I started this blog two years ago. At that time, I was still considering going into pure mathematics and at least half of my blog posts were on pure mathematics. I thought rather little about politics at that time.
Though I always had some casual interest in history/politics which I read about on the side, I always considered those as subjects for mediocrities/losers who weren’t smart enough to do math or science. To me, the most embarrassing was to have no real hard skill yet be very politically opinionated, especially in idiotic ways. To me, the typical humanities major in an American university was the lowest of the low. Dumb with no skills AND brainwashed by liberalism. Yet, those people end up running the world much more than actual smart people, because actual smart people are naturally more preoccupied with doing stuff and excelling and achieving for real, especially in math, science, and engineering. They’re too busy to actually gain power, and in the real world, they’re easily typecast as technical people who’re there to do the high IQ work as opposed to actually manage and make political decisions. So, to have people who know graduate level math or physics run the world doesn’t seem socially realistic at all.
When younger, I was more consumed with learning and doing math and computer science and software engineering with a bit of physics too, along with Chinese language and some history and politics on the side, the latter of which I regarded as more like taking a break from an intense workout because it required basically zero effort on my part. I really worshipped people who were real outliers in math and science and strived to be closer to them. I do have some ability there, but I don’t think I have the genes such that I could have been highly successful in some STEM field even with the most optimal environment. Lately though, I’ve lost much interest in that. Likely had my upbringing been more advantageous in that regard, I would still be on that track.
Even in STEM, there is a perceived hierarchy as far as brains go, with, crudely speaking, math and theoretical physics at the top, computer science (with the exception of some fields like programming language theory perhaps) significantly lower, and biology stereotyped as for intellectual lightweights who can’t do math. To STEM elitists, those actually doing humanities fields are often viewed as untouchables. Predictably, people in different fields in academia often look down on each other and can’t really get along, and I don’t think that will ever change.
Despite my STEM elitism, I think I was at heart never so apolitical or so nerdy. For instance, I was in some sense doubly elitist in my (mostly closeted back then) disdain for Chinese-Americans who didn’t know the language and culture. Of course, there are many second generation Chinese-American males who are highly talented in STEM whose abilities and achievements I much respect. Like, I was reminded of a guy who made a major addition to the Haskell language.
ArmorUSA and ChinaSuperpower, both of whom came to the West at young age but returned to the homeland after finishing graduate school, denounce in rage the first generation Chinese immigrants in a way that I would never imagine. To a STEM person, to talk like that would be seen much as embarrassing and unprofessional. After all, people in STEM for whom their everyday work deals with objective right and wrong are much less comfortable making vague general statements especially using semi-dirty language. But eventually, I only became more aware that in people fields, winning politically is what matters, as opposed to getting the factually correct answers.
If I were another standard deviation above the mean in talent, I would probably have a pretty good chance at becoming at least very successful on a purely technical track, and I would be too busy and too fulfilled developing and realizing my technical prowess to even think about the matters that ArmorUSA and ChinaSuperpower write about. I would find much more of a haven from the discrimination against East Asian males in America in my academic and technical accomplishments. At the highest echelons of purely technical (with minimal people managing component) STEM, there really isn’t serious discrimination as far as I can tell.
After I decided that my making a career in mathematics is no longer viable, I wrote much more on topics related to China and Chinese-Americans, with a bit of technical interspersed, still with at least some idea in mind that “ethnic activist” is pejorative. Of course, there was my realizing more so that if I wrote mostly technical, it would be difficult to get people to view my blog. I would affect only people past a rather high cognitive threshold. Indeed, it can be difficult for highly intelligent people to rid themselves of mind bias, to develop more perspective and be able to relate to more ordinary people.
In China, what I like is that the Chinese people there are much more diverse than the ones in America, who tend to be STEM immigrants and their offspring. And I feel that due to shared culture, I can better relate to people there not like myself. One can conclude from this that had I grown up in China, I wouldn’t have been so nerdy and so exclusively invested in STEM.
It’s unfair for college admissions officers and people in the real world to judge Chinese there for being overly focused on math and science and thereby nerdy, one-dimensional, and lacking in leadership or communication skills, because there isn’t much opportunity for the model minority in non-STEM fields. It’s better if you’re female though.
Speaking of female Chinese-Americans, I was recently in Nanjing, where I had the chance to see the Nanjing Massacre Memorial. There, I saw a picture of Iris Chang, a Chinese-American born in 1968 to university science professors, who published a book on the Nanjing Massacre, which became a New York Times bestseller. Her other books were all “ethnic activist” ones. I do wonder how that she managed to make that book New York Times bestseller, like, why would the white mainstream promote her so much? I cannot imagine a Chinese-American male pulling that off regardless of background. There is also that she married a white guy, with a hapa baby two years old when she committed suicide at age 36.
