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Vung Tau, 2019

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In Saigon, I can easily go a week without seeing any white person, but today, I ran across two white Mormons on bicycles, with one having this paper sign on his backpack, “TIẾNG ANH MIỄN PHÍ” [“FREE ENGLISH LANGUAGE”].

I also passed a young white man pulling a suitcase down the street, his face showing discomfort from the intense heat, at least, and probably because he was all alone, without a single syllable to connect him with anyone. It seemed he was headed towards the bus station, a good mile away. He could have gotten there on the back of a motorbike for just a buck, but to do that, he had to speak some Vietnamese, for this was nowhere near downtown.

Half an hour later, I saw him on another street, going in the opposite direction, so he was walking in circles, apparently. Looking determined, the lanky man in shorts marched briskly along, a foot away from swarming motorbikes. Don’t bother me, his face was trying to say, I know what I’m doing.

Actually, the dude wasn’t that forsaken, for there were English schools all over the neighborhood, with white people inside each. This knowledge must have emboldened him to meander through this alien environment. Even if he spoke no English, it had to be comforting to know there were other whites, or at least foreigners, around. He wasn’t the only one who didn’t belong.

Lost in Tokyo, I approached the only black man on the street for directions. He helped me. Needing to use a phone in Kuala Lumpur, I cheered up to hear Vietnamese spoken nearby. She lent me hers.

Also in Tokyo, a white guy could tell immediately that I wasn’t Japanese and, more surprisingly, as likely an American. Relieved to arrest a compatriot on the sidewalk, the Iraq War vet and military contractor was garrulous. He had been drinking all night.

Even in Vietnam, I was clearly an outsider in 1995, on my first trip back. Besides my lighter skin and Americanized body language, I was also dressed like no one else. Once, a stranger touched my jeans in admiration. They were called “cow pants” then. Unlike most people, I never picked my teeth in public or squatted.

In 2019, it’s much harder to single out a việt kiều [overseas Vietnamese], for many people here have adopted the American casual look of jeans, T-shirts, hoodies, flannel shirts and sneakers, etc. The conical hat is still common, but ao dais have become extremely rare, regrettably. Colorful printed pajamas are usually found only on the frumpy middle-aged.

Haircuts are cooler. Tattoos spider. Urban sophisticates browse foreign cuisines, jet overseas and are mesmerized by American films, so their demeanors and postures, too, have evolved, or been tinkered with, I should say. You no longer see men holding hands.

With more cash, dental care has much improved, and at each dentist office, white models beam from signs. As with so much else, whites provide the standard and target. My teeth, by the way, are among the worst here. In three decades, I have visited the dentist exactly twice, and only in Vietnam.

Until a century ago, Vietnamese routinely lacquered their teeth black. That custom is long gone. The 20th century was one of accelerated and often violent changes. Marveling at its conveniences and gadgets, we survivors often forget its staggering body count, social rending and psychic brutality, even as we continue to endure it. Millions of souls have been flushed down the progressive toilet.

The 20th century promised to liberate you from traditions, customs, family, nation, hometown, marriage, friendship, love, memory and even biology, so how could you resist? Thinking you have gained the moon and more, you lost your only birthright, an anchored life on this heavenly earth.

Unmoored, people lose their mind. At my Philly apartment complex, there was a young white man who would dress up as Tarzan in our courtyard. Half-naked in the semi dark, he would look up, half fearful, half excited, at all the windows.

“We should call the cops,” my alarmed wife would say.

“No, the guy is harmless.” I understood such loneliness.

Another young white guy would spend up to four hours washing his Porsche, a gift from his dad which he almost never used. He had nowhere to go, really, no one to meet. The entire world had been lost to him, and there was nothing left but the electronic screen.

In Penang, Malaysia a few months ago, I was astonished by the stone and wooden sculptures, ceramic figurines, carvings, murals and architecture of Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, a clan house. If this was an example of Chinese art in a distant immigrant community, then how marvelous are buildings in China itself? Outrageously, thousands were wrecked during the Cultural Revolution, so that Chinese scholars must travel to Penang to study the splendor of Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi.

Visiting Guatemala in 1956, Norman Lewis encountered a missionary who bought traditional Zutuhul blouses with copulating horses, only to burn them. The Indians were given Mickey Mouse ponchos and skirts.

With exceptions, and I’m being very measured here, your heritage must be protected and endlessly studied, for its wealth can’t be adequately assayed even after several lifetimes. Walk backward. Look back!

Yet, some tough guy has thundered, “And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcasses upon the carcasses of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.” Verily, I say unto you, Communism and Christianity are squirted from the same urinary meatus. Please don’t save me!

ORDER IT NOW

With its righteous mobs and myriad ordnances flung from the sky, as if by God, more was destroyed during the 20th century than all others combined, but it’s the ongoing ideological violence I’m trying to define and battle, and it’s basically this: the local or provincial is supposedly backward and inferior to the global and cosmopolitan, and to reach this higher state, one must begin by learning the lingua franca, which is now English, or some bastard version of it.

Squatting on the ground and picking my teeth, the few that are left, that is, with none shiny black, unfortunately, I most emphatically declare, “Fuck English!”

Fuck, too, Evelyn Waugh, Norman Lewis, Paul Bowles, Paul Theroux and all the rest, for they have polluted my beautiful, radiant mind of color with the slave masters’ suffocating lingo. With each sentence, I’m being drawn and quartered by all of Western civilization.

To acquire another language is hard enough, but to have a prolong intercourse with an alien culture is nigh impossible. Very few have done so. Most never stray far from the guided tour bus. While some may find disorientation liberating, most will balk.

There is an atavistic fear of being a misfit in a crowd, of being eyeballed, fingered, targeted or swarmed, and this terror is amplified if you have no words to fend off, explain, ingratiate or even grovel with. Speechless and diversely striped, you’re indeed a helpless animal.

In 33 Moments of Happiness, German Ingo Schulze has a narrator describe Russia, “Never, not in any other country, have I felt so vulnerable, so defenseless. I knew: If something happens to me here, no one will help me. If I stumble, they’ll trample me down, if I scream, they’ll rob and strip me. They can spot foreigners at a glance. As if we were a different color.” Funny man.

You don’t even have to be of a different color. Last year in Phnom Penh, I met by chance a Vietnamese, Ni, who had arrived in Cambodia in 1991 with just $15, which dwindled to $2 in two weeks. Unable to find work, Ni figured he’d have one last meal, then run in front of a bus, but as he debated this solution, a Toyota Camry actually knocked him down.

Out leapt the enraged driver, and as Ni was being slapped around and abused in rapid, incomprehensible Khmer, bystanders did nothing. If I fight back, they might just finish me off, Ni thought, for I’m just a “youn.”

Ni was sure he was digested, as the Vietnamese like to say, for he was about to be excreted back into the earth, just as he wished anyway, for after this humiliating beating, he would still have had next to nothing, nowhere to go and no reachable friends or relatives.

In Istanbul, I was also cornered and roughed up a bit, but I got away, and I’m not blaming anybody, for I was stupid. In a different Istanbul neighborhood, a restaurant owner refused to charge me, so delighted was he to have a visitor from so far away.

Miraculously, a savior appeared to change Ni’s entire life. Leaping off his motorbike, the middle-aged man shoved Ni’s tormentor away, and even punched him, to the crowd’s astonishment. They shouted at each other.

Suddenly, the Camry driver looked frightened, backed off and babbled what sounded like apologies. Even more unbelievably, he emptied his wallet to hand Ni two thousand bucks.

“Take it,” Ni’s rescuer shouted, in Vietnamese!

“No, two hundred is enough, brother,” so he pocketed that.

Though Vietnamese, Ni’s savior was a general in the Cambodian Army.

When Vietnam invaded Cambodia on Christmas Day of 1978, it took them just two weeks to reach Phnom Penh, and there, they set up a puppet government. With a client army built from scratch, they inserted Vietnamese officers. Some of these adopted Cambodian names and stayed behind even after the Vietnamese withdrawal in 1988. History is filled with obscured facts and secrets.

The general put Ni up in a hotel, treated him to many meals. Seeing that Ni was bright and enterprising, he set Ni up in a lumber exporting business. With the general’s contacts, it thrived, which bred other ventures, so by the time I met him, he was the owner of a hotel, restaurant, construction firm and, most lucratively, a bonsai dealership that could sell a single tree for as much as $350,000.

I met Ni’s Vietnamese wife, who arrived in a Toyota Camry. As she drove us around, Vietnamese pop music from decades ago filled our bubble. They had five children, with the three oldest sent to Vietnam to attend universities.

“If you want to move to Cambodia, I can help you out with the paperwork or whatever else,” Ni said to me twice. “I mean it.”

Ni considered me mình, you see. We belong to a many hearted flesh. “Mình” in Vietnamese means body, oneself, we, us or one’s spouse, so there’s a merging of one’s everything with all those who share the same language, culture, history and blood. It’s the most natural and ideal state, according to this one word. This month, mình beat Indonesia 3 to 1. Mình eat rice daily, they eat bread.

Speaking of soccer, a recent match between Malaysia and Indonesia ended 3-2, with two goals each scored by naturalized players, the ex-Gambian Mohamadou Sumareh and ex-Brazilian Beto Goncalves. Sumareh arrived in Malaysia at age 17, while Goncalves showed up in Indonesia for the first time at age 28. Citizenship has become more of a bureaucratic quirk than anything reflecting reality.

Invest two million Euros in Cyprus real estate and you can become a citizen of that country within six months. I saw a poster in Saigon, “BECOME A CITIZEN OF THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS / AND GET RESIDENCY IN CYPRUS / THROUGH INVESTMENT WITH THE BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY IN CYPRUS,” so without speaking Turkish or Greek, and knowing nothing about his new home, a Vietnamese can suddenly become a Cypriot. I strongly suspect, though, he will remain a mình in all senses.

Without two million Euros, can a Vietnamese just show up in Nicosia and claim he’s an undocumented Cypriot? After all, no human is illegal.

ORDER IT NOW

I started this article at Mộng Cầm Café, named after a girlfriend of the poet Hàn Mặc Tử, but only the most literate Vietnamese would even recognize that. Then I moved to Kidzooona, a shopping mall playground. As my two-year-old nephew, Suki, played, I typed. Now, I’m at a Family Mart, the Japanese convenience store chain. To loosen my few remaining brain cells, I’m downing Tiger Beer and Doritos. Whatever works, man. It’s never easy.

Looking out the plate-glass window, I just witnessed a funeral procession, with its dragon hearse and mourners in white, and an oboe’s whining drifting in. Across the street is “Anna Dental Clinic.” For cachet, its sign is also in English. You’re killing me.

Two days ago on this block, I photographed a young woman wearing an army green jacket, “ROMH NEW GENETION A PSYHIC LOVE HVE WILL EXIODE ACRCS ALL COURES YOU WLL.” She would be a star poet in the Bard’s MFA Writing Program. I should know. I taught there for four summers.

I began this article thinking I would talk about Edward Hopper, Robert Henri, the Ashcan School and how the local must be nourished by homegrown art that reflects it, but alas, I couldn’t finesse any of that in. Maybe soon? At my advanced age, however, soon may turn out to be never. I’m feeling more digested by the second.

Sweating and grimacing, perhaps that lost white man is still wandering?

Linh Dinh’s latest book is Postcards from the End of America. He maintains a regularly updated photo blog.

 
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  1. great. Thank you, sir.

  2. jo6pac says:

    Always an interesting read. Thanks

  3. Derelict says:

    You have the gift, sir.

  4. “I’m feeling more digested by the second.
    Come on Linh, we need folks like you. Ignore the clock, the seconds and the days. I think heaven is true and so is this world, but we need to lighten up and play.

  5. Linh, I too have become skeptical of dentistry. While working I had dental insurance, so went every six months for a cleaning. During that time the dentist kept convincing me that I needed caps on my teeth. Since insurance paid most of it I went along.

    After retirement I lost my insurance, and didn’t think it worthwhile to buy any. At my next visit, the dentist proposed that I needed yet another cap, which would cost around a thousand bucks. If it wasn’t done, I could be facing a root canal. Whatever that is, it didn’t sound pleasant.

    With my own money now at stake, I cancelled the cap. At that point, I thought it not wise to go back to that particular dentist. Subsequently, I haven’t seen a dentist in 8 years, and have never felt a twinge of pain. It turns out that the cap wasn’t needed.

    Twice a day brushing with Sensodyne toothpaste, plus irregular flossing, has done the trick thus far. My teeth might be marginally whiter if I had regular cleanings, but I don’t trust the hygenist poking around in there with sharp instruments. She is actually looking for any small cavities, which she relays to the dentist, who then provides the sell job that they must be fixed.

    I don’t know, maybe my teeth are living on borrowed time, but then so am I. My wife thinks that I’m being foolish. But, for now, I’m willing to take my chances.

  6. Muggles says:

    Always great to read Linh. Brutally honest in a way that is rare today. But also poetic, as he reminds us at times. Thanks.

  7. Thanks, Linh, For another article on reality. I am a wandering white man of 79 years old, who abandoned the USA for greener pastures with my younger Russian wife! I wanted to leave the US before it exploded…….If interested in my story, send me an email. Cheers from Carcassonne, France. Tom

  8. Wally says:

    Linh:

    “Unmoored, people lose their mind.”

    As intended by the Usual Enemies of Free Speech.

  9. Biff says:

    Great essay(needs a little more conclusion – it seemed to have stopped mid-story) ;^)

  10. As usual Long, a great article.
    You’re spot on with the ideas of “lost”, of deracination & homogenization.
    It’s inherent to capitalism, especially neoliberalism. Comfort, ease, efficiency, need-not-care are beyond ideology, are essentially physical, instincts. Hard to fight not only ideas but your own body. Yes, “so how could you resist? ”
    It’s not completely on issue but reminds me of a bit of Wordsworth –
    “The world is too much with us, late & soon
    Getting & spending we lay waste our powers —
    Little we see in nature that is ours;
    We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!

    Incidentally, your current distaste for the English language aside, is teaching English in Vietnam a viable option for anyone with an intention to visit for awhile?

    • Replies: @animalogic
  11. @animalogic

    “As usual Long, a great article.”
    Sorry, Linh, , failure to edit…& a dictatorial spell-check…

  12. A very satisfying read, Linh. I like to take my time when I read your essays, pausing after every paragraph to savor its reflection in my mind’s eye.

