Thursday, August 17

 
You Fucking Cock Wanker

The Outrageous

An Australian Asian! Gasp! Shock horror! WARNING: This post starts off really light-heartedly, and tapers off to an angry conclusion. How i manage to pull it off, i don't know. Let's just say when it comes to racial profiling, it's a lose-lose situation.

Is anyone aware of the awesome-ness that is Sam de Brito? I reckon he's the funniest journalist/comedian in Australia, and i absolutely love his writing.

Sam's blog,
All Men Are Liars, on both the Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne's The Age, appears everyday with the funny currency.

Yesterday's post,
"How do you say 'yobbo' in Vietnamese?" was one of the most politically-correct article on Australian Asians i've ever read. Or the only one i've ever read. Sam's clarity of thought and his honest writings have always appealed to a large pool of audience. I don't agree with everything he says, but i must profess to love his form of humour and well thought-out articles.

Interestingly, the only ones who are irritated by "How do you say 'yobbo' in Vietnamese?" are of Caucasian background. Most Caucasians can never truly understand what it feels like to be a 'minority' as they've never been to a non-Caucasian country before. I'd like to find the fucker who claimed that Asians "may look different but so long as you act exactly the same way as us then that's fine, just make sure you subsume those nasty little cultural habits to the dominant white australian culture and we'll all get along fine."

I'll fucking kill you, you cock-wanker.

The truth is, Asians don't normally appear on the radar of Australian medias. They rarely register a blip. When they're not speaking English, selling bread in bakeries or trying hard to be understood, they're minding their own business in milk bars, insulating themselves from the supposedly 'superior' white culture or doing a bloody good job as a cultural outsider.

White-Australians claim that Asians do not speak English. They're always immensely surprised to find an Asian who speaks good and fluent English. I suppose in today's global climate, it shouldn't be surprising anymore. Hell, i'd hardly be surprised if some white man came up to me and spoke Bahasa Indonesian, Tagalog or Mandarin.

If Australia claims to be a free country - the government has a habit of saying that - then everyone should be allowed to do, say and practice what we want. As long as it's legal. This means if i decide to speak Mandarin in public (shock gasp horror!), visit the nearest
yum cha outlet, shop in Chinatown or decide to start a Falun Gong rally, it shouldn't be anything out of the ordinary.


And just because
i don't speak with your Australian accent doesn't mean that my English is worse off than yours. It just means i speak more than one language, have been to many countries and am more world-wise than you are.

Which makes me, more superior than you.

Look out for adrock2xander's reply to Sam's blog at the 12:35 AM mark. He tried his hardest to be civil to the white supremists on a public blog.


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