‘We’re not at fault’: Margaret Cho on rise of anti-Asian violence

'We're not at fault': Margaret Cho on rise of anti-Asian violence 1


Actress and comedian Margaret Cho talks to CNN's Pamela Brown about the rise of violence against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.
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108 Comments on "‘We’re not at fault’: Margaret Cho on rise of anti-Asian violence"

  1. SuperThunderGoodGuy | March 13, 2021 at 10:00 PM | Reply

    Maybe we should call coronavirus it’s scientific name and not blame our fellow humans on it. People always seem to forget that we are the same species of human.

    • @C5hrc Marxtok Republicult Georgia Secretary of State, Arizona Secretary of State and all the Secretaries of States couldn’t find fraud to change election. Conald J Swamp Department of Justice didn’t believe that there were fraud to change election. Putin peewee puppet, Conald J Swamp, didn’t want to believe that his policies failed and America fired him.

    • C5hrc Marxtok | March 14, 2021 at 5:39 PM | Reply

      @W.M. W okay. And Smollett was attacked by White Trump supporters.. and Michael Brown had his hands up.hahaha

    • Nope: Western is always right; we can bomb other nations at our will, we can kill innocent people to train our military, we are mighty & lawful. The rest of the world is just our commonwealth

    • Tigol Biddies | March 15, 2021 at 2:54 PM | Reply

      @SuperThunderGoodGuy the regular flu sometimes is a Corona virus, ya dingu

    • @cervellone He’s basically pounding his chest with pride about a crippling lack of attention to detail.

  2. It makes me sick

  3. One thing I’ve learned, about human beings, bad ones in particular. Why will they try to hurt you- Because they think they can get away with it. The solution is simple, make the Cost high enough for the activity, and away they’ll go.

  4. The Darkest Empath | March 13, 2021 at 10:05 PM | Reply

    It’s sad that Trump supporters act like this.
    Let’s face it, most of them are terrible people.

    • The Darkest Empath | March 13, 2021 at 10:56 PM | Reply

      @Dorian Shades of gray I think you should read my post again. I don’t see anything about white supremacy.

    • @sick of liberals it’s funny for almost a year you twits were saying that it was a hoax,that it’s not as bad as being reported,we don’t need a mask all of a sudden it’s a crisis. As for being stupid I’m not the one who believes everything the Golden Turd says. I’m not the one who is being scammed to send money to his I’m broke fund BTW guess you are going to his Inauguration next Saturday. According to QAnon and his supporters like yourself Dump is going to be sworn in as President, maybe he might tell you fools about how he’s leasing office space in Trump Towers to the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.

    • Trump CHINA VIRUS applauded by millions people

    • Thugs mean to target only Chinese🇨🇳, not Asians.
      – Most Asians don’t like Chinese anyway.

    • Trentonmakes | March 17, 2021 at 7:52 AM | Reply

      @Osama Bin laden a white man killed eight Asian people yesterday in Atlanta 😏

  5. Bernadette Dunn | March 13, 2021 at 10:07 PM | Reply

    it doesn’t surprise me either. its such cowardice. only a coward could sucker punch an elderly person or a woman or even a man. i wish they’d stop this.

    • Stephens Odyssey | March 21, 2021 at 1:08 AM | Reply

      @Switzer Blitzer “Trump promoted this” – prove it or stop lying, and have a nice day.

    • @Switzer Blitzer we called the spanish flu the spansih flu so why cant we call the china virus the china virus? why is it people are such wimps anymore

    • Switzer Blitzer | March 21, 2021 at 3:28 PM | Reply

      @St Claire That was then, this is now. The cowards who assault and murder helpless elderly Asian Americans are the wimps. The last time I checked assault and murder are illegal. They are most likely the same people who choose to forego participation in the mitigation of the virus. I don’t think that the elderly Asian Americans are the wimps here. When you chose to take the racial angle and call the virus the China Virus you may cause the death of one of your fellow Asian Americans, or two, or three or four…use the rational portion of your mind and Grow up. The scientific name for the virus is the Corona Virus and the illness it causes is called Covid 19. Get it straight and you may save the life a fellow American. Be an American and treat your fellow American like you would like to be treated. Oh wait, that would require you to activate Christian principles and beliefs….and wasn’t the USA founded on Christian principles and beliefs?….what a concept. I’ll leave you with a phrase from someone with a lot more wisdom than you or I…. MATTHEW 25:38-40 “When did we see you a stranger and receive you hospitably, or naked and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 In reply the King will say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ “

    • Switzer Blitzer | March 21, 2021 at 3:55 PM | Reply

      @Stephens Odyssey I stand behind my comment 1000%. As POTUS Trump had a lot of power to influence the actions of many people. Those with weak conviction and irrational thinking couldn’t see through Trump’s real intention and that was to win an election. With Trump’s promotion of blaming Asians for the virus he knew that he put Asian Americans at great risk of violence. And of course he would know, he is a self proclaimed “stable genius”, and one that didn’t care about the outcome. The very predictable outcome manifested itself in the violence and murder of our fellow helpless elderly Asian Americans. Anyone who thinks this promotion of hatred, violence and murder was worth the effort to try to win an election has totally lost his/her way. He LOST, and rightfully so, simply because he chose a sinful, self-righteous and selfish path….YES, Trump promoted this. Thank God Almighty that we have adults in the White House now. The only ones lying are those lying to themselves, those who don’t treat fellow Americans, and other human beings, in the same why they would like to be treated. It would be advantageous to activate your Christian principles and beliefs, the very ones most Americans claim this country was founded on. Wouldn’t that be a shocking concept….

  6. Mostly going after the elderly. Pathetic.

  7. I never get how people can just, go up to random strangers and beat them up because they look different???? what y’all on over there???? why can’t you guys just – leave others who didn’t do anything to you the hell alone???

    • @King Charles That may be in the last few attacks in the last week or so, but remember when everyone was bitching about Pelosi hugging people in SF Chinatown? Yes, her gesture was epistemologically stupid, but do you remember why she was doing that? To refresh your memory, people in that area were getting harassed even then.

      And because of my cousins maybe it’s something I’m more sensitive to, but I grew up in a neighborhood that was about 2/3 every kind of Asian you can think of, and when I was about 19 I changed directions on my route to the mall and caught up with a small old Filipino man who had this weird gangly white dude buzzing around him like a hornet expressing irritation at his Filipinoness. I pretended I knew him and escorted him home.

      This is not say ( living where I do) I haven’t seen black and Latino folks hassling Asian people. It’s just that, because I’m white, other white folk feel more comfortable revealing their assholery in front of me. But here’s the thing: if you set up a racially based caste system ( as the legal system of early America did), then people across the caste lines will buy into it in an effort to make life easier. So in the same way a white racist might soothe their insecurities by telling themselves “ At least I’m white”, those African American Bayview girls in San Francisco attempted to make themselves feel more important by telling themselves “ At least I’m not Asian.”

      ( and by the way, Bayview girls— shame on you. I know you’re not from the Sunnydale projects, because I’ve worked there and I know those folk would cheerfully step up to you en masse suggesting you pick your own switches.)

    • @Nolies Truesbob I don’t need to look at videos, I have friends from Korea

    • That’s how Fk western democracy patriotism works. They killed the natives to takeover their lands, they traded slaves to gain their wealth, they used biochemical weapons to dominate the world

    • @Night Raid Rogue 👏 👏 👏 100% right on the money!

    • @Sims Fishfunny how the only “Christian virtues” you know are abortion and gay bla bla bla, why don’t you know anything else about your holy book?
      Universal health Care is in the Bible too, so is taking care of the poor.
      In fact the Bible is part of the source material Marx and Engles used when writing The Communist Manifesto.
      Maybe you should try to, not only, read it but understand what it says

  8. It is a shame that this is happening in developed countries to people only because they are different from them 😔😔😔😔😔😔s

    • It’s mostly all political agenda fraud.

    • @Halfbeard Jones the only response worse than China’s was Trumps

    • Halfbeard Jones | March 16, 2021 at 10:44 PM | Reply

      @Brian Hogg BS. Covid was being tested in Wuhan’s research facility. The doctors warned the chinese gov of the dangerous/contagiousness of Covid but were censored. Then China made public statements saying it was not a serious threat despite their doctors saying otherwise. Then they lied saying it was contained to just Wuhan. Then they lied saying it would not leave their borders despite a delay in quarantine. How is Trumps response any worse?

    • @Halfbeard Jones Trump did the same. Said it would die out. Said not serious. On and on. Ok Trump has an excuse” as thick as a brick”

    • Halfbeard Jones | March 17, 2021 at 9:37 AM | Reply

      @not fascist When did I ever say I enjoy killing, especially the elderly? Learn to read and stop jumping to factless conclusions.

