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PF Chang’s

Ate at one in New Jersey, so delicious, it’s amazing how a big corporation can make far superior Chinese food than actual Chinese people, but they do. And with a much more modern and upper-class aesthetic.

The waitress was a very pleasant black girl with pink hair, so much better than the waitpeople in Manhattan who act like they’re doing you a favor by serving you.

I love PF Chang’s! I love cultural appropriation!

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 25, 2019 at EDT pm

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  1. Now HERE’S something I know about besides blacks and baseball. For many years, we had a Chang’s in Marin. First couple times we went, agree, delicious sauces. Quickly, portions got small, so we stopped going. Two years ago, gave another try. Severely understaffed, took forever to get a server, and bartender was a kid who didn’t know how to make a manhattan, actually went looking for a manual. Store closed about a year ago. They seem to pick high rent anchor spaces, which dooms the model. Speaking of great black waitresses, had one at Cheesecake Factory, where corporate food also surprisingly great. But cancelled out by obtrusive black music, so won’t go back there either.

    Marty

    May 25, 2019 at EDT pm

  2. ‘Chinese food’ is American anyways.

    Jokah Macpherson

    May 25, 2019 at EDT pm

  3. I’m surprised you’re not lamenting that it’s prole to eat at a chain restaurant.

    Hermes

    May 25, 2019 at EDT pm

    • Although in the minority, certain chains aren’t geared toward proles. The Shake n Shack burger joint is a good example. You don’t seem to find them in lower income neighborhoods. Like Whole Foods, you find a sizeable black work staff, but a minuscule black demographic patronizing it. It’s your typical SWPL oriented business in Manhattan.

      Ok, what, who's this again?

      May 27, 2019 at EDT pm

  4. Anything in NJ is low status from a Manhattanite’s perspective.

    Suburban fare like PF Changs is only high status if it is located in Westchester or a pricey zipcode in the lower Hudson Valley.

    Eastern Asiatics are always playing 2nd fiddle with Whites, who are more creative and enterprising.

    Good luck finding an Asian Whole Foods, let alone an Asian restaurant that caters to the gluten free, all natural, non-GMO, organic crowd!

    Ok, what, who's this again?

    May 25, 2019 at EDT pm

    • Whole Foods is a good example of a purveyor of cultural appropriation, but somehow it’s off the radar to SJWs, because it sells products that are only organic or natural. There are quite a number of foodstuffs that are clearly “non-white” in origin sold on their shelves.

      Ok, what, who's this again?

      May 25, 2019 at EDT pm

      • The Whole Foods in Newark sucks. They don’t even have Virginia peanuts, the only reason to go to a high-end food store.

        Stardog Champion

        May 26, 2019 at EDT pm

      • While organic is a carefully regulated term, “natural” in the food context means less than nothing.

        Peter

        ironrailsironweights

        May 27, 2019 at EDT am

      • Natural in Whole Foods signifies only natural ingredients and no chemistry class labels.

        Although, a quite number of its products are suspect. For example, non-local, prepackaged bread has all kinds of funky ingredients that most of us would never talk about. Other seemingly less harmful ingredients like xantham gum and citric acid makes you wonder. Are they bad for you?

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        May 27, 2019 at EDT pm

    • I think this is also because the Oriental has a brute fact treatment of social hierarchy which excludes such vanities of conspicuous consumption which appeal to an anti-humanist doctrine of election rooted in Protestantism. Electric vehicles are another notoriously sardonic example.

      A Dilettante

      May 26, 2019 at EDT pm

  5. What were you smoking? It does not serve Chinese food.

    My 2c

    May 25, 2019 at EDT pm

  6. Lion, have you tried some of NYC’s kosher Chinese restaurants?

    99.9% Fine

    May 25, 2019 at EDT pm

    • I don’t think you can find a Kosher Chinese in Manhattan nowadays. It used to be that they were around when religious Jews formed a significant demographic on the Lower East Side.

      Ok, what, who's this again?

      May 25, 2019 at EDT pm

      • Go to Brooklyn or perhaps even Rockland County.

        a bee ee?

        May 27, 2019 at EDT am

  7. So does this mean we can make Mexican food with importing 10 million low IQ types?

    Brendan

    May 25, 2019 at EDT pm

    • “without”

      Brendan

      May 25, 2019 at EDT pm

    • Unlikely. I bet the people working in the kitchen at PF Chang’s are Mexican.

