This is a challenge for my readers – an intellectual exercise. Regardless of whether you are pro-immigrant or not, and regardless of where you are from, I’d invite you to try and make an anti-immigrant argument that doesn’t follow the form of this hilariously dated and super racist article from the height of the Yellow Peril.
Meat vs. Rice – American Manhood Against Asiatic Coolieism. Which Shall Survive?
Mr. Samuel Gompers and Mr. Herman Gutstadt of San Francisco, in this article, seek to explain the extreme dangers posed by the Mongolian races to the United States. While we have previously sought to ban only the Chinese, we now know that all the Asiatic races, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans and Hindus, are all menaces. They all attempt to import their insidious customs into our Republic. Because we failed to ban all the Asiatic races, Japanese, Korean and Hindus have mistakenly come to believe that they are welcome in our nation.
They have come in swarms, like poisonous bees. 30,226 Asiatics arrived in the last year alone. Given two or three decades and the Asian menace will outnumber white Christians. The Asian problem began when mining companies in California needed cheap workers. At this time, there weren’t enough white people to work in the mines, so the Asiatics didn’t make huge problems. However, you shouldn’t think they helped California grow. White people would have been much better. A famous California doctor explained the Asiatic “help” this way.
“California ‘growing’ with the Asian population is like a child growing with a tumor. When the child grows up, that ‘growth’ will kill him.”
The Asiatic races in America have depended on “Tongs.” These are virtual slave organizations. The greedy companies ignore morality, and treat the immigrants like cattle. Like all Asiatic organizations, there is rampant crime with the Tongs. Even the Asiatic heathens would be happier if we made them leave because then the Tongs couldn’t hurt them. The Tongs use murder and intimidation to control the Asiatics. However, we think we should acquit the Tongs of their crimes since murder and slavery are normal parts of the Asiatic mind and culture. The correct course of action is expulsion, not prosecution. Next time you hear some confused white person compliment the “friendly little yellow people,” remember all the violence.
They are also invaders. They started in the mines, but now the Asiatic menace has spread into all the industries, stealing jobs from white Christians. Every Asiatic with a job means that there’s another white woman who can’t work. Every heathen, criminal Asiatic store destroys a moral, white store. Anywhere the Asians go they destroy the white laborer’s entire life. In order to steal the jobs, Asiatic heathens will work so cheaply that white people can’t compete. Then, when all the white people are destroyed, the Asiatic will demand extremely high pay and destroy the white companies as well. It’s only a matter of time before the Asiatic heathens completely take over the economy.
The Asians are cunning, but inferior to the white men in arts, philosophy and science. They are hard workers, but in the same way that slaves work hard. They are gifted in commerce. But most importantly, they always spread. Many islands in South Asia have been completely overrun with Asiatic Chinese, Japanese and Koreans. The Asian hordes are spreading over the world. The white, Christian civilization will meet it. When these great waves of white and yellow collide, who will survive? We cannot know. Already, the heathens have overrun our beautiful state, Hawaii. San Francisco is their next target.
So readers. Here’s your challenge. Make an anti-immigrant article that doesn’t follow the form set here by Gompers and Gutstadt. Please overwhelm me with your brilliance in the comments section!
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