Asians for Bernie; Against Trump

Here (I’m looking at net, not gross favorability here).

Sad to say, I am not surprised in the least bit. Most Asians understand Trump to be a liar and demagogue; Bernie strikes them as honest and as fixing the mistakes they see in America (inequality, a curious lack of benefits, lack of attention to the climate issue). Needless to say, I only agree with two out of 17 of Bernie’s positions on the relevant issues page (generic drugs and the Iran deal).

I am telling you: Asians are the New Jews. They may not be unanimously for Jesse Jackson, but they generally certainly see eye-to-eye with America’s Left. No wonder they find an Old Jew most appealing (on net) to their sensibilities. They feel like they’re living in a rich society that’s not doing enough to fix its clear societal problems other than those related to GDP/capita. Likewise, Asians in America generally live free and clear of the threat of criminal victimization, so they don’t focus all too much on the law and order issue (except when they do). Koreans (both North and South) have the lowest teenage pregnancy rate in the world, so they are  increasingly socially liberal both in South Korea and the United States (the North has too many restrictions on movement for much social liberalization to occur there). Hindus are a separate issue; they almost never have premarital sex (much unlike Jews), but they still hold the same economic sensibilities that lead Bernie’s net favorability to be sky-high among Asian-Americans. They also are not generally against abortion and homosexual marriage, much unlike Evangelical Protestants.

Author: pithom

An atheist with an interest in the history of the ancient Near East. Author of the Against Jebel al-Lawz Wordpress blog.

Read the Comment Policy Before Commenting.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: