Steve Hsu(徐道辉)

以前挺崇拜这个人的,现在评价对他越来越低了。他能力的确很强,而且很全面,能拿到美国不错或至少还可以的大学的理论物理终身教职,同样还创办了网络安全公司以26百万被收购,能够破竹子天花板当上大学高层行政人员,而且体育也强,中学搞了游泳比赛,大学打了橄榄球,后来还搞柔道,这种混合才华是少见的。对,他还研究智商和基因的关系,最近为此创办了公司,在这方面在美国也颇有影响力。然后他的博客每个月有十万多点击。可是呢,他没有一项做到最好或接近最好,理论物理,大陆过来的比他强的至少好几个,张首晟强得多了。硅谷创业一个26百万的收购也真的不算啥。体育他离专业水平就更远了。

我最近得知他开创的那家公司还把一个翻墙的工具在01年的时候部署到了中国,为此他拿了CIA的钱,并且得到了纽约时报及其他美国主流媒体的宣传。

我跟一位体制内背景的人说了他,那个人也对徐产生了兴趣,可是对他评价也不是特别高。总而言之,觉得徐有政治能力但是是那种符合美国已形成的体制和文化谋取成功的政治能力,做的更多一种模型美国亚裔,很优秀但是还是服从体系的,为了自己的事业发展不敢对其作出任何挑战。反而,这人觉得我的政治能力从某种角度更强,比如我的博客写的东西有点含量,不像徐那些只不过是引用别的文章或视频自己也就做点小评论。我的反应是徐的做法的确是那种比较现实主义的,没什么错或不好,挑战权威反而经常才是愚蠢的破坏自己事业的做法。

我告诉了那个人徐是蒋介石的远亲并且他开的公司所做的。他说若不是那个,徐或许在中国还能拿个政协委员,觉得他做了那个并在NYT宣传之比网上骂骂反tg还要严重。徐总是强调统计严谨,强调自己是理论物理学家,用什么controlling for all other variables including family wealth and legacy status, Asian-Americans are significantly less likely to get admitted,这类的一般人不愿意听的语言。他再强调客观再强调不要情绪化,我也能看出他对中国的一些问题的回避心里。他是蒋介石的远亲,父亲解放前赴美读博并留下了,家里保持了反共的政治姿态,他和他哥哥都考虑了去美国的军事学校,并且他也在他博客强调他父亲是一位patriotic American。用另一句话说,他是买办亡国奴的后代,他再有能力,很多中国人也会瞧不起他,甚至仇恨他。与祖国从新建立关系的机会他不是没有,九十年代零零年代他都有机会,可是零零年代初,他却拿了CIA的钱,赌了在中国搞和平演变的那套,现在事实或许让他心里难以接受,自己也意识到了他自己的孩子随着中美关系未来二十年只会更加恶化的国际形势在美国不会有太好的前途。其实我觉得他的孩子不会太差,有这样的美国喜欢的相对信任的国民党买办家庭背景,有他那么好的基因,能力也不会差,美国给华裔的好位置还是会他们优先,只不过如果中美真正特别闹翻了,他们的日子也不会太好。

徐最近自己办了个节目,视频放到YouTube上,关于中国,他选择了采访Kaiser Kuo,也是国民党背景在美国长大的人,不过这人倒是八九十年代就在中国工作了,搞了什么摇滚出了名,后来给百度做了公关。那个视频我懒得看,美国华人,尤其那些没在中国长大的,讲中国的大多是垃圾,就很快翻了翻语音记录,就完了。

在评论里,他写了个

2019-03-08 下午6.02.29

最后他还表示自己觉得美国和其盟友孤立中国会对他心中的祖国美国有帮助。为此,我这么回了他

China already has nation wide face recognition deployment. When you check into hotels, for instance, they match a photo they take of you with the one on your id card. AI is mostly an engineering, I don’t see that much point in much of the AI theory research done in academia. Neural nets/backpropagation is something any good theoretical physicist could have come up with given the right motivation. Back when it was discovered in the 70s, there was not enough computing power for it to be useful so it was still treated much as a curiosity/theoretical construct. So I don’t regard the idea itself as that valuable even. It’s more about the later refinement and implementation at scale.

China seems much faster at getting shit done. Like, food delivery and mobile payment is already well implemented and taken for granted in China. It has to do with that Chinese work hard and efficiently and it also has to do that they make decisions faster, much less time wasted arguing.

Not that a decoupling wouldn’t hurt, but that it’s too late for it to be decisive.

Decoupling would only benefit China. If you examine closely, China has not gotten much from direct interaction with America in modern times. What America has given China is mostly a destructive comprador class coupled with toxic liberal ideology. Forcibly seizing their assets and investing such capital into industry and modernization back in the 50s has proven to be decisive to where China is today.

Even after the reform and opening up, what genuinely critical technology has China actually gotten directly from America? It’s really difficult to think of. Most of the core technology China has developed was done by domestic institutions and in the case of the military ones, with some input from Russia and Ukraine. I can’t think of any Chinese institution that actually developed serious technology while interacting closely with America. Lenovo the PC maker is basically a PC assembly shop based off Intel and Windows that moved its headquarters to USA after the IBM Thinkpad purchase, nothing to write home about. Its founder is now widely despised in China. On the other hand, Huawei has developed some serious technology, and its founder never had any experience abroad. His company doesn’t IPO and he doesn’t ever go to America to status whore with Silicon Valley billionaires the way Jack Ma does. I’ve even heard from government people in China that Jack Ma is going to end up in jail eventually, which I found hard to believe.

Plenty within the former rich and educated in China supported the Chinese communists, and they were naturally integrated into the new system with high positions. They gave up some of their wealth for the greater good and after that they were still much better off than the average Chinese. Unfortunately, there was also a group of 买办亡国奴 who thought it was a better idea to continue to act as puppets for a nation and race that treats them like dogs and only rewards them to the extent that they are useful while entertaining delusions of superiority. Shame, shame, shame…

链接:http://disq.us/p/209dnfj

我觉得那些国民党跑到海外的华人精英也形成的他们的圈子和社区,他们好多的确能力很强,在美国混的很好,出了一些非常出名的科学家和科技创业家。那个人,他反而觉得那些人都不算一个真正群体,他说的原因我记不清了,群体还算吧,他们也有自己的identity(身份认同),只不过在我眼中不是什么好的,而是本质上受制于人的identity。

我在美国的时候还试了为徐创建一个百度百科页,可是老是通不过,最后放弃了,当时对他还很有好感,现在呢,就呵呵了。。。

为什么中国人应当多脱离美国

通过家人,我见过一位职业女人,知识分子家庭背景,在美国工作过,拿了美国籍,现在在北京一家美企当相当高的经理,孩子美国出生,上国际学校。没跟她说几句就能看出来她是个精神美国人。我跟一位我网上认识的人稍微说了下她,那人的反应就是

这就是买办阶级啊,一百多年的历史了,假洋鬼子,洋人最高,他们第二,中国人最低。

又一位跟我说还有一次和她抄了点小架,好像是她有一次说美国什么多么多么好,然后就被骂了一顿,

美国那么好,你就滚回去吧!

其实,非常明显外企的地位在中国这十年二十年下降了不少,而且只会继续下降。本身,在中国的外企就挺矛盾的,中国政府把你看成美国,公司呢又把你看成他们的中国部门,不重视,还怕他们的知识产权被违反,双方都夹。那些地方的领导一般都是美国派来的那种老老实实给他们的当狗的人,如李开复,父亲是黑中共的台湾历史学家,伯父也51年被共产党枪毙了。这种职位,能力是次要的,最重要的是人的政治姿态和背景,那就是这个人是不是个可靠的狗崽子。

同时,我也认识一位美国人,他是一位中国国际学校的老师。他劝他的学生的比较有钱的家长不要把孩子送到美国去,说美国现在是一个无法的,暴力的,面临崩溃的社会,可是那些家长是听不进去的,反而非要初中就把他们孩子送到美国的私立学校。他也说道那些国际学校是只要能交二十多万的学费就能保证升学。我的感觉是那些学生早晚长大了需要面对社会,面对职场,无论在中国或在美国都得能够给某组织提供一定的价值,人家才会给你钱,支持你。这些人他们在中国的机构里由于这种国际学校背景是容易不被看好的,因为中国毕竟还是共产党领导的国家,有自己的体制,完全脱离这体制很难混的。那在美国他们有什么前途呢?也没太多,除非他们有一定的技术能力。当然,他们可以继承他们的父母做洋买办,不过如上所述,洋买办的前景现在不太好了。

好多中国父母觉得中国竞争太激烈,有中考高考的压力,他们孩子可能学习上不是太好,所以就容易抱怨体制,自然有一种国外教育更好的感觉。在这一点,我想说的是很少有竞争不有点激烈的地方。而且,竞争不光限于考试和学习。一个人学习一般般可以找到并发挥自己其他的优势,不需要你学习太好的有价值的职位一点不缺。比如,你觉得是为公司做销售需要你学习多好,智商多高么?完全不。而且这种职位经常比那种学习好的人做的技术工作挣钱更多。

同样在美国也有竞争。美国的大学录取不像中国这样考了一定分数就保证录取你,但同样,你得给学校提供一定价值学校才会录取你。有好多不同方式实现这一点,学习出类拔萃只是其中之一。你如果家里特别有钱有背景能给学校提供远远更多的价值。同时,你如果是职业水平的运动员,学校也觉得你很有价值。而且毕业后,依然要面临竞争。你觉得在美国哈弗耶鲁毕业能保证好的未来么?完全不。我都看到过哈弗耶鲁毕业的人找不到像样的工作。比如一位我在美国的高中同学,华裔男,非常循规蹈矩服从美国的那套,姓都改成了白人姓,据说因为他的中文姓对美国人太难念了,虽然成绩很好,考试很好,也很全面,表现出了所谓的“领导能力”,但这人也没那么聪明,没啥真本事,在那儿学了个文科,结果是高盛那样的投行也不会要他,你中产阶级华裔男对我们没什么价值,最后只能接受很烂的工作。我鼓励中国人不要做向他那样的傻逼。其实,任何有点常识的人都应该认识到雇主给你钱,是指望你能帮雇主挣比你工资更多的钱,名校毕业当然有帮助,但是他有帮助在给公司点面子之外主要是给你能为公司提供商业价值多一些保证。当然有的人就是这种亡国奴拍马屁的本性,一定要像他这样做,就让这些人自食其果吧,中国应当把那样的人清洗掉,为此让他们自愿离开是最容易的方式。

想去美国,想跟美国好,应该先想想美国为什么要接受你,你能为美国的某机构带来什么呢?去美国上大学,除非你特别出类拔萃或有背景,美国顶尖大学愿意录取你(毫无疑问,这种名额是极少的),一般就是去一个仅仅不错的或一般的学校,你的价值主要来自于你的学费,在美国州立大学会比美国本州学生搞好几倍。在职场,美国公司更多希望利用华裔做技术工作,知道他们足够称职,又愿意通过这份工作拿到美国绿卡,所以会刻苦工作,不会轻易离开,会听话。在职场和学术界都有少数水平比较高的理工科方面的工作,在学术界里这就是教授了,那些竞争极其激烈,相反一般的技术工作水平并不高,不需要多么特殊的人才,相当聪明又勤奋就可以了。职场里,如果想做管理,那管一些中国人或中国相关的部门是最可能的,你想想非中国人会愿意被你管么?对这种职位,需要一定能力,但忠诚是更重要的,尤其在中美关系日益紧张的情况下。而且,如殖民主义传统,美国社会更愿意把这种职位给有港台背景的人。还有一个比较恶心的方式就是你是个女的,长的不错,然后跟白大爷上床,了解美国的人都会知道白人偏向东亚裔女性而歧视男性。从某种角度而言,可以说美国社会只接受华裔为苦力或性奴隶,那些技术劳动者只不过是高级一点的苦力。当然,这说的有点偏激,的确有华人在名校当理工科教授,也有像马友友或林书豪这种罕见的特殊人才,不过他们是极少数。而且现在在美国有能力的华人已经太多,体制已经无法容纳了,因为美国不是一个华人的国家,而是一个白人的国家。

说起美国从华人想要什么,有一点是好多人不完全晓得的,但是非常核心的。我们都知道华人与美国是有浓厚的政治背景的。近代以来,尤其庚子赔款之后,美国一直希望转化中国。这一点最好的方式是通过教育。民国期间中国的一些精英在美国留过学,有学理工科的,也有统治阶级的,如宋家孔家那些人。可是最终那些由美国常春藤背景领导的国民党被打到台湾去了,对美国是巨大的打击。抗美援朝之后,大陆人不可能去美国学习,精英反而被派到苏联学习。之后这二三十年,美国接受了不少来自港台的华人,给他们了不少培养,那些人表现的也很不错,美国对他们相对不错是因为不得不通过他们与敌对的中华人民共和国竞争一下。七十年代,中美关系正常化,八十年代中美关系变得更加密切,越来越多的大陆学生也去美国留学了。这个转变大多取决于中美同样当时与苏联的矛盾,中国利用这机会多融入美国为主得国际体系,美国也利用这机会把中国拉进自己的体系,影响更多的中国人。这种突然的转变从某种角度导致了八九年发生的悲剧,之后中国的人才外流大大增加,尤其看到苏联解体,更多中国人对社会主义体制失去了信心。出国的那些大多也没回来,在美国养了完全美国化的孩子,对美国贡献不少,对中国贡献很小或几乎是零。甚至他们对中国有了负面的影响,鼓励了一些不太正确的自由主义政治观点,对中国的整个风气产生了不少不良的影响。但至今为止,美国还未能在中国进行其所欲的和平演变,反而老习上台之后,中国却朝着反的方向走了,让美国大所失望。

归根结底,美国这一百年对中国的正面影响是比较小的。美国媒体老愿意把中国的现代化和经济发展描述为受了美国的影响,这太扯淡了。中国的核心现代化基础毫无疑问是从前苏联来的,中国的政治体制也是启发于苏联的。即使现在,中国最先进的科技好多来自于俄罗斯。有一个非常代表性的例子,那就是中国当年想加入国际航天站,俄罗斯说可以,但是美国把中国坚决的拒绝门外。改革开放时期,我没看到美国提供中国什么多么核心的科技,反而还打断了一些中国原有的自主研制,比如运10飞机,因为美国的技术更先进,所以中国那帮短时甚至卖国的领导人就全盘接受了美国现成提供了,放弃了自主研制。抗美援朝和毛时代美国对中国的恶意就不用说了,大家都知道。虽然中国跟苏联也闹翻了,但是前苏联和俄罗斯对中国的恶意不能说没有,但跟美国明明白白所展示出的相比是微乎其微,几乎不存在的。所以,中国人应该把美国多扔一边去,现在中国也不需要美国了,美国不提供多少真正对中国有价值的东西,提供的更多是洋买办和意识形态和文化上的污染。中国人拼命去融入美国求美国的接受不如多跟美国耍耍流氓。

我个人在美国长大,接受了美国的教育,从小学到大学,也在那儿工作过,美国是什么样我看的太多了。有意思的是我没有变得亲美或美国化,反而只想再也不接触美国那反人类的文化,甚至产生了一些仇美的情绪,而其集中在统治寄生美国的锡安主义犹太人,罪恶主要源于他们。当然,美国有好的地方,有不少非常优秀的人,好多美国的人也是好的,只是经常政治上比较幼稚,我也有些美国朋友,他们也对美国的现状比较不满,不过这些和美国的主流体制和价值观没太大的关系,总的而言,美国的存在是世界的一种癌症。所以中国把美国媒体网站封掉是好的,那些对中国没什么价值,只有坏处。中国人应该把更多时间和精力放在发展自己的国家,少受美国的影响。中国是一个大国,可以基本独立自主,而且应当独立自主为核心,尤其在科技上和政治上,基本解除与其他国家的,尤其西方国家的依赖。对外,若需要,可以多跟俄罗斯合作,这两国的人民和文化通过一定历史的检验还是有一定缘分的,我们可以看到俄罗斯的歌曲可以很容易中国化,非常符合中国人的口味。相反,美国文化跟中国文化,无论在传统上还是在意识形态上都是非常矛盾的,所以应当远离一些。欧洲比美国好得多,但毕竟都是美国的附庸小国所以还是得小心一点。对外影响力而言,中国应该多针对与中国更接近的国家,如韩国和日本,如东南亚的国家,把这些国家的政府拉到自己这边。相反,试图与英文界国家包括印度和好必会枉然,我们之间的矛盾根深蒂固,英文界国家不希望看到中国好,骨子里对中国怀着深厚的仇恨,还是先把有限的精力放在影响自己周围的国家吧,靠自己质量加规模的优势最终战胜英文界。未来应该不再是英文界国家孤立中国,而是中国,俄罗斯和其他欧亚国家孤立美国,因为现在的中国与以前的中国性质已经完全不同了,现在是我们开始占领上风,人口,资源和时间都向着我们。

我的美好元旦

元旦过的挺舒服,挺充实的。节日调休周六上了班,也没偷懒,完成一些工作,然后就回家好好休息了。本来还没想放三天假做什么刷时间,但回到家后就想到了可以看看那连续剧《敌营十八年》,该剧我从知乎得知,由于某人在那儿评论上以其做了个有趣的比喻。之前我也只看了第一集和第二集一点,而这三天一过,我就看到了第九集了,可以说看了没多久就被真正吸引进去了,一开始还觉得这种红色连续剧会不会有点无聊,看不下去,所以没去看,只是其主题曲和片尾曲做的比较好给我留下了较深的印象并听了好几遍。可以说该连续剧比较吸引我的一点是里面的滕玉莲实在太漂亮了,又是贵族家庭出身的地下党员,从而我得知了演她的戴娇倩,网上查看来还相当有名。由于长大在美国,我对中国的演员这些还比较陌生,知道的也大多通过互联网。比如,中国所谓的国家一级演员我还是最近才知道的,我认识的一位将此形容为“中国特色的东西”。我想起我认识的一位在美国读数学博士的男生有一次还跟我说长得很漂亮的孩子自然会被引进演艺这行,他这么说也让我觉得挺好笑的,至少挺有意思的,毕竟这种话不会想象一位数学博士生主动去说,至少很难想象一位在美国的搞纯数学的人用英文这样。这其实总而言之我觉得很好,更证实了中国没有像美国那么强的nerd的概念。想起这事儿后,我又向他回忆了这并好奇问了问他是否知道戴娇倩美女演员,他说不。