    What a wonderful feeling it is to belong, a feeling that I have not felt since childhood, before the dissolution of my then nuclear family. Now, 50 years later, as a white, middle-aged, divorced, childless, heterosexual male, I have no sense of belonging here in the country of my birth, the USA. But if I had my druthers, I’d belong somewhere – for I want to belong, not merely co-exist.

  13. anon[282] • Disclaimer says:

    Do you dream in English or Vietnamese? The answer tells you where you belong.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  14. swamped says:

    “Squatting on the ground and picking my teeth, the few that are left…” such a prosaic pose. So Asian.Whenever you see someone squatting in public – even in America – it’s usually an Asian. Americans would be too embarrassed to squat in public, even when in Asia. And even if they could squat physically, which many of them can’t. If you saw a photo of someone from the waist down squatting, you would most likely guess they were Asian. Assuming it was a ‘kimchi squat’. But if the feet were pointed out, more at a right angle, in a ‘Slav squat’, they could be a Gopnik. As many Asians become more affluent & Westernized, squatting – especially in the “adopted.. American casual look of jeans, T-shirts, hoodies, flannel shirts and sneakers, etc. – may slowly fade away. Many Asians have now adopted the American-style sit-down shitter, too. So squatting may be consigned to the remaining Asian-kind gopniks. One Korean wag recently commented that “this stance is actually popular among badass high school kids that cause trouble at night.” Ironically, squatting is also now being touted by American athletic trainers for its physical fitness benefits. So maybe Asians will rediscover squatting if its exported back from America first.

  15. Bonne merde. Merci, Monsieur Dinh.

  16. Franz says:

    Yet, some tough guy has thundered, “And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcasses upon the carcasses of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.” Verily, I say unto you, Communism and Christianity are squirted from the same urinary meatus.

    Thanks for that. And you bet.

    Back in the late 1940s, a truly great man, Robert Graves, tried to warn his own people. “Get your spirituality back, or face worse than Germany did in the mid-40s.” He was unheeded.

    So much time squandered. All in the Name of the Tough Guy. Monotheism leads to monopoly of both money and mind, and as the West loses all remaining quantities of both, Graves’ prophecy might be heeded yet.

    But there ain’t much time.

  17. If you’ve read one postcard, you’ve read them all.

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  18. @follyofwar

    Brush with some regularity, flossing actually is important, but the biggest thing I’ve discovered lately is Xylitol gum. If you cut out sugar and carbs for the most part, brush and floss before bed, and chew Xylitol gum, you won’t get bleeding gums if you skip brushing for a day or two, and your floss won’t have that nasty smell.

    I think teeth have some self-repairing capability, but if you need work, it’s so expensive in the US that it makes sense to have it done outside the US if you can. Abscesses etc can kill, which in the US is the whole idea – the nonwealthy are not supposed to live.

  19. GMC says:

    Well, I just spent a month in your old country Linh, but it was our country when I last was stationed there – 49 yrs ago. I probably should have had a heart attack and died there but I still can get on the back of a moto and cruise or walk many klicks when needed. Old Vietnam is probably still in some areas but I didn’t see it. Found my old base camp { pieces of the old concrete runway } and I saw what I wanted to see before setting up shop in Vung Tau’s long beach in order to relax and think back of the old Vietnam I remember . I remembered all my numbers, names of all the animals to eat , and enough to get by with the locals and the older ones understood me – even. My moto driver was my buddy for a couple weeks in Saigon and we had much in common since he was in the ARVN Army and still spoke our english. Nine years in a re education camp didn’t bleed out his memory for our slang and he could even write some – ta boot. All the Museums show how terrible the French and Americans treated the Vietnamese { and they/we killed many } but there was no show on what the North did to the South Vietnamese once they were ” Unified” . I also notice all the money flowing into the Communist Vietnam – and the Central Bank that is owned by the same bankers in Washington, london etc. and probably China. If you think you are are in shock while living in your old country – I was too. Am sorry for what happened but HoChiMinh’s idea of a unified Vietnam – it’s not. Xin Loi Linh Xin Loi.

    • Replies: @DanFromCT
  20. Verily, I say unto you, Communism and Christianity are squirted from the same urinary meatus. Please don’t save me!

    Can I get an AMEN. Love you writings Linh and always look forward to your next peek into the Matrix!

  21. ‘I say unto you, Communism and Christianity are squirted from the same urinary meatus. ‘

    Throne and alter were twins–two vultures from the same egg.
    To attack the king was treason; to dispute the priest, blasphemy.
    The sword and cross were allies.
    Together they attacked the rights of men; they defended each other.
    The king owned the bodies of men, the priests the souls.
    One lived on taxes collected by force, the other on alms collected by fear.
    Both robbers, both beggars.
    The king made laws, the priest made creeds.
    With bowed backs the people carried the burdens of one, with open-mouthed wonder received the dogmas of the other.
    The king said rags and hovels for you, robes and palaces for me.
    The priest said God made you ignorant and immoral; He made me holy and wise; you are the sheep, I am the shepherd; your fleeces belong to me.
    You must not reason, you must not contradict, you must believe.
    Robert G. Ingersoll

  22. Rahan says:

    Excellent!

    More and more I’m starting to think that the Indo-Pacific belt of Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines is something like “The Asian Eastern Europe”. Sri Lanka too.

    Unlike some, I’m a fan of various Eastern Europes, including the “New World Eastern Europe” of Chile and Argentina and Uruguay.

    The Eastern Europes of the world are the Normal Second World, which is neither full GloboHomo, nor Third World Hell.

    Fragments of Byzantium at a time of Rome’s suicidal tantrums, and a place of refuge for fleeing scholars and craftsmen.

    Looking forward to more essays by Linh.

  23. I appreciate your writing. Not sure about others (and I’m no writer like you are), but when I read your little personal anecdotes of folks you’ve met, things you’ve seen, I always think back to similar memories, not always as colorful, of the odd things I’ve seen in a lifetime. I’m grateful you can pull it all together (from all over the world) and share with us.

    Many thanks.

  24. In the United States many whites experience isolation as their once predominantly white ( and arguably “ Diverse” ) neighborhood morphs to White Flight predominantly Black.

  25. “to have a prolong[ed] intercourse with…”

  26. Mr. Hack says:

    I enjoy reading your articles, for they allow me a brief interlude of traveling to another land, another culture in effect incognito. Only once or twice have I been able to roam amongst other human beings that belong to another minh than I and observe their exotic and foreign (to me only, of course) lifestyle. Costa Rica and Mexico are also countries filled with poor and colorful individuals. I’ve wandered lost through neighborhoods on the outskirts of town where individuals were trapped within their homes where “nothing is left but the electronic screen”. I’ve slept in a home within the large inner city, where the bedsheet upon which I lay was disintegrating into dust because it was so old.

    Joseph Rosendo always ends his television travel show by quoting Mark Twain:

    Travel is Fatal to Prejudice, Bigotry and Narrow-Mindedness.

    Your observation is just as powerful:

    to have a prolong intercourse with an alien culture is nigh impossible. Very few have done so. Most never stray far from the guided tour bus. While some may find disorientation liberating, most will balk.

    The trick is to keep on walking with your eyes wide open – you’ll see things that you’ve never imagined before…

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  27. AaronB says:

    So Lin is becoming increasingly racist and xenophobic, and turning against the Western writers he used to love, because they are white, and I guess a Vietnamese cannot love white authors. So fuck them, as Lin says.

    I cannot say I am surprised. This is a widespread attitude in SEA, based on resentment and inferiority complexes.

    But it is good to see Lin finally connecting with his true self. Must have been a nightmare for him in America, having to deal with different cultures and races, and worse, finding he can’t even compete very well.

    Better to be low status among his own kind.

  28. cowboy says:

    Does Vietnam have Tinder? If so, are the profiles as banal as here in the US?

  29. Mr. Hack says:
    @AaronB

    Yes, I seem to agree with you, regarding Lin’s recent about face regarding white Western writers that he once held in high esteem. An explanation from him, I think, is in order explaining this recent change of perspective?…(a bad day at the office would not explain it all).

    • Replies: @AaronB
    , @Twodees Partain
  30. wayfarer says:

    I feel fear and despair, as it’s now a dark night for my soul.
    I must find courage, for an infinite journey has no end to its road.

    Ben Niespodziany interviews Linh Dinh.
    https://www.dispatchespoetrywars.com/commentary/ben-niespodziany-interviews-linh-dinh-as-published-at-neon-pajamas/

    • Replies: @SeekerofthePresence
  31. AaronB says:
    @Mr. Hack

    Well, Lin is quite honest in recording his inner transformation towards racist xenophobia after his move towards his ethnic homeland.

    And it really was inevitable. I have spent much time in that part of the world, and you will not easily find a more racist bunch. Its nothing like Judaism, where a person of any race can convert and be fully accepted, or where only one parent has to be same race for the kids to be accepted.

    We’re talking hard core racist xenophobes. The good thing is that it rarely turns to outright persecution and mass violence, although that occasionally occurs.

    In general, the strength of the xenophobia correlates with feelings of weakness and insecurity. The Japanese, for instance, are quite insular, but engage extensively with white Western writes and culture in general. They have self-confidence.

    But weaker peoples may not be able to do so.

  32. @AaronB

    ‘… But it is good to see Lin finally connecting with his true self. Must have been a nightmare for him in America, having to deal with different cultures and races, and worse, finding he can’t even compete very well…’

    God, you’re a dick. Your only saving grace would be involuntary; you’re so witless that your shafts are invariably hopelessly wide of the mark.

    • LOL: AaronB
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  33. Emslander says:
    @Sean O'Farrell

    The desire to belong somewhere is a natural urge shared by all men, but actual belonging is only an illusion, I’m afraid. As soon as a man sits in one place long enough to know everybody there, plus all its relevant stories and forbidden fruits, he grows bored and desires to find someplace else, better, to which he can belong. It’s a psychic trap. Be content with your individual humanity and learn the best Truth about all that before it’s too late.

    A man and a woman and children is about the most complete community there is and then the children run off.

    • Replies: @Sean O'Farrell
  34. Anonymous[392] • Disclaimer says:
    @AaronB

    So funny to see the Jew AaronB triggered by this article. Could it be that this Jews superiority complex was grounded into the dust in Asia where the people there did not give a fuck that you are a chosen?

    Good riddance I say.

  35. samantha says:
    @Sean O'Farrell

    I never belonged and left Canada in my 60,s. Have now lived in a few countries including
    Tunisia during revolution and always felt welcome and accepted something I never felt in USA
    Spent a lot of time in California ….no soul. I am in Gozo, Malta and have made arrangements
    to be lowered into the Med when the time comes. I am now mid 80,s and on my own. Have
    no regrets , so go explore and really live.

  36. Anonymous[392] • Disclaimer says:
    @AaronB

    What are you blathering about. Jews are the most racist people on earth. You cannot just convert to Judaism as you claim.

    Even people who are born Jews, but from the wrong race such as Arab Jews, are second class citizens in their own country.

  37. AaronB says:
    @Colin Wright

    Tell us, Colin, what you think of Lin’s growing racism and xenophobia, his celebration of racial solidarity before people of other races, his heart with many bodies.

    After all, you’re on record for saying that a certain other group needs to lose its distinct identity and blend in.

    Can’t wait to hear how this is completely different 🙂

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Colin Wright
  38. @AaronB

    Please do us all a favor and STFU.

    • Agree: Dannyboy, Druid
    • Replies: @AaronB
  39. AaronB says:
    @Johnny Walker Read

    Nice to see a white guy defend racists from other cultures who tell white people to fuck off.

    I guess you’re just being a good little white guy according to the culture of wokeness, so I can’t really blame you.

    • Replies: @Druid
  40. ricpic says:

    How is it the West and Whites are oh so terrible according to Linh and yet it is in Cambodia that a Vietnamese is in constant danger of facing assault and death simply for being the other?

    • Replies: @AaronB
  41. @AaronB

    Whatever else I may have thought I’d have never thought of the Viets as a weak people. Many are proud how they beat a superpower like USA. Since WWII they beat the French, USA, and China (not to mention Cambodia). I’d say that’s a pretty good record for a small country.

    • Replies: @AaronB
  42. AaronB says:
    @ricpic

    You don’t understand. It’s completely different.

  43. AaronB says:
    @Commentator Mike

    You are correct. They have the feminine power of passivity, which is not to be underestimated. They can endure great suffering and hardship without giving in. They can be very stubborn.

    They may not be great warriors or excel at war, but this is a very real kind of power.

    However, aside from this negative power, they excel in no area of life. I like the Vietnamese and think they have a good culture, a good cuisine, and a good way of life. However, across SEA there is what I call the “middle child” syndrome.

    These countries excel at nothing, but neither are they the worst. It is these middle performers who tend to develop the worst status anxiety and sense of insecurity. Its the same in economic terms. The middle classes are the most insecure and anxious about status. The poor and the aristocrats don’t care.

    So it isn’t that I think the Vietnamese are in any way bad or should feel inferior. I don’t. Its just that they do, because of an unfortunate mentality that characterizes countries in their position.

    To a certain extent, China and Korea suffer from the same syndrome, but much less. Thailand probably has this insecurity worse than any country I’ve been to.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  44. Anonymous[392] • Disclaimer says:
    @AaronB

    I’ll take you seriously when you start calling out Jewish racism and Xenophobia.

  45. @AaronB

    Take a break, Aaron. You don’t have to be an asshole all the time.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  46. @Mr. Hack

    It was a joke. You’re as tone deaf about humor as Aaron is. You and Aaron should go and get a room somewhere. Watching you two swap spit on these pages is kind of pukey.

    • Replies: @Linh Dinh
    , @AaronB
    , @Mr. Hack
  47. You’re mistaking protestantism with christianity

    • Replies: @Calvin
  48. @AaronB

    /So Lin is becoming increasingly racist and xenophobic, and turning against the Western writers he used to love, because they are white, and I guess a Vietnamese cannot love white authors./

    It’s existentialism, Aaron — an unflinching journal of the poet’s mind, not a manifesto.

    You sound like a jealous schoolgirl.

  49. Calvin says:
    @Isthatright

    He flirted with the romanist cult if I’m not mistaken.

  50. Linh Dinh says: • Website
    @Twodees Partain

    Hi Twodees Partain,

    But I wasn’t joking! Even the worst writer of color is better than Chaucer, Cervantes, Dante, Boccaccio, Shakespeare, Dostoievsky, Goethe and Whitman combined! That’s why I’ve commissioned a 600-foot-tall statue of Rita Dove, to be placed on Vietnam’s highest mountain. Unlike the cathedral in Siena, another spectacular white failure, this fantastic feat of color will be up in no time.

