Gates of Vienna is pleased to present another guest-essay by the well-known writer Takuan Seiyo.
The deadly jive of Jiverly diversity
by Takuan Seiyo
On the day when thirteen people were murdered by this ugly loser whom America had imported from Vietnam to celebrate its diversity, the handsome and lost Mayor of Binghamton was on Fox TV proclaiming, “We are going to have a vigil tomorrow to celebrate our diversity.”
This idiocy is no aberration for the city where the “progressive” vision has become flesh. Matthew Ryan’s mayoral webpage serves up the bromide cocktail right at the top:
“To excel at progressive governance based on participatory democracy, transparency, sustainable development, and innovative management. Our ideas and our actions will embody and affirm justice, equity, diversity, inclusion and fairness.”
Sentient Binghamtonites should have moved out of the city the day the oozing quintuplets of justice, equity, diversity, inclusion and fairness appeared on Mayor Ryan’s webpage. But cognizance of reality is probably not prevalent among the denizens of this Berkeley-wannabe town.
Binghamton, where on April 3, 2009 Jiverly Voong gave such grave and multiple offense to “The American Dream,” revels in the glory of diversity, anti-”racism”, peace and “social justice.” Tarik Abdelazim, Mayor Ryan’s Executive Assistant and a “progressive” Arab — oh, fondest dream fulfilled — doubles as The Community Progressive Advocate and as the erstwhile authorizer of a Muhammad-celebrating parade by an Islamic terrorist front-group.
New York Governor David Paterson weighed in with the pabulum that the center was holding classes “for those who want to become citizens of the United States of America, who wanted to be part of the American Dream, and so tragically may have had that hope thwarted today. But there still is an American dream.”
It should be a legal requirement that anyone bloviating about “The American Dream” define what it is and for whom. A corollary requirement should be that all American politicians stop talking about the desires of people who want to immigrate to America, and start talking about the desires of America with respect to prospective immigrants.
Voong’s victims had immigrated to the United States from China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Pakistan, Iraq, Haiti and Brazil. Witness names mentioned in connection with this massacre are “Alex Galkin, an immigrant from Uzbekistan” with more people from “ as far of as Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, [and Laos] all working to become more a part of their new home.”
The beautiful strength of diversity is so diverse that the media can’t sort out the countries of origin any more. A “Filipino immigrant” [ibid.] by the obviously Israeli name of Omri Yigal is cited in some articles. Cited also are Abdelhak Ettouri, an English-illiterate Moroccan immigrant, Zhanar Tokhtabayeva, “a 30-year-old from Kazakhstan“, and Laotian immigrants at the center.
Just what is it that Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have, not to speak of Pakistan, Iraq and Morocco, that the United States should want so badly? Is it Shia or Sunna that America prefers? Just in case, we are packing both in. Likewise, both basking in The American Dream, the Vietnamese shall assuredly lie down with the Laotian somewhere among the Irish of Boston, and lead us into a progressive future.
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Angela Leach, a representative of the American Civic Association where the massacre took place, declared “through tears”:
“Whatever drove this individual to do what he did I cannot possibly fathom. But we will come out of our grief and sadness more resolute in our mission and more dedicated than ever to help people realize the dream of American citizenship.”
Though Ms. Leach has carefully avoided using such no-no judgmental words as “evil crime,” “mass murder” etc. — an avoidance devoutly duplicated at other progressively lunatic organizations [hat tip Lawrence Auster] — perhaps we can plumb this mystery here.
— Voong a.k.a. Wong a.k.a. Linh, 41. Chinese from Vietnam. Immigrated to the United States with his family in the early 1990s.
[Why? What was in the deal for the United States?]
— Nearly 20 years later could barely speak English. Flunked out at his American Civic Association English class.
[If the U.S. is to persist with the lunacy of “we are all immigrants,” why not recognize that only Europeans and educated people from the former colonies of Great Britain can be relied upon to know, or to acquire quickly, enough English to function productively to the potential benefit of society?]
— Charged with forgery in 1992 — which must have been virtually upon arrival in the United States.
[Why would an alien with such an inauspicious start be allowed to remain in the United States?]
— Got a gun permit (according to some reports conceal-carry) soon thereafter.
[Why? Why would anyone who can’t speak the language of the land and is an obvious misfit in its culture be able to obtain a gun permit?]
— Allegations of drug use and plans to rob a bank, in the late 1990s.
— Spent 7 years driving a delivery truck for Kikka Sushi in Inglewood, California at $9 an hour while spending his off-hours chain-smoking in a fleabag motel room furnished only with a bed and a 52” TV.
[Again, what’s in the deal for the United States? The owner of Kikka Sushi, undoubtedly another Asian immigrant, made a little more money. But what Voong consumed in social services must have cost the American taxpayer far more than what he paid in taxes, if he paid taxes at all.]