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简单从百度百科抽取两张滕玉莲的照片让读者欣赏欣赏,当然,想真正感受到滕玉莲的漂亮优雅加上机智勇敢,还得看看或至少翻翻连续剧。

一说起《敌营十八年》里的美女,我认识的一位女同志却以为是阿斯茹演的,又说阿斯茹也在另一个连续剧里演了匈奴公主。在该剧里,阿斯茹演的不是最吸引我的滕玉莲,而是康瑛,剧里和男主角江波生孩子的妻子,她所预料也是地下党员。不过对我,康瑛长得仅仅不错,没有像滕玉莲那样不一般的即漂亮又纯洁。从百度得知演康瑛的阿斯茹其实是蒙古人,这我都没能看出来,当然这很符合演匈奴公主。后来想,蒙古姑娘还是挺有吸引力的,如果我娶个蒙古姑娘,我至少可能吹自己的孩子是成吉思汗的后代。;)

剧里另外一位美女就是国民党省党部书记员罗茂丽,她也挺有吸引力的,不过与滕玉莲相比无论是长相还是性格可以说还是逊色不少。

中国女演员这边,我还可以说最近也成了总政歌舞团歌手钟丽燕的粉丝,得知她是通过YouTube上碰到的她演唱《小路》的视频,记得她那个演唱的气魄当时打动了我的心,给我留下了无比难忘的印象,她的歌声是独一无二的。至今,我已听了她演唱《小路》,《感恩》,《祖国,我的最爱》,《飘落》,还会有更多。这周末,我也把她的
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发给了帮我做英文到俄文翻译的非移民的在俄罗斯的俄罗斯朋友,并也跟他说了个happy new year。他对钟丽燕的评价和我的差不多

I watched the lady singer, she’s just flawless in her performance! That’s a good gift ;).

音乐和连续剧之外,我也回了家和我奶奶和伯伯待了几天。可以说让我最得意的是帮着他们出去到超市买了些饭菜。我也和伯伯聊了不少。比如,说了一些关于美国好多华人那政治白痴的德性,他也觉得美国已经把他们洗成脑残了(当然,也可以说倾向于脑残的人才会跑到那儿那样表现)。具体一点,我提到某一个家里跟国民党和共产党都没搞好关系的人在申诉美国名校对亚裔孩子的其实,并且这个人是反共分子,抱怨共产党就是把人当成工具,螺丝钉。我一跟他说大部分人都是工具,美国的挣最低工资的人也是工具,那个人还回避,说美国不一样,有“民主”,“自由”,“人权”。我伯伯的反应是这个人尽管中国名校毕业是政治傻逼,或许是为了在美国能够心里过得去才这样自欺欺人。一提到那人还赞扬北洋军阀,我伯伯就说这人有病了。可以说接触他也影响了我回国的选择,美国华人竟是这样的傻逼,而且还有港台的那些,我说人以群分,物以类聚,我想离这种人远点。一问我伯伯他是否知道美国华人这样,他说不,离我太远了,然后我的反应是回国后也基本把那些人忘掉了,在中国跟我无关了,只会偶尔说说笑一笑。夸张一点,在中国待了一阵子有种逃避精神集中营并感受到其遗患之感,当然正面来看,用我伯伯的话,也接触了那些好多港台的海外华人,开阔了眼界。港台这一点,我也跟我伯伯说了他们有些会以简体字这种相对边缘的问题诋毁共产党和大陆,称之破坏中国传统文化。我伯伯的回答是当时简体字是因为好多共产党干部文化水平都不高,希望他们识字容易一些,他也同意了我的国民党叫他们的士兵们喊一些文言文口号傻逼的观点。这种做法表面貌似自己有文化,高等,实际上是很虚伪的。

我也跟我伯伯说了马里兰大学杨舒平毕业典礼演讲黑中国的事件,他好像还说了个“那她傻逼啊,不是你的女朋友吧”。在这一点,我只想说在我眼里,大部分在美国长大的华裔女性都被美国洗的一塌糊涂了。记得大学时我还有一阵子喜欢过一位,尤其是得知了她SAT考了接近满分,并且还提前两年上了大学,得知后就更想认识认识她。可是她的性格和我不配,她的某些表现让我失望,她偶尔说中文,但是语气和语言类似于一位中国小学三年级的女孩儿,这一点其实我从某种角度而言还觉得挺可爱的,但是这种可爱不是那种有持久性吸引力的可爱,更多是一种玩的可爱。我能想起她的几句话,比如“我喜欢吃,睡,玩”,她说的竟是这类话,中文词汇量可能比中国小学三年级的孩子还差呢。后来,她开始烦我了,并且或许我对她的表现也接近了可被视为sexual harrassment的地步,然后就不跟她来了,反正她一点不适合我。大学毕业后,我还帮助了一位哈弗大学的高中得过一些不错的竞赛奖的女生准备算法和写代码的面试,通过一位国际奥赛奖牌得主朋友介绍,一开始对她感兴趣,结果也是很失望。相反,对于在中国能够接触到更好的,至少更适合我的异性类,我还是很乐观的。当然,我目前还比较缺乏经验,不过这是在中国可以更容易改变的。不像在美国,接触到的女性要不是根本不会了我的白人,要不就是主动接受美国文化脑残化的(伪)东方垃圾及其后代。

对于我能够在遥远的异国他乡长大但未如绝大多数我这样很小去的那样对祖国的文化几乎彻底失去联系,要感谢父母,感谢家人,感谢百度,感谢央视,感谢苏联歌曲,感谢党给我留下的红色基因,感谢某些启发帮助我的我在那儿认识的从中国过来的人,让我认识到更大的世界没有美国学校里的文化那么渣,给了我不少精神力量,使得我大多抗拒了美国的精神污染,忍耐了一种孤独的成长环境,最终让我发觉到我还是可以离开美国回到我自然的地方。

同志们,朋友们,新年快乐!

Revisiting quotes of ChinaSuperpower after some time in China

I’ve been busy busy busy quite exhausted but weekend gives me a chance to wind down a bit. So I went over the VPN to read again some quotes of ChinaSuperpower on Reddit.

I’m from a technical background but unlike many especially from the Chinese diaspora STEM community in US, I’m not exactly entirely apolitical and I do not try to pretend that national and racial boundaries can be traversed unlike many an idiotic Western or Westernized liberal. Segregation per race is natural for humans and miscegenation, hybrid vigor notwithstanding, I see as for the most part quite corrosive if not socially and culturally destructive. As the Chinese saying goes, 人以群分物以类聚. I was and still is a quantitative nerd and used to hang out with mostly those types naturally but many of them are just 书呆子 with pretty low political awareness and then again naturally I don’t want to be exposed too much towards that aspect of them. Like, I will respect a high IQ banana for his technical prowess but I will disdain him somewhat socially and treat him with some degree of suspicion.

On the other hand, ChinaSuperpower is a lawyer as he has written on Reddit. He doesn’t care all that much about pure technical ability and puts the political side before the professional side. He doesn’t want to hear more about cases of highly successful Chinese STEM diaspora and he has a very high standard when it comes to ethnic/tribal affiliation. Being a lawyer he’s obviously had to deal with much more cutthroat behavior than people in technical fields. A political big fish in the latter is merely average in the former so the standard is very different.

I’ll say that with direct exposure and experience I can better understand where he’s coming from with his words.

Like he wrote

You are thinking like a diaspora, mate. Race only matters when you have the same citizenship. In Asia, where different ethnicities have different citizenships, the only thing that matters is your citizenship.

So a Chinese national will naturally discriminate against nationals of other countries that are unfriendly to China. A Chinese American will be categorized as “American” and disliked. Now a white American may be disliked as well but a native Chinese will expect the white guy to have some status within America, so he gets respect. They know a Chinese American has no status either so they will dislike the Chinese American for his citizenship and look down on him for his lack of status.

Again, this is the shitty situation created by the huge wave of white worshipping emigration from 1980 to 2015. They exploit their children as “anchors” in the adopted country for the parents’ convenience and then cut off their children’s escape route back to the homeland.

In China, without citizenship there is too much one cannot do. One cannot buy train tickets online and one can only live in hotels for foreigners that are overpriced. China is not an immigrant nation like America, China does not even pretend that non-Chinese can become Chinese, unlike America with its melting pot bullshit. A non Chinese without citizenship can only work on the fringes of mainstream society in foreign-based organizations there. Really it’s similar for Chinese in America even those with US citizenship. They tend to be in academia and tech companies full of immigrants or in Chinese restaurants. They have no place in the media or in the legal sector or in mainstream finance or politics. Their kids are subject to higher standards in college admissions because their career prospects and social influence are limited in America.

On this I shall quote a comment on Reddit.

This is somewhat true. Many are just as blind as they were when they first arrived to the US. Many stay here, buy into the story and never want to acknowledge the problems that exist in the West (US) and how this affects them and their communities.

