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      The first white I met in Laos was a man of about 50. He was hunched over on a couch in the shabby lobby of a mini hotel, by the Savannakhet bus station. Not a big tourist attraction, the city does have an elegant Catholic church and dinosaur bones in a museum. When I addressed the man in English, he replied, “Ah, my English, not so good!”

      “So what do you speak?”

      “French, German, Spanish, Italian and a little bit of Portuguese.”

      “Where are you from?”

      “Luxembourg!”

      The second white I met was at the No Name Bar in Vientiane. It is open onto the street, with half of its stools outside. The bartenders are young and pretty.

      He came in with a youngish South Asian man and a middle-aged Lao woman. They were boisterous, alright.

      The Lao’s English comprehension was good enough to understand just about everything her companions said, apparently, but when she spoke, it was mostly interjections, punctuated by constant laughter, “Sometimes, I look him! Very stupid!”

      Or, “You drunk already?!” I drunk!”

      Or, “I drink! You drink! We happy! How many you drink?”

      If this woman doesn’t stop speaking English soon, the world will run out of punctuation marks.

      The white man’s English was clearly not American, so I guessed, “Are you Australian?”

      “No, Norwegian!”

      “But you speak English perfectly.”

      “Thank you.” He smiled. “In school, I did better in English than Norwegian.”

      His name was Thom, and he had been in Laos for three months, he explained, and he would stay three more weeks.

      That’s a very long vacation, I thought. “So are you a rich guy?”

      “No, no, I’m not rich!” Thom laughed.

      “So how do you make money?”

      “I’m an online gamer. I have my PlayStation here.”

      “Very interesting.”

      “And I also get a pension.”

      “A pension?! You don’t look old enough.” Thom’s a thin, pale man of about 5-10, with groggy eyes, a moustache, scraggly beard, mullet haircut and no wedding band. “How old are you?”

      “Thirty-four.”

      “How do you get a pension at thirty four?!”

      “That’s Norway! But I was sick, really sick. I was pissing blood, shitting blood. I worked in transportation, but I couldn’t work anymore, so I said to them, ‘Why don’t you just give me my pension?’ So they did!”

      “When was this?”

      “A year ago. I get 14 million kips a month. That’s, like, 1,600 dollars!”

      For doing nothing, that’s not bad at all, though not so great if you’re still in Norway, where a draft beer is $10, then you’re expected to tip 15%. A plate of spaghetti at an ordinary restaurant will set you back $23.

      In Laos, Thom can drink without limits, and have very fine meals for under $10, easy. A bowl of udon with crispy pork is just $1.70, and a good cheeseburger costs $5. He can get a savory crepe at an excellent French joint for just $6.50, not that he’s that kind of a guy.

      Not all is well, though, for Thom’s trouble magnet, “I have no impulse control. If you felt like breaking a window, you wouldn’t do it, would you? But I would. That’s why I have to take pills, but I can’t get them in Laos. It is a problem.”

      Since you can get all kinds of illegal drugs here, for very cheap, I don’t see why prescription ones should be a problem?

      Thom, “I’ve been robbed, man, scammed. I’ve been mugged. They wait outside the bar for you, then follow you. The other day, three of them tried to rob my motorbike, but I fought them all off!”

      “That’s not very smart. You didn’t know how many of them there were. They could have killed you.”

      “But I fought them all off, and I yelled to this tuk-tuk guy nearby.”

      “And he helped you?”

      “And he helped me chase them away!”

      “You must know how to fight. Most guys don’t.”

      “I don’t punch. I headbutt. That’s how you get them.”

      I just laughed.

      Thom, “About ten days ago, I was just dancing and having a good time, but this farang guy thought I had looked at him funny, so he gave me shit.”

      “What nationality was he?”

      “I think he was British. The bar owner is my friend. He said, ‘Thom, it’s not worth it,’ so I just walked away.”

      “He’s Lao.”

      “Yeah, he’s Lao. So I walked away, but the British guy followed me outside the bar, and he just punched me!”

      “He sucker punched you?”

      “Yeah, but I grabbed him by the head, and I headbutted him. I knocked him out!”

      “Just like that?”

      “Yeah, then I ran!”

      “You know what you’re doing.”

      “No, I don’t. A few days ago, I fell down in the bathroom, and knocked myself the fuck out! I thought somebody had beaten up.”

      “You must have been super drunk.”

      “Yeah, but there was water on the floor.”

      “There often is.”

      “Three guys carried me out. When I opened my eyes, I asked them, ‘Did somebody beat me up?’ It was pretty funny. I did hurt my fuckin’ knee,” and he rubbed his right knee. The memory made him shudder.

      “You don’t want to go to the hospital here, or to jail.”

      “I almost did. I was with this farang guy when he ODed, and the cops took me in.”

      “They thought you had given him the drugs?”

      “Yeah, but I had nothing to do with it.”

      “So did he die?”

      “No, he didn’t. They took him to the hospital, then deported him.”

      “What nationality was he?”

      “I think British.”

      Because of his English proficiency, Thom’s likely to hang out with English speakers, one must assume, so French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian guys, etc., may also be fighting and overdosing as much, just not in Thom’s presence.

      Thom’s South Asian friend turned out to be a Nepalese-born resident of Dubai. An executive for a multi-national, he’d been in Laos for 67 days, but not for work, just for fun.

      “Oh man,” Thom lamented, “In three months, I’ve lost about 37,000,000 kips.”

      “Man, how do you lose that much? That’s, like, more than four thousand bucks!”

      “They rob you, trick you, put shit in your drinks.”

      “That’s so much money, man, but you’re still here, and having a good time, so everything is cool. You should think of it as a tax. It’s your tax for being here.”

      “That’s a pretty high tax!” Thom laughed. “It’s worse than Norway!”

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      After this, I’d see Thom around Baan Anou, and he always appeared happily drunk, except once. Just after 7AM, Thom was sweetly curled up at the corner of Setthathilath and Saigon. He had but one flipflop on, and behind his ass, on the street itself yet still upright, was an empty bottle of Beerlao. That very evening, Thom was out again, whooping it up with other youngish farangs.

      In two days, Thom’s flying back to Norway to check on his sick grandma, so don’t tell me he’s not responsible!

      We talked over country songs of Thom’s choosing. He loves Billy Carrington, “God is great, beer is good and people are crazy!”

      Toby Keith, “We got winners, we got losers / Chain smokers and boozers / An’ we got yuppies, we got bikers / An’ we got thirsty hitchhikers / And the girls next door dressed up like movie stars / Mm, mm, mm, mm, mm, I love this bar!”

      And Thom loves everything by Alan Jackson, but especially, “It’s alright to be a redneck / It’s alright to drive around in a dirty ol’ truck / Catch a bunch of fish and shoot a bunch of duck / It’s alright to be a redneck / Chase around the girls on Friday night / You want to make ’em feel alright.”

      Many Europeans love American country music, in fact. There’s a Vientiane bar, Tennessee, that’s owned by a Frenchman from Marseille. Stumbling in, I asked, “Hey, why do you call your bar Tennessee?”

      “Because I like country music and I like whiskey!”

      At the bar that sunny afternoon were two other Frenchmen, from Toulouse and Bordeaux.

      The walls were covered with goofy signs celebrating alcohol, America and very nice, knockout asses, mostly bent over. There are license plates with the Statue of Liberty, “I LOVE LAS VEGAS” and “USA / FBI / 007 / AMERICA.” A message behind bar, “WARNING / DUE TO PRICE INCREASE ON AMMO / DO NOT EXPECT A WARNING SHOT.”

      The world over, America is equated with the freedom to drink, drive, screw and shoot with unprecedented abandon.

      Young Lao man wore a black T-shirt showing a silver handgun, “THIS IS MY GLOCK / THERE ARE MANY LIKE IT, BUT / THIS ONE IS MINE.”

      Another young Lao man had a Beretta 92FS on his polo shirt, and Rambo is big here, at least among tuk-tuk drivers. A barechested Stallone with his rocket launcher keeps appearing on tuk-tuk mudflaps.

      When I lived in Saigon from 1999 to 2001, there was just one Pizzeria in town, Annie’s. Vientiane’s first was Swedish Pizza and Baking House, which opened just a decade ago. Though it’s now surpassed by Soul Kitchen, Pizza da Roby, Via Via, Pomodoro and Ai Capone, among others, Swedish Pizza still has its loyal customers, and I like to come here early in the morning, because it’s a quiet place to drink a cappuccino and write. Not hip, it’s popular among older Chinese guys, who treat it like a teahouse.

      In a Vietnamese city, there several cafés on every city block, sometimes two or three right next to each other, but in Vientiane, you can walk a mile without seeing one. One morning, I was on the streets just after 5, thinking I’d find at least one café somewhere that’s open, but I ended up hiking nearly five miles, before ending up at Baan Ton Mali Cake Café on Phonpapao Road, at around 9AM.

      Along the way, I inspected some interesting graves at Wat Phonhthanh Tai. A beautiful lady with sharp, half-laughing eyes have bequeathed her ashes and a few bone fragments there. Regrettably, I couldn’t read her name. Though we understand that losses and destructions have to routinely occur for fresh sprouts to shoot, it still kills us whenever we’re not diverted.

      Naming a Lao pizza joint “Swedish” couldn’t have been a marketing ploy, since I’m sure most Laos, to this day, don’t associate Sweden with anything. Its offerings yield no clues, for besides Swedish meatballs, there’s nothing else on its extremely cluttered menu that’s remotely Swedish.

