Revitalize The West By Fighting Yourself

by Johann Theron on December 15, 2017

Getting old is not for sissies, they say, but no one explains what this means. That is like fighting the Establishment when there are things you must say but cannot, and nobody complains if you die starving in a gutter after your life is destroyed for crossing the taboo line.

The secret is not that the Establishment is nasty and should be destroyed by any means necessary, it is that you are unconsciously enforcing it on yourself without knowing it. The only way to beat the Establishment is to fight yourself so that you remove these assumptions from yourself and stop passing the infection on to the next generation.

When people get old they let things everyday practices go to seed. Maybe they stop washing dishes every day, or bathing regularly, and slack off on tending the garden as they should. And it is quite acceptable to see older people stumbling along the street with unkempt hair, wearing cast-off looking clothes, and staring vacantly around them.

Children sympathize with this state of decay and help as they can: “Take a load off, Dad, and let me bring you some tea.” They see us as halfway between life and death, like shadows of former lives. My daughter once said that we speak “as if we were still young.” To her our bodies looked older, while our minds were still “normal,” which seemed anomalous, as if our minds should fade away with our bodies.

One retiree told me yesterday that while his wife still works, he’s got to do all the house work. Compared to garden work, it is a dreadful experience for him because it never stops. Clearly older people like a little less routine stuff, so they let things “go.” When it comes time for your 26,000th shower, you just stop caring a bit.

When you talk to older people they will admit that they want to take it “easier” and that priorities change. But what few talk about is their own bodies, such as hair falling out, teeth decay and inability to dance or an entire lack of sex.

Free speech is limited to what the Establishment allows, but it is also limited to what your own body allows. The difference is that older people “let go” of the Establishment consciously (because they can’t change it anymore), but they also let go of the own bodies, by hating them subconsciously and refusing to talk about them as a result.

Despite the above, it is known that older Conservative people voted for Trump as a deliberate alternative to the Establishment, which means that Trump convinced their minds to revitalize themselves. But despite that, the subconscious of these same people will not allow them to fight the decay in their own bodies.

To truly fight the Establishment requires more than a vote, because to get the message across to their own kids and grand-kids or fellow men, who ignore their opinion precisely because they have visibly “let go” of life already, now requires of the old guard to revitalize their bodies. As far as minds go, these are normally quite all right and in fact have the benefit of experience.

Revitalizing the body is of course much easier said than done because there is a reason old people have been giving up on bodies for millennia. However, a short cut may be possible through this maze.

Most will remember being physically active in those younger years, e.g. when one could jump over a hedge or exercise with consummate ease. Therefore your memory will be quite wonderful and may even motivate you to start going to the gym. However, the short-cut here is that you must now internalize the mantra that you are not doing normal exercise, you are doing physical therapy.

When you engage those machines, you should not go at it full bore. Remember: your body is in therapy. The reason for therapy is the lengthening of muscles which, if therapy is successful, will strengthen those muscles and tighten them back to their earlier lengths. After that one could start normal exercises to attain one’s vanity objective that might even include a beach body.

Generally, it is a good thing to consult with a biokineticist for physical therapy. They can design exercises for specific muscles after determining which muscles have been affected, but they have also studied psychology. They can not only tell you what the physical problem is, but understand when you tell them why you dropped the ball on maintaining your body.

The important part of psychological introspection is not understanding how you let your body go, but how to stop you from pushing those exercises too hard. This means your mind wants to go full speed ahead and doesn’t understand why you must take it slow, resulting in internal conflict.

You will literally fight yourself.

The conflict objective is to align your body back to what your state of mind is. Most older people’s state of mind is quite sound, despite the younger generation ignoring their advice because they look old and this provokes empathy, not respect. Empathy is one step away from pity, and you listen politely and ignore those who are to be pitied.

To get to the point where they will see you as one of them, or perhaps a wiser version of what they are, you will have to not only align your body with your own mind, but also be able to demonstrate a younger body.

Once they accept your body, the next internal fight will be to stop yourself from talking too much. It will help if you can find that part of your own capability that translates to “black magic.” Something you have intimate knowledge of that very few people have. For example, both my father and father in law were artisans and both told me about this black magic thing.

Both were trained by German master artisans, a job description that probably does not exist today. The master designation applies to those artisans that were able to perform in that dark area of knowledge that no scientist or engineer could determine. For example, in making steel, the intensity, temperature and color of the flame is critically important. Some artisans had the ability to inexplicably make better steel than others despite similar instrumentation used during the process.

It’s not just about technical stuff, but also connections you might have, or other abilities such as understanding The System,™ being a very good salesman or interpreting labor law.

