National Myths

… in America most of us – not readers alone but even writers – are still afraid of any literature which is not a glorification of everything American, a glorification of our faults as well as our virtues. To be not only a best seller in America but to be really beloved, a novelist must assert that all American men are tall, handsome, rich, honest, and powerful at golf; that all country towns are filled with neighbors who do nothing from day to day save go about being kind to one another; that although American girls may be wild, they change always into perfect wives and mothers; and that, geographically, America is composed solely of New York, which is inhabited entirely by millionaires; of the West, which keeps unchanged all the boisterous heroism of 1870; and of the South, where everyone lives on a plantation perpetually glossy with moonlight and scented with magnolias.

Source: Lewis, Sinclair. 1930. The American Fear of Literature. Nobel Lectures, Literature [http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1930/lewis-lecture.html]

HT: Frank Chin

Sinophobia by emphasis and omission

Breitbart.com reporting on US West Coast smog states (emphasis added):

Air quality in some East Asian capitals is famously poor, with residents of Beijing taking extreme measures to avoid the health risks associated with heavy pollution.

The problem has grown worse as emerging Asian economies, particularly China, have increased their use of high-sulfur coal and private automobiles.

Now, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warn that East Asian pollution may be causing smog along the West Coast of the United States, as nitrogen oxides move on air currents across the Pacific Ocean.

Notice the insistence that the pollution source is East Asian and specifically China. They then quote from a National Public Radio (NPR) report. Pay attention to the snippet nature of the quotes (emphasis added):

The problem, scientists say, is that Asian countries’ emissions of nitrogen oxides — which sunlight then breaks down in reactions that produce ozone — have tripled since 1990. When those harmful gases circulate to North America, they offset gains in U.S. air quality that have come from cutting nitrogen oxide emissions by 50 percent.

They concluded that the spike in man-made emissions in Asia “is the major driver” of the rise in ozone levels in the western U.S. for both spring and summer in recent decades.

However, the original NPR report begins with a photo of pollution in New Delhi, aka NOT East Asia.

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Nitrogen oxide pollution in India and China is offsetting U.S. gains in cutting emissions, researchers say. This photo from October shows road traffic, along with smoke and smog, in front of the landmark India Gate in New Delhi. Manish Swarup/AP

Additionally, they specifically state (emphasis added):

“Scientists found Asian air pollution contributed as much as 65 percent of an increase in Western ozone in recent years,” NPR’s Rob Schmitz reports from Shanghai. “China and India, where many consumer products are manufactured, are the worst offenders.”

The researchers say that as China continues to cut its nitrogen oxide emissions, “rising global methane and NOx emissions in the tropical countries (e.g., India) in Asia, where O3 [ozone] production is more efficient, may become more important in the coming decades.”

So apparently for Breitbart.com, East Asia and China are to be stereotypically associated with pollution while India gets affirmative action with no explanation as to the role of US, Europe and Japan in the rise of Chinese industrial emissions.

Sources:

Chappell, Bill. 2017. Smog In Western U.S. Starts Out As Pollution In Asia, Researchers Say. National Public Radio. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/03/518323094/rise-in-smog-in-western-u-s-is-blamed-on-asias-air-pollution [accessed: 2017-03-04].

Pollack, Joel. 2017. Scientists: Asian Pollution Causing West Coast Smog. Breitbart News Network. http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/03/03/scientists-asian-pollution-causing-west-coast-smog [accessed: 2017-03-04].

Peer Review Failure: Japanese Penises

In the peer-reviewed article “Penile length–somatometric parameters relationship in healthy Egyptian men“, the FIVE authors stated:

On the other hand, Fujieda & Matsuura (1987) reported mean value of stretched flaccid penile length of 9 cm (range 6.6–12.2 cm) in healthy adult Japanese.

An email was sent to the journal editor as follows:

Fujieda & Matsuura (1987) was a study of newborns to adolescents, not adults. The range 6.6-12.2 is also not found in that article. An erratum is requested.

A corrigendum was published:

In the article entitled “Penile length–somatometric parameters relationship in healthy Egyptian men” by M. E. Shalaby, A. E.-R. M. Almohsen, A. R. El Shahid, M. T. Abd Al-Sameaa and T. Mostafa, published in Andrologia 2015;47:402–406 (DOI: 10.1111/and.12275), the sentence “On the other hand, Fujieda & Matsuura (1987) reported mean value of stretched flaccid penile length of 9 cm (range 6.6–12.2 cm) in healthy adult Japanese.” on page 404 in the first paragraph of the discussion section is incorrect. The correct sentence should be:

In this context, Fujieda & Matsuura (1987), in their cross-sectional series on penile lengths, showed that the mean penile length increased from 4.9 ± 0.8 cm at stage I of pubic hair development to 7.2 ± 1.4 cm at stage II and 9.0 ± 1.0 cm at stages IV–V whereas the largest increment was observed between stage I and stage II of pubic hair development.