    Linh

    • Replies: @Ficticious
    , @TKK
    , @Frankie P
  51. AaronB says:
    @Twodees Partain

    Which part was a joke?

    Where he says the Vietnamese are one heart in many bodies? Where he recounts with relish how a crypto-Vietnamese Cambodian general humiliated a Cambodian who was bullying a Vietnamese? Where he explains with delight that that Vietnamesehis would help him immigrate because he is his racial compatriot? Where he describes with obvious resentment how whites are heavily used in advertising there?

    Or is it only the remark that he is no longer interested in white authors – because, of course, its so completely out of character with everything else in the essay. It must be a joke, obviously.

    I could care less if Lin is racist. I just find his hypocrisy amusing when he castigates other groups for being much more mild in this regard. But I guess that’s part of the game.

    And I find it amusing how masochistic whites leap to the defense of someone who abuses them – but that too is too ordinary a feature of our time to really be worth comment.

    • Agree: Mr. Hack
    • Replies: @TKK
    , @Poco
  52. In America, it’s virtually against the law for white gentiles to have “mình.” Any concern or preference for our own kind, any celebration of our white history, culture and accomplishments is considered evil White Supremacy. Many, if not most, whites are terrified to publicly, openly defend their own race and ancestors. Most non-whites living amongst us seemed pleased with this arrangement and look forward to our extinction.
    I envy you that you have a country of your own kind, where you can enjoy mình unapologetically. I wish I had the same.

    • Agree: TKK
  53. Republic says:
    @AaronB

    Fuck, too, Evelyn Waugh, Norman Lewis, Paul Bowles, Paul Theroux and all the rest, for they have polluted my beautiful, radiant mind of color with the slave masters’ suffocating lingo. With each sentence, I’m being drawn and quartered by all of Western civilization

    using the search function of LD’s archive, he has commented favorably on all four of those above writers in the past.

    What has changed to cause him to express these current harsh sentiments?

  54. anarchyst says:
    @AaronB

    Once again, our resident jewish supremacist spouts off about others who are aware enough to reject “multiculturalism” and “diversity”.

    According to Aaron B, only jews are afforded the right to oppose the destructive siren call of “multiculturalism” and “diversity” for themselves.

    Message to Aaron B–“multiculturalism” and “diversity” is headed your way, whether you like it or not…

    It is refreshing to see the jews squirm when their own supremacist attitudes are redirected against THEM…

    Shalom, Aaron B

  55. TKK says:
    @samantha

    How is it living in Malta?

  56. Druid says:
    @AaronB

    Fudge you and your fudging talmudism!

  57. Druid says:
    @AaronB

    Better yet, STFU and die!

  58. @Linh Dinh

    If you don’t have enough money (or desire?) to get your teeth fixed, how can you pay for a 600 foot tall statue?

  59. TKK says:
    @Linh Dinh

    I believe Linh’s tongue is firmly in his cheek.

    No one with a few firing synapses revers Rita Dove.

  60. TKK says:
    @AaronB

    I could care less if Lin is racist

    It would be could NOT care less. Otherwise, you are stating you COULD care less.

    And I find it amusing how masochistic whites leap to the defense of someone who abuses them – but that too is too ordinary a feature of our time to really be worth comment.

    True! Normally not the case here but Lihn’s particular writing charisma pulls in defenders. Surmise he is pulling our chain a bit.

    • Replies: @AaronB
  61. My beloved L.D.

    I love your writing,Yet being as old as I am, I was waiting to be rudely awakened.

    Yet, some tough guy has thundered, “And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcasses upon the carcasses of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.” Verily, I say unto you, Communism and Christianity are squirted from the same urinary meatus. Please don’t save me!

    Yet, having spent much time and history in some of your shoes, I wonder, if the resiliency of your race which is ascribed to superficiality, did not get the better of you this time.

    My very best wishes.

    PS: Earth is not heavenly, it is incredibly beautiful, Heaven is

    “… eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man, what things God hath prepared for them that love him.” You have everything going for you, man, dont blow it off on such a flippancy.

    • Agree: Stonehands
  62. Frankie P says:
    @Linh Dinh

    Linh,

    Congratulations! It’s abundantly clear by Aaron’s constant attacks on you for perceived racism and intolerance that you wounded him deeply with your recent writings on Jewish racism and intolerance. That’s how the chosen Jew operates when tribal sins are put into the spotlight; instead of launching a defense, he attacks the source of the light, be it individual or group. We call this accusatory inversion.

  63. Frankie P says:
    @Ficticious

    Keep in mind that this sorry situation is a result of propaganda and conditioning courtesy of the culture of critique provided by Aaron and his twisted tribe.

  64. Mr. Hack says:
    @Twodees Partain

    Did you read Lin’s reply? Who’s “tone deaf” or just plain dense? Are you done “puking” yet? 🙂

  65. Dannyboy says:
    @AaronB

    You’re a Jew, faggot. Stop whining for fuck’s sake. Everybody hates Jews, and no it’s not out of envy, it’s because you are as St Paul said “the adversaries of all men”.

    Your bitching at Linh reminds me of an old joke: A Jew, a Nigger and a Redneck find a magic lamp. The Genie pops out and tells them they each have one wish.

    The Jew says “I want all the Jews back in Israel”.

    Poof!…Genie grants his wish.

    Nigger says “I want all the negroes back in Africa”

    Poof! Genie grants his wish.

    Genie asks the Redneck, “What is your wish?”

    Redneck says, ” Lemme get this straight, all the Jews are in Israel and all the Niggers are in Africa?…Well shit, I’ll just have me a cold beer”.

    • LOL: Saggy
    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  66. Charles says:

    Hey now Linh, don’t forsake Evelyn Waugh. Besides his great talent, he was a late-in-life acquaintance of Eric Arthur “George Orwell” Blair. I know you know who Blair was but some readers may not.

  67. @AaronB

    ‘… After all, you’re on record for saying that a certain other group needs to lose its distinct identity and blend in…’

    I imagine you’d find it difficult to quote anything I said to precisely that effect.

    Once more, we will now hear the sounds of silence.

    • Replies: @AaronB
  68. AaronB says:
    @TKK

    Lin consistently complains about how whites are used heavily in advertising in Asia, in almost every other essay, and he’s written with relish about now that the West is declining, whites will start becoming prostitutes in Asia and moving there to take menial jobs, etc, as Asians have done in the West.

    And every other essay he celebrates the racial solidarity of his compatriots and how at home he feels among them.

    If you do not see what is going on, I cannot help you. Many Asians share his attitude. Again, it is a perfectly normal feature of our times for whites to abase themselves before people of other races who despise them. I don’t think that this has anything to do with Lin’s charisma.

    Lin has the pent up resentments of an ambitious person who failed in the West, and finds solace in racial resentments and racial solidarity. It is an old story.

    And although Lin’s brand of racialism seems unnecessarily bitter, I don’t have a problem with his racism and am glad that he’s honest about it. I’m even happy for him that in his old age he has found some solace, however thin. And his attitude is not at all unusual among humans. His social marginalization has liberated him to express his ugly, all too human side, and it’s not without value for us to witness it.

    I’m just pointing out the elephant in the room that everyone seems determined to ignore – especially the pathetic self abasing whites who have not yet found an anti-white racist they didn’t feel the urge to bow down to.

    Read Lin and learn what the world thinks of you – but with open eyes.

    • Agree: TKK
  69. @AaronB

    I agree with Aaron, on this rare occasion.

    People who are intimidated by English literature need not reveal their intimidation by adopting all the classic butt-hurt tropes of the Marginalia. Don’t be like that. That’s what the SJW’s do, Linh.

    Vietnam is a beautiful culture with a rich history. But it need not disparage the culture of the English, which is dying anyway and being replaced by a pidgin Creole street vernacular and post-literacy.

    Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited is beautiful. It is extremely offensive to have Evelyn Waugh denigrated because a Hapa feels unable to embrace western literature.

    Yes locality should be guarded.

    The British could have let the denizens of the Tatooines of South East Asia with their repulsive corpulent Buddhism be subsumed by the Nazis, or the Japanese Great East Asian Co Prosperity Sphere. They didn’t do that – they fought for the Burmese etc. The Japanese of that Bushido age would have ground you little orientals into dust. Yet never, ever is there a word of sympathy for the generation of Waugh, who gave the best of the West for these scrivening little yellow men in the East.

    If you don’t like Evelyn Waugh’s pacing or style don’t read it.

    This is why the answer to both Asian and Jewish hegemony in the West is ‘neither’. That will never happen, but that would be the answer.

    Can someone at the Unz review do a review of Man of Steel from 2013? I’ve re-watched it and have a renewed appreciation. It’s a master-piece. It seems that white people are going to have make the choice of Kel-El and dispel all the resentful as well as the corrupt, or die.

    What is it with these radiant people of colour, that they can’t stand in the presence of an Evelyn Waugh without feeling inferior and agitated.

    Pathetic.

    Anyway – still, thanks for your thoughts.

    Don’t give AaronB a chance to pretend he’s of the West. Neither Asian nor Jew belong – both should have to go back. The West needs a General Zod.

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  70. AaronB says:
    @Colin Wright

    Who are you kidding Colin.

    You’ve said that pre-Enlightenment Jewish culture is terrible and the only good thing about Jews is when they adopted German culture and worked within it to make secular contributions to science and culture. So Jews are bad as long as they have Jewish culture and are only ok if they assimilate to secular European culture.

    You’ve said the only solution to Israel and Palestine is for Jews to lose their distinctive national identity and meld into a larger unit in which they would lose their distinctive culture, without saying Arab Palestinians must lose their culture, and specifically saying you are not in any way opposed to Palestinian Arab nationalism.

    You have not suggested any other culture or people should ditch its identity, certainly not with the obsessive focus and monomaniacal passion touve focused on Jews. In fact touve denied that you object to any other nationalism besides Jewish.

    And you’ve expressed admiration for Erdogan, the Turkish nationalist strongman 🙂 Apparently that’s just peaches.

    Anyone who doubts, can click on your handle.

    You’re totally transparent 🙂 Not that your rank anti-Semitism is in any way wrong or bad, nor do I object to it. I enjoy your spirited hatred of anything Jewish and the sheer malice that drips off your pen, so to speak. You write in the fine old tradition of partisan vitriol and adopt all the sanctimonious poses and shifting positions of that tradition. You’re a good practitioner of this lost art, but for all that entirely transparent.

  71. @Twodees Partain

    ‘Take a break, Aaron. You don’t have to be an asshole all the time.’

    Who knows? Maybe he does.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  72. @AaronB

    ‘You are correct. They have the feminine power of passivity, which is not to be underestimated…’

    I’m trying to remember the last time I read something so pretentious and yet so essentially meaningless and devoid of any clear connection to reality…drawing a blank.

    Gaseous. That’s what it is. I should copy and paste your post. If my daughter ever asks to me to explain what ‘gaseous’ means, I’ll have an example.

    You’re a complete idiot, you know that? And you’re a Jewish idiot, which is the worst kind. At least a gentile idiot can be aware of his limitations, and have come to terms with them, and have a kind of integrity. Not a Jewish idiot — at least, not one like you. He has to engage in a pathetic yet infuriating pretense of intelligence, that fools no one, not even, I suspect, himself.

    What’s the point, Aaron? Why do you engage in this annoying exercise in auto-humiliation? Why bother? What are you accomplishing?

    • Replies: @AaronB
    , @TKK
  73. @AaronB

    https://truepundit.com/gop-senator-drops-bomb-foster-kids-are-being-sold-into-sex-slavery/

    Aaron the reason there is antipathy to Jews, aside from for example the anti-BDS destruction of American Liberty, and the importation of replacement populations for local white people is material like the above.

    Now no Jews are mentioned in the story – that is quite true. But its almost impossible to imagine that Jews are not at the centre of child sex trafficking in Arizona given what we know about Epstein and his child sex blackmail operation on behalf of Israel and via the Deep State.

    State Senators Nancy Schaeffer and Susan Colins-Smith have already been murdered for investigating sex trafficking in Arizona and Georgia. I’m sure you’ll hope for Senator Farnsworth’s success in finding out who is abducting and raping and murdering these hundreds of gentile girls and boys from a single state. 550 ‘lost’ children within CPS. No doubt there are many gentiles involved. But we shall see where it leads.

    It’s amazing that the Jew Lugenpresse hasn’t publicised these murders given the high profile and ratings not to mention the moral imperatives of child abduction and crime. It’s incredible the Jew Lugenpresse didn’t take the angle of Republican infighting. Why would the Jew luggenpresse of rapists and sadists like Matt Lauer now want to report on what must be the largest story currently underway in the United States? If the Secret Service are involved that means the President has taken an interest – surely another opportunity to denigrate President Trump?

    This silence from the Jewish Lugenpresse and enemies of the people is what makes one suspicious.

    It’s this kind of strange behavior. It’s strange how ordinary Jews held out as the scapegoat for the international conspiracy that is completely real accept their role as scapegoats and adopt omerta, denying the distinctions under the imbecile bracket of ‘anti-semitism’.

    Jonathan Nichols was also murdered. This year. In June 2019. On top of the world.

    And we know from this website the Jews’ wealth in California derived from criminal enterprise and simply stealing it from German and Japanese Americans, then using corruption to obtain Judgeship – as in the case of Mr Bazelon.

    So don’t act incredulous, please.

  74. Wally says:
    @Henry's Cat

    Is that why you keep reading them?

  75. TKK says:
    @AaronB

    I do sense a bitterness in Linh, but I believe it justified. You are correct about the elephant in the room- he does seem to relish the demise of whites- but seems he had a soft spot for the American working class, like the one he meets in bars in the Iron Belt.

    It appears he lost lucrative literary deals for not playing the sycophant.

    If Lihn was a woke black Tranny who parroted the left wing troupes -with his writing- he would have National Book Awards and Tenure at Harvard- feted by the global elite. Instead, he is sorting garbage. No disrespect is intended there- but he is a compelling and raw writer that should have a global presence which should be rewarded by the marketplace. But he has been blackballed.

    One sister and my Aunt married Jewish men, and I believe many people are rightly disgusted by the American Jewish Left who wildly and frantically push whites to intermarry and support the hordes of the world- but when a non Jew attempts marriage with a Jew- those same Jews are about as racist as Al Sharpton.

  76. AaronB says:
    @Colin Wright

    And why do I infuriate you so very, very much? 🙂

    I, on the other hand, admire and respect your intelligence. You are quite skilled at invective, mockery, and all the other sharp knives of someone in your dubious trade.

    I do not wish you to stop being an asshole, which you excel at, or “STFU”, or stop commenting.