Lastly, understanding whether you are left or right brain will help you decide whether you should follow a discipline oriented or more intuitive approach to revitalization. The black magic provided by the biokineticist will help you along the way, because after all, you want to cede your family flag to your children and allow them to remember how you really were, not just another old man stumbling aimlessly through the side streets of society.

This spirit can not only inspire your children but your fellow man. They see that life can be good and is not merely inevitable entropy that makes us ruined husks as we age. From that they see that there may be a point to revitalizing not just bodies, but civilizations. They see a way past the Establishment, and a reason to aspire to a path of sanity.

You are teaching them part of the black magic that someday, they too will wield. Time means less than your body. In the same way, years and ages may pass, but a civilization that clings to its timeless methods of excellence will rise above the decay, and revitalize itself endlessly so that it can exist in an eternal state of youth.

How to Achieve Racial Separation

Jared Taylor of American Renaissance explains that the only real solution to racial tension is separation. This would mean voluntary separation at the level of neighborhoods, towns, and even states or regions. Impractical as this may seem today, it can be achieved if enough people come to a realistic understanding of the significance of race. Only when different groups go their own ways can they preserve their unique cultures and create societies that suit them best.

“How to Solve the Race Problem:”




MLK Fascism

Locust: More Negro Fascism.

MLK Fascism

As I’m sure you know by now, America’s patron saint of Multiculturalism, Black Empowerment, and White Guilt has been memorialized on the Washington Mall, in gargantuan fashion.

There is, of course, a patent incongruity to the Black civil-rights activist sharing the same grounds as aristocratic salve-holders and a 19th-century nationalist who sought to “de-colonize” the American Negro back to Africa.

But in the end, the massive, laughable kitsch that has been erected is a fitting tribute to the man, as well as to the federal government that, in so many ways, has been reconstructed in his image.

Many have expressed alarm that the commissioned sculptor was Chinese, and that the work has a certain…Maoist…quality to it. They shouldn’t be surprised. When it comes to MLK depictions, for decades, artists have been stuck in an aesthetic rut, remaking the heroic, statist works of prewar totalitarianism.

Chinese MLK

In a wash of Holocaust memorials and cool corporate abstraction, the only kind of public art that is allowed to express brute masculinity must involve Negro advancement.

MLK Head

Take, for instance, Patrick Morelli’s “Behold,” which graces Atlanta’s corrupt and dilapidated King Center for Nonviolent Social Change (which functions mainly as a tax-payer funded cash cow for various King offspring.) “Behold” was erected in 1990, and yet, when I first laid eyes on it, I sensed that the artist must be, quite consciously, channelling Arno Breker. (I hesitate to associate such an ghastly work with Breker, whose genius has been unfairly shrouded by his association with German National Socialism.)


I’m reminded as well of the massive mural that hovers above the baggage-claim exit of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, which I am convinced was painted by a crypto-bigot as some kind of elaborate joke.

Atlanta Airport

(Interestingly, by the ’60s and ’70s, Communists sculptors had moved beyond the pompous style of the ’30s and embraced postmodernism and abstraction. Tito, for instance, commissioned some of the most bizarre creations extant.)

So much for aesthetics. Stephan Kinsella, an expert of copyright law, has alerted me to the fact that the King family charged the not-for-profit foundation that lead the MLK project some three quarters of a million dollars for the rights to the Good Reverend’s words.

The New York Post reports:

WASHINGTON — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s family has charged the foundation building a monument to the civil-rights leader on the National Mall about $800,000 to use his words and image — and at least one scholar thinks that Dr. King would find such an arrangement offensive.

The memorial is being paid for almost entirely through a fund-raising campaign led by the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation.

“I don’t think the Jefferson family, the Lincoln family [or] any other group of family ancestors has beenpaid a licensing fee for a memorial in Washington,” said Cambridge University historian David Garrow, author of a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Dr. King. “. . . [He would’ve been] absolutely scandalized.”

Financial documents revealed that the foundation paid $761,160 in 2007 to Intellectual Properties Management Inc., an entity run by the King family. They also showed that a $71,700 “management” fee was paid to the family estate in 2003.

This kind of thing certainly makes one question America’s system of patents and copyrights. (Kinsella advocates doing away with the concept of “intellectual property.”)

And the King family’s actions becoming doubly dubious when one remembers that Martin Luther King plagiarized most of the writings for which he has become world renowned.

Marcus Epstein:

When Boston University founded a commission to look into it, they found that that 45 percent of the first part and 21 percent of the second part of his dissertation was stolen, but they insisted that “no thought should be given to revocation of Dr. King’s doctoral degree.” In addition to his dissertation many of his major speeches, such as “I Have a Dream,” were plagiarized, as were many of his books and writings. For more information on King’s plagiarism, The Martin Luther King Plagiarism Page and Theodore Pappas’ Plagiarism and the Culture War are excellent resources.

