The Tiger mom has returned. Yale Law professor Amy Chua made headlines a few years ago when an excerpt of her book, ‘Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,’ ran in the Wall Street Journal. The headline: “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior.” In February, ‘The Triple Package’ is set to hit bookshelves. Media outlets are already talking about it, and feminists are creating hashtags like NotYourAsianTigerMom to mobilize opposition; the flag for mediocrity has been raised (but not too high) on Twitter, and the troops are ready to fight (but not too hard) for their right to settle for less.

Forbes reports:

Prediction: Amy Chua’s new book will not sell as well as her last one. In her latest tome, Yale law professor Chua together with her husband Jed Rubenfeld, also a Yale law professor, argues that some groups like Jews, Indians and Mormons, do better in America than other groups like African-Americans, Hispanics and Protestants. Though they don’t rush to name the inferior groups, they imply them by leaving them off their list of the top eight “cultural groups,” as they carefully call them, presumably because they don’t want to be labeled as racists. The other superior groups: Chinese, Iranian, Lebanese-Americans, Nigerians and Cuban exiles.

The book is called The Triple Package, which stands for the three traits the authors insist groups need in order to get ahead: a superiority complex, a feeling of insecurity, and impulse control. Only when that trifecta comes together do people “generate drive, grit, and systematic disproportionate group success.”

Enter Suey “only white people can be racist” Park:

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But wait — Ms. Park tells her Twitter followers that only white people can be racist? How is that so?

Remember: In Suey Park's world, only white people can be racist. Have fun trying to build a movement on that line, Ms. Park.
Remember: In Suey Park’s world, only white people can be racist. Have fun trying to build a movement on that line, Ms. Park.

Who is right? Suey Park or her mom? How can Amy Chua be racist against black people when her research shows that Nigerian immigrants in the United States fare rather well? How can she have some sort of innate hatred for brown people when Cubans and Indians make it onto her list of successful minority groups that she believes the rest of us would be wise to emulate? While one can agree or disagree with Ms. Chua’s parenting skills, it seems to be a stretch of the imagination to conclude that extolling Nigerians for their speedy attainment of the American Dream is somehow racist.

When you get down to it, Ms. Park really just wishes people would stop thinking so highly of the work ethic Asians have become known for in the United States. Previous generations of asians worked hard to gain the respect of their fellow countrymen; Suey Park works hard to tear this “myth” down. Priorities, priorities, priorities…

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When you’re white, American feminists of the Suey Parkian mold want you to know that you’re damned if you do and if you’re damned if you don’t. Criticize aspects of a culture that doesn’t value education and hard work? Racist. Behave indifferently towards a specific minority culture because you think they just want to be left alone? Racist. Hold up aspects of a minority immigrant’s culture as something all Americans should admire and respect? Racist.

In the mind of the progressive feminists, every turn is a bleak one. They are never happy, and instead of acknowledging that their own inner demons prevent them from reaching their full potential they blame whatever boogeyman their minds can conjure up. Hint: he usually comes with low levels of melanin.

Enter Suey Park disciple Tim Chng:

Tim.Chng

Translation: “As Asians, we must band together to fight — fight I tell you — to overcome those pesky positive associations white Americans have with Asian people. And so, we must fail. Not spectacularly (as that is what they would expect of us), but dismally, in the kind of fashion that progressive comedian Aziz Ansari expects of black men.”

Enter Quang Do, who spouts the kind of gibberish that will rank your tweet among Suey Park’s favorites:

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Tens-of-millions of Asian immigrants come to American shores, work hard, and establish a name for themselves as an industrious and reliable people — and progressives see it as oppression. Classic.

Here's another way to get on Suey Park's "favorite" tweet list: refer to "whitey."
Here’s another way to get on Suey Park’s “favorite” tweet list: refer to “whitey.”

Check out the NotYourAsianTigerMom hashtag when you get a chance. Take in all the negativity and then ask yourself whether the people posting there are really “oppressed” in the sort of way that would prevent them from attaining the vast majority of their hopes and dreams, or if they’re just the architects of a self-fulfilling prophecy of failure.

You can't make this stuff up.
You can’t make this stuff up.

Related: Quintessential feminist Suey Park blames ‘structural whiteness’ for her personal problems

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About the Author Douglas Ernst

I'm a former Army guy who believes success comes through hard work, honesty, optimism, and perseverance. I believe seeing yourself as a victim creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. I believe in God. I'm a USC Trojan with an MA in Political Science from American University.

