What Does It Mean To Be “Pro-Asian”?

To be “Asian” or “Asian American” is not a personal identity, but a political one.

The political identity of “Asian” or “Asian American”, as opposed to any ethno-national identities based on citizenship or blood, is a formation and classification designed by various White Supremacist Imperialists and Colonialists as part of the repressive socioeconomic stratification that exists within European countries, former European and American colonies/protectorates, and countries currently under occupation by White settlers (e.g., North America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand).

The political identity of “Asian” or “Asian American” is also a counter-formation and counter-classification by political dissidents within those countries that seeks to unite a broad class of people within the boundaries of this political categorization and transform it from a fragmented ethnic diaspora into a polis capable of providing defense for its members and freely pursuing its material interests.

We are those political dissidents.


THE GOAL

End Anti-Asian Racism.

Anti-Asian Racism is a political structure that exists within all European countries, former European and American colonies/protectorates, and countries under occupation by White settlers, and consists of a web of institutions, laws, cultural norms, and social practices that prevent Asians and Asian Americans from achieving collective self-determination.

“Collective self-determination” refers to a state of self-rule, either through appointed representatives or direct democracy. This may be within the boundaries and frameworks of an existing European or White settler nation’s own laws and institutions or independently localized. In all areas of public life, Pro-Asians seek to maintain and possess sovereignty as first-class citizens, and not extralegal aliens that must abide by a different set of rules, standards, and customs than those of the first-class citizens within their respective countries.

Our rights claim is based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including the rights enumerated in Article 1, Article 8, Article 21, Article 22, Article 27, and Article 29:

Article 1.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 8.
Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

Article 21.
(1) Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
(2) Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country.
(3) The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.

Article 22.
Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.

Article 27.
(1) Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
(2) Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.

Article 29.
(1) Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.
(2) In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.
(3) These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/

THE PROCESS

Pro-Asians believe in praxis, the process by which society is changed and transformed.

Praxis consists of the following:

  • Establishing bases and enclaves, virtually and physically, consisting of Asians, Asian Americans, and non-Asian sympathizers in order to freely form communities with similar moral and material interests;
  • Educating members of these bases and enclaves and promoting Pro-Asian values within them;
  • Sharing Pro-Asian ideology with other diasporic Asians and enlightened individuals who also value equal rights, human rights, truth, and pursuing justice;
  • Explicitly becoming involved in the management of the country and the local communities and enclaves in which we live, by creating a faction within an established political party or by establishing a formally recognized new one;
  • Directly participating in the management of the country and society at large in which a particular Asian political community is embedded, in order to win, maintain, and ensure equal economic, social, and cultural rights for Asian and Asian American citizens;
  • To undertake any and all means necessary to achieve the prior five steps, including ideological, economic, and electoral confrontation and conflict.

In all cases, we shall rely first on country-specific formal mechanisms as outlined in Article 8 of the UN Charter as a “preferred strategy” for obtaining remedy and redress for any persecution, inequality, imbalance, or infringement of sovereignty and self-rule based in material facts and evidence.

We will rely on Freedom of Association, enshrined in Article 20 of the UN Charter, and the 1st Amendment of the United States of America, to peaceably assemble to petition the formal government for grievances and establish Pro-Asian communities with a right to self-representation. We do not advocate violence but will defend the community and its members who have suffered empirical human rights violations and find their petitions ignored, repressed, or denied by formal legal, cultural, and institutional mechanisms by any means necessary.

Only those who subscribe to all of the above may classify themselves as “Pro-Asian”.

We do not recognize any subgroup, collective, community, classification, or any other individual entity or body that does not adhere to these essential truths and/or seeks to advance equal rights for those socially constructed as Asian and Asian American in European countries, former European/American colonies/protectorates, and countries currently under occupation by White settlers.