King apologists like to claim that their idol shouldn’t be held accountable for plagiarism, since he was raised in a Souther Baptist milieu in which borrowing and sampling from other preachers was the norm. Whatever the case, if you want to use a text that King once pilfered, then you should expect to pay. He done stole it first, it seems.

The arc of the moral universe is long, and let’s hope it bends toward the truth. Until that day, one can only conclude that the MLK legend, and its attendant industry, has reached a state of self-parody.

Rand Paul: U.S. Should Stop Granting Citizenship to Children of Illegal Immigrants

Rand Paul: U.S. Should Stop Granting Citizenship to Children of Illegal Immigrants

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Elyse Siegel, Huffington Post, May 28, 2010

Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul recently shared with a Russian television station his belief that the United States should end its policy of guaranteeing citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants.

“We shouldn’t provide an easy route to citizenship,” Paul explained. “We’re the only country that I know that allows people to come in illegally, have a baby, and then that baby becomes a citizen. And I think that should stop.”

In the interview Paul also suggested what steps he thinks lawmakers should take to address illegal immigration—one of his ideas being constructing an “underground electrical fence” along the boarder. The Senate hopeful even mentions the solution on his campaign website in defining his stance on the issue:


Also on his campaign website, Paul supports his position on illegal immigration by citing the protections outlined in the 10th amendment of the U.S. Constitution—a frequent point of reference for the self-described “constitutional conservative.”


Paul doesn’t mention however, the 14th amendment of the Constitution, which guarantees U.S. citizenship to all persons born in the country.

On Friday morning, Paul campaign chairman David Adams clarified that the Kentucky candidate stands behind his remarks “because illegal immigration is a real problem in this country.”

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(Posted on May 28, 2010)

Six Months Old and He Can Tell Good From Evil

Six Months Old and He Can Tell Good From Evil

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Maurice Chittenden, Times of London, May 9, 2010

Mothers and fathers might think they have few higher duties than teaching a sense of right and wrong to their children. But research suggests that their offspring may already be a step ahead of them.

Scientists have discovered that babies can start to make moral judgments by the age of six months and may be born with the ability to tell good from bad hard-wired into their brains.

Infants can even act as judge and jury in the nursery. Researchers who asked one-year-old babies to take away treats from a “naughty” puppet found they were sometimes also leaning over and smacking the figure on the head.

The research is being pioneered by a team of psychologists at the infant cognition centre at Yale University in Connecticut. Their findings go against the received wisdom that humans begin life with a moral “blank slate” and are shaped by their parents and social environment.

In their research, the scientists used the ability to tell helpful from unhelpful behaviour as an indication of moral judgment. In one experiment, they tested infants less than a year old playing with cuddly animals and puppets. Babies are unable to press buttons or pull levers to show their preferences so the scientists measured the amount of time a child was gazing at one object. Typically they stare longer at things that please them.

In one test, groups of babies aged between six months and a year watched an animated film of simple geometric shapes. A red ball with eyes tries to climb a hill. At different times, a yellow square gets behind it to help push it up the hill and a green triangle forces it back down again.

The babies watched it between six and 14 times, depending on their powers of concentration. They were then asked to “choose” between the “good guy” square, and the “bad guy” triangle. In 80% of cases the infants chose the helpful character against the unhelpful one.

In a second study, a toy dog tries to open a box. One teddy bear helps him but another sits on it to stop him getting inside. After watching it at least six times, the babies were asked to choose which bear they liked. Most opted for the friendly bear.

Paul Bloom, professor of psychology who heads the study team, said the research flew in the face of psychologists such as Sigmund Freud who believed humans began life as “amoral animals” and William James who described a baby’s mental life as “one great, blooming, buzzing confusion”.

“There is a growing body of scientific evidence that supports the idea that perhaps some sense of good and evil is bred in the bone,” Bloom said.

To establish whether babies were really responding to niceness and naughtiness the scientists devised another test in which a toy cat plays with a ball while a cuddly rabbit puppet stands on either side. When the cat loses the ball, the rabbit on the right side returns it to him but if the ball rolls the other way the rabbit on the left side picks it up and runs away with it. This time, one-year-old babies were asked to take a treat away from one puppet. Most took it from the pile of the naughty rabbit, who also ended up with a smack on the head for his bad behaviour.

Kiley Hamlin, author of the team’s Infant Morality report, said: “We spend a lot of time worrying about teaching the difference between good guys and bad guys in the world but this might be something that infants come to the world with.”

However, Nadja Reissland, a behavioural psychologist at Durham University, cautioned that adult assumptions may have coloured how a child’s actions were interpreted by the researchers.