I think the problem is the clustering of immigrants which gives them a sense of false reality. Back home in Vancouver, the majority of Asians tend to stay within their own communities. These communities live in their own bubble, but are also deeply affected by westernization in all aspects.

They get fooled that they maintain their own social dynamic and that things are good, but essentially the same rot occurs due to the way society works in the West. I have seen Chinese folks talk all proud about being Chinese and doing some superficial Chinese things, but besides these few things, they have become almost fully westernized and they would difficulty move away from this.

The reason why the diversity meme is spread is precisely because it helps spread westernization among the immigrant population. They want Asians, but they want a specific type of Asians to be represented. They want people that LOOK Asian and do some superficially Asian things, but they essentially want these people to behave in the exact same way and have the exact same political/social positions as the mainstream whites.

Given it is a slow process, most people don’t realize it. It is like the frog in the boiling water.

To this ChinaSuperpower responded with

Your post hit the nail on the head. Never underestimate the resolve and solidarity of the mainstream society in excluding Asians from real corridors of power. Instead, they cleverly peddle a superficial Asian (or Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Filipino, etc.) community to numb the first generation emigrants into thinking they are in control.

Actually, the first generation emigrants are in control of nothing. The government remains in control of the mainstream. The police remains in control of the mainstream. The banks and big businesses remain in control of the mainstream. The unions remain in control of the mainstream. The media remain in control of the mainstream.

But you let the first generation emigrants gather together in some Asian mega church or whatever and they feel as if they are “at home.” The moment they realize they are not at home is when they change from consumers to producers.

When they have to actually make a living they realize there are no jobs. When they try to open a business their property rights are not protected. When they wonder what is going on by then it is too late: their sons have wasted years and years getting an education without real job prospects. Their daughters have spent years and years watching white savior Hollywood movies.

If these Asian enclaves never formed and all these Asian families were scattered in redneck hick towns maybe they would have figured things out much faster and retreated back to the homeland. The Asian enclaves serve to paralyze the first generation emigrants while the Western toxin works its way into the bodies of the second generation sons and daughters to change their lives forever for the worse.

I having grown up there and worked there am aware of all this. I much disliked it obviously and did what I could to keep that toxin out of my system. Nonetheless I still feel at times a little PTSD from that experience. But once well settled in China what happens in America will largely be irrelevant to me; I will have basically little reason to care. I hardly even go on English media now and as an example I never even cared to read any English media articles on the recent Huawei detainment incident aside from the one on Unz Review by Unz himself. Unz Review is out of the mainstream though. There are many Russians on there and I encourage them as hard as it may be to go home instead of being an unwelcome contrarian in America. Social position and belonging means much more than the extra money and material standard of living you’re getting in America.

Even a guy with top credentials with even stronger anti Western liberalism views than I do superficially speaking I laugh at at times to myself as merely a “Chinese nationalist wannabe banana” as his Chinese is very limited and he basically acts American in terms of many of his natural habits. I do think he can be redeemable though but with a lot of work. I encourage second generation Chinese in America with a desire to become a true Chinese to contact me and I’ll do what I can to help. At the very least I can supply some connections on 微信. It’s a very small base population though so you are probably used to your social and psychological needs not really being catered to growing up. Having gone through that experience I definitely will help in my spare time. I am aware that those who grew up in America by default would regard returning as basically not an option and I am happily challenging that default with my own writings and more importantly actual actions. I encourage more Chinese to actively challenge existing norms in ways advantageous to both the individual and the group whenever one is capable of doing so.

My blog does not get that much readership (certainly less than Steve Hsu’s) but it’s also far from negligible. People have contacted me and I have become good friends with at least one. I’m glad to have influenced some people. Those who like my blog are of course very welcome to share it. In the reverse direction, I’ll say that my contacting a Chinese in China blogger I stumbled upon through Baidu search helped me with my return to China which while not that difficult due to my relatively privileged circumstances was not exactly easy either. At the very least it brought me some connections and made me feel less alone. So maybe I can do the same for others.

I want to say to my readers that though this blog might in many ways reek of elitism, there’s no reason to feel intimidated or embarrassed. I’m actually a pretty chill person for the most part. I don’t think I am all that great either. I want my blog to provide some valuable information and encouragement to my readers and hopefully meet some interesting and helpful people through it as well. I want to write honestly too, about how the world really works socially based on my personal experience in school and in the real world, across both the Chinese and American cultures. I’ll be honest to say that in that regard I do have quite a rare combination, though that has more to do with my rather unusual background than with any terribly exceptional ability or talent, though certainly, I’m also far from a dimwit.

At the same time, I want to write more clearly and simply about my experience learning various technical topics in math and computer science and provide some suggestions on how to go about understanding them, though surely, the audience for that is smaller than for the political matters I write about. I don’t think it’s very good to try to make this stuff seem super difficult and perhaps more complex than it needs to be. I realize that many expositions present just the formality and don’t say anything about the motivation or intuition, with the appropriate analogies or context.

It’s also not my intention to show off or name drop or status signal. I have been guilty of doing that before, just as I’ve been guilty of intellectual intimidation, and all that I find increasingly tasteless. I must say that Steve Hsu’s is full of that, and it threw me off quite a bit when I first encountered it (when I was about to graduate from high school I believe). He hasn’t really changed. Not that he isn’t extremely talented and impressive, but every once in a while, he will write about how hard theoretical physics is, his contacts/connections with theoretical physicists and also mathematicians (recently Noam Elkies), and alongside that random blog posts about his sporting prowess, and also geopolitics (mostly in the form of links to videos) and then advertise these random Chinese (to clarify, mostly Chinese-Americans, not real Chinese) people and Chinese companies, and then go on about how they’re discriminated against in college admissions in a white country (with the whole controlling for all other variables, being Asian means less likely to be admitted argument that most people don’t really want to listen to). Also, his cognitive genomics and AI and Silicon Valley startup experience among other things. It’s mostly in the form of advertisement, often with links and just brief commentary, with at times some elitism in the form of name dropping and personal associations. Clearly, our formats differ greatly, with my posts being longer and in more essay format, with some actual elaborations on my thoughts and reflections coupled with some personal experiences.

I’m getting a bit tired of Steve Hsu’s blog by the way, but I certainly acknowledge the impact it’s had. It’s a pretty successful blog with many commenters, unlike mine, which has very few comments. This I’m sure also at least subconsciously has to do with the fact that I don’t really consider Steve Hsu a real Chinese, especially now that I am in China; he’s not at all culturally Chinese as far as I can tell. So as much as he advocates for China and Chinese, especially in America, it’s hard to take him that seriously in this different context. Of course, this is all a product of his having been born and raised in America. I was raised in America since first grade too, but I have more actual exposure and connection to the real China and real Chinese such that I still can be one of them.

Apparently, another one of Ren Zhengfei’s daughters is a computer science undergraduate at Harvard

The detaining of Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Huawei and daughter of its founder Ren Zhengfei, at Canadian airport on behest of the US authorities has made headlines the past several days. On that, I have little to say other than that she is quite attractive and also that the half-closeted nepotism via mother’s surname is both amusing and somewhat gross.

Reading her Wikipedia page, I pulled the following

Ren’s first wife was Meng Jun, the daughter of Meng Dongbo, a former deputy governor of Sichuan Province. They had two children: daughter Meng Wanzhou and son Meng Ping, both of whom took up their mother’s surname.[14] After their divorce, he married Yao Ling, with whom he had another daughter, Annabel Yao, who is 25 years younger than Meng Wanzhou. Annabel is a computer science student at Harvard University who made a high-profile debut at Le Bal des Débutantes in Paris in 2018.[14] Ren married for the third time to Su Wei, who was reportedly his former secretary.[14]

Ren’s eldest daughter, Meng Wanzhou, is deputy chairperson and chief financial officer (CFO) of Huawei.[15]

I’m somewhat surprised and also rather disappointed that Ren Zhengfei sent his other daughter, who also took her mother’s surname (and this is a different mother), to Harvard for undergrad. It reminds of how Xi Jinping’s daughter transferred to Harvard from Zhejiang University after her freshman year. I hate to say it but it’ll be hard to take the PRC elites too seriously when they send their children to elite US schools for undergrad. It is a sign that they still lack independence with a need to associate with global homo Anglo elite institutions. On the Chinese internet, people are questioning what other passports besides the Chinese one is possessed by Meng Wanzhou, and it was revealed somewhere that she had a green card from Canada.

Meng for undergraduate merely attended a good but not great university in China. That was when her father, who started Huawei in his 40s, was still a relative nobody. Remember that in China, aside from regional discrimination, wherein Beijing residents are allocated like 10 times more slots at Beida/Qinghua adjusted for population than residents in the provinces, admissions is based purely on gaokao and automatic admission via top performance on the national math and science olympiads. It’s basically impossible for filthy rich and/or well-connected parents to buy one’s kid’s way into Beida/Qinghua in China. So I guess when the kid of someone super high up in China turns out to be intellectually mediocre, attending an elite US school for undergrad becomes the default, sadly.

