RACIST ROOTS OF TAIWAN INDEPENDENCE
independence ideologues neglected the ROC economy, because
its devotees among the left of center DPP and TAIP have never
really believed their own high-minded rhetoric about why they
were demanding independence. As A-Bian’s post-election behavior
makes clear, "freedom and democracy" were expendable.
And if you expect a party named the "Democratic Progressive
Party" to rush to defend sovereign individuals’ right
to own private property and engage in free trade, think again.
and Democracy Disappear in Taiwan"
Taiwan independence was animated at its core by anti-Chinese
race hatred and the Stockholm Syndrome.
Taiwan independence extremists within the DPP and TAIP are
in fact ethnic Japanese. Like exiled White Russian aristocrats
following the Bolshevik Revolution, these Japanese colonial
overlords deeply resented the loss of their privileged, exalted
status. They never came to terms with Japan’s humiliating
surrender to the Chinese, whom they held in contempt as racially
inferior. Rather than be repatriated to Japan, they remained
on Taiwan as fifth columnists and struggled to sabotage Taiwan’s
restoration to China.
with "Japan-ized," "Stockholm Syndrome-ized"
Taiwan independence quislings, they provoked the infamous
2-28 Incident of 1947, massacring thousands of defenseless
Chinese, including women and children. Some even donned their
mothballed Imperial Japanese Army uniforms and samurai swords.
The Taiwan independence zealots’ primary targets were "mainland"
Chinese, but "native" Taiwanese caught sheltering
the zealots’ intended victims were hacked to death with samurai
swords as casually as the rest.
Independence and the 2-28 Incident"
Taiwan independence extremists are the illegitimate offspring
of unfortunate Taiwan Chinese women sexually molested by Japanese
soldiers during Japan’s brutal 50 year colonial occupation.
Adolph Hitler, who suspected he was part Jewish, but despised
that aspect of his background, some have attempted to cope
with their painful inner conflict by identifying exclusively
with their Japanese component and utterly disowning their
loath anything and everything Chinese, because being Chinese
is associated in their tortured psyches with contemptible
weakness and impotence. They strive desperately to be "more
Japanese than the Japanese" because being Japanese is
associated with a comforting sense of efficacy and power.
Teng-hui is widely believed to be just such an individual.
A family portrait of the Lee family reveals an adolescent
Lee Teng-hui who bears no resemblance whatsoever to his nominal
father, Lee Ching-lung, but an uncanny resemblance to the
Japanese police officer standing in the background, the elder
Lee’s superior officer and "friend of the Lee family."
Independence and the Stockholm Syndrome"
have refrained in the past from discussing these skeletons
in the Taiwan independence closet because merely mentioning
them could easily be mischaracterized as racist provocation.
In fact the racism is not mine, but theirs.
north of Korea’s China border, a visitor to the region will
encounter 2 million Chinese citizens of ethnic Korean descent.
They fled to China during the chaos of the Korean War. They
are considered every bit as "Chinese" as so-called
Lessons for Kim"
Japan on the other hand, even ethnic Koreans who have lived
in Japan for four generations are still considered "sangokujin"
or "dangerous aliens" by Japanese demagogues such
as neofascist Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara, a close friend
of Taiwan independence quislings Lee Teng-hui and Annette
Wendy Abraham of the Sino-Judaic Institute of Menlo Park,
California recounts a fascinating but obscure tale of Jewish
traders who traveled to ancient China on the Silk Road, as
early as the Tang dynasty. China was the only nation in the
world, Dr. Abraham avers, which never singled out the Jewish
people for scapegoating on the basis of their heritage. Descendants
of Kaifeng Jews in China today still identify themselves as
"Yutai," i.e., "Judaic," on government
Jews of Kaifeng"
IS ONLY ONE RACE
is only one race, the human race."
is a political entity with a venerable unifying cultural heritage,
but the Chinese are not a race. The Chinese couldn’t be racists
demanding "racial purity," even if they wanted to
be. The Chinese have been mutts or mongrels of mixed, indeterminate
origin since time immemorial. Both Beijing and Taipei agree
that China is comprised of roughly 56 "official"
ethnic groups. Both are also aware the lines between these
"official" categories are so blurred as to be virtually
so-called "Hans" are not a homogenous ethnic group.
What was once referred to as "Han China" has been
invaded so many times over so many centuries, quite frankly
nobody knows who’s who anymore, or cares. Confront any modern
Chinese with this aspect of China’s history and their puzzled
reaction will invariably be, "That’s interesting isn’t
it? Why do you mention it?"
incidentally, is among the "reasons" pre WWII Japanese
strategic thinkers considered Chinese to be genetically inferior.
Chinese were sheep whom nature intended to be sheared, therefore
undeserving of mercy. Such reasoning culminated in the Rape
of Nanking and Japanese Imperial Army Unit 731’s Joseph Mengele
style "medical experiments" performed on live victims.
Other Holocaust: Nanjing Massacre, Unit 731, Unit 100, Unit
beings are simply human beings. Leading edge research on human
DNA has confirmed what most unprejudiced individuals already
knew. Inheritable differences attributed to "race,"
are of insufficient magnitude to constitute distinct subspecies.
