by Scott McKay, Lew Rockwell:
In February, far-left San Francisco underwent a political shock quite appropriate to a city used to the ground shifting under its feet. But the recall election in which three members of the local school board were blown out of office should be reverberating across the country as a warning of a massive earthquake to come.
What happened in those recalls, which saw woke leftists Gabriela López (sent packing by a 75-25 count), Alison Collins (79-21), and Faauuga Moliga (72-28) all clobbered by more than 70 percent of the voters, was an even more demonstrative example of what happened in the Virginia elections last fall. Namely, that disgusted public school parents rose up to punish the politicians who have politicized and poisoned their kids’ education.
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How? Critical race theory, transgender advocacy, and Branch Covidian hysteria, which have become the three main sacraments of left-wing public education’s new religion. It turns out that even San Franciscans won’t take it anymore.
López and Collins saw their political careers destroyed, interestingly enough, not by “racist” white voters but by Chinese Americans, who are 26 percent of the electorate in San Francisco. That’s a very, very bad sign for today’s Democrat Party, as it turns out that the “Asian American” vote they’ve spent the past year and a half pandering to on the basis of declaring their victimization is not impressed.
Why would they be? Everyone knows that the “Asian Hate” the Democrats and the progressive ruling elite say they’re so determined to stop is perpetrated in two typical ways. First, Asians, typified by Americans of Chinese and Korean extraction, are routinely discriminated against in areas like university admissions. And second, Asian Americans in predominantly black neighborhoods, who very often plow everything they have into small businesses serving those neighborhoods, are disproportionately victimized by the criminal class.
It’s left-wing Democrats who make the decision to shut out the Asians at those universities, and it’s left-wing Democrats who defund the police and open the door for thugs to abuse Asians on the streets. This doesn’t go unnoticed, and it’s becoming clear that Asians are not placid members of the progressive coalition. Like Hispanics, they’re beginning to melt away.
And while it’s certainly not in evidence that the GOP is about to make a big comeback in San Francisco, the Chinese community there has become troublesome for López and Collins. Writing in the New York Post, Ann Hsu, a former Silicon Valley exec and activist San Francisco mom, explained why:
Chinese people in the United States, especially first- and second- generation immigrants, have historically paid little attention to politics because Chinese culture does not encourage civic engagement. We are either too busy making money to support our families or we think the games that politicians play do not affect us.
To be honest, I was like that, too. But the pandemic has made me realize that the decisions made by local elected officials do affect our actual lives!
During 18 months of online classes, my son was completely unengaged in school and wasted his time all day, every day, playing video games. But San Francisco Board of Education members Gabriela López, Alison Collins and Faauuga Moliga did not recognize or try to fix the problem — instead they focused on renaming schools.
Then they ignored protests from the Asian American community and canceled the merit-based admissions system at Lowell HS. Adding fuel to the fire, Collins blatantly discriminated against Asians with her racist tweets. “Many” Asian Americans “use white supremacist thinking to assimilate and ‘get ahead,’ ” she wrote, and added, “Being a house n—-r is still being a n—-r.”
Asians are being told they’re “white-adjacent” by the woke Left, largely because the cultures they come from refuse to accept excuses for failure brought on by unsuccessful behaviors the Left promotes. Asian families generally stay intact, Asian street crime is rare, and it’s uncommon to see Asians homeless or dependent on the government.