— Married, divorced, disgruntled at his low pay at Kikka Sushi, left California for Binghamton. Worked at ShopVac. Upset over his low pay of $8. Jilted by girlfriend. After losing his job, “miserable,” surviving on (and complaining about) $200 per week in unemployment benefits.
[Again, what was in this deal for the American taxpayer? Leaving money aside — and taxpayer money, Americans are finally beginning to learn, does matter — what was in the deal for America’s social capital? In what way did the immigration of Jiverly Voong to America strengthen the social fabric of America? And that’s before one considers how he chose to make his final exit.]
— Family in Binghamton “kept to themselves.” Voong’s father was “well-known” through his past work at the World Relief Organization, helping recent immigrants “find a doctor and obtain food stamps.”
[You mean, America takes in immigrants who need food stamps? Or immigrants who help other immigrants to figure out how to obtain food stamps?]
And yet, within hours of Jiverly’s celebration of diversity with both a .45 and a 9mm, lunatic jive was abroad in the land. Shepard Smith said on Fox News, “Every single one of us is an immigrant.” Really? I bet the Smith family hasn’t had an immigrant in 100 years, if that.
And that was the “conservative” TV network. I hate to think what MSNBC made of Jiverly. As to NBC’s understanding, “What was clear is that Jiverly Wong was a registered gun owner.”
Of course. Vice President Biden segued right in when he said, “We’ve got to figure a way to deal with this senseless, senseless violence.”
It’s not difficult to figure out what America’s “progressive” elite will figure out. Some hints were among the thousands of comments at The Huffington Post (hat tip Michelle Malkin), blaming the Binghamton massacre on:
- IBM and corporate greed
- The 2nd Amendment
- The NRA
- Fox News
- Michele Bachmann
- Conservative talk radio
- Conservative blogs
- All right-wingers
Not to forget Binghamton’s Police Chief Joseph Zikuski who pointed out on NBC Television that people “degraded and disrespected” Jiverly over his poor English skills. It’s the white folks, folks. If only the right-wingers could be shamed into accepting glorious rainbow diversity in a panoply of beautiful languages. [Full disclosure: I am a by-the-bootstraps American immigrant and I learned English from scratch as my then-fourth language.]
The tragic explanation of Jiverly’s evil rampage, overwhelming in its empirical precedent, has been in plain view for decades. Third World immigrants come to America not for its Shakespeare’s tongue or WASP Constitution and founding ideas of freedom expressed in rights and linked responsibilities. They come for the fraudulent “American Dream,” a dream that both the Right and the Left have bleached of all its cultural and ethnic denotations or even connotations. It’s all about opening a Laundromat, mailing to the old country a photo next to a newly acquired Mercedes, sending the son to the old country to find a wife and increasingly, having the son fight or spy for the old country against the new one. Or it’s about cramming for years to get an advanced degree and get rich that way.
This is not immigration as it was 120 years ago, but colonization. And when the streets turn out not be paved in gold, and golden-haired maidens will not be pawed, the fraudulent Dream crashes. The toxic jive of petty capitalist exploiters, opium-sucking “progressives” and toothsome politicians claims its victims. And the victims claim their victims.
There is hardly an area where a unique freedom conferred by the American Constitution is more linked to responsibility than the 2nd Amendment. The popular privilege of bearing arms is embedded in the culture of Northern Europe, whence the Founding Fathers came. It’s in the firearms tradition of the Swiss, the middle class yeomanry tradition of the Dutch, Flemings, Germans and Britons.
And so is the tradition of restraint. If England listened to Enoch Powell, to this day its hottest citizens’ disputes would be settled with fists and barstools, and its bobbies would never even have heard of MP5s and body armor.
East and South Asians come to the United States without any of these traditions. Firearms ownership is so severely proscribed there that wealthy Japanese, Korean and Chinese tourists come to the United States on organized “shooting vacations,” to fulfill a macho dream. Arabs have the opposite tradition: firearms are widely available and used wantonly and indiscriminately. Neither cultural baggage is suitable for the United States, a country that was designed on Northern European principles, for people with a relatively low predisposition to combustibility.
Add a crumbled American Dream to deep alienation, pour firearms into the mixture, and ignite. The ignition can be anything, from a jab for one’s funny English accent to a jilt from a fancied female.
Let’s zoom out from Jiverly, to see the larger picture.
On April 7, 2009 the Christian utopian penchant for bringing profoundly alien people to America and helping them unto death, literally, bloomed in Temecula, California. At a retreat run by the Kkottongnae Brothers and Sisters of Jesus, a Korean-American man tentatively identified as John Chong, 69, attacked with a revolver two Korean couples, killing one woman and injuring three persons before he was subdued.