      There are Italian, Greek, German, Russian, Mexican and even Chinese dishes, and America is well represented by the “HOT DONGS.” As for pizzas, there are roughly a hundred varieties.

      Now, I understand. A Swedish pizza means anything goes, so that the Poseidon, for example, contains seashells and crab claws. The Afrikano has banana, curry, raisins and pineapple. The Domino is flecked with cashew nuts. The Achilles’ boasts the philosophical sounding “bread crunch.” The Columbus also features seashells, which are obviously super popular. Maybe it has something to do with Laos being a landlocked country? Having never seen breaking waves, groovy surfers, bikini babes, melancholic lighthouses, oil tankers or half naked mermaids, Laos compensate by breaking their teeth with seashell pizzas.

      “Oh, just shut up, Kale, and eat it all! Spit out the blood and swallow the seashells. This is how they do it in Sweden. This Western meal is costing our family a fortune! After this, we’ll have to make do with duck chin for a week, if not a month or a year, just to make up the damn difference! But it’s definitely worth it. During this multicultural era, even us Laos must know what the Swedes are up to, just in case they start swarming over here, as refugees, and we must be nice to them. To accommodate their slow learning, borderline retarded kids, we’ll have to cut out all of our hellish, tongue searing and esophagus puncturing seasonings and serve up, for each school lunch, the blandest meatballs or seashell pizzas. This thought is so depressing, we may just have to emigrate to Sweden, perhaps tomorrow? And stop crying, Lokelani! People are staring at us. Let me educate our idiotic children!”

      Actually, Swedish Pizza is not that expensive. With its utilitarian furniture and no decors to speak of, it resembles a downscale cafeteria, something you’d find at a community college that’s about to be shut down. Spacing out there one morning, however, I met a most interesting farang, a 46-year-old Swiss.

      ORDER IT NOW

      With a boyish face and in great shape, Hans, not his real name, looked like he was no older than 30. For three years, Hans was Laos’ only German teacher, and he got paid all right, $3,000 a month in 2011, plus free housing, health insurance and a free flight home each summer. The German Ambassador once said to Hans at a party, “You’re the second most important German in Laos!”

      At Hans’ institution, there was an Icelandic IT whiz who got paid even more, $6,000 a month.

      With so much cash in a poor country, these youngish white guys should have attracted plenty of women, but it was illegal for a farang to have sex with a Lao if they’re not married. This problem was solved, though, because Hans knew the son of Vientiane’s police chief. The rich kid just told Hans and the Icelander, “Don’t worry about it. You guys just do what you want.”

      Hans used his money to travel, his grand passion, and he has been to 102 countries, “And not just passing through, you know. If I just spend a day or two, it doesn’t count.”

      A favorite is the Philippines. Hans fell in love with a Filipina, but he couldn’t be there all the time, “But we were serious. I sent her $500 a month for two years.” He smiled awkwardly. “But guess what?”

      “What?”

      “She was already married! A friend emailed me to say that she had a husband, and they were buying a house together, with my money.”

      “Wow!”

      “There are stories like that. Here too. Many of these girls just see you as an ATM,” and Hans used his index fingers to draw a line across his forehead.

      “But there are also well-matched couples, with happy marriages.”

      At Wat Chan, for example, there’s a grave with the ashes and bones of Luis Merand and his Lao wife, Leuane. Only three years younger, she also died 16 years before he did, so judging from their grave maker alone, Luis tended to Leuane until the end.

      “That’s true, there are good marriages, but I know this one farang in Vientiane. He was married to a Lao. They had a house, then he got sick, dengue fever, so he had to stay in the hospital for four weeks. When he got out, his house had been sold, and his wife was gone!”

      “That’s incredible!”

      “There’s another guy, a Japanese. He fell in love with a Lao, and they got engaged, so he bought her a motorbike, then two cars, then a house, but on the day of the wedding, the very day of the wedding!” Hans laughed. “She said, ‘Goodbye!’ He said, ‘What do you mean?’ She said, “I’m getting married today, but not to you, so thanks for everything, but goodbye!’ That day, she married a Lao! Everything was already set up. The ceremony, the restaurant, the guests came, but the Japanese was gone!”

      “There must be so many of these stories.”

      “There are, but I know what I’m getting into. Wherever I go in Asia, I always have a woman. After Vientiane, I’ll be in Khao Lak, Thailand, with a Filipina, then I’ll go to Taipei, with another Filipina.”

      “How does that work, exactly?”

      “In Taipei, I’ll be with this woman for a month, so I’ll pay her $800, plus I’m flying her over from the Philippines, and I’ll take her shopping.”

      “Does she buy a lot? How much will she buy?”

      “Enough, but she has to be careful. If she buys too much, she may not get another vacation with me. It’s nice for these women, you know. They get to travel, stay in a nice hotel, eat well and make some money. A lot of them do this.”

      “Each woman must have so many guys, no?”

      “It’s funny, but they always say two! If they say you’re the only one, you won’t believe them, but if they say too many, it’s a big turnoff, so they always say they have two other boyfriends!”

      Hans is back in Switzerland, where he teaches high school German and geography, “I think I got my taste for traveling from my parents. They took us to a lot of places when we were young. But my sister, she has five kids and doesn’t travel.”

      “It is so much easier to travel as a Swiss. You’re a small country surrounded by everything!”

      “But actually, some Swiss don’t travel! I know three people. I know a woman who told me that if she’s in a hotel room, the first thing she does is to clean everything, especially the bathroom. She can’t get on a plane, you know, because how can you clean an airplane bathroom? Another man told me he would never sit on a toilet that’s not his, so he also can’t travel.”

      “Just sit on it, man!” If you’re too fussy about dirt, you’re not going to see much of the world, or even your own country or city. Don’t let shit ground you.

      “I agree. Tonight, I’m staying in a hostel, so it’s a shared bathroom, but I was just at a five-star hotel in Sihanoukville. I got a great deal. It had a pool, and I love to swim!”

      “How is Sihanoukville? I hear it’s all Chinese now.”

      “It’s 98% Chinese! That’s all you see!”

      “Oh, come on! It can’t be that high!”

      “But it is! They are building all these tall buildings, all these hotels, so there’s so much trash, everywhere. It’s disgusting.”

      Hans showed me on his phone a road strewn with trash bags, large and small, plus all sorts of other garbage. Cambodia is just horrible at waste management, so this surge of Chinese construction and tourism in Sihanoukville is making the mess even worse.

      Hans, “Sihanoukville was a paradise ten years ago.”

      “If it’s that bad, then why do people still go there?”

      “Many people just stay in their hotel.”

      “That doesn’t make sense. I mean, you travel to walk around.”

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      “There are only five good restaurants, maybe. There’s nothing to do. There’s this one dirt road with shacks on both sides. It was very depressing. There were all these prostitutes, you know, but I’m not sure if they were too young. The Chinese would go there, or they’d show up at the bars between 2 and 4AM, to pick up prostitutes.”

      “They don’t drink socially. They just come to pick up prostitutes!”

      “That’s right.”

      Chinese businessmen build partnerships through bouts of eating, drinking and karaoke singing in flashy venues that employ pretty hostesses or prostitutes. Plus, the male/female ratio in China is messed up, thanks to the traditional preference for baby boys, which was made even worse by the now abolished one-child policy. Since millions of female fetuses were aborted, millions of Chinese men must now pay to get laid, in or out of China. With more cash to spend, Chinese sex tourists will become more ubiquitous.

      Since the defeated and diffident must prey on the most vulnerable, they often target children. Seasoned whores terrify losers. Though pedophilia is certainly a sickness, it’s perfectly logical when it comes to these aging Chinese bachelors.

      Walking around Vientiane, I’d see these stickers on utility poles, with each showing a doll-like prostitute. Though they’re in Chinese, what they’re selling was obvious. One girl was bottomless, for example, though standing sideway. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe they’re just aggressively pitching, Nolan Ryan like, an ointment for anal fissures. Rub this on your bunghole or I’ll throw at your damn head!

      I’d seen these doe-eyed, I-pay-attention-to-nothing-but-schoolwork looks before, most recently in Macao, though the whores there advertised themselves with colorful tart cards. (In London, there are similar cards, but with white girls.) Though the law against panickingly repetitive slamming between unwedded foreigners and Laos is still extant, it’s clearly not seriously enforced.

      There are enough whores here, with many coming from China and Vietnam, while thousands of Lao women have been trafficked to Thailand.

      Sounds grim, but here in Vientiane, the craziness is limited to a tiny, if most conspicuous, part of town. With its end of the road aura, Laos does attract nutcases who show up and think they can do anything. Complete with swinging saloon doors and a false front, there’s a bar called Wind West, and there was even a Cowboy Park, but that has been shut down. In the end, Lao has remained Lao, for the Laos, and not a Wild West for farangs, Chinese, Vietnamese or whomever. Let’s hope there’s no irreversible disfigurement on her horizon.

      Tomorrow, I’ll take an 11-hour bus ride to Phonsavang, in the heart of the much-bombed Plain of Jars. It’s miraculous that so many of these two-thousand-year-old beauties have survived, but that’s the Lao allegory. Bombarded with everything down the centuries, she’s managed to retain her distinctive elegance, serenity and dignity.

      Geography is always a factor. Laos is upriver, beyond the mountains and, even with much recent reckless logging, still covered with jungles mostly. Even in the brightest sunshine, she’s always just around the bend.