“Everything hinges on who decides what is moral,” said Reissland. “By saying pushing the ball up the hill is helpful, the researchers are making a moral judgment. The babies might just prefer to see things go up rather than down.

“In the other test, perhaps the bear closes the box to prevent the dog from getting in there because there is something dangerous inside. It is like a mother keeping children out of an area where there is something harmful.”

Reissland added that children started being socialised into knowing good from bad as soon as they were born.

Peter Willatts, a senior lecturer in psychology at Dundee University, said: “You cannot get inside the mind of the baby. You cannot ask them. You have to go on what most attracts their attention.

“We now know that in the first six months babies learn things much quicker than we thought possible. What they are born with and what they learn is difficult to divide.”

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(Posted on May 10, 2010)

May 11, 2010

2nd Referendum Targeting Ariz. Immigration Law Dropped, Arizona Republic (Phoenix); 0 comments
No ballot challenge to illegal alien enforcement law this year.

Cop-Watchers Look for Racial Profiling on the Streets of Phoenix, CNN; 0 comments
Profiling cops as racial profilers.

Other States Taking Cue From Arizona Law, Washington Times; 0 comments
Penn., S.C., Okla., Minn., Md., N.C., Tex., Mo., Neb., Idaho . . .

It’s Official: Arizona Commission of African-American Affairs, KGUN-TV (Tucson); 0 comments
State commission to devote two days per year to the needs of blacks.

Iowa Minority Grad Rates Better, Omaha World-Herald; 0 comments
But black/Hispanic/Indian-white gap still persists.

Student Group Disbanded After Blacks-Only Field Trip, Fox News; 0 comments
Blacks-only lunch program will be “reworked.”

Sanctioning Barbarity: American Academy of Pediatrics and the New York Times, Big Government; 0 comments
Does the New York Times approve of female genital mutilation?

Canada: Must Address Worker Shortfall, Construction Digital; 0 comments
Canada’s construction industry wants to see more young Indians building houses.

Bah Humbug, Say Mexicans About Cinco De Mayo, Christian Science Monitor; 0 comments
In Mexico, May 5 isn’t all that special.

Minister to Root Out ‘Pockets’ of Racism in Society, Irish Times (Dublin); 0 comments
Ireland’s Minister of State for Equality and Integration won’t stand for any “covert or overt racism.”

May 10, 2010

In Counting Illegal Immigrants, Certain Assumptions Apply, Wall Street Journal; 15 comments
No one really knows how many there are.

Obama Immigration Pledge a Boon for Mexican Leader, Google News; 14 comments
Calderon can assure Mexicans that the Obama is on their side.

An Impending National Transformation, Politico; 26 comments
Percentage of whites in US population and American prosperity will decline together.

More Blacks Go to College, But Graduation Lags, CBS News; 18 comments
Only 43 percent of blacks who enter college graduate; 63 percent of whites.

Recession Exacerbates Race Gap, Wall Street Journal; 10 comments
Unemployment rate for black college graduates 3.4% higher than for whites.

In Political Message Wars, ‘Race Card’ Has Become Salvo Fired by All Sides, Washington Post; 7 comments
Can you talk about race without “playing the race card”?

Six Months Old and He Can Tell Good From Evil, Times of London; 11 comments
Another blow to the blank slate.

‘Viva Los 1070’ Shirt Rankles Suns Security, Phoenix Business Journal; 9 comments
Phoenix Suns don’t like people protesting their protest.

Illegal Immigrant’s 145G ‘Deport Gift’, New York Post; 6 comments
Why jailed illegals are likely to be dumped back onto the streets.

Europe Faces Pressure to Pay Slavery Reparations, AFP; 33 comments
If slavery was a crime, then there should be reparations.

Busting India’s Myths About Skin Color, Christian Science Monitor; 22 comments
Vogue doing its part to promote “dusky skin” as beautiful.

May 7, 2010

Transracial Adoptions: A ‘Feel Good’ Act or No ‘Big Deal’?, CNN; 50 comments
40% of American adoptions are inter-racial.

Boston Officials OK Resolution to Boycott Arizona, Arizona Republic (Phoenix); 64 comments
City to pull investment, end contracts, and stop purchases from Arizona.

AZ Debate Shows Low Profile of Latino Leadership, Buffalo News; 32 comments
Hispanics don’t yet have an Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson.

Communities of Color Coalition Finds ‘Toxic’ Conditions for Multnomah County Minorities, The Oregonian; 19 comments
Non-whites lagging way behind in Portland.

Neanderthal Genes ‘Survive in Us’, BBC News; 58 comments
All lineages except Africans appear to have Neanderthal genes.

