Here goes the story of the saga of the sushi of northern aggression:
Recently, York County announced that there will be a restaurant going in to Riverwalk Landing. Sure everyone loves a new restaurant, right? Or should I say … light? as in, those asians can’t pronounce R’s…
So it’s a sushi restaurant. (The Editor at robinjester dot wordpress dot com would like to note at this time that the author of this here blog is, in fact, Asian, and is not in any way intending to offend Asians because as we all know you’re allowed to make fun of your own. You are totawy compwetewy awowed.)
Now I looove me some sushi. and sashimi. and even the stinky fish that still have eyeballs in their heads. I am not really Japanese. I just play white on tv. But I do also get offended when comments on a recent news article about a sushi restaurant in Yorktown go in the general direction of Asian food isn’t patriotic.
First of all, let’s start out with the idea that FOOD is or is not patriotic. I’m not even sure what that MEANS.
And secondly, let’s also address that Yorktown itself is not just about American Revolution themes, though obviously it is first about American Revolution themes. Can someone say “Ben and Jerrys?” Oh silly me. Two Jews from Vermont are much more patriotic and belong in Yorktown. (PS. Ben & Jerry’s is now owned by a BRITISH company… ahem)
Now I can understand not putting a sushi shop IN historical yorktown. Like on the battlegrounds or on Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg. I have tried to make the research show that there were Asians in Billsburg back in the day, but to no avail. But let’s say that someone wanted to put a Chinese laundry somewhere in between Shields Tavern and the hatmaker shop, well the good people of the Colonies would say, forsooth and forthwith, that be historically INaccurate, yo. There were no Chinese here and we didn’t do our laundry. But would they say “HOW UNPATRIOTIC?” Um, let’s hope not.
Look, I don’t want to go any further because it will just make me angered, and you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry! I just had to point out how ludicrous people can be and that if anyone says that racism and elitism are things of the past, they need to get their heads out of their cookie dough cones and take a good look around.
History marches on… sigh…