Mentioning The Unmentionable About The Chinese “Model Minority”


These days, much reporting about China has to do with
how they are poisoning us with

toxic products
.

But for a long time, China`s human exports have been
considered to be beyond criticism.

Chinese immigrants are widely seen as a

"model minority".

Of course, unpleasant facts about Chinese (or any of our
government-imported

diverse cultures
) don`t advance the multicultural
agenda of the elite MSM, so they get little attention.
Instead we only hear cheerful achievement stories—as
with Indians, another favored group. (See my VDARE.COM
article

"Dogs, Frogs and Dalits"
).

And in many ways the Chinese are indeed exemplary. As
a group, they are hard working,

academically accomplished
and

materially prosperous.

Indeed, their success shows how important culture is
among immigrants. Asian youngsters can come knowing
little English, but graduate from high school and
go on to college
. Forty-eight percent of

Chinese living in America
hold a bachelor`s degree
or better.

The campus of

UC Berkeley
now looks a lot like Chinatown due to
the increased number of

studious Asian immigrants
to California: the New
York Times
called the campus "overwhelmingly
Asian."
[Little
Asia on the Hill
,
by Timothy Egan, January 7,
2007]

At the other end of cultural scale for educational
achievement are

Mexican immigrants
—half of whom do not graduate from
high school. Chinese students` success proves that
Mexican failure is not the fault of American schools.

Furthermore, global IQ testing shows Chinese to be

among the smartest
people on earth.

So what`s not to like about Chinese?

The unmentionable answer: Maybe…their
culture?

Despite many areas of agreement, the meeting of China
and the West is

not a perfect fit
by any means. As usual, diversity
promises more than it delivers.

The Carnegie report says corruption costs the China
economy $86 billion annually—roughly 3 percent of GDP,
more than their annual spending on education.  (Similar
activities in America cost America a great deal of
money, too—see

here
 for

Patrick Cleburne
`s blog on a Chinese immigrant
lawyer who was operating “a
complicated and extensive visa fraud scheme
"

for Chinese clients.) Carnegie cites the aspect of
Chinese corruption that affects Americans directly and
has been widely reported recently: Global public health
and safety could be endangered through China`s
production and export of

tainted foodstuffs
and

counterfeit drugs.

Shoppers shouldn`t forget that all those products
marked

"Made in China"
are produced in a
communist state
that has a market economy only where

it suits the rulers.
The totalitarian aspects of

thought
and

behavioral control
remain—only it`s called

"harmony"
.

  • China`s manufacturing boom is also

    exporting air-borne pollution
    . Its coal-fired power
    plants send soot particles across the Pacific to
    California and beyond, depositing measurable amounts of
    lead into water and soil. The pollution is worsening
    west coast storms, according to a

    recent study
    .

Environmentalism is apparently not a Chinese value.

"In order to achieve modernization, people will go
to any ends to earn money, to advance their interests,
leaving behind morality, humanity and even a little bit
of compassion, let alone the law or regulations, which
are poorly implemented,"
said Hu Jindou, a professor
of economics at the University of Technology in Beijing.

"Everything is about the economy now, just like
everything was about politics in the Mao era, and forced
labor or child labor is far from an isolated phenomenon.
It is rooted deeply in today`s reality, a combination of
capitalism, socialism, feudalism and slavery."
[
Fast-Growing China Says Little of Child Slavery`s Role
,
By Howard W. French, New York Times, June 21,
2007]

  • Arguably China`s worst affront
    to human rights: its treatment of women and girls.
    Its One-Child policy, a massive social engineering
    project meant to prevent another

    famine
    by curbing population growth, amounts to

    state-sanctioned infanticide
    . If a couple can
    only have one offspring, Chinese culture dictates
    that valued males are be kept and despised females
    would be aborted or killed at birth.

This program has eliminated tens of millions of
girls. Had those babies turned out to be boys, they
would have been allowed to live.

In 2001, the BBC reported on a Beijing woman who had

rescued five infant girls out of trash containers
.
The babies had been thrown away alive by parents who
were disappointed that their newborn was not a boy.