    Please continue. Explain to me again how perfectly awful Israel – and only Israel – is, as only you can, in your inimitable style.

    And how irredeemably bad, stupid, and goshdarnit just impossibly unbearable I am.

    And you’re a Jewish idiot, which is the worst kind

    Why am.I not surprised that Jewish idiots are the worst kind 🙂

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  77. Jeff Stryker [AKA "GO"] says:
    @samantha

    Is Malta Arabic or Italian? Culturally, I mean. And genetically. Are Maltese just Sicilians who speak Arabic or are they Arabs in both language and origin?

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  78. TKK says:
    @AaronB

    And you’ve expressed admiration for Erdogan, the Turkish nationalist strongman

    We both know- anyone who admires Erdogan is a Biblical fool.

    Everyone in Turkey is terrified of him now. Erdogan only cares about 3 things:

    1. Establishing a Capitalist Sharia Nation- invalidating Ataturk’s separation and secularism.

    2 Killing Kurds

    3. Being the richest man in the world (his palace has 1150 rooms and millions of US dollars worth of imported Italian trees- the monthly power bill is $300K US – paid by tax payers.

  79. TKK says:
    @Colin Wright

    He responds with reasoned arguments and ideas.

    You respond with ad homind and personal attacks to a stranger on the Web.

    He’s relaxed- you are losing your mind like a stupid cunt.

    • Troll: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @AnonStarter
  80. @AaronB

    ‘Who are you kidding Colin.

    You’ve said that pre-Enlightenment Jewish culture is terrible and the only good thing about Jews is when they adopted German culture and worked within it to make secular contributions to science and culture…’

    I note you still don’t quote any post.

    You’re just digging yourself in deeper. Not only is this not what you claimed I said, but this isn’t what I said either.

    And why you’re chasing this rabbit around in the first place has by now completely escaped me. What is that you hope to establish?

  81. Jeff Stryker [AKA "GO"] says:
    @Flint Clint

    Whose going to send em, Clint?

    The US is a turbo-charged capitalist system and Asians and Jews do appear to know how to make money. Which is more than the Hispanics (Save for white Cubans) or blacks who don’t make money and whom even Abe Lincoln wanted to send back.

    Asians and Jews cluster around the coasts where the money and centers of power are and know how to make a buck.

    Asians and Jews are not the ones on welfare. Sure, a few Jews are, but overall they make a great deal of money and pay taxes and don’t break laws. So official grounds for kicking them out of America are very slim.

    The US government cannot even send home some illegal alien Mestizo whose been deported for felonies six times. How are they going to get rid of Asian business owners or Jews whose earning power is higher than the average American?

    I’m not defending Jews or Asians. I’m simply pointing out that most of them have a fair amount of money and America is a capitalist system where money talks.

    • Replies: @Flint Clint
  82. @AaronB

    ‘… You’re totally transparent 🙂 Not that your rank anti-Semitism is in any way wrong or bad, nor do I object to it. I enjoy your spirited hatred of anything Jewish and the sheer malice that drips off your pen, so to speak…’

    Ahem. You need to talk to ‘Tac’. I happen to be a Jew lying controlled-opposition agent, not an anti-semite:

    ”You’ve just proved that you’re either a Jew lying controlled-opposition agent or an ignorant imbecile! There is no distinction between the two. For the astute observer you are done—an agent for the opposition forces; there is simply no hope to renounce your former ‘beliefs” while claiming ignorance of the facts! How many shekels are you being paid simply to gaslight the ‘vulnerable’ goyim?’

    As to how many shekels I’m being paid for all this, I’ll leave that to your imagination.

    You’re not paid, are you? That must be embarrassing. Poor Aaron. Can’t even get into semi-pro.

  83. @AaronB

    ‘And why do I infuriate you so very, very much? 🙂’

    I’ve explained that, Aaron. It’s because you’re such a loathsome person.

  84. Jeff Stryker [AKA "GO"] says:
    @TKK

    If Jews forbid intermarriage of any kind then why do Ashkenazi Jews possess 50% Italian DNA? Was there ever a more mixed race than Ashkenazi whose genetic tests indicate they are a mixture of Levant Arab and Italian and Slavic?

    I am sure that old Aaron B here will agree that Ashkenazi were a race born of intermarriage between some founding group of Levant Arabs and a bunch of Italian and Slavs and this repeated so often down the line that the Semitic was literally BRED OUT of Ashkenazi Jews.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  85. @TKK

    One sister and my Aunt

    Wouldn’t she be an aunt too? Unless you mean a “sistah”.

  86. @AaronB

    Most of his compatriots don’t seem to share his view. There he is shouting “F… English” in an area he writes is full of English language schools. It’s understandable. After all he has to go back to recycling plastic in a small backwater town. I’m sure that has it’s attractions but still … The air must be cleaner compared to the big city, at least when he steps outside the factory.

    • Agree: AnonStarter
  87. @Sean O'Farrell

    Damn I have a doppelganger. We may have been separated at birth amigo/hermano.

    • Replies: @Sean O'Farrell
  88. Jeff Stryker [AKA "GO"] says:
    @AaronB

    Impossible that whites could make a living in Asia as menial workers or prostitutes.

    I’ve lived in Asia for years and I have know a few white guys-mostly ex-serviceman-who ran out of money and just hung around. Eventually they are picked up and deported by Immigration. Thailand and Philippines have Immigration for that particular purpose-to scoop up drunk Americans or Australians sleeping on the beach in Pattaya or bumming off other pensioners in Philippines or whatever.

    Asian-Americans can always go back like Mr. Linh, who, ironically, is probably better off in Vietnam than he would be in Philadelphia. And Aaron has clearly chosen to return to Israel.

    But there is no country that wants Heritage Americans. If you are Irish or Italian-American and your grandparents immigrated it is possible to get a passport for those countries. But heritage Americans are in the same situation that Boers were and just as Dutch regard South Africa as a lost colony and don’t care what happens to Boers of Dutch descent the same is true for white Americans. Australia and UK and NZ won’t take them. Even Canada won’t take them. We’ve seen this with working-class Boers. No other white country will give them citizenship. They are left to die in shanty towns.

    Asians may roll into America or Australia expecting jobs, welfare or whatever but they won’t do jack for white people.

  89. @TKK

    /He responds with reasoned arguments and ideas./

    Not really.

    He responds with distortion, obfuscation and misrepresentation. Routinely.

    At least you seem to understand that Linh is a journalist of the existential variety, musing paradoxically about the proliferation of an anti-culture miasma characterized, at least in part, by the very language he himself wields to great effect. Frankly, it surprises me how otherwise intelligent individuals perceive some kind of racist or anti-white dogma in Linh’s comments. Considering Linh’s greater body of work, such criticism can hardly be called “reasoned.”

    Sure, Aaron is more composed, but so are heads-of-state responsible for mass murder. Composure and a buck will buy you a cup of coffee.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  90. @Jeff Stryker

    Assertiveness, which is inevitable.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/china-cancels-release-tarantinos-once-a-time-hollywood-1248652

    “It’s amusing to see how the combination of Trump, Putin, and Xi is revealing the essential helplessness of the permanent inversives to everyone. The defeat of the West and the conquest of America has been shown to consist of nothing more than word spells cast by evil wizards of rhetoric upon an innocent and somewhat retarded people.

    Ever notice how offending Christians is always defended as “artistic integrity” but they’ll cast that integrity aside the moment anyone actually stands firm? Never take a wizard’s spell at face value.”

    The Jews and Masons and criminal elements who are running the West, like the victims of the Soviet purges rely on the complicity and cowardice of the people they purport to rule and cull and rob.

    If white Americans simply act assertively as the Chinese have against Jewish hegemony, they will emerge in a position to survive. It’s that simple. I think that will happen. Generation Z understands the truth of diversity – and permanent debt which ensues when the white tax paying cohort is gone can’t possibly last. Except the Chinese haven’t allowed the Jews to emigrate – they’re stuck in the United States. So we are at an impasse.

    We have already reached and now are moving past peak social mood. All of the phenomena based upon economic surplus and a surplus of social mood won’t last.

    The old books will open. The old principles will be reignited. Logos will be rejoined and enjoined.

    “There is also some evidence that religion becomes more important to people as bear markets progress and less important as bull markets progress. At the stock market low of wave (II) in 1857, 22 years after the peak of wave (I) in 1835, newspapers reported that people in New York City were lined up for blocks to join churches for the first time. In contrast, it was in the late 1960s, near a multi-decade stock market top, that a national magazine asked on its cover, “Is God Dead”. In extended periods of social depression and war, religion is generally a central aspect of people’s lives. In long periods of social ebullience, religion plays a secondary role. Thus, social mood trends appear to affect not only the style of religious practices but the very importance of religion itself. We can see both aspects of this influence in the rise of fundamentalism in the form of terrorist activities by radical Muslims and efforts by Baptists to get stories in Genesis taught as science.
    – Pioneering Studies in Socionomics, Robert Prechter, 2002″

    The prophecy of Fatima foretold a great tribulation and chastisement. You’re at the very, infintestimal beginning of the great prefrence cascade that is already underway. Jesus is going to win – that is already foretold. All we can do is face down every bad boss as down the chain of command to Satan possible. Starting with ourselves.

    Whites are going to have a very bad time – and then they will emerge, even as the Spanish did after 500 years of being totally enslaved and subjugated by the Jews and Muslims in Moorish Spain – the history of which has been lied about relentlessly.

  91. Jeff Stryker [AKA "GO"] says:
    @AaronB

    Usually I enjoy your wit and humor, but really, Mr. Linh is in Vietnam for the same reason you are in Israel (As you are also American) which is that the US cities are now dark and dangerous and depressing places to be.

    At one point you discussed your own violent and sometimes perilous youth on tough crime-filled New York City streets at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic and crime.

    New York is better now than when Charles Bronson and Berhard Goetz were shooting muggers, but clearly you’d rather enjoy the laid-backed Med ambiance and sunny days of Israel drinking olive oil than the manic rat-race of New York City and riding the subway everyday where a “chimp out” is always looming on the horizon.

    You fail to see the irony of your statement, Aaron. Mr. Linh is in Vietnam for the same reason you are in your homeland.

    Who wants to be poor in dilapidated cities on the verge of bankruptcy that also have subartic winters!

    Surely you could return to the US. I have no doubt that you have a US citizenship. And you don’t strike me as being particularly religious and are certainly not in Israel for those reasons. No, you’re there because it has a mellower vibe, you are around people that share your culture, the weather is nicer.

    I live overseas too. Tell me I am wrong.

  92. anon[837] • Disclaimer says:

    I notice a lot of “grass is greener on the other side” syndrome by Western expats here. As fucked as America is, the rest of the world is just as fucked and when shit hits the fan and locals are struggling to feed themselves, you American expats are going to be eaten alive by starving angry locals. Good luck bearers of the White Man’s Burden lol.

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  93. Poco says:
    @AaronB

    A few reasons why whites are defending Linh here.
    They detest the globohomo shitjew society of current year Western countries like Linh does.

    They like how Linh defends his traditional society. Which it isn’t yet anti-semitic to do there.

    They appreciate that Linh hied himself out of their country to his own shithole and is making his criticisms from there. If only shitjews of your ilk would do the same.

  94. Jeff Stryker [AKA "GO"] says:
    @anon

    BS. My friends in my rust belt city who sat on their ass and complained and hoped that the economy would improve lacked initiative to get off their ass and acquire the skills or adapt elsewhere.

    Nobody in Southeast Asia much less Australia or Japan is going to starve to death because a three way race war (Probably between Hispanics and blacks) breaks out or the economy crashes.

    The Yuppies and ruling elite and Jews will all clear out their savings and fly to Monaco or Israel or New Zealand. They’ll take all their savings with them.

    The rest of the world will not care a whit of the white proles in the Flyover pull a Kulak number on the Jews and blacks and Mestizos in the cities and the Pentagon responds with air strikes or for that matter if black rioters start tromping into the suburbs and get their heads blown off.

    And when it does happen, I’ll be on a tropical beach in Asia.

    Americans here believe America is a great country because they have never been anywhere else.

    Believe me, the grass IS GREENER in Australia and much of Asia. These countries are much, much cleaner and safer.

    I’ve been overseas since the late nineties-most of my life as an adult-and as an American you do not notice how much the country has declined since the Clinton era. I’ve spent my life overseas-like many posters here I have the benefit of time and distance-and the US has gone way downhill since I left in the waning days of the Clinton era.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Flint Clint
  95. anon[837] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jeff Stryker

    Okay so you’re simply a coward who jumped ship, no need to glorify yourself. You’re naive if you think Asia will remain some oasis of stability for long. The Zionists will make sure Asia gets its healthy dose of African and Arab migrants for diversity. The West is dead, what makes you think Asia-Pacific isn’t next on the hit list? Do you even follow the news about Hong Kong? The entire world is burning but keep on deluding yourself that Asia will escape the global meltdown.

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  96. Jeff Stryker [AKA "GO"] says:
    @anon

    There’s no welfare in Asia and Zionists are not going to be making the Japanese or Southeast Asians implement a welfare system that would support foreigners, I assure. That isn’t going to happen in the Philippines.

    Jews are not a powerful warrior race. They work on grease, not muscle. White Americans eat up Hollywood crap and the press and electronic media in general. Try telling Uighur-hating Chinese to accept Arabs…Good luck. Africans, maybe. But not before Chinese strip mine all of Africa’s resources. And even then, much like Japan, I suspect they’ll hold the fort on the subject of immigration.

    Coward? It is more like disgust. Life is too short.
    Chinese are the Jews of Southeast Asia. And Jews won’t replace them.

    You know what the Chinese will say.

    “F*** off, big nose…You go home”

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Biff
  97. @Ficticious

    The trick to keeping our own country is to fail to give a tin-plated shit what those assholes say. Though PC Roberts seems to be decrying insouciance in Americans, I think that a little insouciance is in order when it comes to the accusations leveled at us by these culture wreckers.

  98. @Colin Wright

    Yes, maybe the boy just can’t help it.

  99. @Dannyboy

    Good one. It reminds me of another joke:

    A Jew, a democrat and a neocon walk into a bar. The bartender looks up and says, “Get the fuck outta here.”

  100. anon[837] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jeff Stryker

    Japan is a completely neutered nation after the 2 atomic bombs and I suspect Japan will do whatever the Yankee Zionists tell them to do. And Chinese are pretty retarded if they dislike Arabs but somehow think Africans are better. Africans frankly need to be sterilized.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  101. @anon

    ‘Japan is a completely neutered nation after the 2 atomic bombs and I suspect Japan will do whatever the Yankee Zionists tell them to do.’

