Do I need to get help? Clearly I’m depressed and believe life is hellish. I refuse to take personal responsibility and blame all my problems on having a white dad and asian mom. And to top it off, I want to kill myself. How could anyone want to kill himself, when the world is such a beautiful and wonderful place? Why would any biological organism deny his programming to survive and reproduce his selfish genes? Clearly I need a savior. Someone to take mercy on me, and care about me, even though they don’t know me. Someone to show kindness to a Eurasian. This sounds like the plot of a good teen drama. Someone ought to make a movie about it. Someone did.
To Save a Life is a Christian Drama film about a white all-American hunk, who realizes there is more to life than parties and cheerleaders and decides to do a good deed for a pathetic Eurasian.
It stars Sean Ruegsegger, who is of mixed white and Asian heritage. Despite having the last name Ruegsegger, he has been defined, like me, by his Asian maleness. And has played roles like Lucas Chen and Dylan Chu in Akeelah and the Bee. In Akeelah he had to imagine what it was like to have an Asian dad. An Asian dad who chastises him for “losing to a little black girl.” This is a family movie after all, and so the only racism Akeelah encounters is from Asian eggheads. Since Asians are ineffectual clowns, Asian racism is not frightening like the KKK, but if anything comical. Asian on Black racism is comic relief and not scary like white people racism. That makes things a little too real and would be too PG-13.
I don’t want to get into the Oppression Olympics. But this is the difference between Eurasian male oppression and all other types. I don’t want to take away from the experience of being a Black Girl in America. There is the double oppression of being both a woman and a black, in a White Male society. And yet I say without doubt, that Black women are human beings in American culture. You can find books, movies, television, that shows them as fully developed characters with their own narrative complexity and voice. While Asians are universally depicted as soulless robotic insects to be squashed. Through WMAF, Asian women have become collaborators in de-humanizing Asians. This is the world I live in. This is why life has become an impossibility for me, and why I can’t endure life as subhuman scum.
But that is Ruegsegger’s other movie. Let us return To Save a Life. Now this is a Christian Drama, so we can’t take it too seriously. After all in the Stuff White People’s Like entry on Asian girls, wrote that we white-asian hybrids are “atheistically pleasing”. [SIC] I full heartedly agree with this assessment. When you look into the face of a WMAF hybrid, you will be atheistically pleased. It is clear that no benevolent Creator God would allow these monstrosities. Only the cold, cruel hand of sexual selection. Nonetheless, this goofy Christian drama has show much biorealism in having the pitiful Eurasian outcast as the charity case, for a good American Christian boy to practice penance on. After having his conversion experience with his friend’s suicide, he decides to save the most pathetic loser he can find. This is of course a Hapa boy, who is not even allowed to enter parties, since he is too uncool. Even an all-American jock is not immune from the Eurasian contagion, and just associating with a Hapa freak, gets his blonde girlfriend to break up with him. To appease his God in this absurd task of saving a Eurasian life, he tries to set up the Hapa with a loser cutter girl. But in true Hapa fashion, he spills icecream on her lap and runs away crying. He can’t even accept Christian charity without spilling icecream. Even a Saint, can only take so much Eurasian whining about spilled icecream, and so he brushes him aside. I wont spill the rest of the plot for you. But lets just say the attempt to help out a Eurasian boy out of pity just backfires on everyone.
One of the few movies that has semi-accurately depicted what it means to be a Eurasian male. The need for a feel good Christian ending is dragged down by the natural suckiness of being a Eurasian male. Even a good white Christian athlete with the best of intentions, can’t save a Eurasian boy. A good film about getting a suicidal Eurasian the help he needs. A Christian miracle, and the suspension of all laws of nature, can’t save a Eurasian life. This is the lesson I took. So you see even in the magical world of Christian Drama flicks, Eurasian lives can’t be saved.