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Police chiefs unite against hate crimes toward Asian Americans

One day after deadly Atlanta shootings, law enforcement in Santa Clara County resolves to protect Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders against rising hate crimes

Police chiefs across Santa Clara County signed a March 17 letter that condemns hate crimes against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Embarcadero Media file photo.

Fifteen Silicon Valley law enforcement leaders have united in a statement against the rising incidents of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

The March 17 statement was signed by members of the Santa Clara County Police Chiefs' Association, including Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen, Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith, a captain in the California Highway Patrol and chiefs of the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety and Campbell, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Gatos-Monte Sereno, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, San Jose State University, Santa Clara police departments.

"The Santa Clara County Police Chiefs stand in unity with our Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities across the country. We condemn the recent hate crimes and bigotry against our (AAPI) communities," it states.

"Our hearts go out to everyone who has been traumatized. As law enforcement leaders in Santa Clara County, we are committed to protecting you and doing everything we can to prevent these abhorrent criminal acts. We are committed to holding those accountable for inflicting pain and fears in our communities," the statement continued.

"We also urge everyone to stand together to do everything we can to stop these attacks. An attack against the AAPI community is an attack on all of us," Chief Phan Ngo, president of the association, wrote.

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"Together, we are affirming, without question, that hate and violence towards anyone in the cities we serve will not be tolerated. We stand in unity with our #AAPI communities," the association said in a tweet when it released the letter.

The letter comes a day after eight people, including six Asian American women, were killed in a shooting spree by a 21-year-old Caucasian man at multiple spas in the Atlanta, Georgia area.

In the south bay, a woman was arrested and arraigned in early March after she spat on an Asian American man and used racial slurs outside a Mountain View restaurant in February, and a white woman was recorded on video shouting racial slurs at an Asian American employee in the Los Altos post office last summer.

On March 10, an Asian American woman was sexually assaulted while waiting for a train at the San Jose Diridon Station. Her alleged attacker, a San Francisco man who has been arrested and charged, reportedly yelled racial slurs during the assault.

According to the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council's Stop AAPI Hate center, 3,795 hate incidents against Asian American/Pacific Islanders were reported between March 19, 2020, and Feb. 28, 2021.

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"The number of hate incidents reported to our center represent only a fraction of the number of hate incidents that actually occur, but it does show how vulnerable Asian Americans are to discrimination, and the types of discrimination they face," the nonprofit organization stated.

Nationally, the abuse involved verbal harassment (68.1%) and shunning (20.5%); physical assault (11.1%); civil rights violations, including workplace discrimination, refusal of service, and being barred from transportation (8.5%); and online harassment (6.8%).

On March 9, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors renewed its April 2020 resolution in support of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and renouncing violence against them.

Police chiefs across Santa Clara County signed a March 17 letter that condemns hate crimes against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

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Police chiefs unite against hate crimes toward Asian Americans

One day after deadly Atlanta shootings, law enforcement in Santa Clara County resolves to protect Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders against rising hate crimes

by / Palo Alto Weekly

Uploaded: Wed, Mar 17, 2021, 5:22 pm

Fifteen Silicon Valley law enforcement leaders have united in a statement against the rising incidents of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

The March 17 statement was signed by members of the Santa Clara County Police Chiefs' Association, including Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen, Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith, a captain in the California Highway Patrol and chiefs of the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety and Campbell, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Gatos-Monte Sereno, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, San Jose State University, Santa Clara police departments.

"The Santa Clara County Police Chiefs stand in unity with our Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities across the country. We condemn the recent hate crimes and bigotry against our (AAPI) communities," it states.

"Our hearts go out to everyone who has been traumatized. As law enforcement leaders in Santa Clara County, we are committed to protecting you and doing everything we can to prevent these abhorrent criminal acts. We are committed to holding those accountable for inflicting pain and fears in our communities," the statement continued.

"We also urge everyone to stand together to do everything we can to stop these attacks. An attack against the AAPI community is an attack on all of us," Chief Phan Ngo, president of the association, wrote.

"Together, we are affirming, without question, that hate and violence towards anyone in the cities we serve will not be tolerated. We stand in unity with our #AAPI communities," the association said in a tweet when it released the letter.

The letter comes a day after eight people, including six Asian American women, were killed in a shooting spree by a 21-year-old Caucasian man at multiple spas in the Atlanta, Georgia area.

In the south bay, a woman was arrested and arraigned in early March after she spat on an Asian American man and used racial slurs outside a Mountain View restaurant in February, and a white woman was recorded on video shouting racial slurs at an Asian American employee in the Los Altos post office last summer.

On March 10, an Asian American woman was sexually assaulted while waiting for a train at the San Jose Diridon Station. Her alleged attacker, a San Francisco man who has been arrested and charged, reportedly yelled racial slurs during the assault.

According to the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council's Stop AAPI Hate center, 3,795 hate incidents against Asian American/Pacific Islanders were reported between March 19, 2020, and Feb. 28, 2021.

"The number of hate incidents reported to our center represent only a fraction of the number of hate incidents that actually occur, but it does show how vulnerable Asian Americans are to discrimination, and the types of discrimination they face," the nonprofit organization stated.

Nationally, the abuse involved verbal harassment (68.1%) and shunning (20.5%); physical assault (11.1%); civil rights violations, including workplace discrimination, refusal of service, and being barred from transportation (8.5%); and online harassment (6.8%).

On March 9, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors renewed its April 2020 resolution in support of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and renouncing violence against them.

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John
Registered user
Adobe-Meadow
on Mar 17, 2021 at 5:28 pm
John, Adobe-Meadow
Registered user
on Mar 17, 2021 at 5:28 pm

Always instructive to see when the media clearly identifies suspect race and when they avoid it. Must maintain the narrative at all costs.


esther steinman
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Duveneck/St. Francis
on Mar 17, 2021 at 6:11 pm
esther steinman, Duveneck/St. Francis
Registered user
on Mar 17, 2021 at 6:11 pm

A good move but the preventive and prosecution measures must also be carried out in practice.

The white supremacists perpetuating these heinous crimes against Asians must be brought to justice and imprisoned for LIFE if found guilty of any and all hate-related crimes.

As a person of Jewish decent whose family members perished at the hands of white supremacist Nazis, we cannot have this type of anti-social, racist behavior taking place in America.

And the white supremacists in America are no different than the brown-shirt and SS criminals of the past.

They should all be rounded up and sent to Guantanamo Bay.


R. Cavendish
Registered user
another community
on Mar 17, 2021 at 6:29 pm
R. Cavendish, another community
Registered user
on Mar 17, 2021 at 6:29 pm

quote:

"They should all be rounded up and sent to Guantanamo Bay."

I don't think there's enough room to house all of them...including some Republicans who took part in the January 6th insurrection.


Shaquon Davis
Registered user
East Palo Alto
on Mar 17, 2021 at 7:08 pm
Shaquon Davis, East Palo Alto
Registered user
on Mar 17, 2021 at 7:08 pm

√And the white supremacists in America are no different than the brown-shirt and SS criminals of the past.

Coincidence or just bad breeding?


felix
Registered user
Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 17, 2021 at 10:55 pm
felix, Another Palo Alto neighborhood
Registered user
on Mar 17, 2021 at 10:55 pm

I like that this statement says that an attack on one is an attack on all. And that we are united as one and stand together as one.
There’s real power in that.
We will protect each other.
Let’s use this as an example to do the same, leaving no one out.


Terry James
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another community
on Mar 18, 2021 at 7:38 am
Terry James, another community
Registered user
on Mar 18, 2021 at 7:38 am

If they haven't already, the various police chiefs should make the same proclamation regarding all hate crimes (specifically naming and including every group of minority/ethnicity, the LGBTQIA community and all forms of sexual assaults) while promising to arrest and incarcerate anyone even suspected of or allegedly carrying out those crimes.


Bystander
Registered user
Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 18, 2021 at 9:05 am
Bystander, Another Palo Alto neighborhood
Registered user
on Mar 18, 2021 at 9:05 am

All opportunist crime is terrible and most of these seem to be opportunist crimes.

Do we know if opportunist crime against all peoples have increased during the lockdown? People are getting very frustrated with the way their lives have been forced to change and anger management is becoming very apparent. Whether it is something like these "hate crimes against Asians", or domestic abuse, or what may well be a normal disagreement between two individuals are becoming escalated instead of normal methods of dealing with it and tempers are flaring so much more easily.

The extended lockdown has done all sorts of things to the human psyche. People are crying out for help. Someone needs to start paying attention to the mental toll of 1 year of lockdown.


Tracy Levine
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Downtown North
on Mar 18, 2021 at 9:14 am
Tracy Levine, Downtown North
Registered user
on Mar 18, 2021 at 9:14 am

"The extended lockdown has done all sorts of things to the human psyche. People are crying out for help. Someone needs to start paying attention to the mental toll of 1 year of lockdown."

The January 6th insurrectionists in DC could use this defense/logic/reasonong as well.

Good luck with that.


Becky Lawrence
Registered user
Community Center
on Mar 18, 2021 at 10:14 am
Becky Lawrence, Community Center
Registered user
on Mar 18, 2021 at 10:14 am
Me 2
Registered user
Old Palo Alto
on Mar 18, 2021 at 8:43 pm
Me 2, Old Palo Alto
Registered user
on Mar 18, 2021 at 8:43 pm

Right. Lots of those BIPOCs wearing those MAGA hats running around attacking Asian elders over the last 20 years.

Oh, this was going on during the Obama administration.

Web Link

This is not a white supremacy issue. Black-on-Asian crime has been a problem for a very long time.


Chamille Washington
Registered user
East Palo Alto
on Mar 18, 2021 at 11:07 pm
Chamille Washington, East Palo Alto
Registered user
on Mar 18, 2021 at 11:07 pm

*And the white supremacists in America are no different than the brown-shirt and SS criminals of the past.

*This is not a white supremacy issue. Black-on-Asian crime has been a problem for a very long time.

Uh...according to MNBC, the recent killing of eight Asian women in Cherokee County, Georgia was committed by a WHITE man and the WHITE captain of the sheriff's department serving as spokesperson for the crime was removed after it was learned that he was selling anti-Asian coronavirus t-shirts on the internet.

The WHITE suspect (since arrested) explained to the arresting officers that he has been dealing with a sex addiction issue/problem and the killings were not a hate crime. A believable legal defense?

BTW...there are a lot of African Americans residing in the Atlanta area suburbs but none were involved in this heinous crime, along with the other more recent attacks on Asians stemming from Covid-19.

This incident was yet another example of WHITE racism pure and simple.


Online Name
Registered user
Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Mar 18, 2021 at 11:26 pm
Online Name, Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
Registered user
on Mar 18, 2021 at 11:26 pm

For years the Violence Against Women Act was allowed to lapse. Ironically, yesterday - while the GA murders were still fresh -- it passed the House 244-172 but with only 29 Republicans supporting it. Web Link

It will face a tough fight in the Senate. The Georgia sheriff said the mmurder was "having a really bad day" and, given his history of racist remarks, got SOME criticism but not nearly enough. The murder's pastor who preaches the need to "wage war against unbelievers" and the need to "fight the devil in society" -- like the Asian women working in the massage parlors -- said the murder was devout and the congregation's praying for him.

Start lobbying against this nonsense. Stop preaching hate and intolerance.


shameeka
Registered user
East Palo Alto
on Mar 19, 2021 at 6:57 am
shameeka , East Palo Alto
Registered user
on Mar 19, 2021 at 6:57 am

The details behind the recent Georgia mass murders as noted above are clearcut indicators of a pervasive white racist mentality deeply embedded in law enforcement, churches, and politics.

The countless social inequities, injustices, and lynchings of black people were all perpetrated by white devils.

African Americans do not lynch black people and now the whites are taking it out on the Asians because of the coronavirus.

The murdered Asian women were Korean so this shows that the murderer was either ignorant or willing to vent against any Asian person.

And meanwhile a white congregation led by a white fundamentalist racist pastor is praying for the white murderer?

Now what is wrong with this picture?


R. Cavendish
Registered user
another community
on Mar 19, 2021 at 7:31 am
R. Cavendish, another community
Registered user
on Mar 19, 2021 at 7:31 am

quotes:

"The murder's pastor who preaches the need to "wage war against unbelievers" and the need to "fight the devil in society" -- like the Asian women working in the massage parlors -- said the murder was devout and the congregation's praying for him."

"Now what is wrong with this picture?"

∆ A hate crime triggered by a devout belief in Christianity?


Bystander
Registered user
Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 19, 2021 at 9:15 am
Bystander, Another Palo Alto neighborhood
Registered user
on Mar 19, 2021 at 9:15 am

Seems to me that there is more hate towards white people and Christianity on this thread than anything else.

Christianity is about loving your neighbor and the sacrificial love of Jesus for all people when He died on the cross to save all those who believe. I think people should read their Bibles before laying blame. There is obviously a great need for it.