      • The Mooch (Anthony Scaramucci) once said that most restaurants in the NYC area employee illegals because native born Americans just don’t want to work there and that those restaurants couldn’t survive without the illegals. I have no idea if this is true or not, though.

        Maryk (the g-loaded guidette)

        May 25, 2019 at EDT pm

      • I once eaten Chicken n Broccoli with white rice at a college cafeteria, and the guy making the food on the wok was Mexican. It was pretty good.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        May 25, 2019 at EDT pm

      • You must have gone to the one in Edgewater. The one in Hackensack has an open kitchen.

        The food is better than that of Chinese restaurants. A good example is its Kung Pao Shrimp, which blows away your local Chinese restaurant. That’s partly because the people who open typical Chinese restaurants aren’t ambitious restaurateurs or creative chefs but grinds following a blueprint that’s proved profitable all over America: using cheap ingredients to make mediocre Chinese-American comfort food.

        But I’m not sure PF Chang’s counts as cultural appropriation, as its co-founder was Chinese.

        Dave Pinsen

        May 26, 2019 at EDT am

      • Mexican ppl working at a Chinese restaurant owned by whites

        grey enlightenment

        May 26, 2019 at EDT am

      • “because native born Americans just don’t want to work there”

        And in flyover country?

        Curle

        May 26, 2019 at EDT pm

      • restaurants in the NYC area employee illegals because native born Americans just don’t want to work there and that those restaurants couldn’t survive without the illegals

        Then we shouldn’t have the restaurants. Demographically destroying a country for the sake of marginal restaurants has got to be one of the worst deals in history.

        bomag

        May 27, 2019 at EDT am

    • A lot of so-called Mexican food in the US is also corporate appropriation and has nothing to do with Mexicans – Taco Bell, Chipotle, and Qdoba. The best burritos and tacos in the Northeast are served by Anna’s Taqueria – a chain started, naturally, by a Japanese American.

      Peter Akuleyev

      May 26, 2019 at EDT am

  8. It’s definitely one of the better restaurant chains, though of course a bit pricier than most. I get the impression that the food is made fresh on the premises rather than bought frozen from a restaurant supply company and reheated.

    Peter

    ironrailsironweights

    May 25, 2019 at EDT pm

  9. If it’s ‘far superior’ Chinese food than Chinese people make, it’s likely not really Chinese food. Maybe HBD also applies to how people taste food-& PF Chang probably gears their food to Caucasian tastes.

    Dave

    May 25, 2019 at EDT pm

    • PF Chang is actually a lot closer to what you get in China than most of the crappy chow mein, fried rice and orange chicken that prole Americans eat in mall restaurants run by actual Chinese. PF Chang understood that there are now a lot affluent SWPLs who want a little more “authenticity” and have broader palates than previous generations but want Western levels of hygiene and ingredient control.

      Peter Akuleyev

      May 26, 2019 at EDT am

    • Put another way, Chinese immigrants have contempt for non-Chinese and serve them slop. PF Changs provides closer to what Chinese people actually eat.

      Peter Akuleyev

      May 26, 2019 at EDT am

    • Chinese food that Chinese people make, at least in terms of what has been on offer at any point in the “best” places in Manhattan, is not that much differentiated from the average hole-in-the-wall Chinese takeout. I used to buy into the hype about each newest Manhattan-located secret authentic Chinese food restaurant. I even sat in a higher-end one as recently as two summers ago.

      I used to convince myself that it was better. It can get a little bit fresher and some higher end dishes (like duck) are better in real restaurants, but in the end its all very similar. I can see how most of it would be very beatable by any half competent American chef who wanted to borrow from it. There are also a couple of slightly better places in Philadelphia’s Chinatown. Tablecloths ad a fresh presentation go a long way in regard to fooling most people that dishes are more different from takeout than the actually are.

      I always found the milder Korean food to be more palatable, if for no other reason than in focuses more on meat as the centerpiece of more dishes. Their side dishes are also more varied and inventive. In contrast, and with a few exceptions, Chinese food strikes me largely as a selection of poverty-stews and soups with a side of rice. I also like authentic Japanese food in moderation, though it can quickly range from a little bland to radically challenging for the American palate. Their bar food, and of course sushi, translates best here.

      Mark

      May 26, 2019 at EDT pm

    • The reaction to MSG seems to mostly affect white people, right? The Chinese probably evolved to deal with it ages ago.

      SFG

      May 26, 2019 at EDT pm

      • The “reaction” to MSG is a complete myth. Parmesan cheese has high natural levels of MSG and affects nobody. The whole MSG thing was literally started by one guy and took on a life of its own. It’s completely untrue.

