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General News    H4'ed 3/24/20

Spit On, Yelled At, Attacked: Chinese-Americans Fear for Their Safety: This is Reprehensible

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New York Times article: Chinese-Americans face a double threat. Not only grappling with how to avoid the virus, they are contending with racism in the form of verbal and physical attacks. Asian-Americans from Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines, Myanmar, face threats, lumped together with Chinese-Americans by a bigotry that doesn't know the difference. 20+ Asian-Americans across the country said they were afraid: to go shopping, to travel on subways, to let their children go outside. Many were yelled at, a sudden hate spasm reminiscent of that faced by American Muslims after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

But unlike in 2001, when George W. Bush urged tolerance of American Muslims, this time President Trump is using language that Asian-Americans say is inciting racist attacks.Trump and his Republican allies call it “the Chinese virus,” rejecting the World Health Organization’s guidance.

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Trump, is lately, in fact, using far less anti-Chinese language. see video post at end of this comment, from South China Post.

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America's hostility towards Chinese has flared up radically in the past, like frequently in California among the drunken unemployed miners' attacks on the Chinese railroad builders.

Look at this article, please: wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_riot_of_1886

Violent outbreaks against the Chinese occurred as early as the 1860s and continued to intensify in the 1870s, especially in California. As corporations continued to flood the labor market with Chinese workers, many Chinese were excluded from or refused to join unions in the fight against capital, which angered and threatened the white European immigrants who constituted these organizations. Unions such as the Knights of Labor and the American Federation of Labor supported legislation that limited or excluded Chinese immigration.

By the mid-1880s, a wave of anti-Chinese violence grew and spread into the Pacific Northwest. Rock Springs massacre Rock Springs was just the first outbreak of many in the West of anti-Chinese violence. It occurred in Rock Springs, in the Wyoming Territory. In the 1870s, the Union Pacific coal mines began firing white strikers and replacing its previously all-white work force with cheaper Chinese laborers. The incident occurred on September 2, 1885. Fighting broke out in the mines between white and Chinese laborers. A mob destroyed and set aflame many Chinese homes, causing an estimated $140,000 of damage, killing 28, injuring 14, and sending the remaining immigrants fleeing into the surrounding area.

Later, Governor Francis Warren telegraphed President Cleveland requesting federal military assistance, due to a report that had surfaced that the Chinese, who had fled the town earlier, had now regrouped in nearby Evanston and had armed themselves. The Chinese and anti-Chinese mobs were set to meet, which prompted the commitment of federal troops to Rock Springs. The soldiers were not under orders to protect the Union Pacific Railroad or to protect the Chinese, as required by the Burlingame Treaty of 1868 with China.

Officially, troops were deployed to Rock Springs to "prevent any disruption to the United States mail or the routes over which they are received." This decision was likely made to avoid setting the precedent of committing federal troops to stamp out anti-Chinese violence, which the Army lacked the resources, time, and numbers to achieve. Eventually, diplomatic pressure from the Burlingame Treaty prompted President Cleveland to issue a new order to protect Chinese laborers "at points of threatened or actual violence" now that troops had been committed. The Chinese were then led by four companies of federal troops into the town without incident.

>>>>This set a precedent for sending federal troops to protect the Chinese immigrants from frequent violence in the area, though the Cleveland administration evaded responsibility for the incident. It also set a precedent because not a single rioter was punished. They did pay a sum of $150,000 to the Chinese government, though never to the immigrants themselves.


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Wow. What a humane treatment of the elites' racist propaganda structure! We are educated barely out of the womb to be fearful of the other, propagandized to listen to dog whistles and then act on them because the consequences for acting out of fear are mitigated by the racist legal structure deployed by the elites...unless you are a minority. Yes PCR we are woke.

After the Chinese informed the US of the virus in the first week of January, the lying US president continues to lie to the world that the Chinese did not help soon enough. The elites' media strangely cuts the murderer some slack by not pointing out that the big fat liar had bad mouthed the Chinese for nearly 60days before realizing that his reelection for president was in jeopardy and decided to lift a finger.

Now the lying murderer is happy that China once again is buying US agricultural products, something they have done twice because of the bird flu attack against their poultry, twice because of the swine flu attack against their pigs, once because of an attack against a food crop and attacks against the Chinese population with MERS and SARS.

Now that the Chinese have just about recovered a version of Coronavirus, the Chinese president for life has declared that the US is in fact an enemy!

OOPS.

Couldn't have seen that one coming...wonder how many more viruses will show up in the US? Will the wall street rapists need another $30 trillion? Will the people bend over and give it to them?

Will a truce be called or will the end finally come?

Will the people of this country look at this country's admitted history and stop making excuses for lying murderers such as this president who has no redeeming quality whatsoever? When will the people of this country educate their children by washing away the brutal excremental history that the elites have covered with such sweetness, patriotism, exceptionalism, the greatest generation, etc., so that we can actually begin to live up to our aspirations without the elites?

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Shad, thank you for taking the time to put down such a detailed and incisive response. I certainly wouldn't want the President of a nation that holds so much in the balance of payments, as in trade deficits, like China does, which could pull the rug on our economy whenever they wanted to.

They want to keep us afloat and to continue borrowing, but how long is that required to last?


Explaining the US-China trade deficit CGTN's Lisa Chiu interviewed Sara Hsu, an economist and a professor at SUNY - New Paltz about the trade deficit between the United States and China.
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