Online Name
Registered user
Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Mar 19, 2021 at 9:21 am
Online Name, Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
Registered user
on Mar 19, 2021 at 9:21 am

Then please tell the GA sheriff and pastor what Christianity should be about instead of letting them spew hatred and bigotry and misogyny. Let them stop ranting that all women / feminists are hateful temptresses and "feminazis" who threaten THEIR authority, thus inciting the looniest of their followers.

Start lobbying Christian -- and other -- religious leaders to support the Violence Against Women Act since much of the violence is aimed at minority women.


James Jeffries
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Crescent Park
on Mar 19, 2021 at 9:56 am
James Jeffries, Crescent Park
Registered user
on Mar 19, 2021 at 9:56 am

¶ "The murder's pastor who preaches the need to "wage war against unbelievers" and the need to "fight the devil in society" -- like the Asian women working in the massage parlors -- said the murder was devout and the congregation's praying for him."

¶ "Seems to me that there is more hate towards white people and Christianity on this thread than anything else."

^ Curious...is there such a thing as a hate-spewing white supremacist Christian, let alone a pastor endorsing his congregation to carry out violence towards others?


¶ "I think people should read their Bibles before laying blame."

^ Please share the scripture that absolves white supremacist Christians from brutally murdering people of color.


Online Name
Registered user
Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Mar 19, 2021 at 10:40 am
Online Name, Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
Registered user
on Mar 19, 2021 at 10:40 am

Georgia is resisting calling the massacre a hate crime because the murderer was "only" a sex addict "upset at his fall from from grace" and "only" targeting women who "tempted" him with their "immodest" dress etc. so the victims were presumably fair game.

Read up on his background and what so many are being taught according to today's report in the New York Times
Web Link


ariel fleming
Registered user
Downtown North
on Mar 19, 2021 at 11:28 am
ariel fleming, Downtown North
Registered user
on Mar 19, 2021 at 11:28 am

"Read up on his background and what so many are being taught according to today's report in the New York Times."

To summarize...a mentally-ill Christian sex deviant refused to take personal responsibility for his actions.

And to make matters even more convoluted, a white Baptist fundamentalist cult masquerading as a church is supporting his 'deeds' in the name of their religious interpretation of right and wrong.

Yikes.


R. Cavendish
Registered user
another community
on Mar 19, 2021 at 11:57 am
R. Cavendish, another community
Registered user
on Mar 19, 2021 at 11:57 am

quote:

"Christianity is about loving your neighbor and the sacrificial love of Jesus for all people when He died on the cross to save all those who believe."

∆ This is obviously not what that white Georgia Baptist preacher is expounding to his flock of congregational haters back in Cherokee County.


LaVonne Michaels
Registered user
East Palo Alto
on Mar 19, 2021 at 12:26 pm
LaVonne Michaels, East Palo Alto
Registered user
on Mar 19, 2021 at 12:26 pm

° Christianity is about loving your neighbor and the sacrificial love of Jesus for all people when He died on the cross to save all those who believe. I think people should read their Bibles before laying blame.

As Steve Martin used to say, "Oh really?"

Amongst the southern 'white' Baptists, and going back in time, there have always been two Christianities...one for the white folks and one for the black people.

And after church, many of the white Christians went home and ironed their white sheets for evening 'social gatherings' with brotherly bonfires in the shape of a cross.

In much of the south and other red state regions, Christianity is defined by racism.


Mary Lane
Registered user
Palo Alto Hills
on Mar 19, 2021 at 1:21 pm
Mary Lane, Palo Alto Hills
Registered user
on Mar 19, 2021 at 1:21 pm

Many churchgoers are hypocrites which is why we choose not to attend any religious gatherings.

Many churches are all about money and churchgoers being seen at church on Sunday to present a misleading righteous appearance.

Some white southern Baptists are no different.


Me 2
Registered user
Old Palo Alto
on Mar 19, 2021 at 3:03 pm
Me 2, Old Palo Alto
Registered user
on Mar 19, 2021 at 3:03 pm

"Uh...according to MNBC, the recent killing of eight Asian women in Cherokee County, Georgia was committed by a WHITE man and the WHITE captain of the sheriff's department serving as spokesperson for the crime was removed after it was learned that he was selling anti-Asian coronavirus t-shirts on the internet."

That doesn't absolve Black-on-Asian crime. To just call it a white supremacy issue sweeps under the rug the decades of targeting Asian elders by BIPOC and its glorification in culture and rap.