        Peterike

        May 26, 2019 at EDT pm

      • Glutamic acid effects everyone. Its no more inert than is tryptophan. I don’t advise taking tryptophan, a pill of MSG or any other form of glutamic acid. But you can experiment if you wish and prove it to yourself. Its all available on amazon.

        Its a myth that human biology is different in terms of what substances affect things like receptors or that people can “evolve” in short periods of time.

        Milk and cheese has been available to lactose intolerant populations arguably at least for a couple of thousand years, and take it from me that the lactose intolerance is not any weaker as a result.

        What matters in terms of FDA approved, neurologically-active additives like MSG is the amount consumed over a specific period of time. The Chinese could theoretically be more tolerant of MSG as a matter of genetic expression, but they could exceed that tolerance threshold simply by consuming more of it.

        MSG is in a lot more than Parmesan cheese and Chinese food. Its endemic throughout packaged foods.

        If you had a potato chip for lunch, you almost certainly consumed MSG. Most of the time, “flavoring” on a packaged food ingredients list is code for MSG. Most people who “avoid MSG in Chinese Food” likely eat a lot of it regardless. That doesn’t mean that you will won’t feel significant negative effects from a daily pill of glutamic acid that far surpasses the amount consumed in almost any food. The problem with Chinese food is that, I believe, the chefs often determine how much MSG is added at the time that they cook the food. The amount is completely arbitrary and could be high depending on the chef.

        Archie

        May 31, 2019 at EDT am

  10. Lion, you should eat at a Taco Bell or Chipotle and compare the experience to eating at Mexican restaurant ran by Mexicans.

    Oswald Spengler

    May 25, 2019 at EDT pm

  11. I ate at an over priced hipster restaurant in Venice Beach, CA (where they filmed Flaked) last night, a community where all the restaurants are hip and tastelessly vegan, and the clientele young, stylish and annoying. Then at a prole Guido steak house in a low end part of LA tonight.

    The clientele and atmosphere at the Guido restaurant was great and the clientele and atmosphere at the hipster restaurant bordered on insufferable. In hipster Venice, young people rent expensive apartments, consume horrible overpriced rabbit food and talk about their ‘bands’ as they walk the streets. At the Guido restaurant I overhead a buxom middle aged women discussing an HVP test.

    Curle

    May 25, 2019 at EDT pm

    • Venetian Beach, CA is indeed the West Coast “Jersey Shore”. It’s prole, but I think the Jersey Shore is the real deal when it comes to obnoxious, oily, guidos fussing at the coast line. Furthermore, real guidos on the Jersey Shore would not tolerate the swarms of blacks who play on the sand at VB.

      Ok, what, who's this again?

      May 26, 2019 at EDT pm

    • Try Blue Plate Taco just up the street from Venice Beach on Ocean Blvd, great food, touristy crowd, no hipsters.

      Armando

      May 27, 2019 at EDT am

    • I empathize with the sentiment, but you lost me at the HVP test discussion in a restaurant being equated with great. Again, though, I get it.

      I’ve come to realize that the best social spots are likely that elusive middle-ground that straddles prole and SWPL.

      What would theoretically be a white collar bar atmosphere where people like middle-aged middle-income lawyers go. Where people go who work for a living but not where the construction crew turns up.

      I was watching the show Cheers the other day and realized that the bar that they depicted was unique enough that you can’t readily find something with its atmosphere today. I’m not speaking about the cleverly written jokes and camaraderie that was the product of the writer’s room. I’m talking about the clientele-caliber that they depict as regularly inhabiting the bar. After watching for a while, what I realized is that what they were intentionally depicting was a white collar bar. Which was an appropriate setting choice for downtown Boston.

      Sure, there were characters like blue collar Cliff Claven, Carla and her solar system of extended trashy family, and some other wandering blue collar characters that would certainly be mixed in with any such bar.

      However, the star comedian was a heavy-set accountant who showed up in a jacket most days. Dotting the walls most often were extras in white collar attire. The first two bartenders were ex pro athletic professionals: people who are almost always thereafter a class or three above proles. The higher end restaurant “Clancy’s” was just up the stairs from Cheers.

      My best guess is that steakhouse and seafood restaurants and their bars, across from office spaces and in more urban areas, are likely the best prospect for a the real world equivalent to the even social atmosphere of Cheers.

