A huge uproar is echoing throughout the internet and that reality called the outside world over a column Kenneth Eng wrote, Why I Hate Blacks. The silly column can be found archived in PDF form here.
I’ve Googled some past columns of this guy.
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It turns out all (all = what’s still left online that can be found by Google!) of them are silly. If not the product of a mind gone deranged. And he was paid for this shit!
The column that really gets me, though, is this: Proof That Whites Inherently Hate Us.
This paragraph really sent me:
Animals, through evolution, are intrinsically developed to detest organisms that are different; the obvious reason being that conformity to a certain level increases the chances of a species’ survival. Since humans are part of the animal kingdom, it should be no surprise that whites have evolved to hate Asians, who have a strikingly different appearance than them.
I mean, WTF?
I am, no surprise, “white.” In my entire freakin life, I’ve never heard any white person denigrate an Asian. And I did not grow up among the most enlightened of people. The one time I personally had it in for an Asian — specifically someone who was Chinese — was when I had my cat boarded at this bastard vet’s clinic and the white piece of shit he had mopping the floors wound up injuring my cat. The vet, a Chinese man (and I mean: he had been born in China and then came here as an adult), wouldn’t do a thing to correct the issue — in fact, he evicted my cat because of my complaints! Did I hate him because he was Asian? Because he was Chinese? Hell no! I hated him because he was an uncaring, callous motherfucker who I should have made bleed right then and there. It was behavior, period.
Christ, what kid of the 1960s didn’t think Bruce Lee was the coolest guy around? What kid didn’t think he should have had his own show instead of being saddled with that lummox The Green Hornet? When I saw Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, and learned that Lee had been turned down for the role of Kwai Chang Caine for the Kung Fu TV series, I was shocked. It would have been brilliant casting (I had always wondered why David Carradine, and not an Asian, had the role).
And what kid of the 60s didn’t grow up on a diet of anime — stuff that made contemporaneous American animation a national embarrassment? (I have a separate post about this I was going to publish earlier this week, but had to set it aside due to interruptions. I’ll try to get it finished and posted later today.)
I don’t know what world Eng lives in, but it’s not one I recognize from my own daily experience. I can’t speak for whatever insults he’s had to take in life (tell me who hasn’t had to eat shit in this existence?). I only know that, having been around thousands and thousands and thousands of “white” people all these years, I’ve never seen any evidence of the kind of systemic prejudice or entrenched bigotry or “animal-like detestation” he seems to sense so acutely — or, most likely, so psychotically.