  9. The fact that these attackers target little old ladies is quite revealing.
    They don’t have the balls to go after someone who can fight back.

  10. Steve Fortier | March 13, 2021 at 11:08 PM | Reply

    The man in these attacks wearing a ski mask and gloves, these were premeditated attacks. Should get 10 years in a cell

  11. People died all over China when the outbreak happened. No one was happy with the pandemic in China. We should come together as a human race because the blame game will do us in if climate change doesn’t. Every life is precious. It’s sad that these people are attacking the elderly.

    • The strategic that targets Blacks in America is evident here. I do not believe it is a Chinese plot to attack Blacks in America; but others who want to create ethnic tension who benefit in other ways. Thank you for your strong post on humanity and compassion.

    • Tigol Biddies | March 15, 2021 at 2:50 PM | Reply

      @WVBS LLC they’re correlating unrelated things.
      Backs are more susceptible to this virus because of their diet and lifestyle (because of economic reasons), it’s very simple if you look at the already available data. But pointing this out is now racist.

    • Funny thing is, it was reported that covid was actually first found in the Europe first. This is before wuhan incident. Interesting, not much exposure from the news….. I wonder why 🤔

    • @Lilly Pak because its not true hahaha. Stop spreading conspiracy theory you china bot.

    • No. U were wrong. Many people died in wuhan. Yes. The rest part of China, very little. In my city (6 million people) we had zero case. But we had a total lock down for a month anyway. Just in case. Life went back to normal all around China since April 2020.
      Believe or not. It is the truth.

  12. They attack people they hardly know…never ever met. And they often attack the vulnerable…from behind. Life is too short to waste on hating your fellow human beings. Embrace those you meet along life’s journey…In the end, we all go dust.

    • Tom Porsgaard | March 14, 2021 at 5:41 AM | Reply

      @Remco V You’re ridiculous. No dude, it’s NOT the same as being funny.

    • Tom Porsgaard | March 14, 2021 at 5:47 AM | Reply

      @carlo negri Read my comment to your bosom friend Remco V. Guess you two belong to the same propaganda department of clowns. Was it your department that came up with Ron Johnson’s stupid attempt to postulate that your attack on Capitol in January was BLM too? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤪🤪

    • Halfbeard Jones | March 15, 2021 at 5:04 PM | Reply

      How is that any different than the rioters in Portland, Seattle, or LA?

    • @Remco V FYI…BLM and Antifa are two different groups of people. Understand who it is that you’re hating on.

    • Man, that’s what I try to do. But when some people beat up on elderly Asian and women, you have to take a stand and protect yourself. I bought a gun because of this.

  13. RoseMarie Hogan | March 13, 2021 at 11:54 PM | Reply

    These attacks make me sick. I am so sorry the Asian community is going through these cruel and senseless attacks.

  14. “The secret of freedom is educating the people, whereas the secret of tyranny is keeping them ignorant.” ~ Robespierre
    “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities” ~ Voltaire
    “There can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet.” ~Abraham Lincoln
    “The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.” ~ Charles Bukowski
    “Everybody has a right to their opinion, but nobody has a right to be wrong in their facts.” ~ Bernard Baruch, quoted in 1946 AP article.
    “It’s easier to fool people than it is to convince them that they have been fooled.”
    ~ Mark Twain
    “It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” ~ James A. Baldwin
    “When stupidity is considered patriotism, it is unsafe to be intelligent.” ~ Isaac Asimov
    “If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon’s but between patriotism and intelligence on the one side, and superstition, ambition and ignorance on the other.” ~ Ulysses S. Grant, 1875
    “When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” ~ Typically misattributed to Sinclair Lewis, the original source of this quote is unknown, but likely derived from labor activist Eugene V. Debs 1917 quote, “Every robber or oppressor in history has wrapped himself in a cloak of patriotism or religion, or both.”

    Before World War II, Charles Lindbergh typified American heroism with his daring flights, including the first solo transatlantic flight, and his celebration of new technology. He parlayed his fame and heroic stature into a leading role in the America First movement, which opposed America’s entrance into the war against Nazi Germany. In 1939, in an essay entitled “Aviation, Geography, and Race,” published in that most American of journals, Reader’s Digest, Lindbergh embraced something close to Nazism for America:

    “It is time to turn from our quarrels and to build our White ramparts again. This alliance with foreign races means nothing but death to us. It is our turn to guard our heritage from Mongol and Persian and Moor, before we become engulfed in a limitless foreign sea.”