Almost certainly, Iris feels indignant with how Chinese-Americans have been treated, as well as what was suffered under the Japanese. I would not be surprised if ArmorUSA and ChinaSuperpower would view her with some disdain, seeing her a loser or sellout begging for acceptance.
As for myself, I much admire her courage and success in getting some publicity. That was not easy at all and surely, the nature of her work took a toll on her mental health. Overall, what she did was quite positive. More negatively, I also see it somewhat as an act of begging for sympathy, which is hard to truly respect.
I’m a pretty realistic and red-pilled guy in general, and certainly not a fan of passive approaches which miss the root of the problem. (By the way, I haven’t read her book, and I don’t really intend to.) Something to point out though is that from what I gather, the reason why the legacy of the war between China and Japan is such a problem (much more so than the one between Soviet Union and Germany, where the Soviets suffered just as much if not more) is that in the end Japan was defeated by United States and the Soviet Union with Japan transformed into an American puppet state afterwards as opposed to by China. The Japanese soldiers left due to surrender as opposed to actually being kicked out of China by the Chinese. In contrast, the Red Army actually took Berlin and later created a puppet state of East Germany. As part of the arrangement, America actually let Japanese war criminals get away in exchange for data gathered through human experiments in Manchuria, and at that time, the Chinese (and Soviets) were too weak to prevent that from happening. Unlike Soviet Union with respect to the Nazis, China never got any justice with Japan. It was that Imperial Japan was not defeated by the countries most victimized that enables the Japanese today to whitewash that past, what Iris Chang tried to pressure against through her book that gave Japanese war crimes more publicity in the Western world.
The way I see it, hate towards Japan on the part of the Chinese is understandable and unavoidable but neither well-directed nor effectual. More strain in relations between the two sides over the legacy of WWII does not help either side. There is actually more room for long term mutual understanding between China and Japan than between China and the United States. Both are Mongoloid countries with a Confucian tradition, with Chinese characters part of the Japanese script. On this, ArmorUSA has also pointed out, along with Zeldovich Yakov on Zhihu, that a Chinese in Japan, so long as he speaks fluent Japanese, can pass as Japanese, but a Chinese in America will never been seen as an American due to how he looks. Between China and the Anglo world, there is also neither cultural nor ideological compatibility, whereas China and Japan are more or less part of the same culture.
Despite that it was the Asian countries most victimized, Japan, indignant with how it was treated, was actually fighting WWII against the Anglo world. China at that time was too weak and backwards to be treated as an equal though too large to conquer. In the end, the gap between Japan and the Anglo world only widened, with the Japanese mainland conquered and occupied by a foreign force for the first time in history.
I recall Iris Chang used the word “genocide.” Well, ChinaSuperpower believes that the Anglo world intends genocide on East Asians. He is being a bit extreme here but he has a point. After all, the Anglo world did unapologetically commit genocide against the Native Americans who migrated to the Americas across the Bering Strait during the Ice Age. Nobody cares about the Native Americans anymore in America. The Jews, who run much of the Anglo world at this point, have been relentlessly trying to weaken and fragment the Arab countries in an attempt to systematically perpetuate Jewish-Anglo domination of the Middle East. Moreover, I learned last year that it was also a Jewish family that was responsible for the Opium Wars. It is also the Jews and America who seek to further political division among Chinese by defending and promoting the exiled regime in Taiwan and those associated with it. (On this, I shall note that Iris Chang’s parents were from well off intellectual families and fled to Taiwan to escape the communist takeover.) My experience with Americans has been that they love to make distinction between PRC and Taiwan and Hong Kong, treating the Taiwanese as a different identity from the mainland Chinese despite that they are the same ethnicity and culture, politics aside.
It is the pro-West right wing Chinese that is the most representative of the legacy of Western imperialism in China, that ought to be destroyed for the Chinese to truly rejuvenate. They are collaborators with the Anglo world from within on its genocide agenda. Many of them, such as Kaifu Lee, are already too entrenched based on both their family background and personal actions. ChinaSuperpower is very much correct that there isn’t much time left now, and one has to pick a side and do enough to prove that one is indeed on that side.
Iris Chang might feel indignant that people in the West don’t care about the Nanjing Massacre and other Japanese war crimes in China anywhere near as much as they do about the Holocaust. Though the Japanese were no less horrific, it’s absurdly wishful to expect Westerners to care anywhere near as much about them. Heck, the West doesn’t even care about and seldom mentions the war crimes and death toll on the Eastern Front, where the Soviet Union lost a much higher proportion of its population than did China, and the Slavic people are more or less white and Western in culture. So how can one expect the West to relate in a serious way to Japanese war crimes in China? The Chinese, based on the other side of the globe, are too racially and culturally different, not to mention ideologically opposed. The Chinese, unlike white and Western passing Jews, don’t have any political power in America either and neither will their perpetual foreigner descendants. Any Chinese with non-trivial political power (assuming there actually is one) in America is almost certainly a minority agent for American interests.