14 comments

  1. “Check out the NotYourAsianTigerMom hashtag when you get a chance. Take in all the negativity and then ask yourself whether the people posting there are really “oppressed” in the sort of way that would prevent them from attaining the vast majority of their hopes and dreams, or if they’re just the architects of a self-fulfilling prophecy of failure.”

    In a sense, aren’t we all?

    1. In a broad sense, most of man’s problems are “man made.” That’s why I think it’s funny when people blame God for a whole host of issues…

      There are people who through no fault of their own have obstacles in their lives that will prevent them from accomplishing “x” amount of dream and desires. However, for the most part (in America) I think we construct our own “mind forged manacles” and then complain about the weight of the chains. Only in the United States can someone like Ms. Park — who complains about teenage “pressure” to wear Ugg Boots — exist.

    2. Like I said in the earlier post about these whackjob feminists, it’s easier for some to blame boogeymen on their problems rather than admit to their own imperfections and try to make something of themselves. A lot of them just want attention, so they they invent problems out of thin air. Unfortunately social media sites like Twitter and Facebook (thank God I quit nearly a year ago!) give these clowns a forum to espouse their nonsense.

      Seriously, it never ceases to amaze me what’s considered “racist” these days. Apparently working hard, having parents who want you to succeed (which some people these days foolishly conflate with “abuse”) and all that is “racist.” I think anyone who achieves their slice of the American Dream, regardless of race/gender/whatever, deserves to be applauded. My ancestors come from the Scandinavian countries and they worked hard to get ahead in life. They didn’t take to social media to whine about their problems (largely because social media didn’t exist back then); they sucked it up and did what they had to do.

    3. Depending on what you’re using social media for, it might be a good thing that you walked away. I’ve been slowly trimming down my Facebook “friends” to real friends for some time now. Awhile ago I had to use Facebook in conjunction with work and it was just getting out of hand. I don’t post political stuff there that much anymore and for the most part I stick to sharing movie trailers and the occasional picture.

      The more you can cut out distractions to be productive, the better. Like I said over at your blog, I’m looking forward to reading your creative work when it’s published. It’s not a matter of “if” it gets published…but when.

    4. I hope to get it done in the next year or two. Maybe sooner than that if I really start plugging away. It’s been taking longer than I expected (prompting some people to ask me why it’s taking so long;they don’t understand that it’s not an instant process), considering that some of the ideas I’ve had… have been with me since I was in middle school and have become more refined over the years.

    5. I’m not 100% sure, but I believe Frederick Forsyth had ‘Day of the Jackal’ in his head for about a decade. It’s not uncommon for it to take many years to finish a book. The end product will look effortless to the reader, but that’s not the case. Who cares what anyone else says about your book or the timeline for its completion. It will be done when it’s done.

    6. That’s typically my answer when people ask me when it’ll be done. When it’s done. It’s not uncommon for it to take a while and it’s not something you can rush.

  2. There’s a radio commercial running on WBZ (a Boston powerhouse radio station) for a law firm that specializes in divorces where they claim that Facebook is a factor in over 50 percent of divorces and their recommendation is to delete all FB stuff in advance of any divorce proceeding.

    Lately it seems the friendly federales are also mining fb and twitter and using info gleaned to prosecute/harass/intimidate citizens.

    A pox on FB. Twitter, et. al.

    1. A 12 year old boy was taken out of his class at school after he posted on Facebook that he planned to protest the closure of his local youth club which just so happens to be in David Cameron’s constituency.

    2. I think the key word is “factor.” The type of guy who would use Facebook to flirt with coworkers or ex-girlfriends would do the exact same thing in the absence of Facebook. He would just do it in person or use a different platform.

  3. It must be nice to truly believe that all of your problems are not your own fault.

    “I’m too fat” – Society’s fault – not the fact I eat 2 bags of Dorito’s ecery day
    “I’m not as successful as I should be as I am African American” – Society’s fault – not the fact I didn’t work hard at school.
    and so on.

    I also love this idea that white children are inherently racist. My Mum used to tell me that one day after school I went on for 10 minutes about my new friend and what we did (I was 5). My mum met him the next day after school and was surprised to find he was black as I’d never mentioned it. Unfortunately he moved away as his Dad was in the armed forces and was stationed elsewhere.

    1. People will always find someone-or something- to blame their predicaments on. It’s easier for them to do that than admit to their own imperfections. If they’re obese, they’ll blame and sue McDonald’s for their own problems. If they’re black and not doing well in school, it’s the fault of “structural racism” and “racist” teachers. And so on.

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