Random thoughts and/or rants

December 14th, 2010 by k Leave a reply »

I hope this doesn’t turn into one of those super long posts, it’s supposed to be just a few brief topics…

That’s not politically correct, that’s correct correct. -Larry Wilmore, The Daily Show


It seems like now, many people are talking about political correctness, and how society has gone overboard, and how we need to stop. Maybe this is somewhat true, but now people are using it as an excuse to do or say something stupid. “It may not be politically correct, but…”, “I know those politically correct people will disagree, but…” This is followed by something that is ridiculously stupid and/or offensive. There’s probably a reason why society frowns upon what you are about to say. These people not only say something stupid, they try to make themselves look cool or like a nobel anti-conformist fighter while doing so. It’s getting quite annoying.


Next…In honors chem, like with most classes, our teacher does not disclose other people’s test grades. However, to make up for a quiz that many people failed, she was giving out a partner exam. Instead of letting people choose, and having some people get free A’s, she organized it by the grade people got on that quiz. So the top 2 worked together, then the next 2, and the two worst students worked together. So, she had to reveal the grades.

 It ended up that on the quiz, there were 2 perfect scores. Both girls. And they both decided to work alone instead of together, which was kind of funny. But anyway, that’s not the point. This happens all the time. People end up doing better in the class than other people. Also, this was just one quiz. But still when people do significantly better than everyone else, such as scoring perfect on a quiz that half the class failed, they’re supposed to be ugly, antisocial, outcast nerds. That’s just how things are supposed to work, right? But in this case, both girls were very outgoing, popular, athletic, and in my opinion, the two most attractive girls in the class. Thanks for being fair, life.

In  a kind-of-not-really related note, maybe I should stop liking girls that are better than me in everything…

Moving on…

I don’t remember exactly how this came up, but I was talking to my dad, and we started talking about WWIII. Oh right, I think it was because I apparently have a residence card to Hong Kong, which my dad said my mom wanted me to have in case the U.S. ever got into a war and I was drafted or something. I thought about it,  and this didn’t make sense to me, because if America were in a war big enough for a draft to be reinstated, it would likely be with China. And hiding in a colony of the other side doesn’t seem smart because

a. You wouldn’t be accepted back into your own country

b. There’s a good chance it would get bombed

So, this led to what happens if I stayed. And this led me to this whole thing I’m about to write abotu Asian-Americans and World War III.

First off, these are the two most likely outcomes.

1. Humanity is smart, and we avoid such a war.

2. Humanity is stupid, and we all just nuke each other and the world ends.

But, if somehow, these two were avoided, and we ended up going to war with China, a war involving fighting and invasions, and bombings, rather than nukes, what would this mean for us?

As we all know, Santa Anita Race Track was used as a Japanese internment camp in WWII. It’s one of the dark parts of our nation’s history, when we discrminated against a whole people because of an attack. They avoid talking about it in elementary school, then later tell us about how bad it was. But what’s stopping this from happening again? If we went to war with China, would Asian-Americans/Chinese-Americans be imprisoned like the Japanese were?

I think that with Obama as President, this wouldn’t happen. I think maybe even George W. Bush wouldn’t have do something like that if he were still in office. But if this war were to happen sometime later, with someone like Sarah Palin or Newt Gingrich in charge? I would be very afraid. Look at how much Muslim-Americans are being discriminated against now. And this is when our war is on terrorism, not a specific group. If it were a very clear, U.S. vs. China war, with the large amount of idiots in this country, with someone like that as commander in chief, history could repeat itself, with us as the victims.

In this scenario, I don’t know what I would do. I’m definietly not going to just allow this discrmination to happen. But any resistance would just be used to prove their point about the possible disloyalty of Asian-Americans. This wouldn’t be helped by some Asian-Americans who perhaps would actually defect to the other side (Hm, I really wonder where you guys, and other Arcadians stand on this…are we going to be trying to kill each other?).  I’m loyal to this country, but if something like this were to happen, I don’t know what I would do.

Running to Hong Kong is definetly out of the question, for the reasons above. Being a traitor, plus putting yourself right in a war zone. Going into a camp or whatever sucks too. Rebellion would probably just fail, plus look terrible in the public eye. Honestly, I might just join the military, if I could, despite my parents’ objections. Hopefully they wouldn’t be stupid enough to put me on the front lines, hopefully I could help somewhere. But if that weren’t an option, I don’t know. Switzerland is always neutral, right? American refugee sounds so weird.

Um, yeah…I think that’s all I have to say about that for now…this discussion should be really interesting….

And Japan would be allied with the U.S., and thus a major target of China and/or N. Korea and/or Russia, since I know you’re going to say that.

Finally…

I’ve noticed how almost everyone at this school seems to be really, really arrogant. I guess it’s logical, with all the high academic competition and achievments. But still, I don’t know if this will be a problem when we leave. People getting pissed off at these rich, stuck-up, Asian nerds. Or maybe it’s just human nature, and everyone is that arrogant.