Marlon Wyman
Registered user
East Palo Alto
on Mar 19, 2021 at 6:28 pm
Marlon Wyman, East Palo Alto
Registered user
on Mar 19, 2021 at 6:28 pm

@ That doesn't absolve Black-on-Asian crime. To just call it a white supremacy issue sweeps under the rug the decades of targeting Asian elders by BIPOC and its glorification in culture and rap.

Over the course of history, white people have done more to mistreat Asians that black people ever have.

The reason: both blacks and Asians have been subjugated by the white racist majority.

What the various white racists are actually doing towards Asians of late speaks volumes.

And all white people are racist because they have no idea what it is like to be a person of color in a white majority America.


Online Name
Registered user
Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Mar 19, 2021 at 7:52 pm
Online Name, Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
Registered user
on Mar 19, 2021 at 7:52 pm

"President Lyndon B. Johnson once said, "If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you." Web Link

Remember LBJ grew up in the South and knew whereof he spoke.

And that's driven racist media, racist political fundraising, racist divisions, racial violence and distrust for decades, maybe centuries. One GOP direct marketing pioneer Richard Viguere called this "hot button marketing" and it unfortunately worked well.

Hate and division sell, regardless of the groups: blacks, whites, Asians, Hispanics, men/women, Jews, Catholics, Muslims, the educated, NIMBYs, urban/rural, the old, the young....Unless we're smart enough to see through it.


Me 2
Registered user
Old Palo Alto
on Mar 19, 2021 at 10:28 pm
Me 2, Old Palo Alto
Registered user
on Mar 19, 2021 at 10:28 pm

"Over the course of history, white people have done more to mistreat Asians that black people ever have."

Classic whataboutism. Whatever "white people" have done to Asians should not obscure the black-on-Asian crime that's been going on. Sickening that it's even being glorified.

The anti-Asian American racism from the progressive left is finally being called out. They're calling for SFUSD board member Alison Collins to resign for her anti-Asian racist tweets.

The cancel culture folks are being canceled themselves.


Robert Tinsley
Registered user
Stanford
on Mar 20, 2021 at 8:31 am
Robert Tinsley, Stanford
Registered user
on Mar 20, 2021 at 8:31 am

This racial strife can be compared to a poker game being played back in the wild west.

The white gamblers are the perpetual cheaters and the black gamblers are disgruntled at losing every hand.

The Asian players are keenly aware of the exact number of cards in the deck and choose not to even get involved in the game.

Instead they try to avoid both parties at all costs.


John B. Sails
Registered user
Midtown
on Mar 20, 2021 at 8:54 am
John B. Sails, Midtown
Registered user
on Mar 20, 2021 at 8:54 am

Sometimes they marry and improve their gene pool...


Robert Tinsley
Registered user
Stanford
on Mar 20, 2021 at 9:08 am
Robert Tinsley, Stanford
Registered user
on Mar 20, 2021 at 9:08 am

> "Sometimes they marry and improve their gene pool..."

Your remark above could be perceived as a racist comment (though possibly conveyed in jest).

Perceptions are different nowadays.


The Real Slim K
Registered user
Old Palo Alto
on Mar 20, 2021 at 9:15 am
The Real Slim K, Old Palo Alto
Registered user
on Mar 20, 2021 at 9:15 am

I meant that Asians marrying white people improve the white peoples' gene pool. Call it anything you want, but I would probably get some support from physical anthropologists.


LeeAnne Wong
Registered user
Downtown North
on Mar 20, 2021 at 9:54 am
LeeAnne Wong, Downtown North
Registered user
on Mar 20, 2021 at 9:54 am

@ Mr. Slim K (aka John B.)...

• I meant that Asians marrying white people improve the white peoples' gene pool. Call it anything you want,


How about 'in poor taste'?

Insulting and inflammatory towards both Asians and whites.


John B. Sails
Registered user
Midtown
on Mar 20, 2021 at 10:21 am
John B. Sails, Midtown
Registered user
on Mar 20, 2021 at 10:21 am

Ms. Wong, unless you are 100 years old, you must have no sense of humor.


John B. Sails
Registered user
Midtown
on Mar 20, 2021 at 11:11 am
John B. Sails, Midtown
Registered user
on Mar 20, 2021 at 11:11 am

Upon second thought, if fascism (extreme us v. them) is the biggest disease today in our country, then what is a better antidote than miscegenation?