Something to note, relatedly, is that 富二代 (second generation rich) is a relatively new phenomenon in China. After all, after the communists took power, the rich people had their assets confiscated (like my amusingly pro-communist ABC friend stuck in the US at least for the near future, his family ended up sharing their four story house/building with a bunch of a poor people), and afterwards, people in high up positions did not make much more than the ordinary worker, with the salary difference, based on what I’ve heard, at most a factor of 10, barring very exceptional cases. It was really only after 1980 when it became possible for one to become extremely rich doing business. Between 1980 and 2010. there was a lot of low hanging fruit in China, economically. Plenty of mediocre people with the right entrepreneurial energy/personality became rich. And by that, the class of second generation rich was born, and it seems now they are forming their own culture, with studying abroad paying ridiculous tuition at US universities common, as well as their parents investing in US real estate. It’s very possible and perhaps likely that the class structure in China will solidify over the next generation, as is already the case in the US. How much so, that remains to be seen.

I’ve had some interactions with 富二代 kids and their parents in the US. Many of them are, predictably, not very smart academically. They are basically on permanent vacation in America. Their career/employment prospects in America are not surely not good for obvious reasons. It doesn’t seem like they’re well treated in school by their white peers in America. Yes, their families are economically well off, but that doesn’t mean they can integrate into American society. Their families are able to invest in real estate in America for now; even so, their existence in the US will be a marginal one much confined to the Chinese community. Many of them do not even know English well and are mostly here to invest in real estate, enjoy some material comfort and fresh air, and also send their kids to school here. In most cases, the father based in China only visits every once in a while. They’re obviously not really wanted in America other than for their money, spent on international tuition and luxury brands and so on.

As the reader can tell, I don’t have a high opinion of those 富二代 who send their kids to America and invest in real estate there. Being in China now, I’m sure I’ll learn more about them, including the process they go through to transfer all that money to the US, and maybe I can even influence them a bit. As one can see from the detention of Meng Wanzhou in Canada, there is little guarantee for them on US soil. Finance/economics tells us there is no such thing as a free lunch. They may feel they are winning now and that their assets in America are safe, but this could very much be a process of 温水煮青蛙 (a frog boiled in warm water), where initially one feels warmth, until one gets burned. They may own real estate in America on paper for now, but that real estate is physically in America, where the Chinese do not really control anything. They have no media power, no legal power, no military power there. It’s totally possible for them to suddenly lose everything. Unlikely, but it can happen and only needs to happen once.

The Meng Wanzhou incident has been in Chinese media tied to the death of Stanford physics professor Shoucheng Zhang at age 55 which happened on the same day. The family statement said that it was due to depression, which we all know is just a euphemism. There has been speculation that it was related to the alleged tanking of his Chinese venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. It’s quite tragic that he took his ambition/careerism too far, assuming that his death was related to his VC activity. Had he just remained purely academic, he would have survived and likely eventually won his Nobel. Needless to say, using the prestige of a rare Stanford tenured professorship in physics to raise a Chinese VC is not really what he should be doing while officially in that position. Stanford probably should be somewhat embarrassed about his case as well, in addition to the recent Elizabeth Holmes case that was magnitudes worse. On this, I also have in mind the cases of Lucas Duplan and Evan Spiegel, both quite shameful.

It is my hope that talented, elite Chinese can focus more on developing their institutions at home instead of wasting so much money and energy associating with and working for elite US institutions for signaling. Doing so only inflates the value of a system hostile to Chinese while at the same time de-valuing Chinese institutions. If Chinese are really serious about this trade war, they should be going out of their way to devalue Harvard and Stanford, to devalue Google and Facebook, not eagerly trying to attend those schools for undergrad for a rather mediocre academic educational experience and making such a big deal about working for those companies, whose programmers are generally no better than ones in a good internet company in China as far as I can tell. If Chinese want other people to respect and value them, then they ought to first have confidence in their own institutions. I say this having been in prestigious US institutions myself, interacted substantially with numerous people from there, and frankly, many of them are not all that great, with some depressingly mediocre or even problematic. Of course, there are also plenty of genuinely brilliant, accomplished people in America in top American institutions. Overall, my point is that it’s clear that America will not judge the Chinese well, so why expend so much trying to associate and fit in with America? Why not instead expend more energy into creating a system where what America thinks simply becomes more or less irrelevant?

 

张首晟的去世

周四,我认识的一位同样搞理论凝聚态物理的人微信发给我了张首晟去世的消息,让我感到吃惊。这么牛逼的人,不光有资格得诺贝尔奖的理论物理学家,而且还很有钱,好像他90年代末凭他斯坦福大学教授的关系做了搞虚拟机器(virtual machine)的VMware(其创始人是斯坦福大学计算机系教授)的天使投资,赚了一大笔钱,也得到了为后来做风险投资的资历和关系。一流理论物理学家很少是多么有钱的,美国名校物理教授每年也就15万,最多30万的工资(当然,现在极少数最牛的理论物理学家可以通过什么突破奖发点大财了),而张首晟成为了极其罕见的即大物理学家又大发财的人,一种几乎不存在的令人惊叹不已的人生赢家。可惜他近年做得过度了,最终出现了悲剧。可以说他当初运气太好了,拿到的教职确是斯坦福的,才得到了这种天使投资的机会。反而他要是是什么麻省理工或哈弗的,很难想象到他这么去做。可是,反过来,也可以说最终好事变成了坏事,他的这种运气所迎来的成功引发了他后来自以为是的做一件物理教授不应该做的事情而运气不好彻底倒闭了,英年夭折失去了得诺贝尔奖的机会。

记得2015年底,我在湾区餐馆跟朋友吃饭看到了张首晟在另一个桌子和他老婆和有一对夫妇一起吃饭谈话,当时,我已经知道他是非常有名气的斯坦福理论物理学家了。可能那时候我也知道他搞丹华资本这件事情了,感觉是他在利用斯坦福大学物理教授的威望为中国人在硅谷争取一些地位,不光要当大物理学家,还要当什么民族领袖,民族英雄。当然,我也意识到他拿着美国名校的终身教职来为中国人搞VC真的不是他应该做的事情,会引起别人对他的不满,不过他在那种位置,别人也不能把他怎么样。不过,一些主流的白人VC若对他有仇,我想还真的能让他的风险投资商难以持续。我认识的那位与张首晟稍有过接触那位物理学家是说在风险投资界他根本不算啥,老美根本不会买他的帐,只有中国人会因为他的位置听他忽悠。比如,我在美国认识一位斯坦福大学的本科生,女生,也是学物理的,她跟我说她妈妈还会参加一些湾区张首晟讲VC的活动。那个人也说他的VC的钱也没有那么多,也就四亿,输一次就基本输光了,下面的图来自方舟子。

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如那个人所描述,输光了给他融资的人就要找他打官司了,而且会揭露他的一些非法的操作,就是不自杀也得坐牢了。

我还记得有一次网上看到了他的一个视频,是在斯坦福大学举行的那种启发美国华裔中学生那种活动,网上可以搜到,那里边他讲了他的一些人生故事和价值观。记得一开始他说起他长大的文革时期中国的气候是不鼓励学习的,然后又说起他父母是工程师,然后家人有好多学过文科的人,自己小时候多么多么善于自己读书学习。然后还开始扯美国建国的人如Benjamin Franklin, John Adams的一些理念,说什么我自己要做一些实用的挣钱的事情,为了我的孩子或孙子能够从事更创造性的如艺术之类的工作。他说同样,我们这一代移民来到美国好多为了留下,为了挣钱,却选择了工程,他属于少数坚持他对理论物理热爱的人,但第二代就比他们有远远更好的条件,应该去追求自己的梦想,最自己喜欢的东西。他说的这些也有一定道理了,当然,他扯美国建国人的时候我有点感到不舒服,我想他是不是觉得自己在美国名校斯坦福举行这种明目张胆的华人利益活动有点不要脸了,他真的觉得中国人应该学习美国建国人那套吗,以白人至上主义和暴力逐出印第安土著人建设一个华人没有什么真正地位的国家吗?他跟那些孩子讲完了之后,在旧金山的中国领事馆的一个代表又开始采访他了。在那一段谈话里,我记得他说中国人在美国都混得不错,大多是在做工程。是,那些科技移民在硅谷都有比较好的工程工作,整一个相当高的工资,不过相当少能成为经理,很少能够创办自己的公司,也没有那么好,在美国依然算相对边缘。还记得他又提到自己的儿子在哈弗上学第一学期在上一门中国近代历史的课,不过都是用英文以美国的眼光讲,同时儿子中文也不错,也读了陈独秀的一些中文文集。我想这活动肯定是那儿的中国领事馆组织的,由于张首晟当时是拿了政府的钱本科时去德国留学的,中国政府的人依然觉得有资格“利用”他一下。

我还想说张首晟和他孩子都是虔诚的基督教徒,我也看到他的孩子对他们的基督教信仰还都比较公开,甚至到有点痴迷的程度。这种在美国华人里,据我所知,还是少见的,这种科学人及基督信仰混合在白人里我看到不少例子,华人这样却让我感到有点不对劲儿,至少感觉有点奇怪。我想这样做在中国会得到一定的排斥,毕竟太逆行于主流,尤其解放后,看到为此,方舟子也对张首晟表示了不满。同样,我认识的那位物理学家觉得基督徒的张首晟搞这种投机收利息的行为是比较讽刺的。

最后,为这位伟大的华人物理学家的不幸而逝默哀。他无法得诺贝尔奖真的是可惜了,我想好多中国人会为此感到遗憾。历史给予他什么样的地位,只有时间会告诉我们。

微信转发给我的文章“美国是天堂吗?一个资产过亿中国人移民美国6年后的自白!“

是一位中国理论物理学家转发给我的,他在美国也做过交流。读了此文,我基本完全认同他的说法,尤其是美国意识形态教育可怕的那一点。

原链接:https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/8BUWdQYJ1sSsc2wf0TjLLg

下面将此复制,图片和广告就不包括了。

I’ll further comment that having been in it from first grade through university the American school environment seems very effective at culturally cleansing those of Chinese descent as was done to that person’s kid despite his having done up to sixth grade in China. It is indeed 非常可怕, and again I did what I could resist the cleansing.