    Japan is pretty good at being polite — but going right ahead and doing what it wants to do.

    • Replies: @anon
  102. @Jeff Stryker

    You’re completely wrong.

    Australia has it’s own diversity struggles, and will probably be subject to Chinese social credit within a single generation. If the US can’t force project in the Pacific, it definitely will be – either by soft or hard power. The Chinese navy can steam in, and the Chinese fifth columnists who are actually in the defence force simply seize power.

    The Japanese will not allow you in Japan. If the US fails, they will go hard China and hard Asia.

    http://www.unz.com/efingleton/on-pearl-harbor-day-a-question-is-todays-japan-really-a-sincere-american-friend/

    Japan aren’t really the friend of the US.

    New Zealand will also fall to China.

    You don’t get it. There won’t be ‘anywhere’ for whites to run, in the end. You’re just making a bet that it won’t go to pieces in your lifetime – what about your children?

    Is Monaco really large enough for the entire world elite? Safe enough? Israel? Gibralter?

    Israel and Monaco may be there – but what use when their funds are traced and seized from the United States? That’s assuming that a US in a civil war wouldn’t complete shut down the entire world financial system.

    The EU is going full Soviet in terms of rights repression and ‘hate’. Canada is now trannie-land. The US is the last castle. If you’re going to reside outside it, at least do sth to protect it. It’s shit because the Jew ruling class and race has strip mined it and opened it’s gates to every shit-hole in the world. And none of these aliens are western and care to uphold the west, or keep it clean etc.

    • Replies: @LoutishAngloQuebecker
  103. Sunshine says:
    @Ficticious

    Unfortunately you’re right. But it isn’t against the law YET, to insinuate that you prefer your own. I actually still do this. I also state openly that I moved here to escape diversity, etc. Most people will readily and enthusiastically agree with you once they realize that you’re serious and unashamed of your beliefs.

    Once the virtue signalers realize that you won’t validate their signaling or participate in it, they stop. Cold. They may not “change sides” but they learn to shut up or take it somewhere else.

    They may destroy my race and my country and most of us may go extinct (or be exterminated when our numbers dwindle enough) but I’ll be damned if I’ll allow them to silence me out of fear of….what? Being called racist? Yeah well I am. So what. Amazing how quickly the bullshit blows away when you openly state it and refuse to be manipulated by that label.

    • Agree: Twodees Partain
    • Replies: @anarchyst
  104. Sunshine says:

    Linh Dinh, I love your works. Your Postcards site is wonderful. Can I ask you a weird question though? I have noticed in your pictures, that so many Vietnamese people have rounded toenails, very unlike westerners, for the most part. Why? Is it the way you cut them, or do they grow that way naturally?

    • Replies: @Linh Dinh
  105. GeorgK says:

    A side note:
    Buying into Cyrprus citizenship is not about becoming a Cypriot, but getting an EU passport with full travelling and business freedom within (most of) the EU.

  106. anon[837] • Disclaimer says:
    @Colin Wright

    Where did you get that impression about Japan? Personally I feel like Germany for instance is more likely to try to go independent than any of America’s Asian vassals.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  107. anarchyst says:
    @Sunshine

    I have been “racist” for decades and openly state as such when I am “confronted”.

    You are correct. when the accusation of “racism” is acknowledged, the accuser(s) “run out of ammunition”.

    If all whites acknowledged their “racism”, the accusation(s) would then be “null and void” and would lose their “sting” and effectiveness.

    To go further, use their own methods against them…

    I do my part by utilizing computers located in public venues, such as computer stores and other places such as Best Buy or any place that has demo computers hooked up to WiFi.

    I go the the “Unz Review” or other “controversial” website and then leave the computer on that webpage. If I have time, I change the browser “homepage” to that of the “Unz Review”or other website, and then watch the response. There is some giggling from young people, then they start to show interest, quite often photographing the screen with their cell phones. This is an unobtrusive way to get the message across.

    Another way is to create and send a “flyer” depicting white interests to your local television station with a short note about how “outraged” you are that these “flyers” are being disseminated.

    Quite often, it will make the local news. Keeping the message “short and sweet” is the way to get “the most bang for the buck”.

    Try it. It works…

    Psyops at its best…

    • Replies: @Johnny Walker Read
  108. @Jeff Stryker

    On youtube or hooktube, you can find an excellent video by Paul of LangFocus about the Maltese language.

  109. @Jeff Stryker

    Jon Entine wrote an article on the Genetic Literacy Project website, reporting that the Ashkenazi Jews studied typically had a maternal line at about EIGHTY percent Italian, making them on average around FORTY percent Italian. Their paternal lines were typically strong-majority Middle Eastern / “Semitic.”

    Without even counting the Slavic and Germanic genes that many Ashkenazi “Jews” have, they are already often 40% White European and up.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  110. @AnonStarter

    In Los Angeles, that cup of coffee costs Sarcasm and Snark Plus Three Bucks. Plus almost ten percent sales tax.

    • Replies: @AnonStarter
  111. Linh Dinh says: • Website
    @Sunshine

    Hi Sunshine,

    It’s how they’re cut and, usually, the implement. There’s Vietnamese nail clipper that resembles a diagonal plier.

    Linh

    • Replies: @Sunshine
  112. @anon

    ‘Where did you get that impression about Japan? ‘

    From visiting Japan.

    It’s impressive; but anyway, for example, they go right ahead and believe what they want to about World War Two and who was guilty of what. It’s not at all like the Germans.

    As another example, should the need arise, I would guess they would turn out to be able to acquire nuclear weapons in about six months. Not that they would be so rude as to talk about it beforehand, or anything.

    I like them, personally. However…

    • Replies: @anon
  113. @RadicalCenter

    ‘ Their paternal lines were typically strong-majority Middle Eastern / “Semitic.”’

    Note that even if this is accepted at face value, that ‘Semitic’ isn’t completely equivalent to ‘Jewish.’ The Middle East is and always has been chock-full of semites who aren’t Jews.

    Phoenicians, for example. People get all excited about how much Semitic DNA there is in Spain. Sure: the Phoenicians were a major presence on the peninsula for several centuries.

    Then we get into the reliability of genetic science in its current state, and who has been conducting the research, and with what agenda…

    Then, when you come up for air, look at some frigging photos. Polish Jews look a hell of a lot like Polish gentiles, for example. They don’t look even vaguely related to Yemeni Jews — or Tunisian Jews. But, if you do want to find the spitting image of a Tunisian Jew, I can tell you where to look…

  114. anon[837] • Disclaimer says:
    @Colin Wright

    Japanese are still an honorable people with a beautiful culture and many achievements. Chinese on the other hand are basically yellow insects. I’ve never once seen a Chinaman that I didn’t want to immediately punch in the face.

  115. @Emslander

    I appreciate your perspective, brother. All the best to you and yours.

  116. @samantha

    Thank you for your input, Samantha. Godspeed, sister.

  117. @Blinky The Doormat

    In light of the current state of our union, Blinky, I’d say there are legions of doppelgangers amongst us. Vaya con Dios, mi hermano

  118. @Flint Clint

    The US is the last castle.

    Glad somebody understands this.

    Hence the GloboHomo freakout over Trump in the USA.

    – largest white population
    – white population is heavily armed
    – a number of of white racists still remain
    – history based on revolution
    – white population is much younger than European white populations

    The fact is that even at 60% white, the American whites are still some of the most dynamic and competitive people on earth. Most “dangerous” for Globohomo. You think ethnic Germans, with an average age of 50, are going to do much against a mass influx of Islamic invaders? LOL.

    Yes, when the USA fails the entire world will fail, and you will be quickly and brutally disposed of by whatever shithole peoples you’re living amongst.

    Once (((they))) get the USA they get the entire world.

  119. Biff says:
    @Jeff Stryker

    Stryker gets a new handle..

  120. Some advice for Americans moving overseas…

    Move your money to Hong Kong HSBC.

    As for Americans who have never left the US and honestly believe America is that important to any other country…you’ll soon learn that the average person living in Japan or Germany actually wishes that US soldiers would leave.

    • Replies: @Sunshine
  121. @anon

    ‘Japanese are still an honorable people with a beautiful culture and many achievements. Chinese on the other hand are basically yellow insects. I’ve never once seen a Chinaman that I didn’t want to immediately punch in the face.’

    I find I like them both, as a rule. They are, however, very different.

  122. One of his poems persuades me Linh Dinh has read Charles Bukowski (he would) but now I wonder if he’s read Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim, or any Conrad.

  123. Anonymous[934] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    Dreaming in foreign languages is pretty normal. It doesn’t say that much.

    • Replies: @Dumbo
  124. Anonymous[934] • Disclaimer says:
    @swamped

    Many Asians have now adopted the American-style sit-down shitter

    Its half fashion and half practicality. Squat water toilets are great in hot countries when you’re wearing sandals and shorts but the sitter shitter is more suitable when you’ve got shoes and long trousers. Attire is changing throughout Asia as businessmen wear suits and the youth wear jeans, both made tolerable by an increased prevalence of air conditioning.

    • Replies: @Stonehands
  125. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Hack

    Travel is Fatal to Prejudice, Bigotry and Narrow-Mindedness

    It is, on the other hand, a terrific initiation into race realism.

  126. Dumbo says:
    @Anonymous

    I’ve dreamt several times in foreign languages, and the funny thing is that occasionally even in languages I am not fluent in, such as German.

    Also, I don’t think belonging has to do (only) with language. It’s several things at the same time: language, culture, religion, tradition, and more importantly, remembrances of the place where you grew up and your identity was formed.

  127. Dumbo says:

    I like Lihn Dihn, but he seems to have become more cynical as he moved back to Vietnam, when you’d expect the opposite…

    OT: I wonder if there’s still a sizable Catholic community in Vietnam? Or are people there also converting to evangelical protestantism (as in much of Latin America, and now Korea too).

  128. Sunshine says:
    @Jeff Stryker

    My husband lived in Japan for almost two decades. Yet here he is back in the US, married to a fellow Southerner, who shares his culture, race, beliefs, etc. He loved a lot about Japan, but yet….he came home. Blood is almost always thicker than water. You can never be anything other than a gaijin, a foreigner, in Asia. Even when we are outnumbered in our own lands, it’s still our land, underneath it all. And it always will be. Maybe you have to own land, to grow your own crops and raise your own food, to feel this way. Probably why they make it impossible for people to have roots and land now. Generations come and go but the land remains.

    I completely understand why Linh Dinh went home and how he came to this place in his life. Most people with a sense of identity, race memory, whatever it is, eventually will. Blood will out. It is literally in your veins. Yeah I wish I could escape what the US has become but ultimately I would always be a foreigner and my children, growing up there, would never belong and would eventually become foreign to me anyway. I do sometimes dream of escaping to Russia though, I won’t lie. But my bones will join those of my ancestors one day, in the Appalachian mountains, where we have been buried since the time we arrived and stayed. It is what it is.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Jeff Stryker
  129. Sunshine says:
    @Linh Dinh

    Thanks for the answer! I am amazed y’all don’t get ingrown toenails though.

  130. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:
    @Sunshine

    You can never be anything other than a gaijin, a foreigner, in Asia.

    This is true to degrees. Japan is a xenophobic monoethnic island nation, which makes the gaijin feeling more extreme. It certainly wouldn’t be the same in Singapore or Malaysia.

  131. @anon

    Chinese are some of the most honorable people I’ve known.

    And Chinese Christians, I find, are stalwart believers.

    • Agree: Blinky Bill
  132. @AaronB

    It seems nonsensical to me to suggest that Linh can’t compete.

    He lives life on his own terms, which is not only competing,
    but victory.

    “To thine own self be true.”

    • Replies: @Sunshine
  133. @Johnny Walker Read

    A good bumpersticker would be “I ain’t racist, I just don’t like YOUR monkey ass”.

  134. @wayfarer

    No end means always a new beginning,
    To splash in the lake at the start of spring.

    • Replies: @wayfarer
  135. Sunshine says:
    @SeekerofthePresence

    This is exactly how I feel. You “win” when you live in whatever way you truly desire to live. I could’ve been “important” where I’m from. I had all the connections to really “make it”, but I didn’t want that life and that type of so called success.

    Most people have no clue how enslaved they are, in so many ways. The saddest, to me, is their mental enslavement. They just cannot conceive that life could be other than what the media tells them it must be, or that they could find happiness in an unorthodox way. Maybe that’s why I appreciate Linh Dinh’s writings so much. I think he truly “gets it” and that’s so rare. Wonder what his zodiac sign is?

    But think about it. How many people that “have it all” are truly happy? I’ve never met any. The happiest people I’ve ever known are poor, which shouldn’t make sense, but they are. You do have to be mentally tough to be different. Or perhaps, like me, you just have to have been bad at fitting in and lacked the interest to try harder? Still I recommend it for anyone brave enough to try.

  136. @Sunshine

    I wouldn’t want my ashes sent back to Michigan or to be buried there. That is how I feel about my birthplace. Not that I grew up in dreadful poverty, I didn’t. I was raised middle-class but once I was overseas I realized how little life in America offers the urban lower middle class male like myself.

    I don’t know how Russia is any better than the US. Except that there are no blacks or Mexicans there.
    Personally, it was lovely to land in Dubai and too realize there are cities where an outburst from a 300 pound crack-crazed black female do not occur on public transport and that there are not menacing Mestizo gangs who will sometimes assault Anglos for no reason and no poor white meth addicts. There are all of these things in Phoenix and Detroit and Chicago.

    You’re never going to be robbed or assaulted in Dubai. My first week in Dubai at the park I realized for the first what a weight off my shoulders to live in a crime-free place. Schools in Dubai are so much better than public schools in the US that I knew many oil workers who extended their contracts simply to send their children to schools in Dubai.

    I didn’t find the white trash in Arizona or Michigan menacing or fear them, as they are not prepared to kill as quickly as blacks or Mestizos, but their sheer sordidness wears you down being around them. The constant meth use. The whiggers who loathe their European roots so much that they pretend they are ghetto blacks (And are exploited by ghetto blacks). The loud music. The posturing bad attitude…all gone in Dubai and later Asia.

    The worst of the worst cannot live overseas. I’ve never seen a single Mexican in Dubai or Asia. Or a black ghetto female. These people are just too stupid to adapt or find employment or even obtain a passport. You can get away from them overseas. And if that is all you care about, like myself, then your birthplace is unimportant-especially if it was an anonymous suburb in the sub-arctic post-industrial rustbelt of Michigan.
    In terms of economic opportunity, I would never have held the jobs I held in Dubai in Michigan. Economically Arizona was slightly better but anywhere with Mexicans a Banana Republic.