New Study: Super Bowl Ads Created by White Men, Diversity, Inc.; 24 comments
Finding “racism” in places we wouldn’t even think to look.

Michigan Elementary School Principal Investigated for Blacks-Only Class Trip, Fox News; 15 comments
Trip may have been a violation of law banning racial favoritism.

Black Lawyer, Rejected in 1847, Admitted to Bar Today, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; 25 comments
Pennsylvania Supreme Court admits dead black man to the bar.

Nick Griffin Under Pressure After BNP’s Poor Performance, Guardian (London); 54 comments
BNP actually lost council seats.

Nick Pearton, 16, Chased and Stabbed to Death in Park, Times of London; 9 comments
Group of blacks beat and stab white boy; Scotland Yard says it wasn’t racially motivated.

Polygamists ‘Breeding for Cash’, New Zealand Herald (Nelson, New Zealand); 11 comments
In Europe, you get one welfare check for each wife.

Waging War on America, AR Classic Article; 29 comments
A great nation is deliberately destroying itself.

May 6, 2010

Racial Tension Mounts at South Bay High School, KTVU-TV (Oakland); 69 comments
It’s disrespectful for Americans to display their flag on Cinco de Mayo.

Do Latinos Know We’re ‘Brothers and Sisters?’, Black America Web; 43 comments
Black-brown solidarity is a myth.

Student Fatally Beaten in Mexico, KTRK-TV (Houston); 60 comments
White Houston girl wanted to help smuggle in illegals from Mexico.

Growing Latino Population Will Help Democrats, Creators Syndicate; 20 comments
Why can’t Republicans see the obvious?

Not Just Arizona: From Utah to Maryland, States Eye Harsh Immigration Laws, Talking Points Memo (TPM); 8 comments
Sanity is breaking out all over.

Some Scientists’ Openness to the Possibility of Genetic Differences in Mental Traits Among Racial and Ethnic Groups, The Volokh Conspiracy; 26 comments
A timid beginning, but at least a beginning.

Black Hopefuls Pick This Year in G.O.P. Races, New York Times; 13 comments
More blacks running as Republicans than at any time since Reconstruction.

Riddle Responds, Texas Tribune; 6 comments
Texas rep swats away accusations of “racism.”

Dispatch from a BNP Activist, Private correspondence; 11 comments
What to watch for in today’s British elections.

‘The First Punch Came, Landing on My Nose, Sending Blood Down My Face’, London Independent; 21 comments
Lefty UK reporter is beaten by Pakis for asking about voter fraud.

Young Father Has Face Sliced Open in Race Attack As His Terrified Son, 5, Looks On, Daily Mail (London); 25 comments
White man slashed in revenge attack by 20 Asians.

World Cup Fans Warned Over S.Africa Fever Outbreak, Reuters; 4 comments
Rift Valley Fever is yet another threat to World Cup fans.

May 5, 2010

Arizona’s New Law: Who’s Calling Whom “Racist”?, Special to AR News; 32 comments
An old story: non-whites call any rule they can’t follow “racist.”

Immigration Bill Would Bring Arizona-Style Law to Pa., Daily Record; 9 comments
Common sense could be spreading.

Tea Party Groups Battling Perceptions of Racism, Washington Post; 34 comments
Tea partier: “Being a racist is one of the worst things you can be in this society.”

Blame the White Man, Washington Times; 36 comments
Liberals were hoping the Times Square bomber would be white.

Field Trip for Black Students Sparks Controversy at Ann Arbor Elementary School,; 29 comments
It was to inspire them and help close the performance gap.

‘Los Suns’ Jerseys Set for Cinco De Mayo, ESPN; 20 comments
The Phoenix Suns will be “Los Suns” to honor Hispanics.

U.S. Marines Boot Recruits With Confederate Tattoos, WorldNetDaily; 41 comments
The Marine Corps is as spineless as a school board.

Multiculturalism Fails Canada, Toronto Sun; 9 comments
Whites have established multi-culturalism but non-whites are exploiting it.

Gipsies Human Rights ‘More Important’ Than Residents’ Fears, New Planning Rules State, London Telegraph; 3 comments
Gypsies are allowed to camp even though residents fear crime.

Colombia Eclipses Mexico in Murders Close to Home, Gallup; 2 comments
Mexico is a pretty safe place—for Latin America.

‘We’re in the Final Days of White Life in South Africa’, Times of London; 12 comments
Murders of white farmers continue.

Brigadier-General Faces Charges, News24 (Cape Town); 3 comments
Black officer tells white sergeant she “hates whites.”

May 4, 2010

The Education of Stephanie Grace, Special to AR News; 79 comments
The high price of heterodoxy at Harvard.