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

       
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      1. Dumbo says:

        A funny article, but, these perpetual adolescent whites, well into their thirties drinking, whoring and being unwittingly scammed by gold-diggers and local thugs, are probably the reason why things are as they are in Whiteland.

        On the other hand, I guess getting drunk and getting scammed by dark foreigners abroad beats getting drunk (at ten times the price) and being scammed by dark foreigners in Norway, so I can see their point.

      2. We need to get you to set yourself up as a rival to Fodors.

        Actually, you’re always mentioning you need money…

        A few hotel and restaurant listings for each town, and you’re in business.

        Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.

        • Replies: @Marshall Lentini
      3. Harry Sussex, with his obsession for C-list actress coochie, would have fit right in there. Why in the hell do half-wits ruin their lives showering expensive gifts on gold-diggers when they should just come out and do things the old fashioned way: Buying their poontang outright.

      4. Cowboy says:

        We had “end of the world” parties at the end of the spring semester at my college in the 80’s. We celebrated with unprecedentent abandon the freedom to drink, drive, screw and shoot. I miss those days.

      5. Stump says:

        In your travels have you ever heard any rumors of live American POWs still in Laos from the Viet Nam debacle? In the late 80s I know there were plenty of fake dog tags being sold on the Thai side of the Mekong. Is that still going on?

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      6. Linh,

        Don’t know if you read the comments often. However, here are a few points.

        1)
        From what I’ve researched before, the gender/sex ratio imbalance in China doesn’t actually exist. There is a University of Kansas study published in a Cambridge journal that demonstrates that there is no imbalance — at least not anything deviating from the Western or global average. What you’re sourcing from is an unreliable meme that’s been repeated over and over again in stories from the Western press/foundations/NGOs. This whole gender imbalance thing / female infanticide / demographic time-bomb has a lot of the same qualities as atrocity propaganda, and can be thrown in with it as being of the same vein. Traditional preference for male births doesn’t automatically lead to or necessitate female infanticide. Again, atrocity propaganda. Read the following linked articles to know what I mean.

        As an aside, you, for one, should know better than to parrot whatever you read. Was 9-11 actually committed by twelve Islamists with box cutters? Did Epstein actually kill himself? Did the Japanese actually make a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor without the Americans knowing? Did the Vietnamese actually attack the Americans at the Gulf of Tonkin? Is the overthrown of Evo Morales not actually a Western coup? Is Venezuela really that bad under Maduro? Did 6 million really die during you-know-what?

        This doesn’t mean one has to be skeptical of everything, but one should take a step back and be hesitant before repeating the messages and journalistic talking points that have reached the mind unfiltered.

        I’ll have to pull up the actual U of Kansas research study again, but right now here are some articles that actually admit that the gender imbalance is overblown:

        https://www.cnn.com/2016/12/01/asia/china-missing-girls/index.html

        https://qz.com/848715/its-a-myth-that-china-has-30-million-missing-girls-because-of-the-one-child-policy-a-new-study-says/

        https://news.ku.edu/2016/11/22/study-finds-chinas-missing-girls-theory-likely-far-overblown

        Here, this article from Inkstonenews, which eventually admits the gender imbalance might be overblown, repeats the myth, based off a World Economic Forum report that should not be taken at face value. This is Davos we’re talking about here. The likes of Gates, Soros, Buffett, etc. And backed and sponsored by large multinational corps. The report itself isn’t an actual study (that’s why it’s called a report), as it is based off reference sources, and the report’s methodology is unclear.

        https://www.inkstonenews.com/society/inkstone-index-china-has-worlds-largest-gender-imbalance/article/3000518

        (The Davos report if you want to read it — http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GGGR_2018.pdf)

        Another thing that’s NOT true that you might be interested in knowing as well, just to show with further evidence the amount of complete untruths or inaccuracies in journalism. A Scientific American article regarding the alleged poaching of rhinos for their horns:

        https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-hard-truth-about-the-rhino-horn-aphrodisiac-market/

        2)
        So…

        Since millions of female fetuses were aborted, millions of Chinese men must now pay to get laid, in or out of China. With more cash to spend, Chinese sex tourists will become more ubiquitous.

        Since the defeated and diffident must prey on the most vulnerable…

        No, the first part above (aborted females, millions of extra men) is not true. Therefore, it’s unlikely there will be that many defeated and diffident men in China, and widespread sex tourism will be unlikely.

        Plus, I thought China was doing well economically, and don’t most predictions trend China as doing well in the future? If gender imbalance is the case, wouldn’t mail-brides be more of a factor, as the Chinese like to have families?

        3)

        Plus, the male/female ratio in China is messed up … which was made even worse by the now abolished one-child policy.

        Yes, exactly. So whatever gender imbalance you believe there to be will eventually be phased out in the decades to come.

        4)
        You know full well that the woman in the ad is a full-grown adult woman (though not an older adult) judging from the face and figure. Women in any sort of sex-related imagery in Asia all have a similar look. We’re talking about above-board stuff here. For example, all the above-board Jap porn have women with faces and figures that look like that. Put up a cover image of a Jap porn movie next to the image of the ad, and they’ll look similar. Plus, Asian women do tend to look younger.

        This runs across Asia/East Asia in general too. Take your pick. From Japan, to SK, to China, to Vietnam, etc. Any sex-related imagery have adult women who have that look. This isn’t limited to Asia either. In the West, fresh, more youthful women are preferred too because men are biologically wired to seek out high-fertility women. This is not to mean it’s pedophilia.

        Where’s the pedophilia in that picture? I don’t see it.

      7. @Stump

        According to my father, a Combat Medic, there were few POW’s but many soldiers who liked the drugs and girls lifestyle so much they simply never returned to the US. Their tour of duty was nearing conclusion and they went AWOL instead of returning home.

        My father told me a few soldiers even walked off in the middle of a tour of duty to slip over the border into Thailand.

        He said commonly these were the hardcore heroin addicts.

      8. @Dumbo

        Depends upon what you have going on in the West. If you’re unmarried, live with your parents at age 30, cannot get laid etc. why hang around Norway or America? How is your life going to improve there?

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      9. Stump says:

        Thank you for your feedback. To my knowledge over 600 men went missing in Laos after the war. Many of them back seaters on shot down bombing runs. While I concur with your statement regarding AWOLs I believe many of these highly trained men were kept back as bargaining chips by the North Vietnamese who controlled Los at the time.
        I left Viet Nam (Hue-Phu-Bai) in 1970 just before the stories regarding heroin addiction appeared.

        I’ve wondered for years what happened to these missing men.

      10. Dumbo says:
        @Jeff Stryker

        Yes, that’s why I said I can see their point. I visited Olso once. Beautiful city, but extremely expensive and besides the tourists I practically only saw Muslims and blacks loafing around in the streets downtown. Well it was a Monday afternoon so I guess white people were working.

      11. Antiwar7 says:

        Apparently Swedish pizza is a thing, notably including the Afrikano/Africana, with banana, curry, and raisins: https://blog.slicelife.com/the-weird-and-wonderful-pizzas-of-scandinavia/ . Thanks for pointing it out!

        The pictured menu also includes Rhode Island salad dressing, which is Swedish, as well.

      12. @Dumbo

        Having things put in your drink and getting robbed is kinda normal in many a small Western town in the US. I lived outside of one, and it only became a bit of a scandal when the robbers put a little too much in the drinks and killed a few people. It’s ok, just don’t kill ’em.

        • Replies: @anonymouse
      13. So, the moral of this column is that I too should come an party in Laos.

      14. Linh just a heads-up, you’re being seriously “delisted” on here. Using Google with the string “Linh Dinh Archive Unz” brought your articles up, but besides that, you only show up where you’ve commented on others’ articles.

        It might be time for your own page? Put what you write on here on your own page, so loyal followers can just go there.

        • Replies: @Dumbo
        , @vhrm
      15. Dumbo says:
        @alex in San Jose AKA Digital Detroit

        I think Linh also publishes his texts at his photo blog, although not in a very user-friendly manner.

        Yes, I noticed that Linh’s articles are now “hidden” at Unz, while other less interesting writers tend to be more highlighted. Maybe it’s just that there are too many articles being published now at UNZ and it becomes confusing.

        • Replies: @Republic
      16. @Stump

        There’s lots of evidence POWs were kept behind. Read this if you haven’t yet.

        https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-the-legacy-of-sydney-schanberg/

      17. Republic says:
        @Dumbo

        LD’s article are on the top of the page at least once a week,usually on the weekends

      18. vhrm says:
        @alex in San Jose AKA Digital Detroit

        i mostly read Sailer and Dinh so for dinh i just go directly to directly to:

        https://www.unz.com/author/linh-dinh/

        (it’s what you get when clicking on an author’s name in an article. It has the first sentence of each article rather than just list of titles)

        Now when i type linh in my browser address bar it’s one of the top urls it remembers.

      19. @alex in San Jose AKA Digital Detroit

        Seriously? I never heard of this in the U.S. And I’ve been to many western towns.

      20. Jeff says:
        @anonymouse

        He’s full of shit. Also unwilling to take action and remove himself from his circumstances. Easier to just complain about how its everybody else’s fault.

      21. By-tor says:
        @Stump

        What I read several years ago was that the US never paid the reparations it agreed to pay in the 1973 Paris Accords. What was agreed to was half of the US POWs would be released after the full troop withdrawal, and then the other half would be released after war reparations payments began.