The authors apologise for this error and any confusion caused.

Translation: We (the 5 ‘Arab’ authors) let our anti-East Asian racism and sloppy scholarship get published so we will quote from the original article even if a reader is still liable to think that adult Japanese males (Tanner stage V) have 9 cm penises. We apologize for publishing our stereotypes.

European Logic

European logic = convenient contradictions

In the “white” race the color of the skin ranges from light bluish-white or pinkish, as in the Nordic blond or red-haired, to all shades of tan (many Mediterraneans), or brown (some Arabs, Egyptians, Abyssinians, etc.), to almost black (some Abyssinians, some Hindus). It varies from almost white to dark brown (solid chocolate) in the Chinese and Japanese, from that of old leather to dark brown in the American Indian.

It is absolutely black in many Australians, whose hair may be nearly straight and features almost like those of a White. It may be brown in an Aino with a physiognomy much like that of a Russian. It may be light tan in a darkhaired Nordic, or resplendently white in a Mediterranean or a Semitic brunette. It ranges from the blackest through dark brown and red brown, to that of old leather, in the Negroes (including the Bushmen).

SOURCE: Hrdlicka, A. 1930. “Human Races.” In Human Biology and Racial Welfare, edited by E. Cowdry, 160-161. New York, USA: Paul B. Hoeber, Inc.

The Originals Season 1-3

S01E02: European male vampire with Afropean female lover, Afropean male has an European father and African slave mother, Afropean male wants to pork European female who thinks him “charming, sexy, confident, incredibly hot”, Afropean male heterosexualization (upper chest nudity, kisses European female), European male vampire has an Afropean witch girlfriend, Afropean male vampire sexes European witch

S01E06: Afropean male heterosexualization (sexes European female vampire, upper chest nudity [x2])

S01E10: European male heterosexualization (kisses female passionately, upper chest nudity [x4], arranged husband, kisses Afropean female, kisses European female)

the-originals-s01e13S01E14: European male heterosexualization (upper chest nudity [x3], sexes Afropean female), Afropean male kisses European female

S01E17: Afropean male heterosexualization (upper chest nudity, sexes European female), European male heterosexualization (sexes European female [x3], upper chest nudity [x3], fighting for hierarchal power, sexually attracted to an European female, showing off muscular arms [x2]), token East Asian male in background

S01E21: Latino werewolves, European male heterosexualization (upper chest nudity)

S02E01: Afropean male heterosexualization (sexing European female [x2], upper chest nudity, sexually attracts European female)

S02E02: Token East Asian male vampire assaults European girl

S02E04: European male thinks himself quite attractive, token East Asian boy in background

S02E05: European male upper chest nudity [x2]

S02E07: European male upper chest nudity

S02E08: European male upper chest nudity

S02E09: European male hetero-sexualization (upper chest nudity, sexes European female)

S02E11: European male kisses European female

S02E15: European male heterosexualization (sexes European female, sexes Indo-Aryan female who wanted to sex an Afropean male, sparring), Afropean male was married to Afropean female

S02E17: European male sexes Indo-Aryan female

S02E18: European male upper chest nudity [x3]

S02E21: token female East Asian witch

the-originals-3-1S03E01: Afropean male upper chest nudity [x2], East Asian male monk, no speaking lines, quickly killed by European female

the-originals-3-2S03E02: European male heterosexualization (upper chest nudity, attractive to European female, kisses European female), eleven Vietnamese witches killed, three Buddhist monks in a monastery under the control of a Franceman

S03E03: European male upper chest nudity (European female lover, upper chest nudity [x4], rough sexes European wife), five Buddhist monks killed by an European female

S03E04: Afropean male attracted to Afropean female, a male vampire named “Mohinder” is played by actor Jaylen Moore who is of so-called “mixed” ethnicity (couldn’t find an Indian actor apparently)

S03E05: European male heterosexualization (sexes European female, kisses European female, desired by European female), male East Asian vampire baddie who was previously a torture consultant for Genghis Khan