In 2006, CBS` Sixty Minutes reported on the
social implications of the One-Child policy. With more
than a billion people, China has too many men. According
to the latest census, an average of 120 boys are born
for every 100 girls, the greatest imbalance in the
world.  As correspondent

Lesley Stahl
reported, the root of the problem is a
traditional preference for sons: in China, as in other
Asian countries, it is sons, not daughters, who usually
take care of their parents in old age. [China:
Too Many Men
CBS Sixty Minutes April 13, 2006]

As a result, number crunchers forecast a near future
in which

15 percent of Chinese males will be bachelors
.

Another eye-opening number: "As many as

40 million men
will be permanent bachelors"

within 15 years, according to the Chinese government.
Other researchers believe that demographic trend—known
as "bare
branches
"
—has "played a role in aggravating
societal instability, violent crime and gang formation."
[`Bare
Branches` and Danger in Asia,

By

Valerie M. Hudson
and

Andrea M. Den Boer
, Washington Post, July 4,
2004]

Perversely, the scarcity of females adds to their
value in a financial sense. Reflecting the much-touted
Chinese gift for entrepreneurship, the

kidnapping and sale
of women as brides has
blossomed. In the

countryside
, arranged marriages are still common.
Women are essentially bought by the groom`s family, and
consequently are often treated as property.  Certainly
Chinese women are not feeling the love, as measured by
the high suicide rate:

according to
the BBC`s Christopher Allen, a Chinese
woman kills herself every four minutes and ten times
that number attempt suicide every year.

Chinese use sex selection techniques in the United
States, even though they can have as many children as
they want. What they don`t want is girls. Chinese
immigrants in New York City can find a gender-selection
clinic right in Manhattan`s Chinatown, where Dr. Robert
M. Nyein started offering the Ericsson sperm-separation
technique as part of his gynecological practice about
four years ago. Nearly all the Chinese immigrants who
come to him, said Dr. Nyein, want boys. [Clinics`
Pitch to Indian Emigres: It`s a Boy
, by Susan
Sachs, New York Times, August 15th, 2001

At least the practice of foot-binding little girls`
feet to

cripple them
has

died out
for good. Hopefully.

I once worked for a well-educated Chinese immigrant
woman. When an important paper was temporarily misplaced
in the office, she was alarmed that a

ghost
had taken it. She wasn`t kidding, though it
took me a while to figure out that she was serious.

"Dragon bones"—actually dinosaur fossils—are
still widely used in Chinese medicine. The BBC recently
reported that one local collector had ground up

8,000 kg of dinosaur fossils
to sell as traditional
medicine.

In a similar way, Chinese are literally

eating up endangered species
with extra zeal because
rare and tasty creatures may soon become unavailable
entirely due to extinction.

  • As I detailed in

    "Diversity Is … Cruelty to Animals,"
    many
    Chinese cultural practices in slaughtering livestock for
    food are particularly objectionable to Westerners.
    Chinese believe that meat tastes better if the animal
    has suffered pain while being killed. So creatures are
    cruelly slaughtered.

However, the reason remains unclear why Chinese fur
farmers

skin dogs and cats alive
. China has become a major
exporter of fur in the last few years. The unnamed fur
trim on a garment in an American store may be from some

Fido


unlucky enough to born in the PRC.
(Warning: The
photos shown
here are disturbing.)

Of course, many Chinese in the U.S. have left behind
their ancestral home`s culturally sanctioned cruelty,
corruption and misogyny. But others have not. This shows
up in places like San Francisco where the demands of

Chinatown
to keep its brutal and dirty animal
slaughter have won against American standards.

  • Chinese ties of race and culture remain
    unassimilably strong.

And now that the People`s Republic is on a winning
streak, a number of immigrants have decided to

return
to what they regard as their true

home
.

