Politicians from a voting bloc that historically leans blue say they want to ‘expand the boundaries of the MAGA agenda.’
Isn’t it odd that basic common sense ideas like safe streets, strong educational values and equality of opportunity are now MAGA infused right wing values?
The best thing to happen to this country and the world is to see more Americans of Asian, Black and Hispanic descent publicly embrace common sense. Of course the press will then call each one right-wing as a reflex. Hopefully we are getting to the point when brave people like those mentioned in the article will laugh at the press and wear right wing as a badge of honor.
With the progressive democrats trying to destroy the future of Asian-Americans, either by racial quotas at major universities, or decrying their success as "white-adjacent," meaning they are "evil" for taking advantage of the American dream, what did the democrats expect to happen?
Fantastic piece about brilliant American candidates. All of the Asian hate comes from democrats, who attacks Asians in the school boards and city streets. The woke revolution has many similarities to the Chinese cultural revolution.
For those in NYC, I highly recommend visiting the Tiananmen Square Massacre museum and meeting its legendary curator: https://yuribezmenov.substack.com/p/how-to-visit-the-tiananmen-square-museum-nyc
The waves of immigrants who came to the US hoped for a better future. The Germans, Irish, Italians, Jews, and now the Russians, Central Americans, and eastern Europeans all fled dire conditions, persecutions, tyrannies, or just hopelessness, and they, like the previous waves of immigrants, have made lives in this country while contributing to our strength and national pride. Nothing was ever handed to them on a platter except the freedom to begin all over. I welcome the growing influence of the Asian-Americans who, like all of our American ancestors keep the fires of liberty burning. Eventually, we and they will stop using the hyphenated American identifiers. They will just be Americans.
It is about time. Asian Americans were in lockstep with the Dems for decades. The discrimination against brilliant Asian-American college applicants has been exposed. in addition, most of the anti-Asian violence has been perpetrated by African-Americans who have been largely protected by Progressive, Soros-funded district attorneys. This plain fact is rarely articulated due to fears of racist labeling (see below).
In 2002 I had a college sociology class that taught what we now know as critical race theory, and I posited the following:
"If systemic racism exists and the cards are stacked against minorities, how can you explain the success of Japanese Americans, for example? They experienced actual and intense racism far more recently than anyone else. Yet today, they are among the most successful people in this country" (it was a rhetorical question; the obvious answer is that America is a meritocracy and they busted their asses).
The college professor laughed hysterically and answered "you just don't get it" and mocked me with a dopey voice. But it was very clear to everyone in the room that I'd destroyed her argument.
America desperately needs everyday citizens as candidates for political positions at all levels of government, regardless of race. Thank you for writing a fantastic piece!
Brilliant article. When people see through the progressive lies. The Beethoven connection felt like a spiritual awakening that can unify us! So hopeful.
“We are being punished for succeeding,” Kenny Xu said. “The excuse when white people succeed is that they took advantage of a society that was stacked for them. We have no claim to that. If we succeeded, we did so fairly.”
To paraphrase Malcom X, the enemy of the minority is the white liberal.
That’s the elite class to end.
Our struggle to overcome the extremist progressive left has no time or energy for racism. Asians, Blacks, Jews and all other American ethnic groups who are citizens who embrace traditional American ideals are welcome to join the march toward restoring our values that honor exceptionalism, entrepreneurship, law & order, objective educational standards (with a choice of where to attend) and individual freedoms. We must embrace each other and counter-balance the insanity that characterizes the progressive, woke left. Good luck to all of the candidates listed in the article, you are well-grounded Americans who are standing up for the values that distinguish our democracy from the world!
So glad to see Lily Tang Williams here. Her voice is vital right now. Lots of good interviews with her describing growing up in Maoist China on YouTube.
It’s about time. Great piece. I always had a hard time understanding why Asian Americans stuck with Democrats despite being more socially conservative in general. The democrats have been making their lives worse with their policies for decades now. I think it may be related to areas that Asian Americans live (large blue cities) and with the more collectivist mindset, especially for Chinese Americans. Or perhaps the belief that the Republicans are anti-immigrant shapes their choice as well? The Republicans will likely fail to take advantage of this possible swing, but perhaps this momentum can at least kick out the far left from these districts.
I agree with the sentiment of the Asian American people. They work hard, play by the rules and deservedly get ahead. We’re all playing on the same field. Then the Progressive, virtue signaling, white elites “move the goal posts.” I’ve heard expressed by my white, affluent, now sadly “progressive” neighbors. I’ve even chided my neighbors for getting upset because people in the Asian community are hard working, family oriented people who believe in the American dream. I’m like: “that’s the American way and they’ve earned it. You can go out and do the same thing.” My daughter’s best friend is Asian. That young woman has worked ass off since she was a child and now she’s at a very prestigious law school. This should be celebrated not mocked or denigrated.
This is the inevitable car crash you get with intersectional and identity politics. Someone's ox is bound to be the one getting gored. Just as the Black population in California is finding out that they're losing out to Hispanics, Asians are finding out that the new, far left Democratic party doesn't have room for them at all. Asians have been declared "white-adjacent" so the far left can discount their successes and push them out of the way.
Thank you! These are the kind of well balanced, TRUTHFUL, stories that felt commonplace years ago but now are so very hard to find on a consistent basis.
Just who is attacking the Asians and Jews on the streets of Bklyn and Queens? Rednecks in pickup trucks wearing MAGA hats? I think not. (They are too busy attacking Jussie Smollet.) Why doesn’t the NY Times give us the facts?