Hypocrites Among Us

Hypocrites Among Us

Alright, grab some popcorn and get comfy because we're going to hear me talk (or write) about something quite sensitive and perhaps, a little bit controversial. I am here to tell you that every single one of us is a hypocrite and all of us is guilty of being two-faced, both online and offline. I am here to tell you that I don't believe in complete innocence unless you are a puppy. Unfortunately, since we are human beings, I am here to tell you that every single one of us is a freaking liar.

What is the one thing we see hovering above the internet grid today? If you answer equality, you're on the right track. Whether it's racial or gender equality, the world is flipping tables over it. I swear to you, no matter which platform I go, there will always be one controversial discussion regarding this equality. We all know where it resonates the loudest: the great United States of America whose leader is an orange baboon with flyaway corn toupee head. Yes, I just said that. And no, I do not care. It baffles me how stupid a leader can be but maybe it shouldn't be that surprising. After all, I live in a country where most politicians are corrupt and majority of our people are easily brainwashed by false doctrine.

The other day I saw an article about a poc man who committed a hate crime against white people. While I won't feature the article here for the sake of our sanity and to avoid misunderstanding, I have to tell you how some people who took their time commenting on this incident made me sick. In it I saw some "brave, social justice" individuals who dismissed this case by implying how the incident doesn't really matter, all because the criminal was a person of color. Now, before you accuse me of anything, here's my question: "if a white man shot a person of color, every social justice warrior is going to scream but when the opposite happens, why do people close their eyes and pretend like nothing happened?" In my opinion, a hate crime is a hate crime. It does not matter if you are Asian, White or African American; if you commit a hate crime, it's a hate crime and many innocent lives will be the cost to your racial hatred. Please understand I am in no way defending anyone. A white man who shot an innocent person of color is wrong but that rule applies to every single one of us, regardless of where we came from. A hate crime that stem from racism is a problem.

I know what you're thinking: "girl, you should shut the fuck up because you know nothing about our political system." Oh trust me, I know that thought. I've seen people shut down others by saying, "you know nothing because you're Asian" or "you don't live in the United States, what do you know?" I admit, I am not a political science graduate. I am not a law student. But I am not here to talk about all the evil that's happening in our world, the misfortunes and war we see on CNN or Fox; I am talking about the hypocrites who only give a damn when things are about them. I am talking to the people who think it matters less if the hate crime is committed by a POC. I am talking to the people who think it's okay to shoot a white family because they are born white and therefore, should be punished for their roots. I am also talking to the people who demand equality for their ethnicity but still call Asians "chinks."

You're right, I don't live in America. I am not American and I am not White or a Person of Color. I am a Chinese citizen who lives in a country surrounded by mostly Javanese and Muslims. So I know what it's like to live as a minority. I know what it's like to demand equality, even if the case here mostly revolves around "religion equality" and not race. My point is, I'm just sick of these people who demand and care about something only when it concerns their safety. I understand the White political system sucks and I do not condone any of those bullshit. What I'm trying to say and what I want is for the people who demand equality to actually mean it. If you demand equality but still calls an Asian "chink" or think a hate crime against other ethnicity is okay, you are only asking for a safety net dedicated to keep you away from the war.

After seeing all of these hypocrisy around the internet, I can't help but to think about how much of a liar each and everyone of us can be. It's a scary world we live in and a bunch of masked liars we are surrounded with. Through this all I can't help but to think about how these hypocrites remind me of the feminazi women who demand gender equality yet still waste their time slut shaming other women. Doesn't this show that we, as humans, prioritize ourselves more than other people? What does this say about us as human beings then? Do we really respond to issues faster if they concern us? I know that humans are naturally selfish but sometimes, I find myself asking these questions.

As for you who support and demand equality as a whole, I'm with you all the way. I hope anyone who is reading this understand that I am not trying to lecture you or your country's political system. It is not my intention to act like a political expert waving the "Not All..." white flag. I know the world is in riot and we have been seeing a lot of misfortunes lately and I assure you I am not here to tell you that we shouldn't grief — because we should. It's just that these thoughts have been bugging me for months and when I saw that one particular article, I couldn't not write about it.

You, my reader, should know that it is extremely scary for me to write and actually publish this post (which has been a draft for more than a month) I really, really hope that whoever read this actually understood my point. If not, you can always ask me in the comments below.