Seeing his shock on how just 2 or 3 years of brainwash in America managed to override a preceding 12 years of it in China, evidence of futility of Chinese education, I have a few thoughts on the matter. One, his kid is somewhat on the extreme end there; of course it didn’t help that he was put in schools full of rich white kids. Two, this has become a problem in China too, an invasion of toxic American liberal ideology. Banning Google and Facebook, and now also Reddit and Quora, is not enough. On how to solve this, I have a proposal, a rather unrealistic one at this point in time: change the de facto foreign language in China from English to Russian, China already had experience with that in the 50s and time has showed that Russian culture is more compatible with Chinese culture than the Anglo one. If China is going to secede from the world by walling off Jewish controlled Anglo media, it should do so full force, not half-heartedly.

美国是天堂吗?一个资产过亿中国人移民美国6年后的自白!

占豪 了不起我的国 Yesterday
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2018年5月,一亲戚想办投资移民,火急火燎地找了一所美国律师事务所。同时,希望找熟悉的人问问投资移民应该注意什么,多久能拿到美国绿卡,什么样的美国律所可靠,会不会被骗,风险多大等。正好一位好朋友6年前办过美国的投资移民,所以找到他咨询。

他1960年底生人,上世纪80年代末上海一名校毕业后进入银行系统,90年代末开始自己创业,移居纽约前,他在山东工作生活,主要做投资,积攒了不少财富。据他自己讲,移民那会,他手头现金上亿。

我们一聊近2个小时。在了解情况后,他坚决反对计划移民者(女,国内名校毕业后到美国读完硕士,父母均为四五线城市的相对高收入者)移民,认为美国远非想象的那么美好,“不要把孩子往火坑里推”。

他说,在中国,6万—10万元人民币的家庭收入,生活要比美国中产阶级幸福的多,向上流动的概率也高得多,普通中国人移民美国,将遭遇难以想象的文化、生活、工作等方面的隔阂和难题,移民三四代后可能会好一些,但那时,后辈与你移民的初衷已大相径庭,Ta不再属于你、你的家庭、家族和中国。

以下是与对方对话的大致情况,为方便阅读,保留第一人称,小题为整理者所加。

01

传言中的美国与

真实生活的美国相差迥异

没来美国前,我和大多数中国公共知识分子一样,对国内很多方面持批评态度,对美国则崇拜的不得了,觉得那是人类目前最自由最美好的生活,有最合理的社会制度,实际上,美国也确是我自己的梦想之一,对于80年代的大学生,美国诱惑太大,工作后多次到美国出差,更是觉得那是一个伟大的国度。

这些年看美国电影和美剧也多,其中展示的普通美国人多住在别墅洋房里,进一步强化了美国无限美好的印象。但在美国待了近7年后,我才知道,我们原来看的都是表面,当你真正在美国生活、深入了解美国后,发现我们那会教科书提及的西方资本主义的腐朽堕落,全都是真的。

我是在孩子小学毕业后办的移民,此后主要时间和精力都和孩子在美国生活。

接触了美国各个阶层,对美国社会有进一步了解后,我发现,在美国的多数华人打拼后过上中产阶级的生活并不难,毕竟移民到美国的,多是国内的知识和财富精英,但美国中产的生活并不像想象的那么好。

美国中产收入按可比价格计算,差不多如同我所在的山东家庭年收入6万至8万元人民币这个水平。一个年薪10万美元的中产算收入高的,在扣除联邦税、州税、FICA等杂项后,到手的不会超过7万美元,合每月6000美元左右,除去交401k等各类保险、社保,到手能用的也就2000—3000美元。

这个收入决定了他们的孩子基本上享受不到太好的教育,因为美国最好的学校多是私立教育,一个月上万美金很正常,普通中产家庭几乎不可能承受。教育等方面的投入差距决定了他们一般固定在相应的阶层。

我生活在山东二线城市,年收入5万—10万元的家庭很多,按现有的购买力,这个收入保障孩子上好点的学校多数是没有问题的,而且大部分上升渠道也是打开的。美国貌似什么都是开放的,但你根本够不着。

他这个制度设计的一个优势就是,你够不着还让你把责任都归咎于自己,从而保持着整个社会的相对稳定。当然,它的美元体系让美国人能享受到全世界的廉价资源和产品,使得即便是普通中产,衣食住行等基本生活保障也都是不错的。

但另一方面,美国的穷人比例比中国更高,贫民窟很多,处境比中国更难,政府救济其实少的可怜。

和美国相比,中国现在的穷人算幸福的,听老家人说现在农村贫困户经常有各级政府去关心,还提供就业机会,这确实是中国特色,在西方国家这是不可思议的,资本的贪婪和冷酷也不允许它这么做,当然,不包括慈善。

在美国,大约0.5%左右的顶级精英,像比尔盖茨、库克、扎格伯克等;5%—10%的普通精英,70%左右的中产阶层,其他都属于生活较艰难人群。

02

要想进入美国主流

精英群体非常非常难

很多进入美国的中国人认为,只要自己努力,一定能在美国混出个模样来。其实,在美国成功的华人极为有限,即便三四代移民后,相对于大量移居美国的高素质华人,能进到美国精英阶层的少之又少,他们中99%都成了美国芸芸众生中的一员,美国的阶层固化非常严重,你几乎没有能力冲破。

而且,无论你如何优秀,你会发现美国白人社会很难接受黄种的亚裔,尤其是华裔,很多优秀的中国人甚至在印度裔的管理和欺压下。

按财富计,我应该属于美国顶级阶层的那个人群,我的的房子在美国最富有的几个顶级精英旁边,我英语也还不错,在美国六年多,我进了不少圈子,认识了很多精英人群,但我能深深地感受到他们和你的那种距离感,你融入不进去,这与你努力与否无关,他们根本不接受你作为一个中国人的努力。

03

移民二代会很快以自己是一个美国人自豪,并试图抹去自己身上的移民痕迹。但假以时日,他发现并不能融入美国白人主流社会,进而产生巨大的挫败感。

我有自己的经济基础,就希望孩子在美国有最好的教育,他也享受到了美国顶级精英所受的教育。同时,我们也兼顾国内的全才式培养。

6年下来,花在孩子身上的钱近2000万元人民币,孩子很快因为自己是一个美国人自豪,因成绩出众且爱好广泛,包括美国精英社交中涉足的一些体育项目,孩子也在一对一顶级教练的教授下出类拔萃,这给他带来了自信。

但到十一、十二年级(即中国的高二高三),他发现自己很孤单,因为原来非常好的那些白人同学或朋友开始疏远他,而他又渴望融入。

与此同时,孩子又带给我无尽的痛苦,我们的矛盾冲突越来越大,让我深感无力。

我小孩在山东读完小学六年级来的美国,应该说,基本价值观已经成型了,但在美国待了两三年后,他全盘接受了美国文化,竟然开始看不起自己的父母,认为我们骨子里有反人类普世价值的根子,这让我异常吃惊,也异常沮丧。

我们一些思想也许与美国基督教和商业文化有冲突,但不应该被自己的孩子视为异教徒,我们奉行中国最正统的价值理念,仁义礼智信、温良恭俭让一直都是我们对孩子的要求,也是我们恪守的信条和做人底线,怎么就成了反人类了?!中国倡导的核心价值我认为与西方的所谓普世价值并没有本质冲突。

自此,我感受到美国文化和美国社会远不是媒体宣扬的那样,它骨子里视自己为现代文明的灯塔,对异域文明具有极端的排他性和狭隘性。同时,感受到美国意识形态教育的可怕。

我们在家都普及中国文化,讲中文,但孩子在美国待了两三年后却否认自己的祖国,认为自己国家的历史充斥着谎言,背离了真实,这让我觉得尤其不可思议。都说我们的意识形态教育多严,“洗脑”教育如何厉害,可我们洗了孩子12年的脑,却经不起美国三两年的历史观教育,可见我们的教育要不是无效的,要不就是形同虚设。

孩子现在基本把中国的一切都丢掉了,并引以为耻,也许等他更年长一些会唤醒中国文化基因,但目前看,他全盘接受了美国价值观和美国光荣史。

美国短短200多年的历史,弄得好像全球文明史都是他的一样。我原来以为我的孩子极端,过分迷恋美国文化,是个案,后来接触不少华裔,发现具有一定的普遍性,国内要深刻反思并检讨我们的史观教育。