        • Replies: @Stump
      22. Stump says:
        @By-tor

        You read correctly I believe. A book called, “Kiss The Boys Goodbye” will make your blood boil regarding the criminal abandonment of American POWs in S.E. Asia. If I remember correctly the author was named Nigel Bruce. Thanks for your input.

      23. @anonymouse

        If all you ever do is go to the antique shops, you won’t encounter it. If all you read is the copy of USA Today in your hotel room, same.

        I used to go to the Bird Cage in Prescott Arizona during the day all the time. Plus I was local and they could smell the “broke” on me. But that place – and a few others on whiskey row – had quite the reputation at night.

        Some wiggy shit happens in these small towns, we’re talking about Prescott being considered a big town in this context.

        • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
      24. @Jeff

        WTF are you on about? I got out of the small towns I’ve seen so much strange shit in, long ago.

      25. johnwho says:

        Sorry to intrude here but this guy’s columns seem okay for that.
        Is it just me or is it getting harder and harder to find decent food anywhere?
        When I grew up on a pristine coast a number of years ago we had everything. Except cancer and heart desease and bad food.
        We lived on a small farm and grew our own cattle, chickens, veggies, fruits, berries and so on. But we also lived as children on the beach. Took clams, oysters and dungeness crabs mostly. Sometimes fished a few mostly cod fish, because that was what we preferred as the very best. Ling cod, halibut, maybe some coho or sockeye. NOBODY took more than they were going to eat. It just wasn’t done.
        We were by no means rich but I had no idea how priviledged I was growing up in a way that very few people (in fact none) can grow up today. The land was clean, the water was pristine, what happened?
        Anybody with me on this? That a lot of the good nature of the planet is now very seldom to be found?
        I guess those days are gone forever.

      26. @johnwho

        I’d advance a few opinions based on my own parents generation of white flight from Detroit.

        As inner-cities become like Syria, middle-class people move further and further away until their commute is 3 hours a day to work.

        The inner suburbs become a Section 8 hell and it only takes 1000 ghetto dwellers in a population 100,000 in a suburb for white flight to reoccur.

        This has been exacerbated by Mexican migration into the inner-cities as the drug-dealing Mexican gangs are better organized and in general the inner-city thugs are themselves driven out of what becomes a barrio and unleashed on suburbs through Federal relocation.

        As a result, middle class whites move into farmland and it becomes a suburban sprawl.

        Another words it is population pressure. You have one permanently entrenched underclass. You have another from a Third World contiguous to the US border who create population pressure on the underclass. Middle class whites flee further and further and farmland becomes suburbs as whites tacitly commute 100 miles a day.

      27. johnwho says:
        @Dumbo

        ‘Yup, I just headbutted him.’ Same old story, I didn’t actually headbutt anyone but have sure enough been bullied by at least hundreds of people just because they were bigger than I. Kinda takes a toll on one’s self confidence.

        • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
      28. johnwho says:

        “I don’t punch. I headbutt. That’s how you get them.”

        I just laughed.

        Really?

      29. @johnwho

        It’s called overpopulation and also the “Homo Collossus” effect by which I mean, way back when, I bet your family had one TV set, a dial phone that may have been on a party line, and one car. Kids walked or biked to school. Hand-me-downs were the rage in clothing. Your mom had the “button jar” for when a button fell off a shirt etc., she’d find at least a close match and sew a new one back on. If the electricity went out during the day, you didn’t notice until it started to get dark.

        Your idea of a really great Xmas present was a new dip net or a flash light.

        The idea is, there were about 1/3 the amount of people in the US then as now, and of those 1/3, each one used 1/3 the energy and resources.

        • Replies: @johnwho
      30. johnwho says:

        “That’s so much money, man, but you’re still here, and having a good time, so everything is cool. You should think of it as a tax. It’s your tax for being here.”
        Not really, that’s your tax for being stupid. Get to a foreign country and see things are a little weird, hire somebody to look after you. A local.
        I even hired them in Canada; gave them really good wages to keep me more or less safe. I’m not interested in violence. Spoke enough for tonight so I will be leavin’ you.

      31. @johnwho

        Anybody who has ever been an expat-not somebody on a gap year who visited Asia for one week in college-has heard of some foreigner who ends up in the hospital because some local Indian or Filipino mouths off to him and he gets hot and responds and is jumped by 19 or 20 locals. I don’t care what a hard man you are, if you are jumped by 20 guys, you’ve got no chance.

        I’ve also heard of a few foreigners who got into beefs with Filipinos who were gunned down in their front yard. A four-man team of motorcycle hitters in the Philippines will kill you for $500 and motorcycle drive-by shooting are much more accurate than vehicular ones. Four shooters with 357’s on two motorcycles ride by shooting and you have no chance.

        Any fool who thinks Asia is like the US or UK where guys head-butt one another or have a fistfight and a week later it is all forgotten and they are buying one another beers is so foolish he had no business ever visiting Asia.

        Foreigners get killed for all sorts of reasons in Philippines. One American loudmouth I knew was beaten up by 19 Filipinos over a parking space. Another Brit was an environmental lawyer and corrupt property owners intentionally killed his wife in the Philippines (But not him) by shooting her in the head.

        An Italian fool in Dhaka, Bangladesh which was a place I briefly worked (I quit because it was so awful) was having sex with the wife of a Minister and he was shot dead.

        And if you do establish dominance in a fistfight in Asia you’ll be crying like a baby in jail. Inflicting serious harm on a local means 5 years in the Philippines. You’ll be dead in a year of course, unless you can bribe your way out.

        Readers here would be surprised how many law-abiding respectable middle-class Americans who would not steal a newspaper in the US will move to the Philippines and get into a beef with another foreigner and take out a contract on him because they can get away with it.

        From what Indians themselves have told me-those that warned me to never mouth off to an Indian in India in public-a white will simply be surrounded by 30 Indians who will stomp him half to death.

        Chuck Norris himself was knocked unconscious during a mugging in Manila in 1984 when he was filming Missing in Action.

        Being bigger than someone means little. Asians are not trying to give you a bloody nose…they are trying to KILL YOU and if you kick them in the head to keep them down and end up killing them…you’re going to die in an inhuman dungeon.

        If you’re the type of guy who fights if some Asian calls your mother a name…stay in your little suburban cul-de-sac in Iowa or wherever.

        Because Asians won’t try to hurt you…they’ll try to KILL you.

        • Agree: Commentator Mike
        • Replies: @johnwho
        , @Kamazi
        , @Kakap Besar
      32. johnwho says:
        @alex in San Jose AKA Digital Detroit

        Actually my idea of a great Christmas present was a bicycle. We didn’t have tv because my father was against tv commercials. I didn’t realize until much later that we were being protected from commercial media. We had a small library and read. We didn’t have brand name clothing and nobody cared. We used to look at people to whom brand name was important and just shrug. It was the best of times.

      33. johnwho says:
        @Jeff Stryker

        Thanks for the advice, will remember.

      34. @alex in San Jose AKA Digital Detroit

        Some wiggy shit happens in these small towns, we’re talking about Prescott being considered a big town in this context.

        Doesn’t Prescott also have a lot of issues involving the local biker gangs and meth trade?

      35. @The Wild Geese Howard

        The Wild Geese Howard – Prescott has a large contingent of “Vagos” which are the guys who don’t have enough class to get into the Angels, etc.

        Arizona’s state mineral is meth, and it’s a way of life in any of their small towns.

        To use some old film-noir slang, if you don’t keep a “heater” within easy reach in small town Arizona, you’re a damned fool.

      36. @alex in San Jose AKA Digital Detroit

        You’re not kidding about Arizona, sir.

        I visited Prescott to escape Tempe for a weekend-it was cooler and had nice Ponderosa pines and there were no Mestizo Cholos.

        Meth was everywhere in Arizona. I was surprised how early people would get into it. Most addicts got hooked in middle school.

      37. @alex in San Jose AKA Digital Detroit

        Thanks for the tips!

        AZ was already low on my list of places to relocate, this just confirms it.

      38. Its offerings yield no clues, for besides Swedish meatballs, there’s nothing else on its extremely cluttered menu that’s remotely Swedish.

        I can see a whole Viking Pizza section on that menu, including one with the most popular Swedish topping – kebab meat.
        https://www.thelocal.se/20121229/45334

      39. Kamazi says:
        @Jeff Stryker

        I was raised in rural New England. Been living 30 years in Central America: Honduras six Mostly El Salvdor. Some Guatemala and Nicaragua. Went through a lots of firefights during the ’80’s in Salvador and Nicaragua.

        Wikipedia has weighed in on the violence my old stomping grounds, San Pedro Sula in Honduras, the homocide capital of the world where I lived four years and where my daughter was born.

        I also Lived in Africa and did a few brief stints in South Asia.

        Looking back I seemed to have missed out on the clunky street theatrics you mention: the stompings, and in your face Americans, getting their just desserts for being stupid. Just want to say there’s a lot of decent, and I mean very decent folks in the third world who in spite of the proxy wars, sublime colonialism, and in y case gangster ridden neighborhood surrounding, most people manage to raise families in dignity.

        I seem to miss out on getting people pissed off at me.
        I recommend Americans do less boozing, drugging, whoring, blustering and I suspect the will have no problems if they do their damndest to avoid confrontations.

        Their is peace in the valley for those who want it.

        • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
      40. Kamazi says:

        I was raised in rural New England. Been living 30 years in Central America: Honduras six Mostly El Salvdor. Some Guatemala and Nicaragua. Went through a lots of firefights during the ’80’s in Salvador and Nicaragua.