Jeffrey Chang
Registered user
another community
on Mar 20, 2021 at 11:13 am
Jeffrey Chang, another community
Registered user
on Mar 20, 2021 at 11:13 am

What is funny or amusing to a WHITE person is not necessarily reciprocal.

The late Dr. Suess found out.


John B. Sails
Registered user
Midtown
on Mar 20, 2021 at 11:19 am
John B. Sails, Midtown
Registered user
on Mar 20, 2021 at 11:19 am

I know. I was joking but I was also serious. Fascism is the worst, a lot worse than not being most PC.


The Real Slim K
Registered user
Old Palo Alto
on Mar 20, 2021 at 11:26 am
The Real Slim K, Old Palo Alto
Registered user
on Mar 20, 2021 at 11:26 am

btw, are you THAT Jeff Chang? (you don't have to say). what do you think of Eddie Huang's hip-hop basketball movie, "Boogie"? It is #3 in the US since coming out and #37 in the world. It was about Asian-Americans and African-Americans getting along and dating and so forth. I thought it was a good movie...


Greg Collins
Registered user
another community
on Mar 20, 2021 at 1:04 pm
Greg Collins, another community
Registered user
on Mar 20, 2021 at 1:04 pm

> Fascism is the worst, a lot worse than not being most PC.

The last time I checked, fascism was a pervasive mindset of an obsessive non-PC mentality.




Me 2
Registered user
Old Palo Alto
on Mar 20, 2021 at 3:04 pm
Me 2, Old Palo Alto
Registered user
on Mar 20, 2021 at 3:04 pm

"The last time I checked, fascism was a pervasive mindset of an obsessive non-PC mentality."

I do not think it means what you think it means.


emory carlson
Registered user
another community
on Mar 20, 2021 at 3:23 pm
emory carlson, another community
Registered user
on Mar 20, 2021 at 3:23 pm

Most Palo Alto residents aren't fascist.

They're just set in their ways with little room for progressive thoughts and actions.

Barney Fife would be proud.


Me 2
Registered user
Old Palo Alto
on Mar 20, 2021 at 5:47 pm
Me 2, Old Palo Alto
Registered user
on Mar 20, 2021 at 5:47 pm

"They're just set in their ways with little room for progressive thoughts and actions."

Actually there is a not-so-insignificant group that is progressive.

The problem is that the progressives are anti-Asian-American. They are as racist as they claim that others are.


R. Cavendish
Registered user
another community
on Mar 20, 2021 at 6:48 pm
R. Cavendish, another community
Registered user
on Mar 20, 2021 at 6:48 pm

quote:

"The problem is that the progressives are anti-Asian-American. They are as racist as they claim that others are."

^ Just more subtle.


michael timkins
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another community
on Mar 21, 2021 at 8:19 am
michael timkins, another community
Registered user
on Mar 21, 2021 at 8:19 am

In some ways, the liberal-progressives in the media seem to enjoy stirring up a hornet's nest.

It's as though they get pleasure via the ongoing discontent of others whether it be highlighting right-wing extremist views or the socio-economic suffering of the poor.

The anchors and opinion show hosts at both Fox News and CNN are making anywhere from $5M to $40M per year manipulating these topics and they've made social disgruntlement an entertainment vehicle for spreading even more of the same + it is a very profitable platform for TV sponsors and TV hosts alike.

And people continue to watch and buy into the 'crap' these individuals call 'reportage'.

So in the long run, Americans deserve whatever they get or choose to accept as reality.


The Real Slim K
Registered user
Old Palo Alto
on Mar 21, 2021 at 9:11 am
The Real Slim K, Old Palo Alto
Registered user
on Mar 21, 2021 at 9:11 am

ouch. there's some truth in what Mr. Timkins is saying. Fox weekend prime time is now almost 100% propaganda, the evils of socialism, the evils of securalism, the evils of the People's Republic of China, the evils of the sexual revolution, the evils of feminism and so forth. We are at a place of binary click-bait pretend journalism. I'll give you an example. I must be old, because I still check out the MSN homepage. They actually asked, 'how do you feel about President Biden's speech in support of the Asian American victims in Atlanta? strongly agree, somewhat agree, to strongly disagree'. Can you imagine someone clicking on 'strongly disagree'? Well, after your answer, they ask for your permission to sell your opinion to cottage industry propagandists who specialize in your leanings. I always say no, leave my computer, and wash my hands...


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