Chinese Students Discover Nationalism Through Alienation in Diverse America

Amazing how well diversity and equality backfire once experienced by those who have known their absence:

Some Western academics, politicians and media commentators believe Beijing may be winning that war when it comes to its overseas students – that rather than bringing Chinese youth towards a more politically liberal outlook, study in the West may instead be arousing greater nationalism and disdain for host countries, and in the process, be ushering in the Communist Party’s eyes, ears and hostile approach to free speech onto Western campuses.

…Han says that since coming to the US, he has been disappointed by American uninterest in understanding, or even listening to, views like these. Growing up in China, he explains, despite government propaganda, he came to see the US as a beacon of freedom, liberalism and open-mindedness. “But after a lot of people come here, they realise it’s not like that,” he says. “If you’re Chinese, when people talk about politics and democracy, you’ll always be targeted […] They try to put us under one very radical label, like, ‘Chinese people are lovers of dictatorships,’ things like that. At times, it’s very aggressive.”

…In many ways, interactions like these play into the Communist Party’s patriotic education campaign, which Chinese students are subjected to growing up. Instituted in the early 1990s, in the aftermath of the Tiananmen uprising, the curriculum began emphasising Chinese nationalism and the country’s 5,000 years of greatness that were interrupted by imperialistic atrocities inflicted by the West and Japan during a “century of humiliation” (1839-1949).

Westerners have never known a world apart from diversity, democracy, equality, and tolerance. We pride ourselves in having fought two world wars for “freedom” and see it as a bedrock of our civilization. While Chinese feel that Americans are biased against Chinese, they are also experiencing how the rhetoric of equality becomes a cause in itself that necessarily excludes those with national pride.

Much as people in the Soviet Union were unaware of any other way of life until they saw information about America and Western Europe, Americans are unaware of how our mania for individual freedom makes us the enemies of any who want to keep their national cultures. Only recently has that begun changing with the rise of identity politics, which causes Americans to experience what these Chinese students have undergone.

Leftists Attack Israel For Preserving Its People From Genocide By Outbreeding

Those who recognize that the thread to most populations is genetic destruction by outbreeding tend to support nationalism, or the idea that the nation is defined by a single ethnic group. This conflicts with the egalitarian ideals that have been de rigueur for the past two centuries.

Currently, the egalitarians are attacking Israel for deporting genetically dissimilar people in an attempt to preserve the genetics of the Jewish people:

Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, likened African migrants in Israel to the “Dreamers” at the heart of a contentious US immigration debate and suggested that deporting them would make Israel appear racist.

…Greenblatt has joined calls on Israel not to deport the African migrants, but casting the call in terms that suggested that it would look racist is an escalation of the debate.

…Much of the organized Jewish community, including the ADL, has lined up with Democrats and immigration advocates who call for removing the threat of deportation of the Dreamers.

While European and Eastern European Jewish migrants are ethnically similar to Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews, African migrants are entirely different and their arrival will shatter the majority unity needed in order to preserve the cultural identity that protects the genetics of the Jewish people.

If the ADL were thinking clearly, it would see that its primary mission is not to fit in with political trends, but to protect the Jewish people against those trends by preserving their rights to autonomy and exclusion.

The Basis Of Nationalism And Natural Selection: Neurological Compatibility

Nationalists speak about genetic compatibility, but it is less commonly noted that genetic compatibility leads to neurological compatibility as the basis of friendship and in turn, of nations:

Dating sites would be well-advised to add “brain activity” as a compatability criterion, according to a study released Tuesday showing that close friends have eerily comparable neural responses to life experiences.

“Our results suggest that friends process the world around them in exceptionally similar ways,” said lead author Carolyn Parkinson, director of the Computational Social Neuroscience Lab at the University of California in Los Angeles.

…The closer the relationship, the more alike the neural patterns in parts of the brain governing emotional response, high-level reasoning, and the capacity to focus one’s attention.

People who are friends are more likely to be genetically similar:

Sociologists have long pointed out that we often favor people who look like us. Now, a new study shows that that bias runs deeper still: we tend to chose friends who are genetically similar to ourselves.

…Compared to strangers, the people the subjects chose to be friends with had significantly more in common genetically. They shared about one percent of their genome – about as related as fourth cousins. Most often, friends shared genes related to sense of smell, the authors found.

Long ago, the researchers think, this tendency to chose genetically similar friends might have provided our ancestors with an evolutionary advantage. Having people around who share some of the same weaknesses, preferences and needs can be useful for building a support network.

There was one exception to this rule, however. Friends significantly differed in their arsenal of immunity genes, the team found. Speculating, the researchers think that this might increase the chances that our friends will be more resistant to the germs that cripple us, and could thus take care of us and help stop the spread of infection.

In other words, the basis of human socializing and cooperation is genetic and neurological similarity. People who think along the same lines, find themselves as natural allies, and able to appreciate each other. These groups also have their own internal diversity in that people are attracted to those whose immune systems work differently than their own, creating a double barrier to disease.

When we apply this to civilization, we see that a group of people who are genetically/neurologically similar are more likely to be friends than people who are attempting to control one another because they are dissimilar. The scourge of the twentieth century, managerial/bureaucratic control, is thus deprecated in favor of similarity and cooperation.

In this way, we see nationalism as an extended friend/family group. Those who have similar ambitions for their civilization group together, and within that group, they achieve diversity at a biological level by choosing people near them who offer what they do not, at least at the immunological level but perhaps on many more.

Diversity cannot compare to the simplicity and clarity of this model. In diversity, people are choosing mates based on fractional similarities, and the resulting instability means a lack of unity and thus constant internal conflict. In the friends/family model of nationalism, people group with those similar to them, and so cooperation is an unspoken mutual goal.