Kkottongnae [“flower village” in Korean] is a Roman Catholic organization dedicated to serving “the poor and homeless.” And Korean, apparently. At the time of posting this, police investigators were “having trouble piecing together exactly what transpired because many victims speak only Korean.”
On April 6, 2009, Yavuz Berke, 31, a Turkish immigrant to Canada who changed his name to Adam Dylan Leon, stole a Cessna 172 at an Ontario airport and flew it “erratically” for six hours into the United States, until NORAD fighter jets intercepted him and forced him to land. Upon arrest, Berke stated that he intended to commit “suicide by fighter-jet pilot,” i.e. a form of exit with a bigger bang than the one chosen by those who exit in “suicide-by-cop.”
A few days before the Binghamton massacre, 42-year-old Devan Kalathat murdered his two children and three other relatives and critically wounded his wife, before killing himself in Santa Clara, California. Even the headlines for this crime are a mute testimony to the craziness not of Kalathat but of the nation that has imported him. “Suspect Devan Kalathat, Victims Akhil Dev, Negha Dev, Ashok Appu Poothemkandi, Suchitra Sivaraman, Ahana Ashok.”. Some reports spent inches of space spelling all that phonetically, “day-VAHN’ KAH’-luh-THOT,” “ ah-SHOHK’ ah-POO’ POO’-thum-KHAN’-dee,” etc.
It appears that Kalathat, an engineer from the Indian state of Kerala with a good job at Yahoo and a fancy townhouse, got upset with his wife and brother-in-law. The latter and his family had come from Tamil Nadu, apparently on an H-1B visa, and were staying with the Kalathats while settling in Silicon Valley. Kalathat voiced his upset with two .45 pistols he’d bought recently.
Also in Silicon Valley, on November 14, 2008, Jing Hua Wu, a Chinese immigrant and highly skilled engineer, gunned down three executives at his former employer SiPort, a few hours after being laid off.
On July 30, 2008, a “quiet, hard-working immigrant” from China, Vince Weiguang Li, “occasionally frustrated with not being able to communicate or understand,” stabbed the man sitting next to him on a Greyhound bus in Canada several dozen times, severed the man’s head, hacked at the body, and then ate parts of the victim’s body.
On July 23, 2007, in Atlanta, 52-year-old Abdulaziz Ibrahim, a “retired” [at 52?] factory worker who didn’t speak much English, murdered his son and two daughters-in-law, and wounded other relatives before turning the gun on himself. “So sweet he wouldn’t hurt anybody,” according to the testimony of a neighbor. The extended Ibrahim family had immigrated ten years earlier from Ethiopia.
On April 17, 2007, Cho Seung-Hui, 23, a permanent U.S. resident from South Korea and a shy, unattractive and inarticulate English major (of all things!) at Virginia Tech, made his mark too. Cho expressed his love of America’s diversity by using both a .22 Walther and a 9mm Glock to murder 32 people and wound 25. Predictably for this country gone soft-in-the-head, the official report issued by the State of Virginia criticized Virginia Tech administrators for their failure to “help” the murderer prior to his eruption, but made no mention of the opium fumes of beautiful diversity that had brought Cho Seung-Hui into the country and onto the Virginia tech campus.
On September 13, 2006, Kimveer Gill,25, son of Indian immigrants, had his moment of significance. A skinny, awkward loser, Gill walked into Montreal’s Dawson College, dressed in black and carrying three firearms. Gill shot one woman to death and injured 19 people, six of them critically. He then shot himself in the head. Gill had left extensive posts on the Internet, e.g. “Work sucks… School sucks… I hate this world, I hate the people in it, I hate God.” But perhaps the most telling was a plaint that he’d not been out on a date for a month.
On November 21, 2004, Chai Soua Vang, a Hmong immigrant from Laos living in Wisconsin, trespassed onto private land while hunting deer. The landowners asked him to leave, allegedly using insulting language. Walking away, Vang turned with his rifle and opened fire, killing six men and wounding two. Vang had been arrested previously for threatening his wife with a gun.
A sane society, founded and still run largely by people of European stock, does not open its doors to Hmong or other time-travelers from vastly different cultures, in order to then dump them onto the Germans of Wisconsin.
On May 9, 2003, 62-year-old Biswanath Halder, an immigrant from India, snapped on the campus of Case Western University, where he’d been an MBA student. Halder had moved to the United States in 1969, “hoping to get rich.”
Supremely ugly [photo], lonely and a serial loser, what set Halder off was a “flame bait” on his website impugning his looks and personal hygiene.
And so Biswanath Halder came to school that day dressed in military fatigues, wearing a helmet and a bulletproof west, with two pistols and much ammunition. He’d lost his eyeglasses, couldn’t find the man he was looking for, but still managed to kill a student, Norman Wallace, wounded a professor and a student, and engaged in a 7-hour firefight with the police before he was subdued.
