'Oh the racism we white hapas endure ..British Chinese will never understand'
On reading this blog recently, I found this comment:
'Invisibility is the result of the Eurasian agenda stealthily pushed through using the Chinese platform squeezing out/rendering the ethnic Chinese Invisible'
In the U.K. however, due to the relative insignificance of British Chinese as a political voice, it does make one wonder how Hapas tend to get the voice in the media - and always half white Chinese as opposed to half black Chinese.
Traditionally, Hapas are quite defensive about racism towards Chinese, but being Hapas their stance is typically skewed and based in self-interest than actually promoting any genuinely researched British Chinese political concerns. Some notable examples of our current media representation:
Madam Miaow, actress/comedian, complains about various racist issues, but she is herself a Hapa, and despite expressing genuine concern about how Chinese are seen in media and politics,unfortunately plays up to the hypersexualised oriental female stereotype to boost her own career, to the point that any feedback or support she gets tends to be from her budding white male admirers than any member of the British Born Chinese population who can take her seriously.
Paul Courtenay Hyu - look at this video of the missing chink a 2003 made for tv segment commissioned for Channel 4.
In it's desperation to be part of the 90's hip, devil may care naivety there is a lack of specific racial understanding, that Channel 4 are all too willing to commission.
That a small scrawny Chinese guy is cast as playing the farcical clownish elements, whilst the tall Hapa gets all the thoughtful lines smacks of deliberate mis-casting. Of course, it's without question that the program probably wouldnt be made without his consent, but it's debatable with a title name like 'missing chink' and moments like the line, when the girl appears in the restaurant, at 2:34 he deliberately makes a point,'ill think you find she was looking at me'
Again this is subtle insinuation that his colleague, the small, Chinese guy is less fanciable then he, a hapa.
Gok Wan is another obvious example. Gay, campy, refers to us as Chinks, and refers to his childhood as miserable, often not stating his pride to be Chinese at all, when mentioning his half-Chinese ethnicity.
In British media, its amazing the privileges that Hapas get to play the race card, the minority card, AND the white establishment. Genetically in the western world hapas have the best of all worlds, and it is this line of thinking that one cannot blame Chinese women to take the easy way out for social acceptance.
Half white Chinese and the media role they play in dividing the British Chinese people against each other are the product of clever white imperialist social engineering.
Again this is not a personal attack against hapas but it is a direct attack on the way that the exceptional presence of white hapas have been used , wittingly and unwittingly for the following functions:
1. To represent Chinese or British Chinese in the media.
2 To render the ethnically Chinese invisible.
How do you render a Chinese invisible? By 'creating' their representation without actually giving them any real representation.
A sinister plan of ethnic cleansing big media-style on behalf of the white establishment because:
1. they can say that British Chinese are represented
2. having been represented, British Chinese have less need to complain, and so remain invisible.
The fact that white hapas are representing the voice in the uk along with FOBS ( who serve the white imperialist agenda of orientalism), this is double security for the white establishment in preventing the Chinese from actually having a media-voice. And the cycle perpetuates as we British Born Chinese are apathetic towards such a state of media knowing that they are outnumbered by both Hapas and Fobs that we just don't bother representing.
To the white establishment having HAPAS represent the chinese community is a triumph of social engineering, because in almost every situation, for a half-white Chinese, the white gene almost always be seen with higher regard than the Chinese one. That is until that person enters Chinese territory, and instantly , like a Chameleon, he becomes a Chinese.And an eagerly welcomed one, because after all, aren't half-white Chinese much better looking than Chinese men?
Clearly it's a mistake to allow HAPAS, despite their best intention to really represent the British Chinese community. Because when you look at their achievements...what has really been achieved for us? For all the shows, plays and musicals starring HAPAS and FOBS made since maybe the 1980s ..apart from all the money that has swapped hands in the process of creating a colorblind or murky social identity....has any of the artistic work created really benefited the British Born Chinese community in any way?
The exact problem of making too much peace with China's original western oppressors may be the price we have had to pay for enjoying the comfortable life of living on this little island.
Truthfully western assimilation has divided our own British Chinese community to the point that:
1. British Born Chinese are quizzed by FOBS for not speaking chinese well , or at all
2. Hapas who if they have a Chinese father, tend to know their homeland language, but don't take interest in British Born Chinese issues , and are quite happy to play up their role of being the white majority puppet.
3. FOBS don't speak English well enough, and if they do, are out of touch with the British Born Chinese lifestyle, and are too busy playing up the exotic 'Oriental' agenda that the western establishment love.
But the ultimate irony here is that for the original Chinese ethnics who should have a political voice and are born in the UK – the British Born Chinese – are in fact ranking at the bottom of the pecking order when it comes to British ethnic representation, and have had any representational power of being British Chinese snatched away from us by our own community!
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