Friday, April 04, 2014

Here she stand

Razib offers the nuanced approach of a thoughtful, hyper intelligent politically conservative Asian in reacting to a 'controversial' Stephen Colbert tweet. The relevant background is here, or just watch this five minute exchange between a self-styled Asian millennial activist and a cookie-cutter SWPL:



The exact building attributes of the oppression hierarchy skyscraper don't interest me as much as the hope, however faint or quixotic, that the whole edifice might someday come crashing down.

As the clip above illustrates, the cultural marxism of the Cathedral has now entered its the beginnings of its Protestant phase. There are no longer white saints like Stephen Colbert on the one hand and white sinners like Jason Richwine on the other. Just because the former mocks the latter's racism and the latter putatively embraces it does not mean that one goes to heaven and the other goes to purgatory if he prostrates himself and grovels enough, or, in Richwine's particular case, unapologetically straight to hell. That's the old Catholic model.

In the new reformation, minorities are angels (occupying different rings of Paradise in line with the aforementioned oppression hierarchy skyscraper) and whites--all of them--are fallen beings. When the SWPL host hubristically challenges Suey's argument, she answers his sacrilege by declaring "it's incredibly patronizing for you to paint these questions this way, especially as a white man. I don't expect you to be able to understand what people of color are actually seeing."

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone has become, in Suey Park's more snarky contemporary rendition, "I'm glad that white liberals feel like they are less racist because they can joke about people who are more explicitly racist but that actually does nothing to help".

Sola gratia. You see, my child, it is by the grace of the oppressed alone that whites may be saved.

9 comments:

IHTG said...

She what?

Audacious Epigone said...

Combining historical references with tawdry racism. For shame, I know.

IHTG said...

No, I mean look at the second-to-last paragraph in your post.

Audacious Epigone said...

Ah, redundancy, that sentence fragment shouldn't have been there. It's fixed, thanks.

DPG said...

The only thing that can redeem this situation is if Suey Park turned out to be some white dude in his mom's basement satirizing Asian womens' lack of a sense of humor.

sykes.1 said...

Zepp's arrogance is stunning.

staffanspersonalityblog said...

Eventually diversity will blow up. Just look at the Treyvon Martin riots, the knockout game etc. Now it seems Asians are becoming increasingly offended. And being offended is what precedes overt aggression.

I think all this white-blaming leads to guilt fatigue, as seen in France where a recent poll showed 35 percent claimed to be racist. It's just more dignified to live with that label than jumping through hoops for people like Suey Park.

funwithsociology said...

It's because anti-blackness is the fulcrum of white supremacy, as opposed to anti-Hispanic / anti-Asian bias.

http://www.racefiles.com/2012/05/04/blackness-is-the-fulcrum/

Anonymous said...

She started to lose ground on the racism front so she brought sex into the mix near her end.