        Wikipedia my old stomping grounds, San Pedro Sula in Honduras, the homocide capital of the world where I lived four years and where my daughter was born.

        I also Lived in Africa and did a few brief stints in South Asia.

        Looking back I seemed to have missed out on the clunky street theatrics you mention: the stompings, and in your face Americans, getting their just desserts for being stupid. Just want to say there’s a lot of decent, and I mean very decent folks in the third world who in spite of the proxy wars, sublime colonialism, and in y case gangster ridden neighborhood surrounding, most people manage to raise families in dignity.

        I seem to miss out on getting people pissed off at me.
        I recommend Americans do less boozing, drugging, whoring, blustering and I suspect the will have no problems if they do their damndest to avoid confrontations.

        Their is peace in the valley for those who want it.

        • Agree: Marshall Lentini
      41. @Kamazi

        I was not raised in the rural US & even in suburban Southeast Michigan public schools were worse than your average girly bar in Asia.

        Much is written here about the Middle East, but moving to Dubai saved me from further bad experiences with Cholo Mexican gangs I encountered in Phoenix. The true serious violence that blacks or Mexican thugs would inflict, was absent in Dubai. And later India.

        I avoided Latin America my entire life & while my encounters with Mestizos on Phoenix streets were random & very occasional I had enough to decline trips over the border into Mexico. I would not live in Latin America. White Latin Americans seemed pleasant but the Indians did not. So I cannot trade stories about Latin America.

        Remember, I moved overseas when I was only 25. My reasons had to do with fleeing the US because I was disgusted with life as a lower-middle class white in America so I was overseas for a better quality of life-which I’ve had. Not any reason you mentioned.

        You want to go to a sordid red light district? Visit Boston. Your experiences there will be far more squalid than anything in Manila.

        [MORE]

        So I cannot trade stories about Latin America because I would not go there.

        For me India and Asia were safer and less squalid than Michigan or Phoenix. People are poor in Mumbai, but my villa was not full of the unfettered underclass of America. I no longer had to walk with my head down to avoid the dark gaze of black thugs or Mestizo jailbird Cholos while being followed by white redneck tweakers in a low-rent apartment as I had in the US.

        Americans who provoke locals overseas are the white hick & black urban underclass who have suddenly found themselves overseas without the adaptation skills, college education, perspective or other qualities that most expats possess. There are few Mexicans overseas (I say overseas, not South of the border). I’ve only met two Native Americans overseas in 20 years. One was a woman married to a Brit & the other a Navajo in Philippines. Most expats are white middle-class or lower middle-class males like myself.

        In my own case, I left the US just before Bush was elected and the US went downhill so fast that I simply never returned. There was nothing for me to return to. What would I have done with my useless degree in Michigan…cleaned chicken coups?

        Not that I was wealthy overseas, but once you have lived in Mumbai in a clean villa with polite neighbors and held an interesting job like I have or lived on a beach in Asia it is impossible to return to America and ride the bus with 300 pound she-boons.

        I live overseas because America offers me nothing. I don’t care about the Superbowl, Or going to football games. Or watching Miley Cyrus on television. America makes me sick, that is why I live overseas.

        Personally I blame white rural morons for electing George Bush. The GOP led the US into 20 year wars. Meanwhile the US infrastructure collapses. Property values outside a few cities crash. Homeless and addicts clog the streets. Mexican drug cartels spread innate Mestizo savagery genetically resulting from the DNA fusion of Andalusian and Indian genes into the Southwest. White Americans, who once had some suspicion and cunning, are now merely exploited sheep. Billionaire Jewish perverts pimp entire 10th grade classrooms while Mexicans turn whites into pathetic pole-smoking junkies.

        Young whites are now castrated 25 year old professional students like Carl the Cuck who scream about white males in defense of races who see an effeminate they would kill in a single minute.

        Your country is disgusting, it is dangerous, it is a bad place to be European and I’m thankful I left at 25 before I was old enough to start a family, marry, mortgage a house, do any of the things adults do that trap them in the rust-belt.

        If I had married my college sweetheart and fathered children, I might be overdosing on Opoids out of desperation right now.

        To communicate with Americans who have never been out of the United States-and clearly you have-is too be reminded how ignorant and uninformed they are. They think America is the greatest country in the world while the state government will not even spend the money to repair their roads and bridges because it cares nothing for them.

        They volunteer for wars in the ME when every Emirate in Dubai lives better than they do and send their children to superior public schools.

        I’ve visited Australia and Europe and Canada. The US has fallen far behind. Trump himself compared the Detroit airport to Dubai’s.

        You’ll say this is because of blacks and Mestizos. I’m not sure how they impact government spending for public infrastructure or high-speed rail. But compare any US city to Dubai.

        Oil money? Houston has a great deal of that? But it has ghettos and barrios you would never see in Dubai. Why?

        Personally, I want to live through firefights. So I would not live in an unstable country. My reason for leaving Phoenix in disgust after 11 months was Mestizo Cholos. Cannot relate to you as far as your commitment to Latin America is concerned.

        I don’t care about the history of the US. The Bill of Rights does nothing for the average US citizen. The US is run by a syndicate of plutocrats who are mostly transnational. They don’t care about a homeless security guard who worked his entire life. They don’t care about the elderly Polish woman in the Rust belt who could not give her house away who is raped by black thugs in her rust-belt neighborhood when she is 80 years old and defenseless. They don’t care about the white kid in a bad public school. You can show up for work on time for 20 years but nobody cares if you are robbed by welfare dependents who steal your meager possessions.

        So there is no point in living in the US, really. Not for somebody like me. I was much better off overseas.

      42. @Jeff Stryker

        I remember talking with some “flatlanders” on Whiskey Row one fine summer in “preskit”. They said, “We like this ‘blue’ air you got up here better than the ‘yellow’ air back in Phoenix!”

        Yep meth starts about the time kids our age experimented with cigs. I remember there being the odd loser who’s inhale model airplane glue. Arizona’s had a campaign on for a while to discourage cigarette smoking. “They don’t talk about crack on those T-shirts; game on!” – Arizona gap-toothed wonders.

        I knew actual gun runners. They’d buy up guns in AZ and run them into strong gun control states like Massachusetts. Nice guys, actually.

        A friend of mine (we took some jr. college classes together) was desperate to get his girlfriend out of her mother’s house as her mother was pimping her out. White American flyover family values abound in AZ yessir.

        • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
      43. @Colin Wright

        A guide to the local whiteskin drunks in every major town in Southeast Asia. Grand.

      44. @Jeff Stryker

        So there is no point in living in the US, really. Not for somebody like me. I was much better off overseas.

        Look Jeff, we get it.

      45. @johnwho

        A. Get it straight. They don’t care about nature on this site. It’s irrelevant to their assigned purpose.

        This site is a catch-all sheepdog site for hoovering up random libertarian, not-exactly-conservative-not-exactly-not, conspiracy-theory, blacks-are-inferior, not-easy-to-demographicalize, whatever types.

        To put them all in a bunch in order to mostly make them easier to round up when rounding up time comes around.

        And maybe to influence their buying patterns a little, which is what almost all intertubes is really for.

        But most, most importantly, to keep them blabbering and blabbering and blabbering on about race so that they never ever start blabbering on about:
        A. the environment, and
        B. even more importantly, about social class and wha de money went.

        The whole trick is: say any nasty stuff about the blacks or whoever you want, you suckers. Just never talk about how the rich are sucking you dry and belong a la lanternes, because then you are stepping way beyond the editorship’s brief. Way.

      46. No mention of the corrupt Pathet Lao roaming around…but the drugging of drinks was mentioned!

        The phenomenon which turns an otherwise mild mannered and unattractive person into ‘Charisma Man’ is fascinating. We see it all the time here in Asia, as others have posted. Is it being away from one’s own country/culture, or is it he attention that one receives? Of course, the attention often ceases once the flow of money stops.

      47. The “hot dong” on the Supreme Court must be extremely pleased to know that a treat has been named after him across the world because for sure he ain’t getting no attention from the duo of dykes and the withered old prune on the bench for his “brilliance!”

      48. @alex in San Jose AKA Digital Detroit

        That’s what I thought, Alex. Everyone I met in my working-poor part of Tempe was either a tweaker or had been.

        I’d ask how old they were when they started. On average, about 14. I was sneaking my grandmother’s cigarettes at age 14 and they were full-blown meth addicts.

        Poor whites in Phoenix had no boundaries. They were completely unfettered. The women had the morals of a dumpster cat.

      49. @johnwho

        I grew up, as an expat kid, on a beach swimming daily and spear fishing for food, and there was enough on the sea-side barbecue for other beach goers too. Now I buy my food on the market and in the supermarket. But even then, with the world population half of what it is today, I’d come across clumps of oil and algae, and films of oil, from the tanker ballast water. It’s a lot worse nowadays with a lot more untreated sewage in third world countries, more plastics, bigger and more tankers, more tourists, etc.

      50. “Just sit on it, man!” If you’re too fussy about dirt, you’re not going to see much of the world, or even your own country or city. Don’t let shit ground you.”