    The America First movement was the public face of pro-fascist sentiment in the United States at that time. In the twenties and thirties, many Americans shared Lindbergh’s views against immigration, especially by non-Europeans. The Immigration Act of 1924 strictly limited immigration into the country, and it was specifically intended to restrict the immigration of both nonwhites and Jews.

    Once again, nationalism, aka fascism, has risen its ugly head in America, in European nations, and in some other countries around the world. The fight of good people against ignorance, the fears that sprout from it, the hate which then blossoms, culminating in the bitter toxic fruit of evil, senseless brutalities and deaths, is a constant, never-ending battle we fear, but it is a battle from which we must never shrink.

    In this era, the likes of Toxic Trump and Marginalized Greene have become the face of the new “America First” fascist movement built up over the last four decades by the GOP, Reich-wing plutocrats, demagogues, and media. But, as with Lindbergh, the American people gradually come to recognize their dysfunctional poison and reject it. Most Americans understand, accept, and appreciate that the enduring strength of America is that we are a nation of immigrants and multiculturalism, a “melting pot” where the best ideas rise to the top, and superficial differences are meaningless in the face of our common humanity and purpose. Most Americans want competent leaders who speak truth, who strive to unite, who are not corrupt, who care about them. So, it should come as no surprise that President Biden is already receiving high marks from the public, while Toxic Trump never managed to rise above even a 50% approval rating. To conclude where begun, the following quotes are submitted for further reflection:

    “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ~ George Santayana
    “History doesn’t repeat itself. But it does rhyme. ~ Mark Twain
    “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.” ~ Aldous Huxley
    “If men could learn from history, what lessons it might teach us! But passion and party blind our eyes, and the light which experience gives us is a lantern on the stern which shines only on the waves behind.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    • @Ahhotep1 ~ Thanks for the kind words here and elsewhere; they provide fuel for the creative furnace! If we had not mentioned it to you before, just so you know, as always, everyone is encouraged to share or repost any of my commentary if they so wish–no accreditation even necessary! Recognition, subscribers, and profit are of no concern. The sole objective is to educate, enlighten, and provoke thought, in hope of making our world a better place in which to live. To those ends, would much appreciate any and all help given.

    • gfy everyone | March 14, 2021 at 3:24 AM | Reply

      @wily wascal lol.what a muppet.
      I wouldn’t vote for any side.
      Why do people keep on going on about reps or dems?
      As i said before.
      Do you honestly believe that the side one votes for achieves any thing?
      Politicians dont give a flying f%$k about the people who vote them in?
      Its a big club and we ain’t in it

    • Appropriate quotes I guess.
      Haven’t read them all yet. Will do. Later.
      Thanks already.

    • @gfy everyone ~ Sorry, Doc, don’t find you credible at all. Except maybe that part about not voting. Turns out that many of those Republicans chanting “stop the steal” and “hang Mike Pence” when committing the terrorist attack against the nation’s Capitol said they didn’t vote, either. Ironic, isn’t it? Also, incredibly ignorant.

    • King of the Mods | March 14, 2021 at 7:58 PM | Reply

      @ wily wascal Nice, I like your quotes and comments; keep it up! 😉

  15. Jeff Perteet | March 14, 2021 at 1:17 AM | Reply

    I hope that I catch someone in the act of this kinda thing. I’ll make them regret they were ever born, by the time I’m done with them.

    • Kevin Wakli Fitness | March 14, 2021 at 11:43 AM | Reply

      Likewise Brother 💯💯💯

    • Halfbeard Jones | March 15, 2021 at 5:05 PM | Reply

      Yes but you libs are totally fine with all the riots on the West coast and the rioting in Minneapolis as well as all the attacks on cops. Hypocrites

    • ShE DeViL Makeup | March 15, 2021 at 5:50 PM | Reply

      @Halfbeard Jones Number one, “you libs” is an ignorant assumption. I’m not a liberal, a Democrat, nor am I a Republican. I do not define myself by these political labels. Two, when you make that assumption about people just because they say they’re not ok with with hate crimes on Asians you make yourself look like 1) a racist and 2) and idiot. Because anyone who commits violence against anyone else on the street is wrong and should be arrested. You should not assume that anyone is saying it’s ok to do something when nobody said that. You just sound like a nutjob.

