The Asian Ideological Problem

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The American Dream Personifies the Asian-American Experience

With traditional notions of America as a vibrant melting pot as it thrived as a constitutional republic, a question emerged as to whether citizens from different backgrounds could flourish while retaining some aspects of their national identity or culture.

For Asian-Americans, the answer appears to be yes. Asians, in fact, are one of the prime success stories of the American Dream.

Through hard work, education, entrepreneurism and wise spending/saving habits, Asians have emerged as highest-earning ethnic group in the U.S.

In so doing, they’ve demonstrated how the American Dream is the best economic model for pulling people out of poverty and into middle- and upper-class socioeconomic status.  It’s about creating businesses of all sizes and innovation that generates sizable capital, wealth, income and jobs.

The Pursuit of Excellence

We’re familiar with the ‘tiger mom’ stereotype, i.e., the overbearing parent who — for better or worse — intensely pushes her kids to become high academic achievers along with impressive extracurricular activities.

With that in mind, Asian families often stress the professional fields such as medicine, law, engineering or science and pursuing those degrees at elite universities. It’s all about creating a better life than what mom, and dad, had. This is the goal of any parent who truly loves his or her children, albeit the intensity might run counter to typical Western child rearing.

Through hard work, education, entrepreneurism and wise spending/saving habits, Asians have emerged as highest-earning ethnic group in the U.S.

Paradoxically, the pursuit of academic excellence has, however, a downside. As we have seen in recent years, universities have become indoctrination centers dedicated not to knowledge but solely to twisting young impressionable minds into accepting ideas that some might argue are borderline traitorous to America.

While in fashion on campus, socialism, communism, limiting free speech, gun control, stifling the free marketplace and various forms of thought policing are all antithetical to the U.S. Constitution.

For example, the faculty has politicized science (plus virtually all other majors) when professors tie in anti-Trump rhetoric and Caucasian bashing with biology while claiming that gender fluidity is ‘scientific.’ Asians, along with students from other ethnic groups, who simply want to get a good grade and move on with their careers find themselves involuntarily becoming social justice warriors.

Marx Arrives on Campus

Over the last half a century or longer, free-market capitalism and socialism have clashed on numerous fronts, including in educational institutions. As alluded to above, this struggle has played out in Ivy League schools down to local community colleges. Aging, otherwise unemployable hippies and their disciples in the teaching profession continue such anti-American, anti-freedom rhetoric laced with philosophies of Marx, Lenin, Trotsky and postmodernism.

And with it, it seems that some Asian politicians seems to pollute the political sphere.

Social Justice Warrior Politician

In a CNN interview following Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Capitol Hill testimony about left-wing bias and other issues, Congressman Ted Lieu, a California Democrat, had this to say:

“However, I would love to be able to regulate the content of speech. The First Amendment prevents me from doing so, and that’s simply the function of the First Amendment, but I think over a long run, it’s better the government does not regulate the content of speech…”

Yes, you did read that correctly.  Rep. Lieu would love to regulate the content of speech in the absence of the First Amendment.  Which means conversely, if the First Amendment of the Constitution did not exist, Ted Lieu and his far-Left colleagues would be deciding what you could or could not say.

Congressman Lieu subsequently said his comment was “inartful,” adding that he is an advocate for free speech. Whether it was a Maoist-Freudian slip or not, there is an old saying, “From out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” Ted spoke what was in his heart for all the CNN audience to hear.

This is just one of the many issues arising from what might be called the Asian ideological problem, i.e. a drift toward socialism and liberalism. Another example is the Asian-American doctor from Tennessee who spends or spent a lot of his time bashing Trump on Twitter and championing various far-left causes.

This ideological drift is, as the SJWs might say, “problematic.”

John Lee
NRN • New Right Network
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