Chinese Scientists, American Fascism, American Decline ('Escape From Plan A' Ep. 214)

Ethnic cleansing and fascism don't require violent mobs. Jealous colleagues, ambitious prosecutors, and an ignorant public will get the job done. Asian Americans need to develop our own tradition of intellectualism to fight for ourselves and all Americans.

21 days ago

Latest Podcast Is Affirmative Action Legitimate Activism? (Escape From Plan A Ep. 217)
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On August 20, 2020, Asian Americans Advancing Justice's Asian Law Caucus, along with dozens of Asian American and Civil Rights organizations, filed an amicus brief opposing the US government's increasing attacks on Chinese American scientists.


In this special unlocked bonus episode, Teen and Diana discuss "The China Initiative," how and why something like this gets enacted, who it hurts and who it benefits. Ethnic cleansing and fascism don't require violent mobs. Jealous colleagues, ambitious prosecutors, and an ignorant public will get the job done. But are Chinese scientists the first victims of an impending Boba Liberal pogrom, or the last line of defense against a truly failed state? In an America that is insane and eating itself, Asian Americans need to develop our own tradition of intellectualism to fight for ourselves and all Americans.

TWITTER: Teen (@mont_jiang), Diana (@discoveryduck)

REFERENCED RESOURCES:
United States vs Tao Amicus Brief

The Chinese in America, by Iris Chang

Thread of the Silkworm, by Iris Chang

One Billion Americans: The case for many more Americans

How Two Students Touring Florida Found Themselves Branded as Chinese Spies

Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap? by Graham Allison

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"Fuck Out My Face" by Ayekay (open.spotify.com/artist/16zQKaDN5XgHAhfOJHTigJ)



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