Attacks on Asian-Americans?

Monday, April 5, 2021 2:49 AM
Seems like it became "a thing" maybe two or three months ago, and has increased at a mind-blowing pace. My question is this: Have the attacks against Asians suddenly become a criminal epidemic, or has our "honest and unbiased" American media just decided to seek out and report every single incident of this nature while ignoring a lot of similar attacks that don't involve Asian victims? The massage parlor murders last month, horrific as that event was, does not appear to have been racially motivated. Apparently the guy was some kind of religious nutjob with a so-called sex addiction, and his psycho rampage was driven by a misguided belief that massage parlors were to blame for his "sexual sins" rather than his own inability to control his urges. Yet that's become the cornerstone event of the anti-Asian violence reporting that has exploded recently - referenced in nearly every news story on that topic. Here's an example: [view link] Some wacko in Charlotte, NC used a sign post to vandalize an Asian-owned convenience store while yelling Asian slurs. Six months ago, would this have been a NATIONAL news story? Here's another: [view link] Horrible. Inexcusable. But the fact is this type of senseless attack happens almost EVERY DAY on the streets of NYC - perpetrated by, and against, people of any ethnicity. Especially since Mayor Bill "Dumbo" De Blasio was elected. It seems to me that the media is trying to create a narrative that says America has become a threatening place for Asian immigrants and even Asian-American citizens, and it's all due to China's complicity in releasing Covid on the world, which is overtly suggested in many reports. We've known for over a year that China was responsible, and that they acted to cover it up rather than be forthcoming and save lives. So why have the perpetrators of these attacks waited this long to take their revenge? Another weird thing is that in almost every story I've heard, the attacks weren't directed specifically at Chinese people, just Asians in general. In the stories I referenced above, the store owners were South Koreans and the woman beaten up in NYC was Filipino. Full disclosure: I'm a right-wing conservative Republican, and an unapologetic Trump supporter. CJ Kent or twentyfive would most certainly tell you I'm a nut. But I assure you, I'm not half the right-wing nut as some people I know personally. However, not one of my nutty friends thinks that all Asians are Chinese, nor do they think Chinese people represent or support the Chi-Com government. They see them like Castro-hating Cubans - viewed more as victims, certainly not co-conspirators. So again, my question: Are we to believe that Americans have gone batshit crazy, thinking any and all Asians are Chinese, believing the Chinese people are responsible for the actions of their dictatorship government, and now they've taken it upon themselves to punish Asians with random acts of violence? Or is it our so-called media creating a narrative they think will reflect negatively on people of a conservative mindset, garner sympathy for the Chinese government and, as always, present America as an inherently racist country? Fire away.

49 comments

Ok yeah it's all a deep rooted liberal conspiracy created for the sole purpose of picking on you admitted right-wing nutjobs. Gimme a fucking break. The hard cold reality is that hate crimes have increased due to turds like Trump not only gave them legitimacy but all but encouraged them. Poor poor poor oppressed you. It's time to seek therapy for that deep seated paranoia. It ain't all about you.
Dougsterr
3 years ago
^^ See what I mean?
misterorange
3 years ago
"Are we to believe that Americans have gone batshit crazy" - yes, but that is a whole other conversation and it started long before Covid. Based on a police reports, yes the number of hate crimes against Asian Americans has gone up drastically since the pandemic started. [view link] "Anti-Asian hate crime in 16 of America’s largest cities increased 145% in 2020 according to an analysis of official preliminary police data by the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, with the first spike occurring in March and April amidst a rise in COVID cases and negative stereotyping of Asians relating to the pandemic."
whodey
3 years ago
"Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino" Yeah, that sounds like a non-biased scientific and statistical organization.
misterorange
3 years ago
"Or is it our so-called media creating a narrative they think will reflect negatively on people of a conservative mindset, garner sympathy for the Chinese government and, as always, present America as an inherently racist country" Overall a good post Orange but the quoted sentence above sums it up. The media grabs a story, twists it to their perspective, and pounds away at it to shape opinions to fit their leftist agenda until they eventually choose another story to replace it. They don't report anymore, they manufacture. They've been doing it for years. Example that quickly comes to mind: The Rodney King arrest. They constantly showed a loop of the same few seconds over and over making it look like King was beaten for several minutes when in fact it was seconds and would have never happened if King complied and just laid flat instead of trying to stand up.
TheeOSU
3 years ago
Anti Asian sentiments have a long history in the US. From racist laws against Chinese railway workers in the 1800s to Japanese internment camps racism against Vietnamese refugees to this. It's nothing new. It's just being noticed by the media
Icee Loco (asshole)
3 years ago
You can't argue the data that is based on police reports so you attack the name of the group that compiled the data? What would you prefer a group that studies data on hate crimes and extremism call themselves? What statistical evidence can you offer to support your claim that the increase isn't real and is just fake news? If you don't trust the data involved you clearly don't trust law enforcement which is an odd thing for a "right-wing conservative Republican" to say. However, since you are an "an unapologetic Trump supporter" it makes since that you wouldn't believe the results when they are based on simply counting. The months since last years election have proven that.
whodey
3 years ago
^^ whodey Based on simply counting? You mean like the video evidence of crates full of ballots being dragged out, AFTER observers and all but 3 or 4 election personnel were sent home? That kind of counting?
misterorange
3 years ago
Don't waste your time, whodey. The stupid factor here is off the rails.