      It’s also wrong to take matters into your own hands or to be a vigilante but it’s perfectly normal and understandable to joke about it. Doing it is something else.

    • Camillo Benitez | March 21, 2021 at 6:21 PM | Reply

      you wont do anything little guy

  16. the irony is that asia handled the pandemic way better than the west did

    • Jonathan Herbert | March 16, 2021 at 1:56 PM | Reply

      @Walter Brown the same way America started the global financial crisis which destroyed jobs and lives, same way America destabilised Libya, and Iraq… Hey not saying that it didn’t start in China ..but attacking Asian community does what exactly??

    • ​@Black Magic they they they they. ASIAN DOES NOT MEAN CHINESE. Anyway, let me ask you something. If you get food poisoning do you blame the food/the chef or do you blame yourself for eating it? Exactly.

    • @Magikarp ?: This is too easy…. in fact you are defeating your own argument. In 2003 SARS emerged out of China…. why? The wet markets. In 2019 we have the current pandemic….. why? Wet markets. Guess what is open and still doing a roaring trade right now in China? You guessed it…. yes the WET FUCKING MARKETS!

      So you are right to say “If you get food poisoning do you blame the food/the chef or do you blame yourself for eating it?” The Chinese have shown reckless abandon with the health of the planet and they still do not care. What is so hard to understand about the rest of the world frustration with China? And you want me to be all understanding when my loved ones have lost their source of income, put into hardship and died? The faq outta here!

    • @Walter Brown ww1 and ww2 ?

    • @Black Magic Who started AIDS? Spanish Flu? You want the blame game? Then, why beat up other Asians?

  17. Gregory Tucker | March 14, 2021 at 3:39 AM | Reply

    They’re cowards attacking the innocent

    • Mr. Aaron Alexander | March 15, 2021 at 7:26 PM | Reply

      @Halfbeard Jones The lies that the devil tell..

    • Halfbeard Jones | March 15, 2021 at 8:29 PM | Reply

      @Mr. Aaron Alexander Portland set fire to their courthouse last week while people were still inside. They then tried to block the fire department from accessing to, but the firemen were able to put the flames out. Then over the weekend the courthouse got set on fire again. Seattle and LA are also experiencing riots as well as “protestors” attacking the police. How are these lies?

    • Mr. Aaron Alexander | March 15, 2021 at 10:03 PM | Reply

      @Halfbeard Jones facts maybe but, the lie drove to hate and, we all fall into debate because; they are right and their skin is white, sike, that’s leprosy. God bless the Abraham in me!!

    • Mr. Aaron Alexander | March 15, 2021 at 10:06 PM | Reply

      @Halfbeard Jones The United States Government is Antifa.. G.I. JOE!

    • Halfbeard Jones | March 15, 2021 at 11:03 PM | Reply

      @Mr. Aaron Alexander Again what lie? I am confused, I provide facts, which you acknowledged so please tell me where this apparent lie is?

  18. Wade Anthony | March 14, 2021 at 3:52 AM | Reply

    Humans need to evolve. I mean, come on…Just freakin evolve already.

  19. Louie Marinda Jr. | March 14, 2021 at 5:01 AM | Reply

    Cowards!!! … Go try attacking Jacky Chan or Jet Lee and see what happens.

  20. 3:40 It’s not “insane,” it’s not “ignorance”. It’s racism. It’s an excuse for doing violence to people.

    • SuperStraight Lives Matter | March 18, 2021 at 7:02 AM | Reply

      Asian Lives Mater♥️

    • Exactly. You get it, my friend. Nazis blamed Jews for all its problems. And you know what happened to many of the Jews. Jews don’t hurl racial slurs against Asians because they know better and they know how they got blamed for all the problems by Nazis.

    • SuperStraight Lives Matter | March 26, 2021 at 5:36 PM | Reply

      @Young Young It is a mistake to call them Nazi’s, because it separates them from the full name, National SOCIALISTS. The only leaders to have killed more than h!tler are pol pot (communist) and Lennin (Communist).

      So lets re-cap:

    • @SuperStraight Lives Matter You know what I mean. Laymen refer to them as Nazis but I am sure you know better.

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