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All other nationalities die off the face of planet Earth leaving just Asians, will there be harmony and peace?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (26821points) January 8th, 2017

Let’s say by some random and strange phenomenon, every other race and nationality other than Asian (Pacific Islanders are left as well) die off the planet Earth in a two week time frame, would there be peace, will harmony flourish? With no one left but them would they in time (or right away) start to discriminate among themselves? If they started drawing ranks, or kept up walls they have now, who would end up as top dog, and who would end up as the mutts of the doghouse?

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CWOTUS's avatar

Of course! Asians get along great together. Just ask the Japanese, Koreans and Chinese when they’re all sitting around campfires singing Kumbaya. And since the Cambodians killed … what was it? … a quarter of their own population back in the 70s? they all get along just fine now.

What about the Hmong who have escaped Vietnam to live in the USA, will they be spared this reaping? I suppose they’ll get along fine with all of the other Asian peoples … as long as they can stay in North America.

It’s an absurd question, and you already know it. I’m just wondering why you asked.

cinnamonk's avatar

Discrimination and racism in Asian societies against other Asian societies is already a thing. For example, the caste system in India and Sinophobia (anti-Chinese sentiment) in Japan (as recently as 2015, 89% of Japanese people held an unfavorable view of China).

ah, darnit, @CWOTUS beat me to it.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I agree with @CWOTUS and @AnonymousAccount8. I don’t know why you ask this but if you think America is the only country with racism problem and Asians live in harmony because they are of the same race, then you are deadly, deadly wrong.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Asians are very racist to each other. It’s actually a little scary.

Pachy's avatar

If it happens, it won’t be by Occident.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

It is just another “Fluff Question”.

gorillapaws's avatar

If you look at world history, Asian nations were doing horrible things to each-other for centuries before Europeans came and added to the problems.

Unofficial_Member's avatar

Well then, what would happen to people with half-Asian heritage? Judging from your story I’ll say that within those two weeks period other races would be forced want to ‘cross-breed’ themselves with Asians to preserve their own race and in hoping that their offsprings will inherit the Asians resistance toward this hypothetical mass-extinction outbreak, provided that such resistance can’t be passed on through our genetic manipulation technology.

Would there be peace and harmony? Yes, of course, but not a perfect peace and harmony, and certainly not for indefinite amount of time. If other races were wiped out it would leave the earth less populated, and we know that less population means less trouble, but only until Asians themselves start to increase their number and fight over land that were previously owned by other races.

ibstubro's avatar

Humans would not achieve harmony and peace if one set of maternal twins was left to repopulate the Earth.

I’m guessing Kane was maternal and Able fraternal.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@gorillapaws If you look at world history, Asian nations were doing horrible things to each-other for centuries before Europeans came and added to the problems.
Yes, they have, which illustrates the situation that racism will never be illuminated in spite of what some think. However, if the phenomenon of them (Asian) being the only ones left in a very short time, it can serve as a galvanizing point for them to put aside differences. There would not be any other races adding their mix to the Kool-Aid, so their relations might get better, but with just themselves and no other opposition to them, they might just start to feed off themselves more.

@Unofficial_Member Well then, what would happen to people with half-Asian heritage?
Those who had enough Asian genes to escape the phenomenon would be the first under the plow, because humans being who we are, would single them out as not being ”true Asians” because they are laced with other DNA.

Judging from your story I’ll say that within those two weeks period other races would be forced want to ‘cross-breed’ themselves with Asians to preserve their own race and in hoping that their offsprings will inherit the Asians resistance toward this hypothetical mass-extinction outbreak, provided that such resistance can’t be passed on through our genetic manipulation technology.
From my understanding, that would be a feeble attempt because when you cross-breed neither of the original races survive but what comes of it is a hybrid. Just as even though Barack Obama appears Black, he is not the 1st Black President as half (or very near) of his DNA is not African but European or something else. We in the US tend to want to label someone the dominate DNA that shows. Even if white, Hispanic, and Black people went out boinking with Asians they would still be doomed, for one, even if the woman got impregnated on the 1st shot, she would be gone before her child had a chance at birth, second, if any managed to survive long enough, their child would be only part Hispanic, Black or European, a consolation prize at best but no preservation as a whole.

@Tropical_Willie It is just another “Fluff Question”.
If it is, my apologies, if you sit next to s*** long enough, the smell gets off on you, and there is no way to escape the contamination of fluff in this place, bygones

Unofficial_Member's avatar

^ Alright, I’ll play along. I beg to differ. With the extinction of other races, mix breed human will become highly wanted as partner due to their extinct/rare ancestry. To tell you the truth, the neighbor’s grass is always greener, and people get bored of their own race. I’m an Asian myself but I would rather breed with Caucasian than Asian if given the choice (just because Caucasians have better reputation and are highly desired where I live), Asians are just too common. Anyway, have you heard about surrogacy? Those non-Asian women might die but their complete ‘blueprints’ can still be passed to another generation. True, the resulted crossbred generation might not be purely Asian but having the mixture of other races will give the possibility for scientists to tamper with their DNA through multiple-generation of breeding of the crossbred people to extract the pure non-Asian (i.e. Caucasian) blueprint in to a new generation of human being, thus recreating the ‘lost’ race.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@Unofficial_Member I’m an Asian myself but I would rather breed with Caucasian than Asian if given the choice (just because Caucasians have better reputation and are highly desired where I live), Asians are just too common.
Now that raises the hackles on the back of the neck of my thinking. Which Asian nation do you live in and what do you attribute the ”blanket” endorsement for white people (does that include Europeans that are not in North America continent)? If other nationalities such as Black, Hispanic, Native American, etc. are not favored, or there any disfavored and why, may I ask?

