(not part of the guide, just a small observation)
“They [Asian-Americans] also stand out for their strong emphasis on family. More than half (54%) say that having a successful marriage is one of the most important things in life; just 34% of all American adults agree. Two-thirds of Asian-American adults (67%) say that being a good parent is one of the most important things in life; just 50% of all adults agree.
Their living arrangements align with these values. They are more likely than all American adults to be married (59% vs. 51%); their newborns are less likely than all U.S. newborns to have an unmarried mother (16% vs. 41%); and their children are more likely than all U.S. children to be raised in a household with two married parents (80% vs. 63%).”
Asians are more educated, make more money, have stronger families and are twice less likely to be raised without a father. Good for them. Looking on the devastating effects of fatherless children (see the indispensability of fathers and the decline in fatherhood and the male identity crisis), we can reasonably assume that much of their success comes from the fact that they have strong families who support their children, on average, more than any other group.
However, the report gives another statistic, which suggests that the Asian family (on average) to be vulnerable to the effects of westernization of their original family and community values by the modern feminism, sexual revolution, individualism and the church of reality TV.
“About three-in-ten (31%) U.S.-born Asian women who had children recently are unmarried, compared with just 10% of all recent foreign-born Asian-American mothers. Among the U.S. population as a whole, about four-in-ten recent American mothers are unmarried.”
For Asian women born in the US the out-of-wedlock rate is about 31% (over three times the rate of foreign born Asian women). This is pretty close to the US average of 40%. The relative success of Asian-Americans, compared with other groups, is due to strong families, the basic building block of society. However, they are deteriorating, just like the rest of us, to a hedonistic atomic society without any functioning community. They will fall like everybody else, maybe slower, but still they will fall.
BTW, A Racist Hypothesis: Male chimps have large genitalia compared to their bodies and male gorillas have small genitalia compared to their bodies. Female chimps ‘cuckolds’/cheat/promiscuous more compared with female gorillas. From why do male chimpanzees have bigger testicles compared to humans and gorillas also have tiny ones “sperm count [which is related to testes size] is a good indicator of how secure a male is in the love of a good female primate.”
There is no good way to say it, Asian men have small balls -> which maybe indicates that Asian women are more faithful -> which may be a reason to their stronger families and overall success.
(For the new reader, here is a link to the latest draft (pdf, 14/Jun/2012) of the Guide for a Young Patriarch which is based on the posts made in this blog and attempts to organize them into a consistent message.)