Original Chinese Language Article: Om Ah Hum Blog (唵啊吽的博客)
(Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD)
Why ask the question if ‘US and China fight – which side will Chinese-Americans take?’ What is the problem? The US has been to war with virtually every country on the planet, so why didn’t we hear the question if the ‘US and Germany fight – which side will you take?’ This was not asked when the US went to war with Germany. It is a question that was not asked during the American War of Independence, or the 1812 War – both fought between the US and the British. Why (was) this question was not asked when the US and the French (together with the Spanish) fought one another during the Quasi War (1798-1800)? This question was also not asked when the US cracked-down on its own indigenous people. It was also not asked during the 1846, 1859, and 1875 wars fought between the US and Mexico. During World War I, America’s enemies were Germany, Austria, Bulgaria and the Ottomans, whilst in World War II, America’s enemies were Germany, Japan, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Finland, Croatia and Serbia. As the CIA has been subverting countries in South America – it can be truthfully said that the people of South America are the enemies of the US. This is important as the US is a land of immigrants that represent more or less the entire world, and the many different peoples the US has been to war with. Any American child could have their ethnic ancestry scrutinised in this way – not just the Chinese-Americans. When the US government fought its war against Vietnam, for example, the ordinary US people were opposed to it. As China backed Vietnam, did this mean that the ordinary US people supported China in a war between White Europeans and ethnic Chinese people? Finally, it has to be asked why the concept of the ‘US and China going to war’ is such an issue when China (unlike Britain, Japan, and Mexico) has never attacked the US mainland? Why are the Chinese people being singled-out as potential enemies of the US, when the history of the US shows that it has made very real enemies across the world? Why is there this US emphasis on a war with China? Americans can tell their children with pride that their country has been at ‘war’ for least 80% of its history with the rest of the world, winning all but two its military encounters. The US military has only lost twice in its history – both times against China in wars fought in Korea and Vietnam. It seems that there is a lack of confidence (or an inferiority complex) in the psychology of the US regarding a possible war with Red China, after-all, the US military has failed twice to defeat China in modern warfare. It is important to note that asking if the ‘US and China fight – which side will you take?’ is a problem deeply rooted within ethnic discrimination (and racism). It is also, as a tactic of discrimination, a device designed to cause psychological trauma in the minds of ethnic Chinese children, and as such maybe considered highly cruel and confusing. During the Anti-Vietnam War movement in the US, for example, an individual could be opposed to the US military (and its actions in Vietnam), but not necessarily supportive of China, etc. However, we can assist Chinese children by explaining to them that it is China that is now the powerhouse of the world, and because of this, the US feels threatened by China’s success. This is how the child’s self-respect can be protected. This is a matter of racism and discrimination, and this can be over-come by being calm and logical. When confronted with US racism, simply refer to history as a means to explain the present. In this way the Chinese people can remain strong when confronted with this kind of ideological attack.
©opyright: Adrian Chan-Wyles (ShiDaDao) 2015.
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