True, the resulted crossbred generation might not be purely Asian but having the mixture of other races will give the possibility for scientists to tamper with their DNA through multiple-generation of breeding of the crossbred people to extract the pure non-Asian (i.e. Caucasian) blueprint in to a new generation of human being, thus recreating the ‘lost’ race.
Ummm…some might think shades of Joseph Mengele, I can see it as fodder for a very interesting Sci-fi flick.

Sneki95's avatar

“Asians”.

You do realise that Asia is a vast continent with hell knows how many different ethnicities and cultural areas that vastly differ from each other, right?
It’s not just just a bunch of Cheechs and Chongs doing kung fu and eating rice the whole day.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@Unofficial_Member You do realise that Asia is a vast continent with hell knows how many different ethnicities and cultural areas that vastly differ from each other, right?
Yes I do, but for this question those in Asia with Asian DNA were the only ones referred to, I did not feel I needed to go further in clarifying that, but I guess maybe I did….

Sneki95's avatar

There is no such a thing as Asian DNA. And pay attention as to who you tag.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

^ There is no such a thing as Asian DNA.
Oh kay….then if a Korean woman marries a Japanese man and they have a child, what would stop the child from having Blonde hair, fair skin and blue eyes, or dark skin and curly black hair? If the child come out looking much like them in skin tone, features such as eye shape, enlighten me on how that is, I am highly interested?

Mimishu1995's avatar

@Sneki95 I think he is referring to the “yellow skin” race, like white people orinating from Europe. And yeah, Asia is full of them.

@Hypocrisy_Central I think you are thinking of “racsim” in a too American way. Racism in America is about different races, and racism in Asia is about the past.

Asians are very unforgiving, thanks to their culture of always remembering the past. The reason why you see so much tension among Korea, Japan and China is because of what Japan did way back in WWII. While Europe and America have already forgiven Germany, those three countries just refuse to get over the past. And one reason why China is acting like a crook in South China sea is because they are still bitter of the fact that they were overthrown from their position of a “great nation” and they want to establish that position again, like what they used to be nearly 1000 years ago. Not to mention the tension between China and Vietnam (because nearly 1000 years ago a Vietnamese woman “dared” to overthrown a Chinese king to declare Vietnam an independent country) and more subtly Vietnam and Cambodia (because at some point Vietnam claimed lots of Cambodian land). You see, every problem Asia faces comes from not forgetting their past.

Think about it this way: American racism is more like “I’m a white male so of course I’m more superior than those black, yellow and Hispanic” and Asian racism is more like “1000 years ago your great great great grandpa did this to my great great great gramma, so you are a cruel, selfish, disgusting abomination of a human being.”

JLeslie's avatar

WTH? Read up on the history of Eastern Asia HC.

gorillapaws's avatar

“Asian DNA” doesn’t make any sense. Russia is in Asia, so is Lebanon, Iran, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Korea, and Malaysia. There is a huge genetic variety across the largest continent on the planet… weird huh?

JLeslie's avatar

^^That’s why I specified East Asia, because I assume that’s what the OP meant. I don’t understand why America uses “Asian” to only mean East Asia, or what we used to call the Orient. It took me a while to catch on. For years I thought when people said Asian they were talking about the entire continent. I think some people say Europe and are only talking about Western Europe. I’m not sure though.

LostInParadise's avatar

I disagree with the premise that racism will never be eliminated. There is still racism in the U.S., but there is a noticeable improvement even in the last century. There were separate water fountains for blacks and whites, and there were laws on the books forbidding inter-racial marriage. Restaurants were allowed to refuse black customers and blacks were forced to sit in the back of the bus. There is still a long way to go, and it is dismaying to see various hate groups more out in the open now that Trump has been elected, but we are not returning to the way things were and in the long run things will continue to improve. The true four horsemen of the apocalypse are poverty, oppression, ignorance and religion, and in Western nations, they all seem to be slowly disappearing.

Esedess's avatar

Ugh…. No. Ever heard of North Korea?

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@Mimishu1995 The reason why you see so much tension among Korea, Japan and China is because of what Japan did way back in WWII. While Europe and America have already forgiven Germany, those three countries just refuse to get over the past.
I am aware of some of those facts of history in Asia. It would be baffling that China and Japan cannot get over crap that happened in the Shōgun era through WWII, when Uncle Sam carpet bombed the crap out of Japan and ended with the ultimate insult of nuking them, they seemed to have gotten over that….or did they? Maybe they are going a very good job of hiding it for economic reason?

Did not your own nation get past the atrocities that happened during the Vietnam War? That was much more current than the ancient warfare between Japan and China.

@LostInParadise I disagree with the premise that racism will never be eliminated.
It appears from the postings, even if there were nothing but Asians, and not to get lost again, those considered to be members of the mongoloid race traditionally found in Central and South east Asia, they still would not get along, so if they were all European, they would find something to hate each other over, same if they were all Hispanic or African.

YARNLADY's avatar

Reasons people hate other people:
They talk too much
They talk too loud
Their hair is the wrong color, or too long.
They are too tall/short
They are too fat/thin
Their eyes are too close together/too wide
and unending number of other things besides their so-called race.

LostInParadise's avatar

HC, Asians cover a large population of diverse cultures, some industrialized but many are third world. If we just look at Western cultures, which generally are more affluent, it is apparent that racism has lessened. I know best about the U.S. and all the changes that I mentioned previously occurred during my lifetime.

Strauss's avatar

Xenophobia is a built-in survival tool. It’s always something that will affect any group of homo sapiens.

LostInParadise's avatar

We also connect with those who we come in contact with. Our modern transportation and communication systems are working to undermine xenophobia.

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