Despite Ariz. Law, Illegals Vow to Keep Coming, Fox News; 21 comments
It’s nothing compared to the “extortion, arrests, and kidnappings” they face in Mexico.

Mexico’s Illegals Laws Tougher Than Arizona’s, Washington Times; 6 comments
But Mexican officials call Arizona law “a violation of human rights.”

Post-Immigration March Scuffle Targets National Anarchists, San Francisco Weekly; 11 comments
“Peaceful” pro-immigrant protesters carry brass knuckles?

Poll: Sympathy on Immigration, Desire for Secure Borders, USA Today; 17 comments
Americans don’t like illegal immigration, but they don’t want to do anything about it.

Paterson Seeks to Counter Deportation Laws, WABC-TV (New York); 16 comments
Governor will pardon criminals so they won’t be deported.

Common Council Starts Budget Hearings Today, WNED-AM (Buffalo); 9 comments
43 vacancies in Buffalo PD left unfilled because there aren’t enough non-whites to fill them.

Why Is Twitter More Popular With Black People Than White People?, Business Insider; 19 comments
Is it because they use mobile phones to reach the Internet?

Why the NAACP Should Get off the Wells Fargo Bandwagon, The Grio; 6 comments
Wells Fargo exploited blacks, so NAACP shouldn’t take its money.

Detroit Boy, 13, Found Guilty of Murder in Woman’s Death, Detroit Free Press; 30 comments
He was 12 when he shot her.

Minding Our Societal Manners: When Human Rights Meet the School Lunch Room, Globe and Mail (Toronto); 22 comments
Filipino boy told he “ate like a pig”; collects $17,000.

Asian Consciousness (Part II)

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Asian Consciousness (Part II)

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Nguyen Ai Quoc, American Renaissance, October 2009

For many Asian Americans, especially Chinese Americans, the Wen Ho Lee spying case pushed them decisively in the direction of racial consciousness. Mr. Lee is a Taiwan-born scientist who became a naturalized US citizen and worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. In 1999, he was accused of spying for China and was held for nine months in solitary confinement during an investigation.

The case never came to a conclusion, partly because the New York Times leaked his identity and the resulting coverage derailed the investigation. Espionage charges were withdrawn as part of a plea bargain, in which Mr. Lee confessed to one felony count of improperly downloading classified information to unsecured computers. He never gave a plausible explanation for why he needed this information. It also came to light that Chinese authorities had asked him to spy for them, and he had violated regulations by not reporting this.

Wen Ho Lee.

The federal judge who handled the case pointed out to Mr. Lee that he had plead guilty to a serious crime but he also apologized for prosecutorial misconduct. Mr. Lee eventually won a judgment of $1.6 million from the US government and five different media companies because his identity as a suspect had been leaked.

It is a murky case, and certainly appears to have been mishandled by the government, but many Asian organizations were convinced it was a case of pure racial profiling. Asian Week wrote about Mr. Lee’s “martyrdom,” and charged that Asians had been “singled out and looked upon with suspicion.” Albert Wang, a California doctor who championed Mr. Lee, called his prosecution “the major Chinese-American civil rights case in the last 30 years.” Karen Narasaki, executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium called Mr. Lee’s case a “watershed.” “This community [Asians] bought into the notion that if you work hard, pay attention to your family, you will be accepted,” she said. “This case says it’s not true.”

Supporters created the Wen Ho Lee Defense Fund and raised $100,000 for his legal bills. The Association for Asian American Studies and a group called Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education called on all Asian Americans to refuse to work for federal nuclear laboratories. They argued that because Asians and Asian Americans account for a quarter of all doctorates awarded in the US in science and technology, a boycott would seriously hurt the labs.

In 2004, four years after the plea bargain, the Asian legislative caucus in the California state house announced it would publicly honor Mr. Lee with a “profiles in courage” award. It backed down after a furious reaction from what Mr. Lee’s supporters called “racist, right-wing zealots.”

Nearly 10 years after charges were initially filed, Chinese-Americans were still angry about the Lee case, and fought President-elect Barack Obama’s choice of former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson as commerce secretary. Mr. Richardson was energy secretary at the time of the Lee accusations and had cabinet-level responsibility for Los Alamos. Asian Week was convinced Mr. Richardson had encouraged the prosecution exclusively for racial reasons: “It was a de facto APA [Asian Pacific Islander] witch-hunt set off by Richardson’s green light: the xenophobic targeting of Lee as a spy . . . Richardson found a way to use fear of Asians to whip up hysteria against Asian Americans not seen since World War II.”

Mr. Richardson withdrew his nomination because of an investigation into business dealings as governor of New Mexico. Had he not done so, Asian groups would have tried to stop his appointment, even if it meant angering Hispanics, who strongly favored Mr. Richardson.