Dougsterr
3 years ago
^^ Yeah, you're right Dougsterr. Questioning authority is a really dumb thing to do. Better to just trust everything you see. Nothing bad can come of that.
misterorange
3 years ago
Anti-Asian American bias has been around as long as there have been Asians in America. There was the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1892. Then the Immigration Act of 1924--which barred any Japanese from becoming naturalized citizens. And let's not forget progressive Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt rounding up every person of Japanese ancestry on the west coast, including native born U.S. citizens, and throwing them into concentration camps during WW II. The only difference now is it's being reported by the media to fit the narrative that somehow Donald Trump created anti-Asian bias by calling the Chinese Coronavirus the Chinese Coronavirus.
doctorevil
3 years ago
It's being covered because the media wanted to use it for their narrative of "white supremacy" but turns out it's actually blacks that are committing most of these crimes. In recent high profile cases that resulted in demonstrations against "white supremacy" it turned out that the perpetrators were actually black or latino.
yahtzee74
3 years ago
I don’t consider you nuts I think you are stupid and singularity close minded , OTH C. J. Kent is nuts, and anyone who responds to him has more than a few screws loose
twentyfive
3 years ago
In a country of this size it is statistically insignificant. Just more fake news from the left in preparation for making it illegal to be white.
skibum609
3 years ago
This is probably not what it seems on its face. If you're a criminal and you live in a neighborhood with a heavy first generation or 2nd generation Asian presence you know they do a lot of their business deals in cash. Combine that with the defunding of police in major cities, and the public announcements by many DAs that they are going soft on prosecution and you can arrive at the answer.
Sgtsnowman
3 years ago
The media is desperate to unite blacks and Asians against their eternal Emmanuel Goldstein known as "white supremacy." The massage parlor murders were anti-woman, not anti-Asian. Perpetrators of hate crimes broadcast their grudges from the rooftops, and this crumb didn't do so.
Tetradon
3 years ago
You mean they would never mention again the syrian guy who murdered all those people in colorado? What were they? White or sumpin?
skibum609
3 years ago
We’ve always had shitheads beating up vulnerable people. Nothing new, not saying it’s not happening, but I do think it’s a new favorite narrative for the media and it seems Asian activist groups are getting louder as of a few years ago, suing over college admissions being the other example that comes to mind. Could be that they’re making sure they get more notice. I don’t mind, complain, it’s not right. Assholes shouldn’t be knocking down old ladies no matter their background.
CarlitosPeligro
3 years ago
Theirs is definitely anti-Asian bias – a lot of it seems to be based on jealousy/hatred at how Asians have outperformed in most if not all aspects of society – many top universities have been sued b/c they deny admission to qualified Asians in the name of “equity” – a while ago I heard on a radio-show that in certain universities if a black student has a certain SAT and GPA, they are guaranteed a slot in that university; but an Asian w/ the same credentials had a 5% chance of getting in – it’s so egregious that one would think it’s made up but if one just did a bit of researching one would not believe what they would be reading. As @jahtzee mentioned, a lot of the videos I’ve seen has been black on Asian crime – there seems to be a long history here in part I think b/c many Asians that immigrate to the U.S. often start at the bottom by opening businesses in hood-neighborhoods and there seems to be resentment/jealousy by many in those communities towards the Asians and there prosperity – back in the 1992 LA riots the Asian businesses were hit extremely hard and seems were purposely targeted. There is also a move towards doing away w/ gifted programs/schools b/c they are seen as “racist” and many of these schools/programs are dominated by supa-hard-working Asian students – there def seems to be an anti-Asian bias it’s just that it’s mostly under the radar since most people do not live in those communities and probably don’t interact much with them to know what is going on and the Asians are generally not one to complain nor play the race card and they just put their heads down and outwork everyone no matter the odds/circumstances. As others have mentioned, part of the reason it's being reported by the leftist media more it's b/c they are trying to paint it as "there go those pro-Trump white supremacists again" when from what I've seen it's been mostly black on Asian crime in liberal-cities which by no means are MAGA country - if anything Asians are likely the safest in "MAGA country".
Papi_Chulo
3 years ago
Some black on Asian crime stats: [view link]
Papi_Chulo
3 years ago
“It is never too late to give up our prejudices. No way of thinking or doing, however ancient, can be trusted without proof. What everybody echoes or in silence passes by as true today may turn out to be falsehood tomorrow, mere smoke of opinion, which some had trusted for a cloud that would sprinkle fertilizing rain on their fields.” ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden
CJKent_band
3 years ago
“Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away, and that in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
CJKent_band
3 years ago
CJ, like all bigots, is a hypocrite. If these were white evangelicals he'd be jacking to pics of naked tweens.
skibum609
3 years ago
This pandemic has taken a toll on mental health. It’s not healthy to be indoors and alone for a long time. In my view, the more we are closed up, the less time we spend with others, and that’s dangerous. Spending time with our diverse neighbors helps to lessen our prejudices, as we see everyone as individuals, and the stereotypes aren’t as prominent. So, I think it is possible there is an increase in anti Asian crimes. I don’t know if the statistics bear it out, but it’s definitely a possibility.