    Of course it is different for a young male who moves overseas when he is only 25 and is unmarried, does not own a house, has no kids, has better (Temporary) job prospects overseas anyhow. The buzz of foreign cities is exciting and within a year you have forgotten about the US and don’t miss it at all.

    I’ll leave you with this Sunshine. A friend of mine from college was a Polish-American kid named Stanley from Flint, Michigan. We were college buddies. He dropped out of university after getting a Polish Catholic girl in his hometown pregnant. In those days with a Polish Roman Catholic girl there was no abortion. You married her or ran off to another state. Anyhow, I got in touch with him years later in Dubai on FACEBOOK. He was still living in Flint. He had been shot one night walking down the street by a black motorist for no reason from behind. His formerly tidy Polish neighborhood was now a semi-abandoned slum. He could not sell his house, heck give his house away, which is parents had left him. His ex-wife, whom he had only married because he got her pregnant, had long divorced him and gotten in her car with their daughter and driven out to California. Yet Stanley was trapped in Flint.

    Looking out the window of my flat on the Persian sea from Dubai as we communicated, I shuddered. Could have happened to me. I could have gotten some feckless Polish or Irish Catholic girl pregnant in college. Had to marry her and lived in some wooden box of a house that I could not give away. Sent my kid to some lousy public school run by gangs of black juvenile criminals. Tried to keep my kid away from drugs flowing through the neighborhood.

    I shuddered that night although it was warm in my Dubai apartment. Could have happened to me.

    What is funny is that some of the Marine Embassy Guards I knew in Dubai were sad to leave. They did not want to get rotated back to the US. It is no surprise that so many ex-military who are stationed in Asia return there later in life as civilians.

    Now don’t get me wrong. If you live in places with no public transport you won’t have many black ghetto thugs or Mexican gangs. Rural areas of the United States are relatively safe because blacks and Mexicans won’t, or rather, cannot, live there. But these places are isolated and remote. You need a vehicle. Preferably a Four Wheel Drive. You won’t find a job that pays anything very easily either. Not everybody can be a farmer. I knew a tattoo artist who moved his family from Detroit to a small town in desperation to get away from crime who made a go of it, but that was good fortune as tattoos were just beginning to become popular with rural young white people at that time.

    We come to the last factor. Much is made of prostitution in Asia. That is not why most men are living in Asia. Yes, it exists. But it is mostly confined to bars. You’ll never be accosted on the street by prostitutes in Asia. The real reason that white American men live in Asia is that it is easy and you do not have to care about the things Americans care about.

    No Hebrew person controlled my life in Asia and they definitely did not control my life in Dubai (As much as white posters here complain Arabs find a way to make money and prosper even though they are more disliked than white Gentiles).

    Sometimes I find the men on this site really pathetic to the degree that they feel controlled by Jews. Nobody controls me in Dubai or Asia. Certainly not Jews. Hollywood never formed my opinions. I was actually in and out of Abu Dhabi when they filmed THE KINGDOM and could not believe that Americans actually believed that garbage about the Middle East. The local Arab crew who were subcontracted by the Hollywood production company laughed at what a load of garbage it was. And yet Americans believed it.

    Americans think they live in the best country in the world even though there are huge potholes in their roads and their public schools are so terrible that some families have to move to other states and entire parts of every city are so dangerous at night that whites cannot enter there. And yet Americans feel that America is the greatest country in the world.

    Why? I don’t know. And I am an American. I personally believe the only place worse than Southeast Michigan where I grew was India, which I did not care for. Maybe Egypt. Maybe. But even in India and Egypt I did not feel as unsafe as I did on Michigan or Arizona streets around blacks and Mexicans.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  137. @Sunshine

    Well, it is fairly clear that Jews themselves don’t believe the media.

    I once watched an interview with Ron Jeremy. He was asked how he felt about pornography and he responded “I don’t like it. I don’t like it at all.” He doesn’t even watch it himself. And yet so many grown Christian men and women claim to be “addicted” to pornography.

    Its kind of like El Chapo forbidding Sean Penn to smoke cigarettes around him during that interview Penn did. The guy does not even smoke, much less use his own deadly products. And yet Americans endlessly shovel drugs into their system. So many young white men and women have ruined their lives with hard drugs-becoming felons and going to prison and never being able to hold a job or even vote to make a man in Mexico rich who forbids Sean Penn to smoke cigarettes in front of him.

    [MORE]

    Why would anyone want to watch Sarah Silverman? When you live overseas in Asia you can sit with a cold drink in your hand at the end of the day and watch the tropical sun sink into the warm sea and feel the cool caress of coconut-scented tropical breezes blowing from across the water. You think I would miss that to sit in front of some television and watch some middle-aged Jewish woman repeat the worst kind of female high school locker room humor like Sarah Silverman. Who, by the way, said that she found her routines “boring” and “couldn’t understand why people watch them”. Words to live by. After all Saran is not pointing a gun to your head and forcing you to look at her on television. Ron is not forcing viewers to stare at his nude hairy disgusting fornicating body. Gentiles give up their money to do this! El Chapo thinks addicts are fools and yet all over American young men will be stealing their mothers jewelry and young women will be infected with HPV selling their bodies at grimy truck stops to pay for his soul-destroying product while he tells Sean Penn not to light up a cigarette in front of him.
    Let me give you another famous example. Jeff Goldblum once told a story that when Charles Bronson made DEATH WISH he insisted that the worst mugger be played by a Jew because he did not want criticism from the NAACP and as a result Jeff Goldblum was discovered. It is all nonsense of course. None of the muggers in New York City are Jews. And no Jew living in NYC (Or anywhere else) believed that someone who looked like Jeff Goldblum would mug them.

    Perhaps whites should follow the example Jewish media figures and Mexican drug dealers.

    The funny thing is, El Chapo and Ron Jeremy and Sarah Silverman don’t even bother with the PR. They openly say that whites are stupid to buy what they sell.

    And sadly, I suspect that is how other races regard whites…as fools.

    Once you move overseas, all of this becomes unimportant. The only that matters to me now is that someday I receive social security because that check will always go much further in Southeast Asia than it would anywhere in America. In the meantime, I don’t even have cable. I could not watch US television if I wanted to. Yahoo news is all I read. And what I read is more depressing reflections of US stupidity. Twenty years an alcoholic bum was elected President name George Bush and today we are still feeling the ramifications as Europe overflows with refugees from Iraq and Afghanistan and now we are trying to withdraw from Syria. Twenty years later we are still stuck in Afghanistan.
    In the Clinton era, anyone who could walk and talk could get a job, but military expenditures now have bankrupted the US. And when I read that the Iraq and Syrian oil was being sold cheap to China I just shook my head in laughter. Wonder if they will cancel out some of our debt to them.

    I am very grateful that my college girlfriend broke up with me. And that I kid I knew from high school happened to work in Dubai and offer me a job there-I stayed long after he was gone because some people are born expats who go somewhere else and never look back and I am one them.

    Years later, my brother would telephone me to tell me that our grandmother’s condominium in what had once been a nice Polish-German suburb of Detroit had been sold. In 1986 she had purchased it for $400,000 and it sold for $60,000 and my brother told me that we were lucky to even get that much for it.

    Years after that, my brother (An urban planner) wrote me and told me he was fleeing Southern California because he did not want his daughter to attend public schools in Greater Los Angeles and he could afford private school tuition (Surprising, because he had a well-paying job). It seems there was no state that middle-class could now escape the ravages of blacks and Mexicans in the urban hellscape.

    All this made me shudder, Sunshine. And to thank the old higher power that my college girlfriend had broken up with me and I had moved overseas young.

    Now it was time for another cold rum. The midday sun is too hot to sit on the veranda of my bungalow but soon the late afternoon tropical breezes will blow in. Even thinking about all of this gives me the willies, Sunshine. How pathetic white men have become in America, controlled by a bunch of short guys in funny hats who look like Ron Jeremy. I remember the Mexican “Brown Pride” gang member in Phoenix who had glared dangerously at me and whispered to the other Mexican “Let’s see what he’s got”. I remember the white girl in college raped by a fat black student. I remember the time some black youths from a Section 8 had chased me and a friend into some bushes as a teenager. I remember the black pimp choking a drugged black street whore at the downtown bus stop. I remember the desperate urgency of white redneck tweakers meth addicts in Phoenix following me asking for change.

    Gives me the jitters….Whew, that was some spooky shit. Time for another rum and coke. The midday sun will be diminishing here a little now.

    By the way, most expats are Geminis and Libras with a scattering of Taurus. Leos seem to stick things out. So do Capricorn.

    I’m a Gemini myself.

  138. @Anonymous

    We merkins squat on the balls of our toes- the gopnik ( or indigenous races) squat on flat feet, resting more naturally on the hammies. It’s amusing to see a gopnik squatting on a park bench!

  139. sb says:
    @Jeff Stryker

    You were going so well until you started talking astology

  140. Biff says:
    @Sunshine

    Wonder what his zodiac sign is?

    The Rabbit.

  141. @wayfarer

    Thank you, W, for the lovely site and poem.
    Also Dream Sounds.

    The present moment calls…

  142. @Sunshine

    Thanks for your lovely comment.
    A haiku occurred to me while reading it…

    I know I have won,
    When I take the illusion
    And make it my own.

  143. Sunshine says:
    @Jeff Stryker

    That is a lot of food for thought and I can understand why you left and why you won’t and don’t want to, come back. Honestly, a lot hits close to home. I am in utter terror worrying about my children all the time.

    We live in the middle of a rural area, almost zero blacks but the like, two that ride the bus with my kids are hassling them already. I truly loathe diversity and it doesn’t seem like there is anywhere you can go in the US to escape them. But I cannot see myself dragging them to Asia and that working out in any way. It’s different if you aren’t married, or even if you’re with an Asian. If you have kids with them, they belong. I guess there’s no country for white children and no future for them either.

    I’m utterly unsurprised to hear you’re a Gemini. I’m an Aquarius and I’ve yet to meet a Gemini I didn’t like. I wondered if Linh is one, actually. I should have specified western astrology, although in Chinese astrology I’m a Dog. Go figure. I’ve run across the Burmese zodiac which is unreal. I can’t find much about it though, what I saw was on a travel show and it was fascinating.

    I think there would be a lot about Asia I would like, (and a lot I wouldn’t) but I can die here and be ok. I just worry for my children. I love them of course but I often regret having them. To what hell have we condemned them? But I had more children than is now considered normal, hoping that at least they can maybe band together for safety. Maybe I was too naive to even try. I don’t know. There don’t seem to be any real answers or any real choices. Stay here and die, leave and what? Die there? I don’t know. I wish someone did.

    I cannot imagine how wonderful it would be to be able to go out in public at any time. Not have to scan the immediate area for blacks or Hispanic predators. Not see trashy wiggers and meth heads and fatsos. Just live a better life somewhere that none of that exists. But of course even if we wanted to, we couldn’t. No money, no hope, no nothing. Just a bunch of baa-ing sheep lined up for the slaughter.

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  144. @Sunshine

    Mr. Linh is, I believe, a Sagittarius. He may have to correct me there but I believe he mentioned being born in early December of 1963. Sagittarius is another rambling mutable sign like Gemini and Aquarius and Libra that can adapt and is more likely to move because of a slightly detached intellectual personality.

    The Air signs (Gemini, Aquarius, Libra) are naturally curious while Mutable signs like Sagittarius and Virgo and Gemini and Pisces are adaptable. Gemini, being both Air and Mutable signs, are born travelers and while not disloyal we are not homebodies like Cancer so it is far easier for us to plant ourselves somewhere else and remold our personalities. Also, we are savvy (If not intelligent) and learn the ropes of new places very quickly.

    However-and I have been accused of this-Gemini are the most flighty. If they don’t like a place or things take a bad turn, they are gone in flash. Don’t depend on Gemini overseas. They’re here today and gone tomorrow. Gemini are not the sign that sticks things out anywhere. When you live overseas, it is not uncommon to meet Geminis who’ve lived and done business all over the world but also left behind a bunch o f bewildered people who said…where’d they go? The worst Geminis are international con artists of course. One that I knew was a boat builder named Lonnie. Lonnie went from country to country building boats for foreign investors. In the country I was in, he ran up some local debts and came to dislike his investors…So one night he hopped in the boat he had been commissioned to build and simply sailed off into the night waters never to be seen again. As a Gemini, I’d say you have to watch Geminis overseas. Some of the worst ones-the professional cons with no scruples-go from country to country screwing people.

    Leos are the worst for pure naivete and sheer stupid spectacle. Getting into power struggles in a foreign country where you have no power is a huge mistake, and Leo males often do this. Their self-assertiveness attracts all comers and most of the foreigners who get beaten up are Leos. In the case of Leo females, who thrive on attention, I have known many Leo women overseas who end up used sexually and get a reputation as the local foreign slut. These were grown women who should have known better, but in wealthy countries like Dubai where an Arab can buy a ring or otherwise give monetary attention like it is toilet paper, many Leo women just cannot resist the attention even if they are married. A woman who will do anything for attention and gravitates to the highest staus male is not a good bet overseas and Leo women have these qualities. I don’t know how many Leo women have broken up their own marriages in Dubai because some rich Arab gave them attention. Without exception, Leo is the sign which finds itself in the most trouble overseas in my experience.

    Taurus is another sign that really gets into scrapes overseas but for different reasons. In the case of Tauruses, they are the sign who get into a bad situation in a foreign country and refuse to leave. David, a guy I knew in the Philippines is an example. David moved to the Philippines to run an airplane factory. He had an affair with his secretary and was fired. But instead of leaving, he sold his return plane ticket and married her. He invested his money in a local store but began to bilge from it because he was restless and had nothing to do but drink. So his wife’s family, now owning a store, simply chased him away. But David refused to leave the Philippines. He began to do odd jobs for other foreigners. He refused to leave the Philippines. Totally broke and 52 years old, he started hitting up foreigners for money. Not much, just a little here and there. He also began running up tabs in local foreign-owned bars. Friends told him he should leave. But Dave was a typical Taurus and refused to leave. Eventually, all the other expats got together and bought him a one-way ticket back to Oregon and forced him to leave the Philippines and return to the US. But the most balls out stubborn expats are Tauruses. Whereas the Gemini-and I am one-will leave a country at the slightest sign of trouble Tauruses will stubbornly refuse to leave.

