One of the great, time-tested strengths of asians in the U.S. is their ability to assimilate. They are adept chameleons in the art of observing, refining and mimicking established american culture. Geographic and spiritual isolation from their native lands spurs this ability to identify with american idiosyncratic behavior and values. All the educational and economic achievement in the world can only allow you to immerse in your new home’s culture up to a point; you must culturally “fit in” as well if you wish to earn the respect and acceptance of those who settled and preceded your immigrant generations.
Sometimes this is a gift.
Often, it can be a curse.
In the case of asians, the “model minority,” the curse is that in assuming native motifs so well, they also wear those that are distasteful.
In 2021, the mimicry of whites has led them don the socially liberal mask of “Woke” just as excruciatingly as their white coastal liberal cohorts. Asians, especially Japanese, were once the Republican stalwarts of the party of S.I. Hayakawa. They have politically degenerated and can now be seen and heard championing identitarian cause and vociferously propagating leftist agendas. Asians, largely urban, co-exist with their favored racial template, coastal white liberals, and these are the people they mimic, down to every political and cultural sensibilities.
Last year, asians cried about racism in the aftermath of the pandemic (which included random attacks from whites and blacks, but no one is talking about the latter) while in the same breath, championing the movement of those deifying George Floyd.
But if there is any group asians should be leery of, it is…
An Orange County mom has filed a police complaint after her daughter was left with a concussion from a vicious sucker punch during a youth basketball game.
The shocking video shows a player catch Alice Ham’s daughter Lauryn by surprise, swinging a wild roundhouse punch that smashes into her chin and throat, and knocks her to the floor.
Attorney Brett Greenfield, who represents the family of the teen girl who threw the punch, released a statement to Eyewitness News:
“My client and her family are deeply and sincerely remorseful. This is a unfortunate incident involving a very hard working and promising student athlete. We must keep some perspective and keep in mind that this is a young minor who has made a mistake.”
“The comments on social media in response to this incident are a cause of great concern for both the minor and her family. We would respectfully request that she be given the benefit of the doubt and that her privacy be respected given her young age.”
The only thing Brett Greenfield and the “little girl” and her family regret is that this blatant display of thuggery was filmed. She has proven she is fully capable of this impulsive violent behavior. A good dose of shame and exposure are called for. I’m a firm believer in shame as deterrent for some behaviors. This girl’s fledgling basketball career should suffer for it and the identity of the nurturing mother/boxing trainer should be publicized and roundly humiliated.
But I suspect, in keeping with their assimilation algorithm, asians will continue rallying for the “persecuted” while simultaneously allowing themselves to be bullied. They may even publicly forgive the black girl. White self-destruction is something asians will wear well if it means fitting in.
UPDATE: “The Benjamin Ballers”
Internet denizens might have unearthed the basketball family the little slugger issues from.
…and her illustrious father, Corey Benjamin (who isn’t averse to throwing punches and phones).
Cori is a quiet storm: a young lady of few words who allows her talents on court to speak for itself.
“Cori is good on offense and defense,” Legacy said. “On defense she could rebound, box out to get the ball. On offense, she can just run straight through everyone.”