        Wait, I don’t understand, all of a sudden it’s good these rich Europeans are flying all over the world, and fucking all the womenz, thus triggering your manlet rage to write these articles? I think my favorite parts is how you clearly don’t like “whites” yet can’t help but to hang around them constantly, and without them you would have nothing of note to write about. Then you don’t realize your whole country is supported by these gullible whites that come over to get robbed by street level thugs or more sophisticated women taking advantage of their nativity. It’s funny how in the multiple articles I have read by you featuring Asian prostitutes, I don’t think I’ve ever see you criticize that degeneracy. You’ll attack everything else, especially if the Europeans are engaging in the debauchery, but when little miss Ho Chi rips off foreign men for all the money they are worth, well then I guess that’s just their “tax”.

        You know I think the funniest part is you criticize the Europeans that come to your country and behave badly or unbecoming, and you don’t realize that your unbecoming country facilitates this behavior, and one could not exist without the other. You take every pot shot you can, you compare the Chinese posters aggressively advertising prostitutes to Nolan Ryan. So while you simultaneously piss your eyes about foreign tourists and influence on your country, you actually love using our existence as a crutch to blame all of your problems on, while you smugly sip cappuccino in a pizzeria.

        I really don’t know what the point of this article was, other than to keep the readers of Unz abreast to your social life? I know you were feeling depressed, but we need you to stick around Mr. Linh. Because I want to read the articles you write when the first big wave of Africans migrate to your country, and I want to see long how it takes before those two thousand year old monuments are covered in gang symbol graffiti. Then, you will actually have a legitimate complaint about foreign savages ruining your country, and I’m sure when that day comes you will find some way to blame those lame and tame Europeans who only came to appreciate what was there.

        • LOL: TKK
        • Replies: @gT
        , @Oscar Peterson
      51. gT says:
        @OverCommenter

        Big waves of Africans can’t migrate to anywhere in the East, or places like Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Russia, etc. Firstly, there is no welfare for illegal immigrants there, and secondly, those people just kill blacks or anyone who tries their luck there without $$$ in their pocket.

      52. Nor way I would go to Scamdinavia now that Thom is back.

      53. @OverCommenter

        Wait, I don’t understand, all of a sudden it’s good these rich Europeans are flying all over the world, and fucking all the womenz, thus triggering your manlet rage to write these articles? I think my favorite parts is how you clearly don’t like “whites” yet can’t help but to hang around them constantly, and without them you would have nothing of note to write about.

        How do you infer that he “clearly doesn’t like whites?”

        Suggest you do a little browsing of his archive here. You’re way off base. And just so you know, Laos is not his country. He’s a US citizen or dual US-Vietnamese–not sure which–and lived for a long time in Philly.

        And “manlet rage?” What’s with the hostility? The only rage is yours.

        LD is a wanderer who goes around talking to people and making wry observations. It’s almost always enjoyable and sometimes insightful.

        Try to relax a little. I mean, I’m certainly willing to get hostile under certain circumstances–mostly with other commenters–but I think you’re firing in the wrong direction here.

      54. @Oscar Peterson

        How do I know he doesn’t like whites? Go through his multiple articles on this website and quote one time he ever said anything neutral about them. Not even positive, just neutral. Also no, when Linh mentions how his countrymen inexplicably have portraits of powerful white men all over the country doesn’t count.

        What was enjoyable or observational about this article, exactly? What did you learn, that you didn’t otherwise know already, or have read in any of his other pity party pieces?

        “Oh, just shut up, Kale, and eat it all! Spit out the blood and swallow the seashells. This is how they do it in Sweden. This Western meal is costing our family a fortune! After this, we’ll have to make do with duck chin for a week, if not a month or a year, just to make up the damn difference! But it’s definitely worth it. During this multicultural era, even us Laos must know what the Swedes are up to, just in case they start swarming over here, as refugees, and we must be nice to them. To accommodate their slow learning, borderline retarded kids, we’ll have to cut out all of our hellish, tongue searing and esophagus puncturing seasonings and serve up, for each school lunch, the blandest meatballs or seashell pizzas. This thought is so depressing, we may just have to emigrate to Sweden, perhaps tomorrow? And stop crying, Lokelani! People are staring at us. Let me educate our idiotic children!”

        What do you call this insane rambling other than racial animus towards Europeans?

      55. @Jeff Stryker

        Trump himself compared the Detroit airport to Dubai’s.

        I know you won’t believe me, but DTW is a far more pleasant, easy-to-navigate airport than the national embarrassments known as JFK, LAX, and ORD. It also avoids the suffocating shopping mall in drag atmosphere of ATL.

        However, I would not put DTW on the level of Dubai or Doha.

        • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
      56. @gT

        I’m sure white Americans in the early 1900’s said the same thing, and now look at us. If you think Laos leaders are immune to foreign corruption you are very gullible and naive, although I admit that the country is probably so insignificant that globalists will continue using it as a sweatshop/flop house.

      57. @OverCommenter

        Go through his multiple articles on this website and quote one time he ever said anything neutral about them. Not even positive, just neutral.

        From “Peak White Man” 8 Aug 17:

        “In a few hours, I’ll fly to Europe, my favorite continent, and why not? Most of my intellectual and artistic heroes are Europeans, Kakfa, Beckmann, Kippenberger, Siebald, Rabelais, Rimbaud, Celine, Orwell, Kundera, Dostoievsky and Milosz, etc. I’ve spent significant time in Italy, England and Germany, and have fond memories of a least a dozen other European countries, all very distinctive from each other.”

        I didn’t even have to try hard. This article, by the way, is a critique of the lack of nationalism in European countries.

        The fact though is that he mostly lets people–white and otherwise–talk about themselves with usually only a little description from him.

        Why don’t you give some examples of the anti-white attitude you are claiming. As I said, I think you’re way off base.

        • Agree: vhrm
      58. Anonymous[322] • Disclaimer says:

        Whites who hang around SEA and hook up with SEA women are all degenerates and losers who can’t make it in their own home country. A bunch of lost souls. Asians are degenerates by birth, like Jews, esp. the money loving gluttonous Chinese, but the Thais, Loatians, Cambodians, Vietnamese, Burmese, Filipinos are equally degenerate. SEA men only know how to live off their women.

        • Replies: @utu
      59. utu says:
        @Anonymous

        “are all degenerates and losers who can’t make it in their own home country” – Not all but most.

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      60. @gT

        I remember listening to this “bit” on NPR not long ago, it was some black gals over in Europe somewhere, and I guess one of ’em wanted a refill on their drink for free or some damn thing, and as one said to the other with some shock, “They’re not scared of us over here”.

      61. @OverCommenter

        You have trouble with sarcasm or snark or humor of any type, don’t you? You must be fun at parties.

        Hell I’m white, at least mostly (in Hawaii I’m white, in California I’m white-enough, in true flyover country I’d get the hairy eyeball and the comment, “You’re ‘something’”) and I don’t like whites.

        White culture is hyperindividualistic and that works well enough when there’s a huge frontier to conquer but the frontiers are all gone and whites are proving to be as ill-adapted as the Iks to the modern world.

      62. And I thought CJ Hopkins was funny! I’d put a “Laos” pun in here but that would take away from the funniness (and I just washed my hair)…Next time, LD, do a post on “Turkey” or “Greece”…Never mind the hanging “Chad”…Hungry? (Ooops…Hungary)… Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

      63. TKK says:
        @alex in San Jose AKA Digital Detroit

        Are you trying to be most obtuse commenter? You succeed admirably.

        He’s right.

        LD taking photos of white drunks in the dirt is a type of porn. But the Dragon Ladies who are essentially rolling white guys for cash are as hilarious as a barrel of monkeys?

      64. @TKK

        Maybe LD’s trying to warn whites from the US here that Asia is not Disneyland. Seeing whites rolling around in the gutter isn’t exotic or “porn” to me, as I live in the US and see this everyday. Plus there are plenty of “Dragon Ladies” and other types who roll whites for everything they’ve got, right here in the US. So maybe LD is trying to send the word out that whites can’t get away from this by moving to Asia as it’ll just be more of the ol’ same-O same-O.

        And I’ve pointed out that whites in small 95% (or higher percentage) white areas are notorious for drugging and rolling “fellow” whites if they are foolish enough to let their guard down, like in a bar.

        I don’t know if he finds it “hilarious” so much, he’s a funny and sarcastic guy. Also, LD’s within a decade of my age, I think a fair amount less, and I remember the feelings about the Vietnamese coming to the US (after we’d trashed their country) and know the kind of comments and “welcome” he’d have grown up with. I think the guy’s allowed to get a few digs in.

        Lots of fragility here.

      65. vhrm says:
        @TKK

        Eh, afaict Dinh’s sardonic eye is equal opportunity.

        As others have mentioned he offered takes a “we report, you decide”approach. Just because he doesn’t express disdain after every sentence there’s no reason to read that as an endorsement of what he’s describing.

        E.g. read about how his Vietnamese-American HS friend from San Jose got played… or his account of his sister-in-law’s (?) exploits.

        I don’t remember there being much admiration there for what the women were doing. Maybe some detached fascination about how people survive… but that’s about it.

        Also the various pictures from day people and the shops in Vietnam and Laos aren’t exactly Gangnam Style.

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      66. Linh Dinh says: • Website
        @TKK

        Shalom, TKK! You should be nicer to your fellow Jew

      67. @TKK

        TKK,

        the Dragon Ladies who are essentially rolling white guys for cash are as hilarious as a barrel of monkeys

        Since they can’t do it legally through divorce like western women, I suppose they have to be more devious and inventive in their schemes to fleece the white male.