      Archie

      May 31, 2019 at EDT am

  12. >>Ate at one in New Jersey, so delicious, it’s amazing how a big corporation can make far superior Chinese food than actual Chinese people, but they do.

    I agree 100%. And for my prole tastes, Olive Garden is as good as any Italian Restaurant I have been too.

    Daniel Heneghan

    May 26, 2019 at EDT am

  13. You also said Bonefish Grill is good. I went on your recommendation and it was overpriced garbage. You have horrible taste. Legal Sea Food is expensive but consistently worth every penny. Bonefish Grill is overpriced garbage for idiots. I can only assume PF Chang is similar.

    bobbybobbob

    May 26, 2019 at EDT am

  14. I really like Panda Express. The Beijing Beef/Orange Chicken combo is fantastic.
    They do something unusual with the Lo Mein noodles: they add cabbage slices to it, so, when the noodles are fried in the wok, the crispy cabbage gives a great texture.

    Give it a shot.

    Have a nice Memorial Day.

    map

    May 26, 2019 at EDT am

  15. PF Changs was made from a Chinese guy Lion. As far as the cooks, they are probably all Mexican like every other place.

    Dave

    May 26, 2019 at EDT am

  16. Here in France, Google, Facebook and all internet actors are reminding people to vote. It is believed that the power needs to motivate non anti-Eu Peoria and that’s what they are doing :

    Google show a ballot.
    Facebook says don’t forget to vote and tell your friends you have voted

    It’s reallt trying to influence the outcome even if it’s legal to encite participation.

    Bruno

    May 26, 2019 at EDT am

  17. Despite my general appreciation for your ideas and content, I always find your food post of questionable depth.

    Lets start with a premise: very very few places carry authentic foriegn food in the US. An example is italian food – italian food does not exist, it has been created in the US from italian immigrant that mished and mashed italian looking items from various regions with the few ingredients they had available. In italy you eat regional or city specific foods in the local restaurants, no place has “Italian food” as you see in the US.
    For Chinese food it is the same Most of the supposedly classic Chinese you eat was invented in the US.

    If your average eating experience is the americanised version of something, you probably do not have the right idea of what the original dining experience is supposed to be like. I am pretty sure there are several options for real Chiense in NYC, ill ask some recommendation and will let you know (said that i do not guarantee you are going to like it because several dishes are an acquired taste for westerners and you need to sort of knowing what to order).

    Nothing wrong with eating random Americanised asian inspired dishes, but the food is not better than a real Chiense restaurant becuase it is not Chinese.

    Seingalt

    May 26, 2019 at EDT am

  18. What did you order? Some dishes are more challenging to prepare than others.

    I recently saw an AA nurse practitioner who was just about one of the nicest people I’ve encountered in my life.

    toomanymice

    May 26, 2019 at EDT am

  19. An American gift is the ability to take crappy foreign food, and modify it to American tastes so it’s delicious.

    Mike Street Station

    May 26, 2019 at EDT am

  20. Best chain is Chick-fil-A.

    gothamette

    May 26, 2019 at EDT am

  21. What do the initials PF stand for?

    Jerry Lewis

    May 26, 2019 at EDT am

  22. I feel like only a prole would think PF Chang’s is legit Chinese food. Or upper-middle class. But it’s very good, I admit.

    GondwanaMan

    May 26, 2019 at EDT pm

  23. E coli found an all purpose flour!

    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article230835459.html

    The Aldi chain is something 🦁 might want to write about. It’s German and trendy.

    gothamette

    May 26, 2019 at EDT pm

    • I’d never have expected that e coli would be in flour.

      • Me neither.

        Meanwhile, while you are sampling the sauces at Chinese restaurants, populists won big in the EU elections.

        gothamette

        May 27, 2019 at EDT pm

  24. My parents went on vacation to Hawaii. If that isn’t prole, then what about dad’s comment upon returning stateside: “We ate at PF Chang’s. Fantastic. Check it out if you’re there.” I couldn’t help but think of this blog and ask, “Who eats at chain restaurants while on vacation?” There’s a PF Chang’s not far from where they live. Then again, I’ve never cared much about food, especially variety.

    Vince

    May 26, 2019 at EDT pm

    • If you’re on vacation in Florida, which doesn’t have its own authentic food, then chain restaurants are fine.

      • Miami has its own food.

        snorlax

        May 27, 2019 at EDT pm

    • Waikiki had chain-like unimpressive tourist eateries servicing middle class American tourists teriyaki burgers back in the 70s. Now it has Japanese and American chain restaurants.

