So I've been on vacation, and whilst I did take my laptop with me, and did plan to make use of the complimentary wi-fi, the resort was just too tempting. But I was very interested in the state visit of Hu Jintao. I'm not going to comment on the political or economic ramifications, but one thing anyone could see watching the news footage was the shift in power, the potency of what was unsaid and unseen. It was clear that the President and the White House were doing all they can to avoid offending the Chinese president, and that the strict diplomatic protocols had to be met. To me, the whole visit was a clear sign of the change in the balance of power. It was like Hu Jintao was here to finalize the change over between him and President Obama, over who really was the most powerful person in the world. The fear was obvious amongst the President, his staff, and the republicans such as Boehner who apparently him President Hu in private. Don't annoy him, don't fuck with him.
Which brings us to the lovable scamp Rush Limbaugh. Of course needing to throw his two worthless cents in , he went on a wild ching chong rampage. The stuff that used to be heard in playgrounds across America, Canada and Australia when directed at ethnic Chinese people - until those Chinese kids decided to go to quite frankly better schools. Which begs the question, why the need to insult? Why the need to offend the Chinese? Is it borne from a deep fear. Does the anti-Chinese sentiments come from the fear of the dreaded yellow people taking over the world. For the last 300 years one could summarize that the Anglo-Saxon race of first the British, then the Americans have dominated the world in terms of economy, military might, and influence. During the 1980s many Americans were afraid the Japanese would take over the world before they fell into the abyss. Now it is the Chinese, a country that seems to have finally awoken to its full potential and size. So this posts asks whether its a fear of Chinese people in America. Perhaps Rush Limbaugh's listeners share that same fear. Does the American heartland fear the Chinese people as a race and as a nation?
My name is Kevin Mao. Age 26 , place of birth San Fransisco. I've come to realize thru my limited life experience that there is a once in a generation cultural phenomenon happening right under my nose. I can feel in my bones, I can feel in the air, I can see it with mine eyes. It is the growing culture of American White Male/American Asian female relationship. In this day and age, it is (in my view anyway) one of the most symbolic yet little understood cultural phenomenon that seems to be limited to both coasts of the United States (and other countries such as Australia and Canada). Through this blog, I will post my musings, my snapshots of this specific culture , and will attempt to decipher it. I will also post other people's written and graphical work, in an attempt to make this blog as culturally enriching as possible. Basically the question is this? Why do Asian American females from all walks of life see White American Males as their preferred life/love partner? Is there an underlying cultural/sexual/psychological reason for it? Is there one factor - or a myriad of them. Why is it becoming instead of the exception - the norm? Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Is it symbolic of the 21st century and the changing global hegemony. The rise of the Dragon, and the slow descent of the American Eagle? Is this perhaps an individual reaction to that shift? I will also (somewhat illegally and immorally) post photos of said couples , call it a gross invasion of privacy, call it cultural voyeurism at its most disgusting and perverted, or maybe call it just a way have a laugh and smile (or cry). I do sincerely hope you will both read this blog, enjoy it, or be enlightened by it. (or as I expect possibly disgusted by it, which is fine, as long as some emotion is registered).
P.S. If by some fluke of nature that said couple sees their photo on blog and would like it to be taken down immediately, then do so.
P.P.S. If I post something from another blog/writer and they wish for me to take it down, I will do immediately and without protest.,