      68. @utu

        You’ve got it ass-backwards. Expats move overseas to get away from the losers in America. We’re not on parole, not junkies who could not ride out 20 hours on a plane without a fix, not penniless failures who could not find SEA on a map.

        You’re never going to meet a whigger in Southeast Asia. You’re never going to meet a Mexican Cholo fresh out of prison. You’re never going to be mugged by a member of the American underclass. The lumpenproles who will actually rob someone for their fix or commit nursing home rapes or have daughters whose tenth grade class sells their body for $200 to rich perverts in Miami won’t be in Southeast Asia. These people are so stupid and so tapped out from unplanned pregnancies/child support that they cannot travel.

        How much money do you have to make to really live well in the US? My brother is an urban planner who earned six figures and he moved from Orange County, LA because he complained that he could not afford to send his daughter to a decent school.

        Even middle management earning $50,000 a year cannot enjoy a high standard of living unless they are living in the sticks.

        Personally, I don’t feel like living in a 100 year old farmhouse isolated like the characters in The Shining every winter and driving a mile down a rutted dirt road just to get to the nearest grocery store. Why do that when you can live in Asian city with a buzz and all the amenities and warm weather?

        The losers have kids too young and get stuck. Or they pay a mortgage on a house that is worth jack 25 years later when it is finally paid off. The losers get into meth or coke or pills and end up in rehab. The losers have to raise their kids in neighborhoods with Cholos and Thugs fresh out of prison infested with cockroaches. The losers have probation officers. The losers get hassled by local cops because they have wracked up a series of minor charges. The losers pray for the jobs to come back and keep working a teenager’s job for minimum wage.

        The losers live with their parents when they are 25 or 30 years old. I was on my own in Dubai at age 25 in 1999.

        The losers seek companionship on Ladies Night at the same lousy meat market bar where the same sluts are bought the same drinks by thirsty males under the contemptuous glare of fat bouncers waiting for the moment when two sad desperate incels will brawl over some callow slut.

        When I returned from Dubai in my late twenties after traveling the world for a few years and living alone overseas I was shocked at the small-mindedness of people I’d grown up with. What happened to Jason? Oh, he is still hung up on Stephie from high school. What happened to Chris the stoner? Oh, he got busted and became a narc. What happened to Johnny? Oh, he’s still living with his Mom. What happened to Brian? He s a professional student who is still at the same college after 7 years.

        And when you are 27 and have spent a few years living on your own overseas and traveled to a few countries…it seems pitiful.

      69. @alex in San Jose AKA Digital Detroit

        Disagree. The Italians, the Greeks, the Jews, the Cuban whites, the Armenians all come from ancient corrupt civilizations and are well-suited to modern day bureaucracy.

        They’ve all got their Friends of Tony Soprano networks and extended “My Cousin Vinny!” families and street smarts.

        It is the Anglo who worships Clint Eastwood riding off alone into the sunset or Lone Wolf Chuck Norris who is tough and self-sufficient. In real life, the man who goes his own way into the sunset is usually homeless and individualists in America society are regarded as oddballs. In real life, the loner is a loser.

        For my money, whatever you call the Hawaii natives are about as ill-adapted for modern life as any group on this planet.

      70. @Jeff Stryker

        For someone who literally cannot shut up about his experience living abroad – which we have all unwillingly committed to memory now, right down to Chris the stoner – you have the stupidest opinions about large groups of people.

        Now will you please stop spamming everyone.

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      71. @OverCommenter

        “Oh, just shut up, Kale, and eat it all! Spit out the blood and swallow the seashells. This is how they do it in Sweden. This Western meal is costing our family a fortune! After this, we’ll have to make do with duck chin for a week, if not a month or a year, just to make up the damn difference! But it’s definitely worth it. During this multicultural era, even us Laos must know what the Swedes are up to, just in case they start swarming over here, as refugees, and we must be nice to them. To accommodate their slow learning, borderline retarded kids, we’ll have to cut out all of our hellish, tongue searing and esophagus puncturing seasonings and serve up, for each school lunch, the blandest meatballs or seashell pizzas. This thought is so depressing, we may just have to emigrate to Sweden, perhaps tomorrow? And stop crying, Lokelani! People are staring at us. Let me educate our idiotic children!”

        What do you call this insane rambling other than racial animus towards Europeans?

        I guess I failed to address your criticism of this passage the first time.

        Bottom line up front: You have misinterpreted it just about as completely as it is possible to do.

        LD is satirizing two things here: First, SE Asians–and non-Westerners in general–mindlessly trying to consume western things no matter how ridiculous or inauthentic. So the notional Laotian couple is eating a “Swedish” pizza with inedible sea shells on it because it’s western and cool, they imagine.

        Second, in the bit in the middle about Swedish refugees, of course Swedes are not going to be mass-emigrating to Laos. LD is standing reality on its head to mock Swedish immigration policy in which they bend over backwards to accommodate non-White foreigners with the results that we now see in Malmo and elsewhere. Being overly solicitous of foreigners and their children is something the Swedes would do–not Laotians. That’s the joke–get it?

        This isn’t “racial animus towards Europeans.” It’s the opposite–mockery of non-Europeans for trying to be Europeans and a sly critique of Europeans for being such numbskulls on immigration policy.

        You were literally 180 degrees out.

        If you don’t like this kind of writing, you’d be better off just skipping LD’s articles.

      72. @Jeff Stryker

        Hawaiian native would mean anyone with Hawaiian ancestry. They’re HUGE on family and networks. Everyone in Hawaii is, really. That’s why the actual ruling groups there are Japanese and Chinese; with a combination of esteeming education and Confucian family networking.

        You are correct about Jews, Italians too. It’s the “Anglos” or WASPS or whatever you want to call them, for whom family means nothing, even less than nothing.

        How can something be less than nothing? Easy – as I was explaining to someone, my aunt, worth millions, does not want me to visit or have anything to do with me. If I were to show up starving at her door, I’m sure she’d call the cops and probably even come up with a lie or two that I was breaking in or some shit. Meanwhile, and I’ve been there, there’s a fairly good chance that an utter stranger, if asked nicely on the street, would give me their spare change or buy me a sandwich. Thus, I feel bad if some stranger’s house burns down, but if my Aunt’s house burned down I’d get quite a laugh. In fact if I got a credible offer to team up and raid her place and leave it a smoking ruin, I’d consider it an enjoyable and worthy mission and take it up in a heartbeat.

        People at that level of loner-savagery don’t deserve to survive.

        In the case of Hawaiians, in their culture there’s a distrust of the written word. There’s literally a fear of anything that’s put down on paper. The older ones will jokingly say that the missionaries convinced them to look up to heaven and while they were looking up, snatching the land out from under them. But (I believe Gypsies share this trait) they’re as a group scared to death of words on paper, so unlike the Asians who rule Hawaii now, they’re not in a position of power.

        The one thing you can say is, while a group of whites who happened to grow up together will turn away a member of that group (you really can’t use the term “family” here) in a Hawaiian family, no matter how poor you are, if you show up they’ll share their last slice of SPAM, their last packet of S&S saimin, at least find a place for you to curl up with the dogs on the lanai. I’ve not watched the movie Lilo & Stitch, movies being far out of my budget, but one line from it gets repeated enough that even I’ve heard it: Family means no one gets left behind.

      73. @The Wild Geese Howard

        I’ve been at them all and road the train to LAX all the way from Studio City. I must disagree with you there.

        In general, people who say the ME is a crap hole while living in some old farmhouse or overpriced cul-de-sac fearing blacks and Hispanics fresh out of prison have no idea just how much the US has decayed.

        When Bush was elected I was actually surprised he was able to summon up volunteers for the Iraq invasion. I was living well in Dubai and he was convincing people that the ME was so impoverished people had to be saved.

        Yet the GOP demographic-never traveled, never held a job overseas, never made much money-believed him.

      74. @Oscar Peterson

        Lot’s of Scandinavians immigrate to Southeast Asia. They fit my own silhouette of course-male, 30-50, fairly educated, niche trade or skill, usually middle class.

        Some have said to me that taxes are now so high in Sweden that they moved overseas simply not to pay them.

        We will be seeing millions of Scandinavian males leaving.

        Males leave because we can. Community ties mean nothing when your community becomes as bad as Sweden’s. As long as there is food, shelter, companionship, work what does a male care at all where he lives?

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      75. Kakap Besar says: • Website
        @Jeff Stryker

        My experiences of violence in Asia is like Kamazi’s – almost none. In the last 40 years here, I have owned bars and hung out in rough parts of Saigon, Jakarta, KL, Manila, Cebu, Mumbai and Bangkok. Never had a problem. BUT I did learn in my 20s to spot the loser, and stay well away from them. If you hang out in rough neighborhoods you will see plenty of losers get into trouble. This has nothing to do with Asia.

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      76. @Jeff Stryker

        Yes, no doubt there is a larger Swedish expatriate phenomenon, but that does not amount to mass emigration. I don’t know what we’ll see in the future, but I doubt it will be millions of Swedish males heading off alone to the back-and-beyond.

        In any case, LD is really talking about–and satirizing–immigration into Sweden, not emigration out of it.

      77. @Oscar Peterson

        I like how the paragraph example from this very article was not only ignored as evidence of anti-white animus, but then you completely glossed over my direct question about it. I mean what was that other than resentment and open faced insults?

      78. @alex in San Jose AKA Digital Detroit

        Lol maybe le 56% Californians should just keep quiet, this is a website for adults.