As far as geneticists and molecular biologists are concerned,
race is a non-category, a fiction.
many anthropologists speak of clines, or gradations, to distinguish
between degrees of genetic closeness that include differences
in skin color, propensity toward diseases, and all the other
factors-visible and hidden-that make us what we are. Geneticists
speak of lineages, or haplotypes, when they describe the different
subgroups that have descended from our common ancestors. The
old distinctions between what were once called races persist
in everyday speech, but they are becoming linguistically and
ideologically obsolete and as far removed from science as
the once exalted study of alchemy."
Holtzmann Kevles & Marilyn Nissenson
independence quislings routinely assert that Taiwan’s economic
miracle was "built on a foundation of efficient Japanese
colonial rule" and owes little or nothing to mainland
China, or even "mainlanders" on Taiwan. Those familiar
with China’s history know this to be a textbook example of
The Big Lie. While smugly proclaiming total independence from
the Chinese mainland, Taiwan separatist spinmeisters have
consistently evaded at least three inconvenient realities.
Chinese Sweat. A mainland Chinese administration masterminded
the Taiwan region’s post war economic miracle.
Chinese Money. Taiwan’s gold reserves came straight out of
the vaults of China’s Central Bank in Nanking.
Chinese Blood. The Taiwan region was spared an eternity of
Japanese colonial over lordship, as well as Mao’s collectivist
excesses by pro capitalist mainland Chinese who refused to
yield to either.
mainland Chinese administration masterminded the Taiwan region’s
post war economic miracle.
vaunted "Japanese infrastructure" Taiwan independence
zealots invoke so routinely and wistfully, including manufacturing
plants and the rail system, was leveled to the ground during
the final years of WWII by USAF B-29s. Reduced to rubble.
Blown to smithereens. Gone. No longer existed.
how could it have contributed anything whatsoever to Taiwan’s
couldn’t. It didn’t.
fact Taiwan’s modern infrastructure and heavy industrial facilities
were constructed from the ground up on the rubble of WWII,
during the administrations of Chiang Kai-shek and Chiang Ching-kuo.
Kai-shek’s administration parceled out public land administered
by the ousted Japanese colonial government to impoverished
Taiwan Chinese peasants, to be used for agriculture, or to
Taiwan Chinese entrepreneurs, to be used as factory sites
for basic industries. Even occupation era landlords, who if
truth be told were Japanese collaborators, were generously
compensated with shares in the newly established companies.
Both peasants and former landlords prospered. Lee Teng-hui
crony Ku Chen-fu’s family was compensated with shares in Taiwan
Cement. Ku today is a billionaire.
gold reserves came straight out of the vaults of China’s Central
Bank in Nanking.
the Japanese were defeated and forced to retreat to Japan’s
main islands, the Bank of Taiwan was bankrupt. Japan’s samurai
fascists had squandered all of Japan’s wealth on their megalomaniac
campaign of hemispheric conquest, and had emptied Taiwan’s
coffers in the process. The Taiwan dollar in 1945 was worth
roughly as much as Confederate money in 1865. In other words,
it wasn’t worth the paper it was printed on. No one in his
right mind would accept Taiwan dollars, because they were
fiat currency backed by nothing, nada.
as a result had no way to rebuild.
1949, when Mao’s CCP defeated the KMT, Chiang Kai-shek emptied
out the vaults of China’s Central Bank in Nanking, and shipped
her entire gold reserves, 920,000 liangs worth, to Taipei.
This gold was deposited in the vaults of the Bank of Taiwan
and used to back the New Taiwan Dollar, making possible Taiwan’s
economic recovery and subsequent economic miracle. In the
process vast expanses of China’s mainland provinces and regions
were impoverished for the benefit of one tiny offshore province,
the province of Taiwan really have no connection with rest
Taiwan region was spared an eternity of Japanese colonial
over lordship, as well as Mao’s collectivist excesses by mainland
Chinese who refused to yield to either.
the early years of Japanese occupation, valiant Taiwan Chinese
engaged in armed resistance against Japan’s army of occupation.
Tragically, their undermanned, ill equipped ranks were annihilated
by Japan’s vastly superior forces. This patriotic Chinese
resistance movement is sometimes referred to as "Taiwan
independence." Their heroic late 19th century
anti-colonialist movement must not be confused with Lee Teng-hui
and Annette Lu’s post WWII nostalgia for Japanese colonial
rule, for reasons which should be obvious.
Taiwan was emancipated from an eternity of demeaning Japanese
colonial rule in 1945 only through the sacrifices of millions
of fellow Chinese on the mainland. The price they paid was
staggering. An estimated 1.3 to 2.2 million Chinese military
dead. An estimated 13 to 22 million Chinese civilian dead.