"It all comes down to one issue: the sense of
belonging in America"
, said Marlon Hom, chair of
Asian American Studies at San Francisco State
University. Until the 1940s, he noted, Chinese
immigrants often returned home because American society
rejected them and denied them citizenship: "In the
past, it was discrimination from the white society;
today, it`s ethno-centrism among some Chinese
immigrants"
. [Emigres
Feel China`s Pull
, By Vanessa Hua, San
Francisco Chronicle
, August 24, 2006

When
author Frank Wu
was interviewed on the old C-SPAN
show Booknotes about his book Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White,
he

earnestly complained
about the stereotype that he
was seen as a foreigner—"not a real American"—and
someone who would "eventually leave". Then the
subject of his immigrant parents came up…

WU: “My parents did
something that—that surprised me. I had no idea this
would happen. It sort of fits a stereotype, I suppose.
My parents moved to Taiwan about a year-and-a-half ago.
My father worked for his entire life at Ford, and he had
a great opportunity to do some consulting in Taiwan. And
he`s, you know, the proverbial, you know, big fish in a
small pond. So they went back to check it out.”
[Booknotes
Transcript
March 31, 2002]

(Of course, the "stereotype" that most Asians
are not home-grown Americans is actually true;

seven out of 10
Chinese counted in the 2000 U.S.
Census were foreign born. When European-descended
Americans assume that Wu is an immigrant, they are being
statistically well informed. If he wants Asians to be
seen as full-tilt Americans, then he should lobby for an

immigration moratorium
to create the social
atmosphere he apparently desires. A few generations of
Asian-Americans with no new immigrants should do the
trick.)

  • We should never forget that China is a likely
    future enemy and is

    recognized as such
    by the Pentagon.

In 2002 a top Chinese general threatened to

lob a nuke on Los Angeles
, something even the
Soviets never did.

The brutal truth: In a future conflict, the

loyalty of Chinese immigrants would be questionable.

Many no doubt feel allegiance to America. But modern
multiculturalism

promotes the idea that ethnic identity comes first
.
We no longer insist upon loyalty from immigrants.
Accordingly, there is little reason to expect it.

In 2001, when Red China imprisoned the crew of an
American surveillance plane, many Chinese residents of
the San Francisco Bay Area took the side of the PRC
against the US:

Many Chinese Americans Say U.S. Appears Arrogant
.
The crew of 23 was

held for 11 days
after their EP-3 aircraft made an
emergency landing on Hainan Island after a mid-air

collision
with a Chinese jet.

With the power of Red China on the rise, questions
about national allegiance are sure to increase. And
rightly so.

Lou Dobbs
reported in March that the Chi Mak spy
case had revealed that there are 3000 Chinese front
companies here to steal American military and industrial
secrets. Chi Mak was a naturalized U.S. citizen who was
accused of spying for the PRC as part of his job as an
engineer. "Prosecutors say the 66-year-old Mak was
acting out of loyalty to his Chinese homeland and had
plans to retire there,"
the show

reported
. He was later convicted, and several

family members pleaded guilty
to espionage charges.

Not all dangers to national security caused by
immigration come from

Muslims
.

A recent example of Chinese racial nationalism: the
formation of a

Chinese ethnic political party
in British Columbia
earlier this year. The "Nation Alliance Party"
was organized because Chinese immigrants said they
wanted representation for their interests, which they
felt were not adequately addressed by existing Canadian
parties. Can we expect a similar organization in
America—or is the current level of ethnic pandering
enough?

Among America`s gaggle of

squabbling nationalities
, Chinese are becoming

noisier
. Despite the great financial and academic
success of Chinese in America, ethno-groups like

Chinese for Affirmative Action
(for Chinese) are

still active
, pimping for issues like

Chinese-language
versions of ballots and government
publications.

My conclusion: Americans are sick of having the
maladies of the human race foisted upon us and called
diversity
.
And we have a right to be.

If Chinese immigrants desire unquestioned acceptance
in this country, then they should advocate an end to
immigration—the obvious solution to many social
problems.

Then we could all be Americans together. Assuming
that`s what everyone wants.


Brenda Walker (
email
her) lives in Northern California and publishes
two websites,


LimitsToGrowth.org
and

ImmigrationsHumanCost.org
. She
admires Mexico for its marvelous tequila, and that`s
about all.