Asian Immigrants and What No One Mentions Aloud

Science, technology, art, and craft are the property of Europeans-
The Japanese are superb engineers and craftsmen, but can’t really produce anything new. The weakness America has it is substantially British, which is to say industrially mediocre.


To continue my thoughts on college admissions and Asians:

Many people, reading of the clear discrimination against Asians, become all righteous, thinking of those poor, hardworking Asians. Come to America, work hard, and look how the system screws them.

But that reaction ignores the stereotype.

The stereotype, delicately put: first and second generation Chinese, Korean, and Indian Americans often fail to embody the sterling academic credentials they include with their applications, and do not live up to the expectations these universities have for top tier students.

Less delicately put: They cheat. And when they don’t cheat, they game tests in a way utterly incomprehensible to the Western mind, leading to test scores with absolutely zero link to underlying ability. Or both. Or maybe it’s all cheating, and we just don’t know it. Either way, the resumes are functional fraud.

Is it true for every single recent Chinese, Korean, or Indian…

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5 Responses to Asian Immigrants and What No One Mentions Aloud

  1. Darfur Miller says:

    The British were superb at manufacturing before socialism hit. I own several British pieces of machinery-a Lister diesel engine, some guns, and enough of a DeHavilland Tiger Moth that someday I hope to turn into a flying airplane-that are as good as anything in their day anywhere in the world. The Germans made some marvelous stuff in the immediate pre-WWII period but scant traces of it survive today, and their post war stuff was largely overengineered and not as good as the untrained think. Mercedes Benz cars, for instance: I’d take a ’62 Chevy over a ’62 Mercedes any day. To be honest I’m not sure I’d take a NEW Mercedes over a NEW Chevy given their electrical problems.

    • Colmainen says:

      Blame it when all the German engineers the Soviets could find were shipped to Siberia, courtesy of Mr Dwight Eisenhower.

  2. Jim says:

    For a culture to be technologically innovative may not be as important in intergroup competition as is sometimes thought. Technological innovations made by one group may be quickly copied by another. For example, Japan was well-behind Europe technologically by the middle of the 19th century but caught up with European technology quite rapidily.
    Greg Cochran has suggested that lactose tolerance was an important factor in the enormous expansion of Indo-Europeans. Indo-Europeans seem to have been early users of spoked wheels and this may have aided their expansion for a while. But fairly quickly the use of spoked wheels spreads over all of Eurasia. So the use of spoked wheels was only a sort-lived advantage while lactose tolerance was an enduring advantage.
    Similarily Amerindians acquired such things as metal tools, guns, horses and horse-riding, etc. from the more technologically advanced Europeans. But their immune systems were highly vulnerable to diseases brought by Europeans and this disadvantage was what was decisive.

    • The people you mention adopted technology, but it did them no good in the long term. This brings to mind the subject of the Mitsubishi Zero- an outstanding engineering accomplishment that initially shocked the Americans but was quickly countered with superior tactics then superior technology. The real superpower of the Japanese and American Indians was terror, but it doesn’t work against people who refuse to be terrorized. The Americans just kept coming, faster than they could be killed

  3. Jim says:

    In the case of Americans and Indians disease was far more important than any other factor.

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