      Curle

      May 26, 2019 at EDT pm

  25. A couple of Chinese coworkers of mine took me and bunch of others for a dim sum feast in Chinatown. I thought almost all the dishes were terrible. Everyone felt the need to say it was wonderful, and I believe that the Chinese guys enjoyed it at least. That is, it was a high quality version of what they had in mind. I think the Chinese palate is just used to appreciating different flavors. So, that’s the main reason that nicer “authentic” Chinese restaurants aren’t very good. As for regular divey Chinese restaurants, I’m assuming they aren’t very good because they use very low quality ingredients.

    Blue Tribe Dissident

    May 26, 2019 at EDT pm

  26. I’m not gonna diss the quality of chain restaurants, but an upper-class aesthetic? Aren’t you being a little silly?

    Monsieur le Baron

    May 26, 2019 at EDT pm

    • Chinese-owned restaurants never look nice because Chinese are too cheap to hire an interior decorator and buy furnishings that appeal to sWPLs.

      • Me neither. It was a big surprise to me.

        gothamette

        May 26, 2019 at EDT pm

      • I was replying to the e coli thing and something went wrong.

        About decor, why are the Japanese so refined anesthetic, and the Chinese are so vulgar and cheap?

        gothamette

        May 26, 2019 at EDT pm

      • And aesthetic, not anasthetic

        gothamette

        May 26, 2019 at EDT pm

      • Not for long, young Chinese from the big cities are used to nicely designed places, even more so than in the US. I have seen it in Sydney which is overrun by Chinese, from bland and boring places in Chinatown it is now turned into something more similiar to HK, a lot of variation and a lot of well designed places.

        Hashed

        May 27, 2019 at EDT am

  27. I don’t know if it’s true everywhere else, but where I am, every burger chain that’s “slightly above” fast food (e.g., BGR, Elevation Burger, Smashburger) is exclusively staffed by black people. The fast food type places tend to have mostly (if not totally) Hispanics behind the counter. White teenagers, only at Chick Fil A.

    Tarl

    May 26, 2019 at EDT pm

  28. Also surprisingly good is Panda Express. Chinese fast food served cafeteria style, but I’ve never been disappointed there.

    a bee ee?

    May 26, 2019 at EDT pm

  29. The PF in PF Chang’s meant “Pacific Flatcar,” in 1860s San Francisco. They were building the transcontinental railroad and the Central Pacific Railroad had imported hundreds of Chinese coolies to do track work. They didn’t understand English and there was no time to teach them, so the authorities were concerned that they couldn’t communicate with the Chinese if they got drunk and rowdy, as the Irish workers often did. So an ordinance was passed that any Chinese appearing on the street after sundown had to have the initials of their neighborhood branded on their forehead. Since almost all of them were living in tents perched on Central Pacific flatcars, they had PF branded (Pacific Flatcar). And since Chang was a common name like Smith, PF Chang became a generic term for Californian Chinese.

    If, even for a second, you thought that that total BS I just wrote above is true, examine your response to anything written by a “journalist” who is young, stupid, and movie-schooled. I’m not blaming you for it, I fall for it too, all the time.

    My Girl's Lying All the Time

    May 26, 2019 at EDT pm

    • No, PF stands for Phillip Fleming, the guy that started the business:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Fleming_(restaurateur)

      Azabu

      May 27, 2019 at EDT am

    • Although I respect the amount of effort you put into devising a seemingly plausible, alternate explanation of things.

      Azabu

      May 27, 2019 at EDT am

    • He also seems to know how to use money to get women:

      https://www.napleswinefestival.com/trustees/jody-paul-fleming/

      Azabu

      May 27, 2019 at EDT am

      • Interesting fact, from from being some moronic hottie PF’s wife has been a commercial pilot of medical flights for many years.

        Peter

        ironrailsironweights

        May 27, 2019 at EDT pm

      • And also seems to be the latest example of woke capitalism. From the link:

        Paul serves on multiple boards and is most actively involved with GLIDE, a San Francisco organization, whose mission is to create a radically inclusive just and loving community, mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization.

        Hermes

        May 28, 2019 at EDT am

    • Ha – awesome.

      Two in the Bush

      May 27, 2019 at EDT am

    • I knew it was baloney. But it’s the kind of baloney one expects from the radical left. So you got me with Poe’s Law. Well done, sir. haha

      destructure

      May 27, 2019 at EDT pm

  30. I miss Burritoville. That’s my idea of good fast food. Voice in head 1: but their proprietary drinks were served in these weird containers that were like dribble cups. Me: shutup, Shut Up, SHUTUP! Voice in head 2: hey, wasn’t Burritoville where you met your wife? Me: this isn’t a sitcom goddamit!