    Scorpios and Cancer do poorly simply because family and roots are so important to them. They are so wrapped up in the past and their family and relationships that they don’t even acknowledge that they are living overseas. Also, the transience of others seems to shock them. Let me give my old flatmate Tim in Dubai as an example. Tim and I did some business (Both Graphic Artists). We had a mild payment dispute. Harsh words were exchanged but I simply paid him an extra $200 and went my own way-I moved out of the flat we shared simply to avoid more conflict. Years later Tim e mailed me in Asia about it when he was long out of Dubai and back in Canada. About how his feelings were hurt and how I had been sneaky not to tell him I was leaving Dubai. I can remember what I said “Dude! That was two years ago! I’m in another country! You’ll never see me again”. Overseas expat life is to transient for Cancers, they don’t adapt well to it. The only Cancer woman I met overseas would often talk about her troubled childhood. Again, she could not grasp that she was now overseas (And had been for years).

    Scorpios have a dark and even sinister side. Whereas Leos overseas tend to be the victims of violence or aggression stemming from their naive braggadocio, the Scorpio is more likely to perpetrate it. The only foreign man I knew who really injured a local was a Scorpio-an Australian guy who stabbed a local Arab in parking lot outside a bar with a broken bottle.

    NB/Caution Signs like Scorpio and Cancer and Aires who are predisposed to violence can be extremely dangerous in countries where life is cheap and Filipino or Arab police are indifferently corrupt. Violent Western expat Scorpio or Aires who would not stab or batter you in the US because they cannot get away with it realize that they CAN get away with it in the Philippines and a few Fire or Water signs become extremely dangerous…

    Which leads me to an Aires I knew named Josh in the Philippines. Aires overseas act like soldiers in an invading army who act as if they have come to foreign countries to either accept total ass-kissing surrender by locals or raze and burn villages to the ground. Most Aires overseas know themselves well and tend to circle the expat wagons around themselves in anticipation of any conflict with locals. Anyhow, Josh was an English guy who got into a dispute with another English guy Steve-also an Aires-over a bad restaurant investment. To top it off, Josh rented from Steve and when their deal went South he pulled a runner from the apartment building. Not long after, words were exchanged in a local expat watering hole….And of course this being the Philippines and Josh and Steve both being Aires they immediately went out and sought local Filipino assassins to kill one another. In the Philippines, an execution will cost you $200. That is how cheap life is there. Again, in a developing country where you can pay someone to kill someone else for $200 and the police will never bother to investigate, you’d be amazed how many American suburban men who would not steal a newspaper in Ohio will hire a hitter knowing full well it is very affordable and they’ll never be caught. Josh and Steve did this very thing. Both contracted out hits on one another. However, Steve lived in a compound he owned with an armed guard and Josh could not afford this…so knowing hitters would get to him faster he flew back to England. “Its like the Wild West,” he said to me in an email from England, “anybody can kill anybody in the Philippines”. And that is how some Aires men see things overseas.

    Capricorn and Virgos don’t make much of an impression. They tend to be grounded. Most Capricorn and Virgo I meet are only overseas for business reasons and not expats. But even if they are, they tend to be reserved and make no waves. They learn the ropes fast in a pig-in-a-rut way and quietly adhere to them. Sometimes Capricorn have a vindictive street and when they do it is an all-consuming obsessive one. The only instance I’ve known where some Westerner tracked down someone overseas in America and put paid was a Capricorn named Dan I knew in Dubai. Dan was an engineer. His Arab boss apparently treated him like shit and finally fired him. Months or years later, word got back to him from old coworkers that is Arab boss (Bahwan) was in Florida at Disney World with his wife and kids. Dan drove from Georgia to Florida, called every hotel desk, found his Arab ex-boss and simply beat the shit out of him in front of his family. And this was a long time later. Maybe a few years.

    These are my own experiences. Other expats might have others. All of these things took place over the twenty years I lived overseas. And star signs might be a crock. But those are my own impressions.

    I think Geminis are naturally wanderers. Some of us pick up foreign languages fast and we are very good imitators who can pick up local behavior or characteristics and mimic them. Gemini is the chameleon. We’re not really that loyal to anyone. We are most likely to be the sign that nobody ever sees again in expat life-here today and gone tomorrow. Some might even say Gemini can be unfeeling sociopaths and I would not deny some of overseas are-portable exploiters of local trust who will take local investors money and leave the country on the red eye. Some Gemini overseas have no scruples whatsoever. The worst international cons of the DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDREL Steve Martin mold are Gemini. But mostly, Gemini overseas are simply shallow and rootless. They won’t talk much about where they were from but like me, they were essentially fair weather friends who were not going to hang around bad situations back home when the going got tough. Gemini is always selfish and this quality above all others is what defines an expat….”What does this place offer ME? Little? Time to go then” Geminis are intellectually complex but emotionally shallow and logical. Take me. Since Michigan, my birthplace, is cold and economically recessed, why would scrape snow off the windshield of my car in the winter to go to some job beneath my educational level when I can go to the beach in Thailand on Christmas Day and drink cold beers? Gemini possess a combination of adaptability and very few deep emotions. Makes us a tumbleweed.

    • Agree: Sunshine
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    , @Dannyboy
  145. Sunshine says:
    @Jeff Stryker

    My years of zodiac study confirms a lot of what you say and I don’t care if people think it’s woo woo nonsense, I always ask a person what their sign is. Gives me more insight into them and explains and often prepares me for how they’ll behave. It is extremely interesting to hear how their traits play out overseas, thanks for that.

    Yes indeed Geminis are flakes. That is the exact word my husband uses to describe them. It infuriates him, but I’ve never met one I didn’t like. I had an Aries friend, her son is a Gemini and she complained about him being flaky and I just laughed. I loved that kid and totally thought he was great, but I can understand the Aries frustration with them!

    The Geminis I have been close to, were super dedicated to me but they were totally flaky with everyone else. And Aquarius are pretty flaky too. I dated a fellow Aquarius years ago briefly, he totally ghosted me for absolutely no reason, and we pretended like we didn’t know each other whenever we saw each other after that (we saw each other constantly). Like it never even happened. My most lengthy pre marriage relationship was with a Gemini, my worst were with Virgo and Pisces. Nothing worse than a Pisces Aquarius match. NOTHING. He was a whiny heavy drinker and Aquarius doesn’t have time for feelings lol. I do like Sagittarius and it wouldn’t surprise me one bit to hear Linh is one.

    I ended up with an Aries. Go figure. He tries to act like he doesn’t believe in zodiac stuff but he always asks what a person’s sign is now. Lol typical Aries. And yeah I wouldn’t want to cross him. He holds a grudge like you wouldn’t believe. Or actually, you probably would. He loathes all “dirt signs” like Capricorn, Virgo, Taurus. So much for not believing the woo woo nonsense eh?

    You need a blog, I’d totally read it. Have you been to Burma, what do you know about their zodiac?

    • Replies: @AaronB
    , @Jeff Stryker
  146. AaronB says:
    @Sunshine

    I would totally read a Jeff Stryker blog.

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
    , @Anonymous
  147. @Sunshine

    The closest I’ve been to Burma is Bangladesh. Dhaka. Consultancy job. Two months.

    And the only two Pisces I knew were in the Philippines and both were barfly sex tourist types who did nothing in the years I knew them in Southeast Asia except get drunk and go to prostitutes day in and day out.

    Aires tend to be more exploratory.

    • Replies: @Sunshine
  148. @AaronB

    And considering you are one of the more cerebral posters here, that is a compliment.

    But I am less interested in my comments than reading the replies.

    What I say is not important. What others say in response, including yourself, is what fascinates me.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  149. Sunshine says:
    @Jeff Stryker

    That absolutely sounds like the Pisces. Pleasure seekers to their detriment. Love drugs and alcohol. My family is mostly Pisces or Aquarius, I’ve seen it all from them to know they’re better off apart. Far, far apart. They think we Aquarians are unfeeling monsters, we think they’re histrionic addicts.

    What did you think of Bangladesh? I knew a guy from there, he was pretty normal. Sometimes he’d go to our parties after work when I worked a dumb fast food job. Nice guy and not a fanatic.

  150. @Jeff Stryker

    Jeff,

    You paint a grim picture of life in contemporary USA. But life as an expat isn’t what its cracked up to be as you also point out with experiences of some others you’ve come across. The fact remains that while the West opens its doors letting any hopeless undocumented riff-raff from all over the world move in, those other countries are making it far more difficult for expats to settle in long term.

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  151. Anonymous[185] • Disclaimer says:
    @AaronB

    and I would totally read an Aaron B blog.

  152. @Jeff Stryker

    ‘Jeff Stryker says:Next New Comment
    October 31, 2019 at 4:36 pm GMT
    @AaronB
    And considering you are one of the more cerebral posters here, that is a compliment…’

    This conversation is getting truly bizarre.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  153. @Commentator Mike

    Most American males become expats just to get away from blacks, Hispanics and white trash. It is not much more complicated than that. Most US blacks in Philippines are retirees who have moved there to get away from other blacks in bad neighborhoods.

    If that is all you care about, the rest of the particulars don’t matter.

    Some English retirees have told me that they simply cannot afford to live on their pension in UK and have no choice but to live in the Philippines.

    White Americans will find that they are similar to white Boers. No other country will accept them unless they are wealthy and can afford to invest $1,000,000.

    Wealthy Americans won’t try to immigrate to Southeast Asia. They’ll immigrate to other developed countries.

    • Replies: @Dannyboy
  154. @Colin Wright

    I take it that Jeffie and AB are swapping spit now. I have both of them on ignore.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  155. @Twodees Partain

    ‘I take it that Jeffie and AB are swapping spit now. I have both of them on ignore.’

    What’s weird is that I was just thinking how similar they are.

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  156. @Colin Wright

    I know nothing of Israel or Judaism. I know so little about Zionism or its position that I could not advance it if I wished to do so, which I don’t.

    It is hard for me to understand how someone would parse my own posts and deduct that I was Jewish.

    Aaron is not a bad writer and some of his opines are insightful-the disconnect between Northwest Europeans and spirituality, for example.

    But I am not Jewish, have never been to Israel and have no insight into that region.

    Mostly I post about expat life here. Specifically in Asia. Aaron, to my knowledge, has not written much about the subject.

    So where is the similarity?

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  157. @Jeff Stryker

    ‘So where is the similarity?’

    It would be in the rhetorical foibles and tendencies you share — not in the specific subject matter.

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  158. @Jeff Stryker

    ‘Which tendencies?’

    Oh, alright. Bear in mind you did ask. I’ve actually stopped reading your posts, since you have a tendency to make flamboyant but unconvincing assertions. I also have the distinct recollection that each tends to be inconsistent with the last flamboyant but unconvincing assertion you made.

    Aaron does the same thing — but with the dubious distinction that his exist (1) to create a blatantly spurious image of himself as a great intellect, and (2) to advance some singularly evil causes.

    Neither fault can really be said to exist in the bulk of your postings — your claims seem to be all over the map, but at least aren’t consistently offensive in any way. I just disagree with most of them, or am at least skeptical.

    Now, you may well find all this infuriating — but you did ask. There’s nothing bad about you — I’d just say you shoot from the hip too much. It might serve you well to read over what you just wrote before hitting ‘publish comment.’

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Jeff Stryker
  159. @swamped

    I squat to look at cheaper stuff on the lower shelves at the store because I can, as a fit fifty-something who isn’t a fat-assed couch potato like most people my age. I don’t “work out”, I ride my bike/ time machine and have for over half my life. Those who don’t take care of themselves physically are sadly repudiating their one and only youthfulness.

  160. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:
    @Colin Wright

    Now, you may well find all this infuriating — but you did ask. There’s nothing bad about you — I’d just say you shoot from the hip too much. It might serve you well to read over what you just wrote before hitting ‘publish comment.’

    10/10

    Perfect review of Jeff Stryker. On behalf of all anons, thank you, Colin Wright.

  161. DanFromCT says:
    @GMC

    There are some good photos taken by an Aussie of Vung Tau in 1970 on a site called saigoneer. I was in Vung Tau on an in-country in 1970 but don’t remember it being nearly as built up or at all shabby looking as in some of those photos. Parts of Vung Tau were off limits when I was there but I walked around the unmanned MP barricades, no hassles. All these years later my short stay in Vung Tau still seems like something as mystically wonderful as visiting Shangri La.

  162. Dannyboy says:
    @Jeff Stryker

    Astrology…Wow! Groovy brah.

    Please STFU retard.

  163. @Jeff Stryker

    With my (limited) experiences in foreign countries, I agree with what you’re saying. The locals are quite nice, docile, and happy. Globohomo is non-existent.

    Yet, once Arabs come to Canada, or the UK, or the USA, they grow to become resentful, violent, radicalized, and just generally nasty people. Same with Pakistanis. Generally, the longer somebody has been “off the boat”, the most hateful and anti-white they become.

    Thoughts as to why this happens?

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
    , @Brown
  164. Your prose is poignant as always. Thanks Linh.

  165. @Jeff Stryker

    We Aries are travellers and expats too.

  166. @LoutishAngloQuebecker

    Like many Michiganders I lived and worked for a time in Ontario (Your province also borders New York but seems to have more cultural interaction with Michigan while Quebec has more interaction with New York, New England).

    My experience with Lebanese in Ontario was that they were peeler-bar owning dirt bags or otherwise involved in legal-but-sleazy businesses. But mostly they were pimps and peeler bar operators in Toronto.

    They seemed largely consigned to a few major cities like Montreal or Toronto. I’ve never been out West so I cannot speak about Calgary or Hongcouver.

    Muslims in Canada might be slightly worse because they have the social safety net do so. In the US, with social assistance so meager that Arabs who move to the US don’t have time to sit jobless on welfare and mull over fanaticism as much. Unemployment is always lower in the US (For worthless menial labor jobs that is) than Canada and Middle Eastern immigrants who hit the streets of the US have to go and find some sort of job which cuts into their schedule. Idle hands being the devil’s hands as the old saying goes and Canada has less crap jobs to offer so more immigrants are unemployed.

    Canada takes more refugees from the Middle East who are unemployable. We know this because Trump dumped them on Trudeau.

    Middle Easterners in the US are more likely to have enough money to wheedle through a lengthier legal immigration process.

    Their kids in both countries probably build up some anger. It is not the parents who were refugees from Syria and were happy to work as custodians and live in a basement who are the problem. It is their kids. They grow up in a society where they are not considered particularly handsome or talented or bright.