        Whites being individualistic is the only thing saving us from the obesity rates of blacks, the gay conversion rate of Latino second and third generation, or sitting around playing with waifus like Asians. Whites are the only ones who pay extra for organic food, they are the only ones that aren’t completely reliant on Uncle Sam for handouts, and they are the only group that seems to give a shit about the environment. If whites aren’t suited to this modern world, maybe you should open your eyes and understand why instead of choking down Buffalo Wild Wings with los hermanos.

      79. “I like how the paragraph example from this very article was not only ignored as evidence of anti-white animus, but then you completely glossed over my direct question about it.”

        What are you talking about?

        You asked for a passage from one of LD’s articles that was at least “neutral” about white men, and I gave you one in comment #57 that celebrated great white men and talked about how much he liked white countries. What more did you want?

        Comment #71 was a response to your “paragraph example.” It showed how completely wrong the basic premise of your thinking on that paragraph actually was.

        Go back and read both of my comments in response to you. Get back to me if you still have a problem, but try to be precise about the nature of any complaints.

      80. @OverCommenter

        Why do Asians and Jews and Muslims make more money? On average. Chinese are more reliant on welfare than whites? News to me.

        Mexicans are going gay? If only they all would. No kids, dead of AIDS by fifty.

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      81. @Kakap Besar

        In the last 40 years here, I have owned bars and hung out in rough parts of Saigon, Jakarta, KL, Manila, Cebu, Mumbai and Bangkok.

        Oh man, I bet you have some stories, probably enough to fill a book or two.

      82. @Jeff Stryker

        Asians and Jews make more money where, in America? The place they get all sorts of benefits, social programs, and privileges for simply existing as a “minority”? That’s a really level playing field you are using to compare these groups, you must be the big brains around here… Muslims don’t do shit, if they weren’t welcomed into the West we could literally ignore them, and the whole world would be better off.

        Mexicans are going gay, and it’s hilarious. So much for that “machismo” a generation or two of rainbow flags broadcast on TV is apparently all it takes. Just look at the existence of the word “Latinx” that is a sexual identity based on race, and notice how no one else has removed their own gendered language? It’s so funny, because they think they are coming to conquer, when in reality they volunteering to maintain the diabetes medication supply.

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      83. @Oscar Peterson

        I know Laoceans put stupid things on their pizza because they think that’s “cool” or what Europeans do, and that’s exactly why LD mentioned it because he laments this behavior. That’s why he proceeded to call Europeans retarded and thinks that we have some kind of deficit because we don’t need to cover our gross food with spices. That’s why the fictional parent berates the fictional child. So do you think this LD fellow unironically agrees with the parents in this made up rambling??? It’s funny because you are actually 180 degrees off base.

        I am really struggling to figure out what this writer ever did to earn his spot on this website, or why any attention is given to him at all. Again, you have failed to mention how this article is any different than the previous ones. There is no insight, no depth, no critical analysis of anything, he just writes about the things he can remember after drinking, and then cries about how pervasive European culture is in Asia.

      84. @OverCommenter

        The answer is obvious biology.

        Whites produce more geniuses and more low IQ than Jews or Asians and less high-normal with a vast skew from 95 to 145 while Asians or Jews hover at 105 to 115.

        Additionally, Irish-Americans and Jews test high verbal dexterity-possibly due to early written religions with Irish monks and Rabbis, we don’t know-and as a result we have many comedians with names like George Carlin or lawyers named O’Brien and Lebowitz.

      85. @Oscar Peterson

        Wait wait wait, that quote doesn’t say anything nice about Europeans at all. Most of his intellectual and artistic heroes are European, OK?? I mean that’s your big example? First off that’s not actually saying anything “good” about these men, their countries of origin or the culture that they created. In fact in “Corpses in the Ocean” wasn’t this author specifically complaining because there were portraits of historical white men all over his home country, and he was criticizing the locals for it? I mean so which one is it?

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      86. @OverCommenter

        he just writes about the things he can remember after drinking

        I like that – probably a good way to describe many authors.

      87. @OverCommenter

        Most of the fatasses I see in my area are white, and whites are extremely dependent on gov’t handouts. When I lived out in flyover country, 95% white at least, everyone but everyone was on military retirement, social security, food stamps, and anything else they could get. Welfare and food stamps (and sitting around drinking and drugging) are a way of life out there.

        White hyperindividualism is why Asians are taking over the world. And that’s a good thing.

      88. vhrm says:

        It’s to be seen how “Asians” react to urbanization, post-industrialization, etc.

        e.g.

        A decade ago, many Japanese were so embarrassed to be seen eating alone in the school or office cafeteria that they’d opt to eat in a bathroom stall. Appearing friendless was a no-no, leading to what became known as “benjo meshi” – taking a “toilet lunch”.

        But many think Japan is changing in a big way. One of those people is Miki Tateishi, a bartender in Tokyo. She works at Bar Hitori, a cosy spot in the Shinjuku nightlife district that is designed for solo drinkers.

        The bar, which opened in mid-2018, represents an unusual opportunity in conformity-driven Japan – to go out and drink by yourself. And it’s doing well: instead of hiding in toilet stalls, people are stepping out and embracing being seen solo.

        https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20200113-the-rise-of-japans-super-solo-culture

        Anecdotally, the Chinese-Americans i know (prc and Taiwanese) mostly professionals of college students (though some who are kids of restaurant workers (or owners)) are mostly indistinguishable to me from white middle / upper-middle professionals’ families I’ve known wherever native or eat European immigrants.

        Have to admit though that the “once you’re 18 you’re on your own and get out of my house and good luck” thing that I’ve heard from SOME American whites seems… alien. But (afaik) that’s a minority view among WASPs too …

        to reiterate: we’ll see how Asian follow evolves…

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      89. @vhrm

        Chinese care about their extended clan and don’t give a rat’s ass about anything else, which is why the Indonesians and Malaysians have done bad terrible things to them in the past.

        Koreans have given LA blacks the same impression.

        Only whites care what other people think of them. Asians care only for money.

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      90. @Jeff Stryker

        Jeff,

        Only whites care what other people think of them. Asians care only for money.

        Are you sure about that? What about “face”? Where does that come into it? Isn’t “saving face” worrying about what others think of them? “Face” seems to be more important to Asians than to whites.

      91. @OverCommenter

        “That’s why he proceeded to call Europeans retarded and thinks that we have some kind of deficit because we don’t need to cover our gross food with spices.”

        Irony, slyness, subtlety are obviously not for you. He is not really referring to European children with those phrases that have so enraged you: “retarded” and “slow learners.” The absurd (ironic) notion of Laotians having to worry about a mass influx of Swedes with “special ed” children is actually an oblique mockery of Sweden for dealing over-patiently with its immigrants. Can you not grasp that?

        I’m sorry, but patience has its limits. This is the last time I am going to explain this to you.

      92. @OverCommenter

        “Wait wait wait, that quote doesn’t say anything nice about Europeans at all. Most of his intellectual and artistic heroes are European, OK?? I mean that’s your big example? First off that’s not actually saying anything “good” about these men, their countries of origin or the culture that they created.”

        Are you being deliberately obtuse?

        A Southeast Asian (-American) tells us that the figures from whom he draws his greatest inspiration are Europeans, and that affirmation does not, in your view, constitute evidence of positive feelings towards white men?

        What do you want? Never mind–I don’t really care.

        As to “Corpses in the Ocean,” that was the long piece featuring the abuse of his nephew, as I remember. I don’t recall the issue with “portraits of white men.” But you are being ridiculous. In a piece that focuses on dysfunction in Vietnamese families–his in particular–all you can take out of it is some minor side issue about portraits of white men?

        I am perfectly prepared to react strongly here and elsewhere to those who threaten greater European culture and its nations. I have a very good idea what the locus of the threat is. But you are simply barking up the wrong tree. LD is far from the problem. In fact, he has spent a fair amount of time presenting his own diagnoses of the problem.

        OK, I’m done here.

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      93. @Oscar Peterson

        You know it took me some time, I had to think about this, but you are completely wrong. What is the point of this article other than to lament the way Asians are badly “European-izing” themselves? No I’m not talking about how putting bananas and sea shells on pizza is silly and probably funny looking, although that is part of it. What I’m talking about is how the author does nothing to correct Asians, he only gets twisted pleasure when cobweb headed foreigners are reminded how their government abandoned it’s soldiers to be tortured in tiger cages. This author never once seems to correct Asians who are doing things wrong or awkward, he doesn’t educate them, or share his experiences with them about his travels to Europe. Instead this author decides to take every pot shot he can, even stooping so low as to compare Nolan Ryans skill to that of implied under aged Chinese prostitution posters. It’s so obvious once you see it, it’s just more anti-white bullshit. This author is a little more clever than most, and it’s clear that’s because he still needs all those bald pot bellied round eyes to have something worth writing about, and they are in turn the only ones who consume this drivel.

      94. Linh Dinh says: • Website
        @Oscar Peterson

        Hi Oscar Peterson,

        Some of these hysterical white guys are alreading outdoing Al Sharpton with their race card, so it’s all going according to plan, for the people behind the curtain.

        By insisting on seeing hatred everywhere, they’ve become the haters, thus resembling the Southern Poverty Law Center, for example, and other race baiters. By failing to distinguish between friends, foes and neutral observers, they create more enemies, which they actually welcome, for they want to be aggrieved, like all victim groups.

        Meanwhile, their manipulators laugh.

        It’s sad, this shrieking spectacle. They are no longer men.

        Linh

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