    South Street

    May 26, 2019 at EDT pm

  31. By Paul Fussell’s standards of interior decor PF Chang aesthetics are not upper class, not even close.

    Armando

    May 27, 2019 at EDT am

  32. Traditional cuisine doesn’t exist in America because traditional culture exist. The type of person that is capable of making authentic dishes that have been transmitted over the generations isn’t going to jettison his cultural identity and sense of self-worth for whatever economic benefit exists from moving to the United States (read: none).

    Azabu

    May 27, 2019 at EDT am

  33. Lion, you have written about Andrew Yang.

    I don’t know if you remember but I once told you, when you were unemployed, about the scholastic test prep business because I had a proposition to be a scholastic test prep in NY (weird because my English is far from being good) because I took a GMAT pre-test in Kaplan and scored 800, and the guy who did the free introductory class (an Indian MBA Sloan) joined a posh confidential prep, and was recruiting people with (potentially for me) perfect scores ….

    So I just saw that Andrew Yang chief of staff is a guy named Matt Shinners who is a 180 LSAT scorer who was just in this business. I thought it was an interesting thing .

    Bruno

    May 27, 2019 at EDT am

  34. Maryk,

    Lots of people have repeated this “Americans don’t want to do the job” mantra that you quote The Mooch as repeating, including, fatefully, John McCain. It’s a total lie, just 100% untrue. Americans don’t want ANY job that pays poorly while being demanding or perhaps degrading. But they WILL and DO work demanding, unpleasant jobs if they are PAID enough. It’s a market like any other. Supply not enough to satisfy demand? Raise the offering price.

    It’s by no means just NYC or other big cities, every town over 50,000 in the entire country has a significant Mexican/Latin American contingent in restaurant work. The reasons are threefold: 1) The can be paid nearly slave wages that Americans would not agree to 2) they are of course paid off the books, all the better in “cash only” sales tax dodges that Chinese restaurants are notorious for 3) the employer holds unprecedented leverage over illegal immigrants and can basically ignore every aspect of labor law and even human decency when employing them. Most can’t even speak English, leaving them at the mercy of the management.

    Once one restaurant starts hiring illegal labor they all feel pressure to do the same simply so they can compete on price and reap the same benefits from a black market that isn’t challenged by the law.

    This immoral business practice has been ruinous to America— depriving Americans of fair wages for their labor, cheating the Federal government of tax revenue while simultaneously burdening it with the mass immigration that has been incentivized and driven by the pure GREED of business owners, from shitty NYC restaurants to construction to agribusiness.

    Liberals and conservatives have essentially independently conspired to create this disastrous reality. The former by denying that illegal labor hurts American workers, and the latter by claiming that Americans won’t work. The identity politics of the Democratic Party sees a voting block to be mobilized and the Republican Business Establishment sees dollar signs, while working class Americans are squeezed on all sides: social, financial, and political.

    Trump was the only candidate even offering a way to reverse this path, a massive political gamble on the part of Americans out of pure desperation.

    Jack

    May 27, 2019 at EDT am

    • If Mexicans are able to defy dignity, by working at slave wages, then proles should defy proledom, and start adapting to upper class values.

      Elites in America view the general populace as a lost cause.

      Ok, what, who's this again?

      May 27, 2019 at EDT pm

    • You right, it is all immoral and stuff, but was it ever different? I believe it’s not a bug, it’s a feature of this country.

      My 2¢

      May 27, 2019 at EDT pm

  35. Restaurants almost everywhere have been staffed by Mexicans since the 90s. Before that they were staffed by teenagers, blacks, and the kind of white people who get duis and have warrants for their arrest for failure to pay traffic tickets or whatever. You know the type.

    A big part of the shift away from native labour is that labor laws now don’t allow teenagers to work late enough to be worth hiring, so that’s out. Employers also prefer Mexicans over those groups because they are better workers, on average. There are also more restaurants now relative to the population than there were 30 years ago.

    Rps

    May 27, 2019 at EDT pm

    • There are also more restaurants now relative to the population than there were 30 years ago.

      That’s a chicken-or-egg question. Maybe the only thing that allowed the proliferation of restaurants was the mass importation of Mestizo peasants.

      Hermes

      May 27, 2019 at EDT pm


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