S03E07: European male kisses European female

S03E08: European male upper chest nudity

S03E09: European male violently kills East Asian male, European male kisses European female

S03E10: Afropean male upper chest nudity

S03E11: European male hits on two European females

S03E12: European male recalls his romancing of an Afropean female

S03E14: Token East Asian female witch, European male heterosexualization (formerly dates European female, flirts with European female about his metaphorical “stamina”, upper chest nudity)

S03E15: European male heterosexualization (upper chest nudity [x3], sexes European female)

S03E18: Token East Asian male waiter, token, manipulated East Asian male witch

S03E20: Manipulated East Asian male witch is predictably killed by an European male, European male and female cuddle

S03E21: Afropean male upper chest nudity

S03E22: European male and female have sex

Zhongguo Snippet I

Since 1949, metropolitan Beijing has planted over a half a billion trees, shrubs and flowering bushes, as well as millions of square kilometers of green belts, along the fringes of the nearby Gobi Desert, to stop its southern advance and to reduce dust levels blowing in from the north. By 2050, Beijing will have planted 100 billion trees to its north, covering more than ten percent of the country’s landmass http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2874368/Will-China-s-Great-GREEN-Wall-save-country-dust-storms-100-billion-tree-project-halt-advancing-Gobi-Desert.html. This greenification program continues with a passion and a love for nature. Beijing has identified and coddles, like rock stars, 40,000 urban trees that are over 100 years old, some dating back more than 1,000 years http://www.fao.org/docrep/u9300e/u9300e04.htm.

Contrary to ceaseless propaganda in the West, Beijing and all of China’s cities have shown nonstop improvement in air quality, and Beijing is spending billions to keep bettering its environment. This has been going on since the 1990s, something I can personally attest to http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-01/04/content_27853288.htm. Tetovo, Cairo, Kathmandu, Accra, Manila, Delhi, Beirut, Ulaanbaatar, Baku, Dhaka and Sao Paulo, among others, all had higher 2016 pollution indexes than China’s capital, but only Beijing gets the mainstream media black eye https://www.numbeo.com/pollution/rankings.jsp?title=2016. Why? Because Beijing is the heart and soul of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and thus, is not a NATO doormat, which is an intolerable affront to Western capitalists.

http://chinarising.puntopress.com/2017/01/29/on-beijing-by-jeff-j-brown-a-resident-for-13-years-since-1990-china-rising-radio-sinoland-170129/

Hollywood Roundup XXX

pure-genius-1-11Pure Genius S01E09: Male Latino prostitute, Filipina in relationship with European lesbian, S01E11: East Asian male homosexual married to European male, European male had a crush on a Latina, East Asian female with European boyfriend.

Code Black S02E10: Afropean male doctor has Afropean daughter, S02E11: Afropean female doctor.

The Great Wall (2016): European is a hyper-skilled archer/warrior and hyper-alpha male who believes he can kill multiple skilled Chinese warriors by himself, token sidekick Spaniard/Latino and Arab/Turk (who dies), no character development for nomadic horde, the Chinese are so stupid that their female warriors engage in extremely high skilled, extremely low effect fighting, implied romantic feeling between female Chinese general and alpha European male.

Edit: European male was originally scripted to have sex with the Chinese female. From Zhang (2016): “There were many similar cliches in the script which happened before in other US-China co-productions, such as the leading roles having sex or so…”

bull-s01e11Bull S01E11: European female married to European male is impregnated by younger Afropean male, East Asian female lawyer with surname “Anderson”, Afropean female with European boyfriend.

Emerald City S01E01-2: Latina dating European male (played by Hebrewpean), token pregnant East Asian female, token Afropean female (played by Afro-Hebrewpean), three European females grope European male, Latina finds bare-chested European male attractive (played by yet another Hebrewpean), cruel Afropean witch dies due to her stupidity. Series is clearly Hebrew affirmative action.

Ransom S01E01: Confident, intelligent heterosexual European male (chest hair, has wife and daughter, physically violent).

the-oa-1The OA S01E01: European male heterosexualization (sexing European female, upper chest nudity, buttocks, punches wall, cocky, confident), effeminate Eurasian male with Vietnamese surname (though actor’s surname is English), sidekick Latino, series directed by an Iranian homosexual.

SOURCE: Zhang, Rui. 2016. Zhang Yimou: ‘Great Wall’ marks a change. China.org.cn. http://china.org.cn/arts/2016-12/16/content_39929364.htm [accessed: 2017-03-04].