The case certainly raised sensitive questions. Is it possible Mr. Lee could have been tempted to spy for China because of a feeling of kinship? It is well known that, loyalties, whether national, ethnic, or racial are deeply emotional.

On some occasions, Chinese living in North America have not been shy about expressing their deepest loyalties. In 1999, the American women’s soccer team met the Chinese team in Los Angeles for the finals of the Women’s World Cup. Los Angeles has long had large Chinese communities from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the mainland that felt little love for each other, but they set aside their differences to root with one voice for the Chinese team. “There are political differences, but because the team is Chinese, that’s all we think about,” explained Louis Wong, a Chinatown news vendor who came from Hong Kong.

Two groups that did not ordinarily get along—the Chinese consulate and conservative Chinese business organizations—joined forces to buy seats in the same section so thousands of Chinese-American fans could sit together and make a tremendous din for the Beijing team. The idea that Chinese might have come together to root for their new homeland would have been laughable. “I’m a US citizen, but I’m Chinese,” explained businessman Edward Chang.

When China hosted the Olympic Games in 2008 the sentiment of Canadian-Chinese was much the same. Andrea Chun, a Toronto lawyer and television host, explained that “when it comes to the games, most Chinese-Canadians are rooting for China, to be honest,” adding, “They won’t admit it if you ask them, but for sure they are.” Rich Chan, a personal trainer who had lived his entire life in Canada was happy to admit it. “I’m going with China. China all the way,” he said.

Chinese everywhere are cheering for them.

Athletic teams represent nations in contests that have decisive, win-or-lose outcomes. International athletics therefore feed many of the emotions aroused by war. In Los Angeles, Chinese-Americans did their best to give the Beijing team a home-field advantage when it played the American team. Would it be so surprising if some of the thousands who cheered the Chinese team expressed their loyalty in other ways? Is it wrong to wonder if they might?

China is hungry for American technology, and devotes a major part of its huge espionage effort to the United States. The Chinese method of spying is different from that of the classic, Soviet technique of sending trained professionals to burrow deep into enemy infrastructure. Beijing gets intelligence from thousands of part-time and amateur spies: students, businessmen, and Chinese citizens of target countries. According to the US government Intelligence Threat Handbook, 98 percent of the Americans the Chinese approach for information are Chinese-Americans: “Ethnic targeting to arouse feelings of obligation is the single most distinctive feature of PRC intelligence operations.”

According to a joint FBI/CIA report, “When approaching an individual of Chinese origin, the Chinese intelligence services attempt to secure his or her cooperation by playing on this shared ancestry.” David Szady, chief of FBI counterintelligence operations explained that Chinese spies “don’t consider anyone to be American-Chinese. They’re all considered overseas Chinese.” He noted that the politically correct pretense that American citizens never fall for this appeal interferes with the FBI’s counterespionage work.

Actual arrests, which, according to government sources, “are just the tip of the iceberg of an already-large and increasingly capable PRC [Peoples Republic of China] intelligence effort,” show that some Chinese-Americans are, indeed, susceptible to racial-nationalist appeals. In 2004, seven officers and employees of two New Jersey companies were arrested for transferring sensitive information on radar, smart weapons, and electronic warfare to Chinese government research institutes. The presidents of Universal Technologies and Manten Electronics were among the seven. Five were naturalized Chinese-Americans and the other two were permanent-resident Chinese.

Likewise in 2004, Ting-Ih Hsu, a naturalized US citizen and president of Azure Systems, pleaded guilty in Orlando, Florida, to exporting to China low-noise amplifier chips used in Hellfire missile systems. Also pleading guilty was Hai Lin Nee, a Chinese citizen and an employee of Azure Systems.

In 2005, Chi Mak, a naturalized Chinese American who held a “secret” level security clearance, was arrested for stealing classified details of submarine propulsion systems from his employer, Power Paragon, of Anaheim, California. His wife and a number of other family members helped him copy the information and deliver it to China. Mr. Mak was convicted in 2007 and sentenced to 241⁄2 years in prison in 2008. Also in 2005, Zhao Xin Zhu was sentenced in Boston to two years in prison and three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to trying to send night vision equipment and satellite technology to China. That same year, Jinghua and Xiuwen Liang, both naturalized citizens living in Thousand Oaks, California, were sentenced to 21⁄2 years imprisonment for exporting parts of F-14 fighters and various missile systems to China.

Likewise in 2005, naturalized citizens Ning Wen and his wife, Hailin Lin, were arrested in Wisconsin for smuggling electronics for use in missiles and radar systems. In 2006, Mr. Wen was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay a $50,000 fine.