  167. Brown says:
    @LoutishAngloQuebecker

    Because blacks are treated better

    • Replies: @LoutishAngloQuebecker
  168. US is no more a country,
    Now a feral farce.
    If hungering for sanity,
    Look up at the stars.

  169. @Brown

    You think browns expect to be higher on the totem pole than blacks?

    • Replies: @Brownn
    , @Brown boi
  170. Brownn says:
    @LoutishAngloQuebecker

    Think about like this:

    Immigrants come here and many of the 2nd gen think well our parents are backwards

    They had x habit, or bad hygiene we can improve this and racism will decrease.

    Then you see nogs literally do w/e the fuck they want and the entire society worships them.

    Not to mention many of these places have their own racial hierarchies where blacks are on the bottom.

    Also, who wouldn’t want to rise on the totem pole are you actually that obtuse to not realize this?

    • Replies: @LoutishAngloQuebecker
  171. Brown boi says:
    @LoutishAngloQuebecker

    Browns are treated like working class whites.

    Have to conform to the culture while all the benefits accrue to Trudeau and the nogs.

    Northern Asians lump in with Middle Class.
    South East Asians with subcontinentals.

    Middle Eastern people are somewhere in between and not especially relevant.

    Tldr

    Browns want the clout that liberal whites and nogs have. The ability to break the rules and be praised for it.

    They (we) think the average white is a stupid chump for going along with rules that are clearly to their detriment.

    Hindus are in a similar situation wrt to muslims in India, christians too.

    • Replies: @LoutishAngloQuebecker
  172. @Colin Wright

    How would you know? You have not lived or worked outside the US and probably never even visited Asia.

    If you disagree that Asia is safer the the US urban hellscape for lower middle class whites like myself because there are no Hoodrats, Tweaker Rednecks, Cholos, Whiggers etc. than you would wrong.

    There is no way for urban lower middle class whites like myself to move to the country and become gentleman farmers. However, moving to SEA is possible. Thirteen hour plane ride and you are there.

  173. @Brownn

    Ok, understood, but why does that make them hate white people? I’ve seen how they treat white people, they treat the working class whites like scum and kiss ass to the white liberals. Which is pathetic.

    • Replies: @Brown boi
  174. @Brown boi

    Honestly y’all should just stay in India. I know it’s kind of a shithole, but you have been brainwashed by the idea of western prosperity and happiness.

    Everyone here is miserable. Most non whites are living paycheque to paycheque in Toronto, serving the white liberal elites while sneering down on lower status whites (look at 6ixbuzz). Brown people are angry all the time and look insecure about themselves.

    As “diversity” increases here it’s going to get worse and worse. Violence will occur too as diversity doesn’t work.

    So I say this sincerely, go back to India, you will be happier there. I would go back to England myself, except that it’s just as pozzed.

    • Replies: @Brown boi
  175. @Jeff Stryker

    ‘How would you know? You have not lived or worked outside the US and probably never even visited Asia.’

    This is a good example of the criticism I just made.

    How would you know that? In point of fact, you couldn’t, and you don’t. As far as visiting Asia goes, I’ve traveled in Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Thailand, and Japan. As far as where I’ve worked goes, that’s going to remain my business.

    Seriously: try thinking before you post. No offense.

  176. Brown boi says:
    @LoutishAngloQuebecker

    Idk not that type of brown. If it’s Gujaratis doing that they just act nice to whoever gives them business.

    • Replies: @LoutishAngloQuebecker
  177. @Jeff Stryker

    ‘How would you know? You have not lived or worked outside the US and probably never even visited Asia….’

    Incidentally…

    This is in no way, shape, manner, or form an aspersion on you, so please don’t take it that way, but here’s a prediction.

    If he hasn’t started already, shortly AaronB will be vigorously sucking up to you, either publicly or privately.

    You may be in for some serious stroking. Whether you enjoy it is, of course, for you to decide.

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  178. Brown boi says:
    @LoutishAngloQuebecker

    Can’t join Indian Army no citizenship.
    I wouldn’t wish what goes on here upon my worst enemy, I know..

    You just have to play fate with the cards she hands you. :shrug:

  179. @Brown boi

    I am a Gora who spent a good many years in Dubai and some months on work assignment in Kerala and Mumbai (Also screwing around in Goa) and many Baniya caste Indians just decide a basement apartment in Brampton sucks and return to Dubai or Andheri.

    Obtaining citizenship in India is not that difficult. I knew an American in Indian who was married to a Bollywood actress and he later became a citizen of India. This man is publicly known in India now and I won’t mention his name.

    Most Indian emigrants to Canada from Dubai were kind of shocked at how sordid Brampton is. The Tamil gangs in alleyways and dope deals in high school parking lots. Low caste Indians of course don’t care. But, many Bania caste Indians simply do not like Canada and return to Dubai or Andheri.

    • Replies: @Brown boi
  180. Brown boi says:
    @Jeff Stryker

    Already swore oath to the maple leaf.

    I have an oci but got it too late to live there a year + the five for citizenship and Sikh Regiment.

    Have enough relatives there that any serious conflagration I can just return to a commission.

    Just biding time and again I love this country and have sworn to defend it.

    Anyone getting in the way can get cut up or blasted.

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  181. @Brown boi

    May I ask – are you an Indo-Canadian, 2nd or 3rd gen, living in the GTA somewhere (probably Brampton?) If so, can you describe what it’s like being in this situation – and the daily living conditions – in Brampton/the GTA? Spiritually, physically, relationally, and financially. Why is there such a gang/drug issue going on, especially in the Sikh community. How to FOB Indians afford a 800k new home expanding ever-outwards from Brampton?

    I have sympathy with you guys, because I honestly don’t think you belong here anymore. I do believe that Indians are closer to whites than we believe. You guys could have assimilated perfectly into Canada, had there been fewer of you (and a higher white birth rate). But you guys are afraid to do anything “white” – won’t shoot guns, won’t play hockey, won’t go camping, won’t do anything that old stock Canadians actually do. At the same time, you guys kinda suck at acting “black”. You’re “lame”, just like white folks. You follow the liberal order.

    You feel like you don’t belong here because a) you have no historical connections to the land, b) there is nothing for you to assimilate into except the false religion of multiculturalism – parading around in bright turbans about which nobody gives a shit about except your own people. So you guys basically have nothing, and are treated like tax cattle which you are. Unlike some whites you guys don’t have the ability or confidence to rebel against the current order “opting out” (since only evil redneck racist whites do things like that).

    You also think that the more Indians (people like you) you bring in, the more at home you will feel. Unfortunately it’s actually the opposite – the more Indians there are the more isolated your group will be.

    Anyways, that’s kind of the way I see it, so I’m wondering if you agree with this. You guys are quickly becoming the majority anyways, so in 50 years what Canadians think of Indians will be irrelevant – I guess the more drug dealing, rapping, depressed debt slaves the merrier, right?

    There is a severe malaise going on underneath the surface in Brampton – from my own gut feeling the few times I’ve been there.

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  182. @Brown boi

    not that type of brown

    You do hate, or at least resent, white people though, based on your post history.

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  183. Brown boi says:
    @LoutishAngloQuebecker

    Hate white libs and their defenders, white pagans are our cousins. https://youtu.be/BS4D95ejpl0

  184. Brown boi says:
    @LoutishAngloQuebecker

    Thug & Goon are Panjabi words.

    Spiritually the newer gens are getting back in touch with their roots and there’s a ferocious Sikh Revival. The old style warrior religion not the British enforced Saint one.

    Canadian Sikh are beacons in the diaspora now and with this cultural revival you get more and more in the police/army.

    Half the people I’ve grown up with are in a militarized profession.

    Yes, genetically a North Indian is about twice the distance from an Englishman as an Italian and upper caste likely less so.

    The isolation part is true about the more that come.

    Fobs afford the house because they bought it decades ago or rent out rooms to relatives.

    ਮਰਨ ਕਰ੍ਯੋ ਸਿੰਘਨ ਪਰਵਾਨੈ ॥ ਨਹਿ ਛੋਡੈਂ ਦੰਗੈ ਕੀ ਬਾਨੈ ॥ ਜਾਤਿ ਗੋਤ ਸਿੰਘਨ ਕੀ ਦੰਗਾ ॥ ਦੰਗਾ ਹੀ ਗੁਰੁ ਤੈ ਇਨ ਮੰਗਾ ॥52॥

    The Singhs accepted death and did not renounce their propensity for warfare. The caste and clan of Singhs is ‘Rebellion’ – and this rebellious attitude is what the Singhs asked for from the Guru.

    ਅੰਨ ਨ ਪਚੈ ਕਰੇ ਬਿਨ ਦੰਗਾ ॥ ਦੰਗੇ ਬਿਨ ਇਨ ਰਹੈ ਨ ਅੰਗਾ ॥ ਕੁਹੀ ਸਿੰਘ ਬ੍ਰਿਕ ਬਹਿਰੀ ਬਾਜੈਂ ॥ ਬਿਨ ਦੰਗੇ ਕ੍ਯੋਂ ਹੁਇ ਇਨ ਕਾਜੈਂ ॥53॥

    For Singhs, food does not even get digested without fighting, and they cannot live separated from this rebellious attitude. Just like the birds of prey, the Kuhi and Bahiri [both falcon like birds], tigers and wolves; all of these cannot live without their need for hunting [killing].

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  185. @Brown boi

    Idk what “Sikh revival” you are seeing but all I see are young Sikhs driving fast in cars, drinking heavily, and selling drugs. Gotta keep up that Toronto manz lifestyle, y’know.

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  186. @Brown boi

    I invested some money in the Sunny Leone horror film I EAT YOUR SKIN (Google it) which was released this Halloween.

    I did not know Daniel that well but in a casual conversation over a wrap lunch when he met myself and other investors in I EAT YOUR SKIN (Available from Retrosploitation Releases and New Wave Pictures) this Daniel Weber told us he had obtained an Indian passport.

    So it cannot be that difficult. Daniel sure was not Sikh or Indian.

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  187. @Colin Wright

    I don’t blame you for not wishing to share private details over the internet and point taken about my vacuous presumptions but let me state the following-

    …I’m not interested in people knowing what I think. I am interested in hearing what they think about statements I make. Perhaps they have some insight into my statements.

    …My opinions do not matter. The opinions of others matter. I wish to know them.

    …Aaron and I are completely unalike beyond being white, middle-class, educated, traveled and American-born but residing overseas. Not every white, educated, middle-class, traveled person is Jewish. I am not.

    …I made most of my money in Dubai, certainly not a Jewish country. I think Jewish Americans are allowed into Dubai but I think Israelis are unable to enter the UAE period. I could be mistaken but that used to be the law. I am not Jewish and do not have anything to do with Israel.

    Aaron can be witty. He is clearly cerebral. Some of his comments are funny. He is obviously going to disagree with some posters are some points. Some of is posits about loss of faith and spirituality could be cogent or at least possess some validity.

    I cannot exchange opinions on the country he resides because I have never even been near it. The closest I came was Egypt.

    Aaron has similarly found some of my comments amusing. However, I don’t think he interested in being a sycophant to me. I just don’t get the impression that my opinions-mostly about expat life in Southeast Asia-are that compelling.

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  188. NoH1B says:
    @Jeff Stryker

    If I take your pointless screeds at face value, “Daniel” must have bribed some local municipal officer or something. Check out the legal verbiage for acquiring Indian citizenship and it quite clearly says you need to have at least ONE parent of Indian origin with solid ties to India.

    blood and soil in simple words. They are a Hindu country and want it to be that way. OK with me. What gets to my nerves are those same Hindu nationalists when they arrive in the US on H1B or whatever, suddently turn into either ardent (fake) multicultarists (on the outside while still being extremely nepotistic inside) or civic (cuck) nationalists. Not very different from the tribe if you ask me.

    Chucky schumer pretends to be a global citizen in the US (while still being OK with Israel being an ethno state) while Benji shapiro pretends to be on the right with his civic nationalism and mass LEGAL immigration while still shilling for Israel.

  189. Dannyboy says:
    @Jeff Stryker

    Most American males become expats just to get away from blacks, Hispanics and white trash.

    LOL…What a pussy you are.

    Glad you’re fukin gone.

  190. @Jeff Stryker

    ‘… I cannot exchange opinions on the country he resides because I have never even been near it…’

    Aaron left Israel when he was thirteen. He lives in the United States — my guess is somewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area.

  191. @LoutishAngloQuebecker

    That’s cuz they need a theocracy, if they’re monopolizing the black market for guns & drugs when both are being increasingly restricted by society it gives us an advantage against you in civil war.

    White women will take our side, :shrug:

    • Replies: @Dumbo
  192. Dumbo says:
    @Brown Boiii

    White women will take our side, :shrug:

    Lol. I saw white whores with blacks, with arabs, with latinos and even with asians, but I swear I never saw a white woman with an Indian guy anywhere, except on sitcoms. On the other hand, I saw many white men with Curry fever. Not my taste, but I agree that some dot Indian women can be cute.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Colin Wright
  193. Anonymous[270] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dumbo

    I swear I never saw a white woman with an Indian guy anywhere

    Perhaps you have heard of Gwen Stefani? She started while dating an Indian bassist, Tony Kanal, in the band that gave her fame.

  194. @Dumbo

    ‘… Lol. I saw white whores with blacks, with arabs, with latinos and even with asians, but I swear I never saw a white woman with an Indian guy anywhere, except on sitcoms…’

    I have! When I had my moving business, I moved a Jewish woman married to an Indian man.

  195. With exceptions, and I’m being very measured here, your heritage must be protected and endlessly studied, for its wealth can’t be adequately assayed even after several lifetimes. Walk backward. Look back!

    I find that people from traditional societies, just like Linh Dinh who is a native of Vietnam, make this insightful observation more readily than descendants of European residing in the New World. It never ceases to amaze me (and in thoroughly negative ways) how modern-day young people are so willing and quick to think everything that was/is traditional, cultural, customary about where they grew up is retrograde, backward, antiquated, and even reactionary.

    The sheer number of white people who have joined that anarchic group of violent thugs known as “antifa” is probably the best proof. They wave the hammer and sickle; they demand an end to deportations; they chant “no borders, no nations,” and even “no U.S.A. at all!”

    And they do all this thinking it’s vanguard, up-to-date, cool, and moral.

    The irony is that young people in traditional societies like Linh Dinh’s Vietnam may adopt “modern” morals (hooking up at will), western dress, western music, etc., but they still (in their own modernized ways) maintain their traditional cultures. But what are these “hip” white antifa in the U.S., Canada, and Europe maintaining? Do they even believe there’s anything there worth maintaining?

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