从我的经历看,孩子是在高二下学期开始经常抱怨同学对他的歧视。他上的是贵族精英学校,参加的各类课外班级也都是顶级俱乐部孩子,所以代表了美国精英阶层对他的排斥,尽管他的学习举止非常好,但无济于事,他无法得到需要的认同。

此前在初中和这些同学关系都非常好,逐渐成人后孩子们组建起自己的圈子。要知道,在异国他乡没有圈子,没有认同感,对一个人的心理冲击会非常大,小孩之后又把这些情绪发泄到我们头上。

我小孩已经拿到美国几所顶级名校的录取通知了,但我已经意识到他不会被美国精英社会接受。我现在想的是,如果我在国内花同样的钱,用同样的精力,孩子的优秀应该不会亚于他今天取得的成绩,但已经无可挽回。

我决定今年春节后回山东生活,一些人认为我年岁大了想落叶归根,其实不是,我是看到了美国社会的病态,它完全不是我从中国公知、媒体和各类社交媒体中获知的美国。

中国有污染的空气,但中国有更多美国没有的机会和相对宽容的环境,美国所谓的上流社会,你几乎是挤不进去的。但不在美国亲身生活,你不会有这种感受。

中国人死要面子,在美国的很多苦痛是不说的,这让人觉得美国很光鲜,加上回国带点美国的coach、levis等品牌包和衣服等回去,让大家觉得国内几千的东西在美国竟然如此便宜,美国简直就是天堂,其实根本不是。

我认识一对夫妇:男的清华本硕毕业后到美国师从诺贝尔奖得主,现博士毕业在纽约一高校,科研经费很少,生活拮据。他爱人是自己的高中同学,在北大本硕博后F2签证到美国,至今在美近10年,期间因为生了2个小孩,成为全职太太。

这对夫妻的原生家庭在国内有些关系,前些年家人让回去,他们认为应该混个样子出来再回,这两年想回,却因年近40岁顾虑重重,感觉优势不明显了,也担心国内人际关系复杂,就这么耗着。

我去过他们居住的地方,还属于美国的底层,孩子每月还需要政府给点救济,他们的目标应该就是进入中产行列。

他们夫妇俩很努力,但下一代的未来其实已经注定,因为他们的未来是看得见的,其经济境况决定了他们的孩子不可能接受美国的精英教育,这就意味着下一代已经输了,但他们享受着来自中国老家的虚荣,老家都以他们在美国为傲,而他们回国展示的都是在美国光彩的部分,其实这和他们的真实生活反差很大。

如果在国内,清华北大毕业的他们如此努力上进,会比在美国好的多,成就可能也会大得多,从这个意义上,我们培养的大量优秀人才被美国这个巨大的社会绞肉机吞噬了,非常可惜,我们应该有机制来盘活这批人才。

现在大家都在说中国各种不好,又把美国描绘的天堂似的,其实现实不是这样。美国的阶层固化非常严重,相对而言,国内的机会和上升渠道要畅通的多,尽管我们有很多问题,有很多不满,但与美国相比,我们依然有不少好的地方,也有可能是因为出过国的更爱国吧,我现在的观念有了很大变化。

04

接受了美国文化和价值后,觉得做个普通公民就很好,那这个移民意义就不大了,对华人是个精神和思想上的挑战,更是无尽的苦痛。

儒家文化鼓励进取,有通过自己努力做人上人的基因,从来不认命,希望一代比一代强,而在美国华裔移民又很难成为“人上人”,所以会很痛苦。

美国文化觉得当个清洁工也挺好,都是社会不可或缺的,但中国人会认为,我要在国内付出这么多,一定能出人投地。美国的天花板你顶不破,亚裔能出头的非常少,你会不甘心,尤其是第一、第二代移民,不甘心“泯与众人”,中国人的基因很难接受这样的结果。

如果你想过一般人的生活,那你可以去,但我们骨子里希望成人上人,这是黄种人的基因密码。此外,我认为美国中产阶级过得并不轻松,但因为他信奉上帝,内心平静,能坦然接受并享受其中,我们要做到不容易。

Reflections on the airplane in China

I’m on the airplane in China right now with nothing to do so I write this. The person next to me is watching an American movie with Chinese subtitles. Having been in China for almost a month, seeing that screen feels foreign to me, there are mostly some white people and a few black ones too. On that I shall say that my mental state has much changed being surrounded by people like myself for no more than 30 days. In America my only access to the culture and environment of what is to be my natural habitat was indirectly and very imperfectly through Chinese in America as well as the Chinese Internet. But that is nothing like actually being in China surrounded by Chinese people and their way of life in cities built in their own style. After just this little bit of time, much has changed as for my mental defaults, perhaps most prominently that now a pretty woman is instinctively East Asian as opposed to white. The power of advertising, the power of propaganda. I had been exposed to propaganda all my life in America nonstop and now I’m China I experience one in the reverse direction, with crudely speaking a cancellation effect underway.

Almost instinctively I no longer care or fear anything near as much what whites think. This is actually natural for almost everyone in China. They have no direct contact with white people or with people of any other race really. White people are pretty much invisible in their lives excepting an occasional model advertisement in public and appearance on some world news on TV. This is in stark contrast to in America where communication is so stilted in comparison because there are a zillion races which the multicultural environment naturally conditions one to fear pissing off either intentionally or by accident. One reason why I’m not optimistic about America. Sure America can attract smart people from all over the world. But there is also that given how people of one race already have enough difficulty getting along, how much of a problem it becomes when there are many races of vastly different cultures and inherently competing interests sharing the same space. Maybe that is much a reason why now China’s airports render the ones in America shabby in comparison. Even in a second tier city the magnificence of the airport instantly made an impression on me. Of course America is still more advanced and of higher innovative substance in core science and technology but even there the advantage is dwindling.

I increasingly view my experience growing up in America as an ethnic Chinese as an abnormal one essentially forced upon me. It’s human biological nature for races to self segregate, this is instinctive and it’s really modernity that has made possible people like me. Biologically and culturally, whites and East Asian are far far apart. It’s nothing like the difference between Han Chinese and the Mongols or that between the English and French. And so it’s also natural that the Chinese in America are perpetual foreigners who die out in a few generations with high outmarriage and low birth rates. It’s like a pollutant entering water that eventually becomes absorbed in, no longer visible to the naked eye. Of course there has been a continuous stream of it entering to replenish but mostly uniformly there is quite a low half-life.

I am the rare type of pollutant who opts to leave that system for self preservation. Yet owing to my having entered and stayed in formative years I continue to with my fluent and still prolific English writing infect readers and minds within. I am in some sense a product of American liberalism. It was the invasion of toxic American liberal ideas into my native land in the 80s and 90s along with some slots opened for entrance into the land of its gospel that attracted people like my mother and many other Chinese of that generation. Most of their offspring were absorbed and tamed under the new system, yet I resisted and am now in some sense retreating and launching some sort of counterattack. What was it of this gospel that so repelled and disgusted me? That is quite complex and not to be elaborated on here. In any case, it is evidence of lack of universality of that gospel in its power to attract, its power to deceive.

The West as represented by America is now nihilistic. It seeks perpetual expansion but in the long run that brings in outsiders to its culture and eventually to its own lands. It moves and mixes races and peoples to the point where the mixing becomes the norm that goes on eventually to the point of no return. It seeks much, inadvertent and complicit, to destroy itself and everyone else along with it. The West has unleashed a force it cannot control unto itself that may well end with its own tragic destruction. With reference to the words of Duke of Qin, civilization is fragile and its continuation requires constant shepherding. Especially in the modern world so small and interconnected dangerous in a way never before for racial and cultural survival.

中国本地人如何看待美国长大的华人

ArmorUSA老是跟我说我在中国由于我在美国长大会受到一些歧视和排斥,比我想象的会严重得多。但是,他个人还是有经历的,在北京工作过。有人知乎上私信给我,表示对我的支持,我就向ArmorUSA说

我可以跟他说你觉得ABC在中国很不受欢迎吗,即使是会中文的,爱国的,【某美国最顶尖大学】有高等学位的。

他的回应却是

The last point is irrelevant. What matters is 会中文 and 爱国的.