In 2006, Xiangdong Sheldon Meng, a naturalized US citizen living in Cupertino, California, was arrested for stealing night vision training software from a Silicon Valley defense contractor and trying to sell it to military buyers in Thailand, Malaysia, and China. That same year Fei Ye, a naturalized US citizen, and Ming Zhong, a permanent US resident, pleaded guilty to stealing civilian chip technology from Silicon Valley firms for delivery to China.

They want our technology.

In February 2007, China-born, naturalized citizen Hanjuan Jin of Schaumburg, Illinois, was stopped at Chicago’s O’Hare airport with a one-way ticket to Peking, $30,000 in cash, and an estimated $600 million worth of trade secrets stolen from Motorola and another Chicago-area electronics firm, Lemko. In March 2008, she was charged with stealing trade secrets to take to China.

In 2008, the president of a Virginia-based high-tech company, Quan-Sheng Shu, pleaded guilty to selling rocket technology to China. A naturalized citizen, he was fined $400,000 and received a sentence of four years and three months. Likewise in 2008, naturalized citizen Tai Shen Kuo pleaded guilty in Alexandria, Virginia to selling data on Taiwan’s air defenses to China.

In February 2009, Yaming Nina Qi Hanson of Maryland was caught trying to take flight controls for miniature reconnaissance planes to China. She said she wanted to help China in its development efforts.

In July 2009, a federal judge found Dongfan “Greg” Chung guilty of delivering space shuttle secrets to China. Since 1973, when he started work at Rockwell International, he had stored more than 300,000 pages of secret documents in his home. “Mr. Chung has been an agent of the People’s Republic of China for over 30 years,” Judge Cormac Carney wrote, and noted that the naturalized US citizen “proudly proclaimed [China] as his “motherland’.”

Other Asian-Americans have been disloyal. Robert Kim, a naturalized citizen from South Korea who worked as an intelligence analyst for the Navy, was arrested in 1996 for turning over classified information to the South Korean Embassy. In an interview in 2004 after he was released from seven years in jail, he claimed to love America, his “adopted country,” but in an interview published in a South Korean paper he said he considered himself Korean first and foremost. Korean supporters called him a true patriot.

There is no official count of the number of Chinese-Americans who have been convicted of spying or helping the Chinese arms industry but there must be scores of them. Only Wen Ho Lee ever became a cause célèbre or prompted accusations of racial profiling. Was he really the victim of an anti-Asian witch hunt or was he a spy whose investigation was bungled? Whatever his supporters may say, racial and national ties are strong, and American counterespionage efforts must take them into consideration.

Learning to observe.

Clearly, only a small number of Asian-Americans are spies for China. However, there can be no doubt that Asians are more likely to spy for China than are non-Asians, and if they are going to be spies they are far more likely to spy for an Asian country than for Russia, for example. National bonds are strong.

This is not to place special blame on Asians. If Mexico were trying to develop sophisticated weapons and Mexican-Americans were in a position to help them, they would probably be just as active as Asians. Indeed, if roles were reversed, whites would probably be just as likely to be disloyal citizens of Asian nations. Questions of loyalty are always a problem in heterogeneous nations and security breaches will always be more common in such a nation than in one that is homogeneous.

At the same time, the very diversity of the United States and the openly parochial identities of so many non-whites have encouraged Asian Americans to reverse course on the road to assimilation. They are a group that at one time made great efforts to assimilate, but as blacks, Mexicans, and other Hispanics cultivate distinctive identities—and win political power, cultural recognition, and “affirmative action” benefits by doing so—why should Asians remain the “model minority” that does not try to thrust itself forward? It is no wonder that younger Asians now reject a label their elders worked to earn.

The Japanese-American poet Amy Uyematsu, who was born after the war, criticized her parents’ and grand-parents’ generations for trying to gain acceptance by “denying their yellowness” and complained that they were “white in every respect but color.”

Bill Seki, a Los Angeles lawyer born in the early 1960s, takes a similar view. He says his Japanese-American parents tried very hard to assimilate, to become “Americans first,” but the result was that “people take Japanese Americans for granted.” Mr. Seki does not want to be taken for granted. Instead, he says: “One comment you commonly get is, ‘You’re just like another white guy.’ No, that’s completely wrong.”

Presumably Mr. Seki’s parents would have considered it high praise to be thought no different—and treated no differently—from whites, but that view is passé. Race or ethnicity now comes before a larger American identity. The one racial group in addition to whites that at one time seemed committed to transcending race is moving away from that commitment.

[Nguyen Ai Quoc is the pen name of a history instructor at a southern California community college. Part I of this article is available here.]

Original article

(Posted on April 9, 2010)