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2 comments

  1. Benji says:

    It ended up that on the quiz, there were 2 perfect scores. Both girls. And they both decided to work alone instead of together, which was kind of funny. But anyway, that’s not the point. This happens all the time. People end up doing better in the class than other people. Also, this was just one quiz. But still when people do significantly better than everyone else, such as scoring perfect on a quiz that half the class failed, they’re supposed to be ugly, antisocial, outcast nerds. That’s just how things are supposed to work, right? But in this case, both girls were very outgoing, popular, athletic, and in my opinion, the two most attractive girls in the class. Thanks for being fair, life.

    I think both your example and “ugly antisocial outcast nerds” are both nontypical examples. Usually the geniuses (jason jong, brian cheng come to mind) are not ugly (even handsome), not entirely antisocial (may have problems sometimes but usually communicate with others just fine), and definitely not outcast. And beauty plus brain is just a coincidence. No correlation.

    2. Humanity is stupid, and we all just nuke each other and the world ends.

    Most likely outcome.

    If we went to war with China, would Asian-Americans/Chinese-Americans be imprisoned like the Japanese were?

    I think America is a LOT more racially tolerant than it was 70 years ago during WWII. A lot has happened, especially with civil rights and all, that will prevent this.

    But if this war were to happen sometime later, with someone like Sarah Palin or Newt Gingrich in charge? I would be very afraid. Look at how much Muslim-Americans are being discriminated against now. And this is when our war is on terrorism, not a specific group. If it were a very clear, U.S. vs. China war, with the large amount of idiots in this country, with someone like that as commander in chief, history could repeat itself, with us as the victims.

    If Julian Assange were Muslim, we’d be scared shitless.

    In this scenario, I don’t know what I would do. I’m definietly not going to just allow this discrmination to happen. But any resistance would just be used to prove their point about the possible disloyalty of Asian-Americans. This wouldn’t be helped by some Asian-Americans who perhaps would actually defect to the other side (Hm, I really wonder where you guys, and other Arcadians stand on this…are we going to be trying to kill each other?).  I’m loyal to this country, but if something like this were to happen, I don’t know what I would do.

    We’re not going to kill each other. The Asians who managed to make it across the border and emigrate to America are the upper-class, intelligent bunch who won’t be drafted. When they go back, assuming they keep their previous SES (socio-economic status), they won’t be much involved in the war.

    Um, yeah…I think that’s all I have to say about that for now…this discussion should be really interesting….

    This discussion would be SO interesting. Let’s bring it into skype. sometime. not today. bleh busy.

    And Japan would be allied with the U.S., and thus a major target of China and/or N. Korea and/or Russia, since I know you’re going to say that.

    Japan has futuristic missile defense systems and they won’t even notice a world war going on outside. And when it’s over and they notice, they’ll make an anime about it. We talked about this once. Lol.

    I’ve noticed how almost everyone at this school seems to be really, really arrogant. I guess it’s logical, with all the high academic competition and achievments. But still, I don’t know if this will be a problem when we leave. People getting pissed off at these rich, stuck-up, Asian nerds. Or maybe it’s just human nature, and everyone is that arrogant.

    Yeah we’re all arrogant bastards. It always shows through, no matter how people pretend to be humble to each other and to their teachers. Accept it and move on.

  2. k says:

    I think both your example and “ugly antisocial outcast nerds” are both nontypical examples. Usually the geniuses (jason jong, brian cheng come to mind) are not ugly (even handsome), not entirely antisocial (may have problems sometimes but usually communicate with others just fine), and definitely not outcast. And beauty plus brain is just a coincidence. No correlation.

    Well, first, I said that they were supposed to be. Like how it’s depicted in pop culture. And those examples, I know that they’re not totally nonfunctional socially, because very few people are, but at the least, they are a bit nerdy. Actually, I don’t even know the other guy, but I’ll just assume he’s like Jason.

    And yeah, I know there’s no correlation, that doesn’t make any sense biologically. It’s just not fair that there are so many coincidences like that.
    I think America is a LOT more racially tolerant than it was 70 years ago during WWII. A lot has happened, especially with civil rights and all, that will prevent this.

    Well yeah, that’s pretty obvious. There’s no more segregation…it woudl be depressing if America were still as racist as it was before. But still, I don’t know if it would be enough…
    If Julian Assange were Muslim, we’d be scared shitless.

    Yeah, well, everyone’s already scared of both so if you combine it…yeah…reminds me of Stephen Colbert’s gay Mexican robotic Muslim bears.

    We’re not going to kill each other. The Asians who managed to make it across the border and emigrate to America are the upper-class, intelligent bunch who won’t be drafted. When they go back, assuming they keep their previous SES (socio-economic status), they won’t be much involved in the war.

    Controlling drones or designing weapons or other not front line combat would still be killing each other.

    This discussion would be SO interesting. Let’s bring it into skype. sometime. not today. bleh busy.

    lol, k. Or we could take in person at Justin’s house while Justin and Tim shoot people.

    Japan has futuristic missile defense systems and they won’t even notice a world war going on outside. And when it’s over and they notice, they’ll make an anime about it. We talked about this once. Lol.

    Um…I guess…maybe…

    Yeah we’re all arrogant bastards. It always shows through, no matter how people pretend to be humble to each other and to their teachers. Accept it and move on.

    Yeah, everyone makes it quite obvious.

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