我心想,哇,真的,中国人把红竟然看得那么重啊,比专还重的那么多啊。

ChinaSuperpower倒觉得我在中国不会被排斥,由于我还有中国身份证,加上父亲一直在中国,并且来自比较红的家庭背景。

这种不管你在美国多么有资历,多么名校背景,若是黄皮肤华裔而中文不好或不爱国,中国人不把你当回事儿这一点,其实我也有过,尽管自己当时还没真正想到回国发展。比如,大学毕业后认识了一位普林斯顿毕业的四岁去美国的人,本来以为他专业能力会多么不得了,但却大大失望。加上这个人的中文极差并还觉得自己中文已经足够好了,对世界和政治的思维方式也是完全美国化的,一下子我就觉得这个人是个tm的sb。

同段时间,有一次我又和一位我小时候通过父母朋友认识的一个当时在读医学院的人网上聊天。记得小时候觉得他牛的不得了,被哈弗,耶鲁,斯坦福大学录取了,又是SAT满分,那些中国父母都觉得他棒的不得了。当然,后来我也SAT接近满分,数学和编程竞赛也得过奖,也工作挣钱了,就没有把他那么当神看了。我们谈起了某五岁从乌克兰来到美国的人,我说这个人还知道好多中国历史人物,比如吴三桂,钱学森等,让我感到相当的impressed。那个人却说了中国历史他只知道近代的。然后,我就说了个那钱学森你应该知道。他说不。我就简单的介绍了钱学森是什么人及他的人生和贡献,然后说了个什么像钱学森邓稼先都是中国核武器和导弹最重要的并且在中国公众名气比较他的科学家,应该知道。他还为此感到很惹恼,在那平台上禁了我几周。我怎么觉得呢,一开始感到有点失望,是不是自己与人交往能力有点问题了。同时,我也觉得他这个人虽然事业上好,但是比较缺乏政治判断能力。美国学医的人在很多人眼中都是一些不太聪明不太独立思考但能死拼命的人,为了进美国医学院付出很大的代价,包括大学和医学院昂贵学费的贷款债,好将来做医生相当高的工资慢慢换回来,之后在自己晚年享受高的工资并且稳定工作。有的人进不了医学院或者医学院读了却发现自己做不下去,此经济压力甚大,每年都有医学院学生自杀。我个人从来没有对当医生有过兴趣,同时,我也觉得扛着那么多债为了将来不完全保证的更好的未来不是一个明智的选择,就像一些中国父母在美国为了自己的孩子能上学费高的好学校,还把自己的房子卖掉,这在我眼中也是很愚蠢的做法。同样也是那些为了能进好的大学故意显得不那么Asian,据我观察他们或许能进哈弗耶鲁等,但是之后他们的结果一般并不好。

所以看来我自己虽然在美国长大也一直骨子里从某种角度把香蕉化的华裔非人化,跟中国的中国人做得也差不多。我骨子里还跟那些主动移民美国的人是不一样的,不过还是由于母亲的决定小时候去了美国。ChinaSuperpower说我这样的人即使没有香蕉化也不会太被同情,这我能理解,这就像一个人主动跳进了蛇坑后受害了才认识到蛇危险,逃避了还指望正常的觉醒的人同情他,在这种情况下一般人的反应会是活该。当然,ChinaSuperpower说第二代身不由己去的好多其实是无辜的,可惜的是,某程度依父母什么样,包括父母的人生决定,评价一个人属于人的本性,若自己与父母道不同,那就得积极的证明此不同才能得以别人的认可。

结识ArmorUSA和ChinaSuperpower

他们俩都是七岁去的美国或加拿大但名校高等学位谋取后回到了祖国,他们也都认为中国人在美国面临着集中营的未来。他们俩我也都是在Reddit得知,在知乎上读过我的文章的人可以看到我的文章好多以他们的Reddit评论为启发点。我一个月前在Reddit上写给了他们俩私信,几天前得以ChinaSuperpower的回复。微信连通后,他立即把我加到了一些以我们这类人的组成的微信群,在此及微信私下聊天已经说了不少了,尤其是与ChinaSuperpower。 

有些关注我的博客或知乎的人应该得知我对犹太人比较反感。我已发觉好多红的中国人都是这样的,包括ChinaSuperpower。他又说现在在美国掌握着媒体的大多征服了白人的犹太人在操纵着白人歧视亚洲人,这也很符合我的观察。我在我博客上也写到过我的在数学竞赛获得过最高奖的白人朋友也觉得犹太人是可恶的寄生虫,而且他们因为在美国的种族分类属于白人,可以把所谓的white privilege推到白人身上。在美国舆论中,任何对犹太人负面的话在那种多年被犹太人操纵的政治气候会被批为anti-Semitism,而且经常,犹太利益集团会为此破坏其言者的事业。从某种角度,中国人还好,因为中国人只要有中国身份还可以回到中国,在中国主流是不会在乎反犹的,甚至可以说共产党本质上就是反犹的。中美敌对,美国由犹太人主导寄生,犹太人自然是中国人的敌人。犹太人掌握的媒体如谷歌和脸书好多都在中国的黑名单上。我在脸书面试过,那儿有好多大陆人,但是都是干活的或中层管理的,上层大部分是犹太人。中国人不要怕犹太人,犹太人其实没有那么聪明,中国人在美国完全客观公平的考试和数学竞赛等今年基本在秒杀犹太人,在科学研究上,中国人也不错,总的来讲还是差一些,但是因为现在在还未形成世界绝对一流的独立的科研体制,在美国还是经常依赖于他人的钱和评价,中国人将来也会达到日本那样的绝对一流的水平。同时,中国人14亿,拥有庞大的而接近于最先进独立工业体系和军队,犹太人如果太得罪中国人,他们十多亿的穆斯林仇人不得不加以实力远远更强大的中国人,若不妥协,犹太大屠杀必定重演!

我和ChinaSuperpower说了一些自己的背景。小时候把我带到美国我母亲的一些表示自由主义观点之语录我跟他说了,他的感觉是我母亲不仅是精神美国人,而是不一般的,严重的精神美国人,为什么呢,因为原来她是原体制内的人,在中国主流体制混的算很不错的。他非常佩服我一直留在中国的父亲,觉得他是非常有智慧的人,我却跟他说了我爸爸在我中学时候对我说的,大概为

中国人跑到美国去,人家自然就会觉得你是跑到他们那儿享受更好的物质条件,是在那儿乘凉的,你在好,人家也不会真正瞧得起你的,所以我从来没想过去美国。

他又说,现在的局势已很危险了,中国人必须选一边,中美矛盾只会加深,在过一段时间很可能就来不及了。当然,好多第一代移民已经失去了回国的可能,因为好多他们的作为,尤其已经入美国籍的那些,已经使得他们在中国人眼中为叛徒。 

他认为犹太人是美国的华人的集体敌人,但是个人敌人对于那些生在或小时候去的美国的经常是他们的叛国父母,中国人不光要集体冲击美国的犹太精英当权派,个人也要去彻底否定及惩罚背叛国家的父母。

这句话或许有点极端,但是从此我还看出了一定的引申义。那就是中国人最大的敌人其实是内奸。他也在Reddit写到过90年代和00年代初,中国的政治气候处于了低谷,右派内奸漫天遍野,并且占领了不少有权利有影响力的位置,那时候西方国际化公司即使在中国比中国公司威望都要高。对中华民族幸运的是,习近平上台时,其形势已基本转变,中国的左派已大多占领上风,而且其相对势力一直在增强,按趋势会彻底压倒卖国的中国自由主义右派。这一点我在美国也感觉到了,2017年是个大的转折点,觉得那时候中国已经大多证明自己了,被嘲笑为超美国的科技公司在美国媒体里也得以认可,连美国的时代杂志都发表了一个标题为China won(中国赢了)的文章。我自己个人也有了不少进步,在事业上,在能力上,给了我远远更强的信心。我感到中国人之前实力还是太低,不得不服从美国的一些,但是现在不这么认为了,开始认为其实中国人或许更强,只不过近代史起点太低了,若世界体系能由中国人主导,中国人的天分和能力能得以远远更充分的发挥,也会将世界变得更好。今年受到一些网民如Unz Review的Duke of Qin的影响,我认为中国人应当发愤图强将美国的自由主义国际体系彻底毁灭,保卫中国人,也保卫全世界得多元化。中国的优势在于大家都是中国人,都讲中文,有同样的文化,有极强的组织和执行能力,只要政治上团结一心,力量是超大而无可比拟的。中国改革开放融入国际体系以来,一直有外势力利用中国自由主义分子搞渗透,如听说微博都有以色列支持一些中国人发亲以亲犹的言论。犹太人千年活在别人的国家,对他民族做商业,政治,及文化渗透和操纵和寄生成了他们的本性,他们认识到他们在多种族自由主义社会有极大的优势,反而那种世界非常不利于千年活在只有中国人的中国的中国人。

中国人在二十一世纪,要像在当年的朝鲜战争一样,积极选择并形成最自己更有利的战场,那就是慢慢通过自己的势力改变美国为主的国际体系和规则,将自己的劣势转为自己的优势。要想做到这一点,显得清除内奸,最好的办法是施加压力迫使他们离开,就像ChinaSuperpower所说,我反对中国的“公知精英”,但是他们一旦离开了中国,就跟我们没关系了。分界线现在已经画的很明确了。美国的华人一旦主动放弃了中国籍或长期在国外与反华的机构形成利益关系,就不在是中国人了,在国外他们的任何遭遇责任完全由自己担当。同时,ChinaSuperpower同情第二代身不由己在美国长大的华裔,因为他们好多是好的,觉得中国应该给他们提供融入的机会,至少给他们机会证明自己与他们的叛徒父母很不一样。不过他也认识到那些第二加代美国华人他们大多也没希望了,要回来就赶紧回来并且做一切自己所能做的证明自己对中国的忠诚,这包括公开否定自己的叛国父母。

这个世界差异大的种族和文化是没有本质上的妥协或融合,人必须选完全依靠一边,不然得不到支持而难以生存,现在我们处于危险的历史时刻,面临着你死我活的斗争!