Victim, The Reader
I am the victim.
No. Rather, YOU are the victim.
That link is one of two inspirations for my username. The other being my abuse at the hands of horrible, power-hunrgy, trigger-happy mods.
You find a machine in your garage, and it seems intricately linked to your destiny.
A place where I test technical stuff
Recent PostsMobile CYOA. Do you like them? on 9/12/2017 6:10:39 PM
I don't really consider Choice of Games to be choose your own adventure. Their stories are entirely linear, and your choices don't affect the course of the game at all. They only affect the immediate dialogue, and most of the choices are just right or wrong. I also find the plot to be quite shallow, and if you want to make any "exciting" choices (which are just little side stories that do nothing to advance the plot) you have to sell your firstborn.
Edit: Nevermind. Was thinking of wrong company.
Nazi Scum Thread on 8/18/2017 10:43:59 AM
That's not how the law works. The federal government is assumed not to have the right to do something until a law or amendment (depending on the circumstances) is passed giving it the right to do that thing.
Nazi Scum Thread on 8/18/2017 10:01:24 AM
Traitor to the Union but a loyalist to Virginia. Can you point out a law that backs up your statement?
Nazi Scum Thread on 8/18/2017 9:16:51 AM
There's such a thing as States' rights. States are seperate from the federal government and have the right to erect whatever statues they want. States should have statues of people who fought for their State. The federal government should have statues of people who fought for the country.
Nazi Scum Thread on 8/18/2017 7:10:03 AM
Statues should glorify people who made sacrifices for the place they lived. A statue in Virginia should glorify people who made sacrifices for Virginia. Robert E. Lee made sacrifices for Virginia and should therefore be glorified by statues in Virginia.
Nazi Scum Thread on 8/18/2017 6:15:03 AM
I don't see how a statue of Robert E. Lee doesn't belong in front of the State capitol of Virginia. Such a statue should commemorate someone who made great sacrifices for his State, and Robert E. Lee is certainly someone who fits that description.
Nazi Scum Thread on 8/17/2017 7:39:46 AM
Hey, now. Persecution of your person is different from persecution of your ancestors.
Nazi Scum Thread on 8/16/2017 12:00:47 PM
I think it's a combination of many factors.
Firstly, there is the victim culture that you mentioned, which is prevalent among today's African Americans. The Chinese have always been an industrious people, looking only to advance our own self-worth. We take the responsibility of our lives into our own hands and plan it out over the long term. Rarely do you see Chinese Americans out on the street protesting how unfairly our ethnicity is treated, though that seems to be changing somewhat with some second, third, and further generation immigrants being indoctrinated in liberal education centers on the West Coast. Today's African Americans, on the other hand, don't seem to want to take responsibility over their own lives. They prefer to believe that the past of their race has already destined themselves personally to a life of poverty. It's easier to stay complacent in poverty that way while still feeling self-righteous. It may come as a surprise to some, then, that the African American community was not always this way. In the early 20th century, the black community was flourishing post-slavery. During that time, the teachings of Booker T. Washington remained dominant. He taught economic self-improvement as the primary method of advancing black people's social standing. Black businesses grew and thrived, and some white Americans even became jealous. Then came the Civil Rights movement, and though it cured some social ills it also greatly increased the victim mentality as well as African Americans' reliance on the government, which brings me to my next point.
The Civil Rights movement also coincided with another major policy change. Between 1940 and 1960, the black poverty rate was cut in half, and between 1936 and 1959 the black income more than doubled relative to whites. Then between 1965 and 1974, government-provided benefits increased by 20 times, while the number of recipients doubled between 1960 and 1977. This furthered black people's complacency in poverty and completely reversed decades of declining poverty figures among blacks. As for why the Chinese did not fall into this vicious cycle of welfare, I can only imagine it is because of our culture of self-reliance. Speaking of culture...
It's no secret that we Chinese like to save. Our culture promotes saving money for emergencies, for instance if a family member needs an expensive surgery. Black, or rather contemporary American culture promotes spending. Many blacks and even whites spend all their money on immediate gratification while relying on handouts for food and other uses. Of course, I recognize that some families don't have enough money to live by let alone save. I think that has to do with Chinese people valuing higher education, which has been proven to be worth it in the long term. By getting higher education, you not only get a higher salary but also have greater motivation to keep a job, since you feel like your life is going somewhere. Ghetto culture is another problem. Tattoos and piercings make blacks undesirable for businesses, and rap that promotes gangs and sex also don't help. There is also a taboo against being too white (aka successful). I mentioned personal responsibility before. The lack of responsibility by black fathers has resulted in an astounding 72% of black children being raised by single mothers. I don't think I have to say how that affects black people economically. Chinese people are much more family oriented and take care of each other. Children are expected to take care of parents in their old age, and marriages are expected to last a lifetime. A caring family is good for economic wellbeing.
Finally, there are genetic factors. Now, I know that this is where Malkalack calls me a racist Neo-Nazi, so I'll stick to hard scientific facts and ignore such controversial topics as IQ. It is no secret that blacks are more athletic than any other race. That happens to be because blacks have 15-20% more testosterone than whites. That and other genetic factors may impact one's ability to hold a job and could be behind the massive riots in predominantly black cities. Chinese, on the other hand, have lower testosterone levels. In addition, we are not dealing with a representative sample of Chinese and black people in America. Most slaves were sold as prisoners of war to other African tribes. That means they were less adept than other African tribes (since they lost wars to them) and (warning: this will be offensive) thus POSSIBLY genetically inferior to the other African tribes. Other factors like luck may also play a part in why they became prisoners of war, but it is my opinion that genetics played a part. On the other hand, though the first Chinese people who came here were poor, new generations of Chinese are coming from rich families and are thus the cream of the crop. This applies to many Asian ethnicities coming to America.
This is by no means a comprehensive list. There's much more I could have written, but I know I'm rambling now. Feel free to comment or criticize.
I'll leave off with a quote from Booker T. Washington: "There is a certain class of race problem-solvers who don't want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public."
P.S. Mizal, your profile picture looks distinctly Chinese or at least East Asian. What ethnicity are you?
Nazi Scum Thread on 8/15/2017 9:40:29 PM
Yes, but then proportionally it supports my point that Islamic extremism is increasing, while far-right extremism is decreasing.
Nazi Scum Thread on 8/15/2017 12:14:58 PM
Is there a minimum rating for stories?