What is the purpose of this blog in the era of r/Hapas? When I 1st returned to this blog, I was in a period of extreme angst and despair. I’m still pretty down, but here I still am. I’m not sure if I really had much to add over anything I had written in 2011, but most of this blog was actually written in 2014. I doubled my posts since then. I did write a little more about my personal autobiographical issues. But the problem for a blog called Stuff Eurasians Likes, is that the more it becomes about SEL, the less it is about Eurasians. And that always was the goal of my critics from Day 1 wasn’t it? To reduce this to just being me. I have had a number of ideas of posts I could make about various Eurasian and personal issues, or better yet personal stories about being Eurasian. But the momentum of r/Hapas is such, that I’ve kinda taken a lazy “why bother?”; attitude that this blog is rather insignificant in an age in which r/Hapas has already absorbed all of my insights, and taken them even further. Anything I say about Hapas, would be tracking over old 2011 ground and be tame compared to some of the stuff on r/Hapas anyway.
For a long time, after I abandoned this blog 2011-2014 the comments section of SEML, served as a proto-forum in itself. And a lot of interesting discussions took place there without my presence. In that time, the comments section might very well have generated more text than my actual writings. And this played an important part in raising Eurasian consciousness, beyond my personal ventings as an individual. When I returned in 2014, I did my part in promoting the growth of r/Hapas. I believe it had already been linked in my comments section, before I even returned. But I did do a number of links to r/Hapas. When people were making a lot of personal attacks on me in 2014, I desperately appealed to them to look at r/Hapas, and see all the evidence that these are the problems of Eurasians as a race and not just me personally. Remember that at that stage in 2014, r/Hapas was nothing but links. r/Hapas has since become much more than that. And honestly I’m not sure if I have anything more to say when r/Hapas has said it all. At least on Eurasian issues I feel like r/Hapas and EurasianWriter have it covered.
Maybe if I feel like it, I will share more stories about me being Eurasian. Some of it could be of interest in seeing the road of how I got from there to here. Eurasian Writer gives me a lot of credit in getting the ball rolling for Hapas, and I thank him for that. Of course, I can’t take all the credit, and as the links from r/Hapas has shown there were Eurasians saying things similar to me long before 2011. But to take credit where its due, I was the 1st to put it in such a concentrated form and to give it a theoretical underpinning. Some guy from Urban Dictionary had already put it perfectly in 2010. The basic Hapa paradox. That WMAF is often very anti-Asian male, and yet to White society, we WMAF Hapa sons ARE Asian males. Thats the case in a nutshell, and theres not much you can say to refute it. You can deny WMAF is anti-Asian male, or you can deny that Hapas are treated as Asian males, but those are empirical questions. And thats why its a good thing that so many other Hapas have emerged to provide the facts on those questions.
One comment Eurasian Writer made that I really appreciated was, when I said something about him finding my blog in 2014, he said that no actually he had been reading it from the beginning in 2011. To the best of my knowledge he never commented in all that time, but he was taking it all in. And in 2014 he emerged as one of the greatest voices of Eurasians, picking up where i had left off, but with a renewed intensity. And so even though he was silent 2011-4, he was deeply affected, and would someday emerge as one of our greatest champions. And so this story, gives me confidence that there are other Eurasians out there, maybe not commenting or being actively engaged. But just being quiet lurkers reading and absorbing. And you never know, who they could be in the next few years. They might emerge as someone even more militant than the 2 of us. And now in 2015, they have so many more resources than they did in 2011. Its far from just me anymore. I’ve practically been pushed into the sidelines. Which is a good thing. In 2011 I was just saying we Eurasians have a problem. And that was a big deal back then. But in 2015, thats almost a given, and now there are so many conversations taking place on how to deal with the problem. Eurasians can’t be shoved under the rug anymore.
As far as coming to a solution, we are in some ways just as far away now as we were in 2011. But thats ok. As more and more Eurasians put their minds to this effort, I’m confident that we will come up with something. It is a complex issue, it gets on a lot of people’s nerves. You have to walk on tip toes, because otherwise you can say some very un-PC stuff that people will use against you. Even me, I’ve tried to be fair and moderate since, coming back, and I still get attacked as a lunatic, and lumped in with the most extreme of the bunch. So trying to play fair and be level-headed doesn’t win me much brownie points. Just broaching the issue makes you the enemy of some powerful interests. If I could sum up I would just say “don’t be racist against your own sons.” But of course that doesn’t close the conversation it just opens up a can of worms, on exactly that it means to be racist against your own sons.
So I might eventually return to this blog, and make some more substantive posts about my life and Eurasian issues. I have been pretty down and want to let it all out. But if I do feel, that its all been said already and theres not much for me to add, thats just a symptom of the success of Eurasians. It is far beyond me now. And thats a good thing. It shouldn’t be about me, it never should have been about me. So I’m glad I’m in the sidelines. Because this is a Eurasian issue, not a me issue. And maybe since Eurasian issues are being taken care of so well in other places, maybe I’ll feel more comfortable talking more about me as a Eurasian, and not the race in general. Ultimately the only Judge and Arbitrator can be the Eurasian People themselves. No one else. They have the reasoning, evidence, anecdotes. And they are the ones who will decide whether it speaks to their own life experiences. A large number of them have already voted that it does. And I believe that these views are grounded in the lived experiences of Eurasians, and that the vast majority will say it is True to them.
I don’t have all the answers to the problem, I just asked the questions and set forth the problem. But I believe that the Eurasian People as a whole, coming together to address these problems will find a way, will find an answer.