On October 21, 2002, Huan Yun Xiang, a Chinese student at Australia’s Monash University, jumped on his classroom desk, screaming, “You never understand me,” and opened fire at his fellow students in an econometrics class. Armed with five handguns, Xiang killed two students and seriously wounded another five, before he was subdued. Xiang was an ugly, repulsive man with limited English skills. For the crimes of a foreigner from a country where citizens have no access to either guns or liberty, the citizens of Victoria, Australia, were punished with a further tightening of Australia’s already super restrictive gun laws.
On January 16, 2002, Peter Odighizuwa, a Nigerian immigrant, arrived at the Appalachian School of Law, from which he had recently flunked out. Odighizuwa then produced a pistol, shot and killed the Law School’s dean, a professor, and a student. He wounded three other people. Two fellow law students, pointing their own guns, apprehended Odighizuwa upon his exit from the building. Odighizuwa was an outlier at the school, with an abrasive personality and a language problem. Written accounts report his assertions that the FBI, the CIA, and the Law School’s faculty members had it in for him. VDare.com commented at the time, “The white West welcomes losers and misfits like Mr. Odighizuwa into its midst, pretends they’ve assimilated, boasts about the ‘diversity’ we’re creating and ignores any and every indication that they don’t belong here and that their presence endangers others.”
On December 14, 1992, Wayne Lo, then 18 years old, shot six people, killing two, at Simon’s Rock Bard College in Massachusetts. Lo, a gifted son of caring and cultured parents, was born in Taiwan and attended several schools in America. According to court testimony, Lo didn’t fit socially at the liberal college, felt like an outsider, and talked sometimes about wanting to kill large numbers of people.
On November 1, 1991, Gang Lu, a Beijing native and PhD student in physics at the University of Iowa, punished his faculty advisors for having failed to recommend his doctoral dissertation for an academic honor. Wielding two handguns, Lu shot and killed five faculty professors and graduate students, paralyzed another, and then committed suicide. He had written five letters explaining his “reasons” for the planned mass murder. Among the quotes: “It is believed that there exists no justice for little people in this world, extraordinary action has to be taken to preserve this world as a better place to live.”
On December 6, 1989, Marc Lepine, the worst mass murderer in Canada’s history, killed 14 women and wounded 10 women and four men at a Montreal’s Polytechnique engineering university. Lepine was born Gamil Gharbi, son of an Algerian Muslim immigrant.
Dormant sociopathy that erupts in mass murder is not solely an Asian or African immigrants’ syndrome. There have been mass killers with names like, recently, Kevin Garner, Michael McLendon, and Richard Poplawski, who take revenge for the slings and arrows of their misfortunes on such humans, often their own families, who are within reach.
There is no racial or immigration status separator when it comes to mass killers who take out their own children or mow down complete strangers. The issue is why America has to import categories of foreigners whose proneness to the conditions that produce deep estrangement, unhappiness and paranoia, combined with their ethnically-encoded combustibility, are a correlative predictor of their potential for ultraviolent eruption.
Brenda Walker coined the term “Immigrant Mass Murder Syndrome”. But I have not even touched here on the rich annals of murderous sprees by Muslim immigrants whether jihadi or just plain 7th century tribal, or the many thousands of criminal Latinos, legal and illegal, who rape, murder or flatten with their cars while DUI.
Nor are we covering here refugees from deeply damaged societies like Somalia’s or Ethiopia’s, who are brought to the United States already damaged psychologically, and erupt with weapons other than firearms. Not to mention that statistics are not available because of the MSM “see-no-non-white-evil” syndrome and the government’s (both Fed and State) determination to keep the lying Kumbaya façade over the crumbling edifice that the government itself has built.
The Jiverly syndrome is all about the good immigrants, the ones who have not come to the U.S. with criminal intentions, worked hard, were gainfully employed, and in many cases possessed good brains and university degrees. This is the “Good Immigrant” Mass Murder Syndrome.
If Jiverly Voong had stayed in Vietnam, he’d probably never have gotten to make even $8 per hour, or to own a car, a small armory, to have the disposable time or income to spend his weekends at the shooting range or gym. He would never even have dreamt of a $200-per-week safety net extended to him by the Vietnamese state, let alone complain if he got one. But he’d have remained among his own people, whose language he spoke and whose manners he could read, as they could his.
He’d have retained his sense of belonging, and his acceptance of his place in the social hierarchy. He’d have had his tribal and kin affinity networks, instead of the TV networks on his 52” TV set, alone in a crappy sheetrock box somewhere in the Los Angeles concrete pampas. And he’d most likely have borne his small fate with resignation, instead of lashing out at the country and the people who had given him all the things Vietnam would never have given him.
It’s a deadly jive that seduces people like Jiverly Voong to immigrate to the United States and exposes Americans to the resulting dangers.
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