Cashman1234
3 years ago
“Wrong is wrong, no matter when, where or who does it or says it." “Speak out, but speak out with love and decency and firmness, not with hatred and contempt for our fellow humans.” “Do justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed.” “And do no wrong or violence to the resident alien, the fatherless, and the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.”
CJKent_band
3 years ago
^ FUCKHEAD!
TheeOSU
3 years ago
Haters have to hate, haters will see you walk on water and say it’s because you can’t swim. Haters are angry, because the truth contradicts the lie they live.
CJKent_band
3 years ago
No one is a bigger hater than those who call themselves progressives. Their belief set and hatred rival that of hitler, stalin and mao; 1 sopcialist and 2 commies like bernie sanders the Kapos.
skibum609
3 years ago
“Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.” ~ George Washington Carver
CJKent_band
3 years ago
^ FUCKHEAD!
TheeOSU
3 years ago
“Hating is the sincerest form of flattery. ”
CJKent_band
3 years ago
“Remember, people who try to bring you down are already below you.”
CJKent_band
3 years ago
Nobody's trying to bring you down cj, you're already scraping the bottom of the barrel with your uninspiring posts. FUCKHEAD!
TheeOSU
3 years ago
“Being judged by others means that you’re that important to them, that they have the time to think about you and talk about you.” :D
CJKent_band
3 years ago
^ Posting delusional shit like that means you're ready for the psycho ward, FUCKHEAD!
TheeOSU
3 years ago
Again: “Being judged by others means that you’re that important to them, that they have the time to think about you and talk about you.” :D
CJKent_band
3 years ago
Thinking you're important to anyone is understandable cj. What else could we expect from a delusional autistic communist sympathizer? FUCKHEAD! :D
TheeOSU
3 years ago
Well this post started with a serious question, and has of course devolved into useless shit-throwing tantrums. As an older conservative white male, I’ll acknowledge that my opinion is completely unqualified, but it seems to me that when blacks attack Asians, especially in inner cities, it’s almost as if they have a deep seated resentment of the facts that most Asians do better than blacks in the same settings, academically and financially. This makes them easy and desirable targets for blacks to direct their anger for their own shitty life, regardless of where the fault lies. The media doesn’t report or even suggest this, because it’s not politically correct to compare different racial groups for different success levels, even if they start from the same place.
azdd
3 years ago
1993 - [view link]
Dolfan
3 years ago
Blacks males constitute 6% of the population and commit 52% of murders. The number of unarmed black men killed by the police in 2019, a figure which includes all, not just ones who were not in the act of committing a crime, in 2019, was 9. 330 million people in the land and the assholes on the left call it a crisis.
skibum609
3 years ago
“White supremacy is the root of all race-related violence in the US” “The dehumanization of Asian people by U.S. society is driven by white supremacy and not by any Black person who may or may not hate Asians.” “Understanding the depth and reach of this ideology of racism can be challenging, but doing so brings each person, and the nation as a whole, closer to addressing systemic inequity.” “It’s not Black people whom Asian Americans need to fear. It’s white supremacy.” [view link]
CJKent_band
3 years ago
^ as much as I hate to engage with a nut job that always dithers and never commits to any position, maybe someone should remind you that Asians and Asian nations are no stranger to the myth of supremacy in fact many of our modern problems have stemmed from the same jingoistic traits exhibited by Asian nations from China, to Japan, to Korea and beyond
twentyfive
3 years ago
“Wrong is wrong, no matter when, where or who does it or says it." “Speak out, but speak out with love and decency and firmness, not with hatred and contempt for our fellow humans.” “Do justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed.” “And do no wrong or violence to the resident alien, the fatherless, and the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.”
CJKent_band
3 years ago
^ do you have any thoughts of your own the reality is none of this occurs in a vacuum, stupid pithy quotes from others show us that you are a well educated, uninformed jackass, there’s a reason why you attract such rancor, you have only yourself to blame
twentyfive
3 years ago
“White supremacy is an ideology, a pattern of values and beliefs that are ingrained in nearly every system and institution in the U.S.” “It is a belief that to be white is to be human and invested with inalienable universal rights.” “And that to be not-white means you are less than human – a disposable object for others to abuse and misuse.”
CJKent_band
3 years ago
“Haters are angry, because the truth contradicts the lie they live.”
CJKent_band
3 years ago
^ FUCKHEAD!
TheeOSU
3 years ago
^^ See what I mean? ~ misterorange ~ April 5, 2021
CJKent_band
3 years ago
^^ See what I mean? ~ misterorange ~ April 5, 2021
TheeOSU
3 years ago
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