As for the Chinese in America, it’s unreasonable to blame whites for not viewing ethnic Chinese born in America as their own regardless of how Americanized they are or how American their English sounds. It’s also unreasonable to blame white Americans for viewing China as a competitor or threat or for being somewhat suspicious of ethnic Chinese in America. I have in general little respect for the Chinese-Americans with the beg for acceptance attitude. I advise Chinese in America with the ability to pursue a STEM field where you can hide in academia or in a company with many immigrants where you are judged more on your objective skills and work than on how you relate with people. Learn the Chinese language and culture so that you and later your kids won’t be stuck in the West. Don’t waste your time and energy trying to be American. Don’t be a loser like that.
As for interaction with whites, I find that whites in STEM fields are generally much better. Not that there isn’t any discrimination or racial tribalism there, almost certainly it’s far better than in the people fields, and you shouldn’t have to try to find out, as trying anything seriously necessarily comes with some opportunity cost. As much as I may dislike the Jews as a group, surely the ones in STEM are much better than those in finance, media, law, politics, and the social sciences, though almost certainly, they are higher in ethnic nepotism and bias than others in the same field. I’ve interacted with Jews in math and physics who were certainly smarter and higher-achieving than I am and they were for the most part nice people as well, with arguably also fewer personality problems.
I dislike the West mostly for its political value system, which is full of shit. Politics anywhere is at least a little full of shit, and in the Western, Anglo context, it is especially especially full of shit. The Western political elites are mostly dangerous, mentally sick people on a relentless mission of destruction, subversion, and genocide of those not subordinate to them. They dress this malice with an icing of “freedom, democracy, human rights, universal liberal values,” and I can’t see how anyone with a brain could not see through this. Lately, they haven’t even been successful at that but that doesn’t seem to alter their nature. Since it’s Jews with loyalty to Israel who spearhead the West, occupying so much of the capital and positions of power, it’s only fair to place much of the blame on them. There are Jews in STEM and second or third tier rich and influential like Ron Unz opposed to the establishment but they do not have the ability to seriously effect change. More whites seem to be waking up to this over the years too, and so, Facebook and the likes respond with more censoring. I certainly encourage more people, especially those of Chinese descent, to boycott Google and Facebook, which are both Zionist run companies. Chinese should be grateful that their great union has been wise and strong enough to protect the vast majority from those.
What Japan did to China during WWII is more a symptom of the problem, far from its core. The core of problem is the Anglo world and the Zionists who run it. Japan was in opposition with the Anglo world during WWII and with China’s help, the Anglo world managed to fully conquer it. But history was set up such that afterwards, the Chinese people collectively realized that only by turning against the Anglo world could they rejuvenate and much has been achieved over the past seven decades. That post war Japan has served up to this day as deputy of Anglo imperialism in East Asia is an artifact of conquest. Inherently, Japan should actually be in opposition to or at least a competitor of the Anglo world. America doesn’t care much about Japan anymore because Japan is already conquered and no longer poses any geopolitical threat, unlike during WWII. If not for that, the Anglo-Zionists would only be teeming with resentment, hate, and yearning for genocide towards the Japanese people as was the case during WWII. This Jew who helped me awaken further to the con being played on Chinese in America once said to me that the Chinese deserved to get brutalized by the Japanese during WWII.
It was Western imperialism that further divided East Asia. Aside from the Japanese invasion of Korea in the late 16th century, China, Korea, and Japan for the most part got along. Japan’s colonization of Korea and wars against China were out of a need to prove its modernization in the face of the Western powers. The divide of Korea and the far less traumatic one of China (that very asymmetric between PRC and anti-PRC) was, too, mostly a product of Anglo imperialism, and if not for the Anglo world’s wanting to keep it that way for its own benefit, the problem would have already been resolved internally. I am sick of all those Jewish voices like Nicholas Kristof under Jewish backing in the Anglo world who evangelize bullshit further for this purpose, and unfortunately for them, time is definitely not on their side. Readers of this blog see someone who should’ve become Americanized (but decided to stay politically wise instead) utterly disgusted with the Anglo world, calling out the Jews who run it, and doing what he can to mend the damage. This could not have been done anywhere near as much without a certain degree of implicit backing tied to certain global developments over the past decade.
Whites ought to understand that East Asians are not the problem. It is a small subset of Jews and their lackeys running America that is the core of the problem. Those are the people trying to trick you and exploit you for their agenda of proliferating and perpetuating Zionist political power on this planet. My white friend, who actually has genuine elite status on STEM contests at the high school and college level, saw it very clearly. His words were
A world run by Chinese or Japanese is one where they’d be rich and on top but mostly leave others alone, except to get money from them. A world run by whites is one where half want to conquer and half want to help. A world run by Jews is one where they’d systematically extinguish any hope of ending it.