Taiwan today is out from under the Japanese yoke only because
millions of mainland Chinese sacrificed their lives resisting
Japan’s infernal war machine for eight hellish years.
vast majority of ordinary Taiwan Chinese who kept a low profile,
obeyed the Japanese occupation forces under duress, at the
points of Japanese bayonets, are innocent and blameless. Most
Taiwan Chinese were for all intents and purposes kidnap victims
rescued from their Japanese abductors by their mainland Chinese
"comfort women" in particular, like the 300,000
victims of the Rape of Nanking, were fellow victims of brutal
Japanese aggression. Mainland Chinese and "mainlanders"
on Taiwan feel enormous sympathy and a deep sense of solidarity
quisling elite on the other hand, not only made it more difficult
for mainland Chinese to defeat Japan and liberate Taiwan,
they made it more difficult for any Taiwan Chinese who dared
contemplate overthrowing their Japanese overlords from within
the Taiwan region of China was spared Mao’s crackpot Marxist
Leninist misrule only because Chiang Kai-shek transferred
China’s national capital from Nanking and carried on his anti
communist resistance from Taipei. Had Chiang and his Nationalist
Party leadership lost heart and sought political asylum abroad,
as they could easily have done, Mao would have overrun Taiwan
in a matter of weeks, perhaps days.
sacrifices of Nationalist Chinese troops spared all Chinese
on Taiwan, "native" and "mainlander" alike
from Mao’s Three Antis, Five Antis "struggle campaigns"
chillingly depicted in "Farewell, My Concubine."
From Mao’s People’s Communes, which tore infants from their
mothers, from Mao’s Great Leap Forward, which reduced millions
to eating grass and tree bark before dying of starvation.
From Mao’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, which deprived
an entire generation of Chinese youth of sound educations
and promising careers.
cowardice and rank ingratitude have a name. That name is Taiwan
A-BIAN SHOULD DO
Shui-bian should immediately agree to the "One China
Principle." He should not acquiesce to it as if it amounted
to an admission of defeat, but insist on it as a matter of
principle. He should seize the initiative by calling for a
truly historic summit with Jiang Zemin, to discuss in earnest
and in detail how and when China should be reunified.
should then exploit to the hilt his authority as president
of the Republic of China, to demand even greater liberalization
on the Chinese mainland, just as Kim Dae Jung, whom A-Bian
claims to admire, has used his authority as president of the
Republic of Korea to promote the liberalization of northern
what has to be the ultimate irony, Chen Shu-bian is the sole
political leader on the entire planet who has every right
to lecture Jiang Zemin about "human rights, democracy,
freedom of the press and freedom of religion" in China,
whereas Leaders of the Free World William Jefferson Clinton
and George Dubya Bush have no right whatsoever.
ROC government in Taipei, according to the ROC Constitution
Chen Shui-bian has solemnly sworn to uphold, is the sole legitimate
government of China, including the Chinese mainland. This
means ironically, that the separatist DPP, by succeeding the
KMT as the ruling party of the ROC, also assumed a legal obligation
to contest the CCP’s rule in Beijing. The Republic of China
government was founded in 1911. The Peoples’ Republic of China
government was founded in 1949. The ROC government has seniority.
The PRC government from the ROC perspective is a Johnny Come
Lately, a pretender to the throne.
ROC government, as arguably the more legitimate government
of China, has the moral and legal obligation to promote the
General Welfare of her citizens, not merely 23 million on
Taiwan, but 1.3 billion on the mainland and 6 million in Hongkong
criticisms A-Bian might direct against Beijing, providing
he acknowledges the "One China Principle," would
fall under the category of domestic policy debate between
rival Chinese political leaders.
demand Chinese reunification is not only NOT "surrendering
to tyranny," it is an act of moral courage. It is seizing
the moral high ground. To demand Taiwan independence on the
other hand, is an abdication of moral responsibility.
Nobel Peace Prize and a place in history as a visionary peacemaker,
alongside Willy Brandt and Kim Dae Jung await Chen. But only
if he has the guts to defy separatist hate-mongers within
his own party, and to seize this "dangerous opportunity."
independence fundamentalists’ attitude alas, can be summed
up as, "We don’t give a damn about 1.3 billion fellow
citizens on the mainland. They’re nothing to us. We’d rather
go back to being a nominally independent puppet of an abusive
former colonial oppressor, and pretend to be Japanese. Not
even bona fide, first class Japanese, but ersatz, second class
that is moral cowardice. That is surrender to tyranny.
independence, in retrospect, was doomed from the moment of
its conception. Only the timing of the Taiwan independence
movement’s sudden demise was unexpected, and caught everyone
from Taiwan independence zealots to Chinese patriots off guard.
Its collapse was as unexpected as the fall of the Berlin Wall
and dissolution of the Warsaw Pact in 1989. Yet given the
larger geo-economic forces arrayed against both, it was every
bit as inevitable.
Trade and National Security"
independence is dead. It simply doesn’t know it yet. Like
the Bruce Willis character in M. Night Shyamalan’s metaphysical
thriller, "The Sixth Sense," the specter of Taiwan
independence walks the earth, unaware it is no longer among
comprehension finally dawns, the ring on its phantom finger
will fall to the floor, and Taiwan independence True Believers
will awaken to the shocking truth.
Independence, Rest in Peace.
will not be missed.