The purpose of the Republican Party is to pass laws that benefit the rich and block those that hurt their interests. This is done in part by:
- Winning office.
- Slowing change in society and keeping taxes low.
- Maintaining a strong defence.
Take each in turn:
Chapter 1: Winning Office: Demographics
Key fact: White voters outnumber Asian voters 24 to 1.
- Asian opinion hardly matters. Even opinion polls often leave them out.
- There are way more votes to be had by appealing to anti-Asian racism than to Asians.
But – and this is the tricky part – you must appeal to anti-Asian racism without seeming to be racist.
One way is to oppose immigration reform. It appeals to White racists while also slowing down the demographic changes that weaken the voting power of the Republican base.
For more racist talking points, read on:
Chapter 2: Low Taxes, Slow Change: The Model Minority stereotype
Stereotype Asian Americans as the opposite of stereotyped Blacks: Asians as hard-working, law-abiding, family-oriented, quiet, well-educated, intelligent, etc. Choose and twist facts to show that Asians are more successful than even Whites. For example, talk about “household income” and bachelor degrees but not poverty rates or social mobility.
This makes it seem like racism is not what is holding Black people back, that there is something wrong with Blacks themselves, like bad values or bad parenting.
That means there is little the government can do about it. Therefore there is no need for political reforms or higher taxes. America is fine just the way it is!
Some Asians think the Model Minority stereotype is itself racist. How can a good stereotype possibly be racist? Besides, there are not enough Asian votes for their opinion to matter (see Chapter 1).
Chapter 3: Maintaining a Strong Defence: Anti-Asianism
To maintain a war machine twice the size of those of Russia, China and India put together, to create customer demand for its weapons, the US must:
- Keep the Middle East ever on edge.
- Fight frequent wars (two parts imperialism, one part trade show).
- Imagine a worldwide military threat.
The first one has the added advantage of increasing oil company profits while giving the US an excuse to keep its military in the Persian Gulf, “safeguarding” the flow of oil.
This is close to Orwell’s idea of permanent war.
After the fall of the Soviet Union, the US needed a new enemy. Anti-Asianism readily supplied two:
- Yellow Peril thinking: The Rise of China,
- Islamophobia: “Muslim” terrorists.
“Muslim” terrorism is the better fit for the needs of the US defence and oil industries. To paraphrase Voltaire, if ISIS did not exist, it would be necessary for the US to invent it.
Meanwhile, the Yellow Peril waits in the wings should the need arise – trade war, cold war or hot war with China.
– Abagond, 2014.
- Black People: The White Liberal User’s Guide
- The model minority stereotype
- The three pillars of American white supremacy
- Michelle Malkin