’t so sick and sad), Eng’s Amazon profile is here.

Comments

  1. #1 MJ Memphis
    February 28, 2007

    What an idiot. Anyone who can speak of Asians as a monolithic cultural entity is just showing breathtaking ignorance. Ask Filipinos, Koreans, or Chinese their opinions on the Japanese; ask Southeast Asians their opinions on the Chinese; ask Buddhist SE Asians their opinions on Muslim SE Asians; etc.

    “Since humans are part of the animal kingdom, it should be no surprise that whites have evolved to hate Asians, who have a strikingly different appearance than them.”

    You know, I was wondering why, in the “Why I Hate Asians” piece, Mr. Eng didn’t bring up the very high levels of white-Asian intermarriage. This explains it- he evidently hasn’t noticed yet.

  2. #2 Dan S.
    February 28, 2007

    Hang on – he’s upset that back in high school black students on the pro-slavery side of a class debate actually did the assignment? (I assume “viciously” = “beat Eng in the debate”)

    (I mean, yes, of all the things to criticize about this fool, but still . . .)

  3. #3 Michael Wells
    February 28, 2007

    My absolute favorite line from the above excerpts has to be “and I have only been out of my home a handful of times.” You don’t say!

    (Actually, that line above all is what leads me to just slightly suspect that this guy is pulling an elaborate, ironic prank. But probably not.)

  4. #4 Shelley
    February 28, 2007

    Weird thing is, he’s like 23 years old! I thought for sure he was some old jaded dude, but no. And sadly, not a prank.

  5. #5 MJ Memphis
    March 1, 2007

    “Weird thing is, he’s like 23 years old!”

    I don’t see it as weird at all- the late teens and early twenties are a pretty common time for people to become “More Ethnic Than Thou”. Fortunately, most people that go through that phase seem to get over it pretty quickly.

  6. #6 blf
    March 1, 2007

    The twit has been fired and the editor has apologised for the column.

  7. #7 Crudely Wrott
    March 5, 2007

    Ugly. With a capital UGH. Unfortunately common. No surprise here.

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