AND DEMOCRACY VS. WHAT REALLY MATTERS
the past 12 years Taipeiís Quisling Nomenklatura has had no
qualms whatsoever about nullifying the ROC electorateís freedoms
and democratic institutions whenever they stood in the way
of Taiwan independence.
not accusing Taiwan independence elitists of deliberately,
systematically, maliciously setting out to extinguish every
last spark of Freedom and Democracy on Taiwan.
merely pointing out that if one pays attention to what they
do, instead of what they say, one quickly learns Freedom and
Democracy donít rate very high on the Taiwan independence
eliteís shortlist of What Really Matters.
you want to see how quickly the Taiwan independence elite
changes its tune when the Sanctity of the Democratic Process
frustrates their Taiwan independence goals, look up "Taiwanís
dirty little secret about Taipeiís Quisling Nomenklatura is
that its highest priority has never been Freedom and Democracy,
but the establishment of a "Republic of Taiwan, Freedom
and Democracy Optional."
aptly named "ROT" would in fact be a reincarnation
of the puppet regime known as "Manchukuo," presided
over by Henry
Puyi, the "Last Emperor" depicted in Bernardo
Bertolucciís epic of the same name. It would be independent
in name but in fact a client-state of a rightist dominated
Japan hostile to China first, and America second.
BANKERS VOTE FOR REUNIFICATION
you want to know what people want, donít waste time conducting
surveys asking them "What do you want?"
of the time what youíll get is not what they want, but their
wish list for Santa Claus.
youíll get is what they would order for lunch if they know
in advance somebody else is picking up the tab.
youíll get is what free market economists refer to as "moral
hazard," irresponsible behavior detached from any serious
consideration of the consequences of what happens when it
comes time to pay the piper.
only time this rule does not apply is when a free lunch is
Independence and Free Lunches."
youíre serious about wanting to know what people really want,
donít ask them directly. Simply look at what theyíre willing
to pay for out of their own wallets. "Money talks,"
as the vulgar expression goes, "and bullshit walks."
one earnestly wants to know how private Chinese citizens on
Taiwan feel about Chinese Reunification, one need look no
further than the "Freedom and Democracy Shall Reunify
twenty year old signs were a public service sponsored by the
privately funded Bankers Association, which paid for their
original cost of construction and annual maintenance.
banking industry voted, with their NT dollars. Taiwanís bankers
know only too well for Taiwan to have any economic future,
it will be as an integral part of what American multinationals
refer to as "Greater China."
Weighted Index or TAIEX fell another 273 points yesterday.
From a 52 week high of 10,393, it closed at 7543, a new 52
shareholders, who are overwhelmingly small, individual investors
rather than large managed funds, are voting with their NT
dollars right alongside Taiwanís bankers. They too are casting
a vote of "No Confidence."
the Cold War Douglas MacArthur referred to the island of Taiwan
as "an unsinkable aircraft carrier in the western Pacific."
Did I hear somebody say "Titanic?"
FREE REPUBLIC OF TAIWAN? OR A REPUBLIC OF TAIWAN, FOR FREE?
one asks Taipeiís Quisling Nomenklatura, "What do you
want?" Theyíll reflexively tell you they want a "free
and independent Republic of Taiwan."
one asks Taipeiís Quisling Nomenklatura, "Whatís wrong
with One China comprising two equal but autonomous regions,
the ROC and PRC?" Theyíll turn up their noses and dismiss
any such suggestions as "unacceptable."
far, no surprises.
be so impolite as to overstep the polite bounds of "normal"
conversation and ask them the personal price theyíre willing
to pay to get what they want, or say they want, and watch
their body language.
them if they personally, are prepared to grab an M-16, volunteer
for combat, and risk having their spinal column severed by
a stray round out of nowhere, or their legs turned into a
pink mist by the one antipersonnel mine that escaped their
them if they personally, are prepared to return from the front
lines of a Chinese
Civil War they provoked in a body bag, or live the remainder
of their lives in a wheelchair.
watch them shift uncomfortably in their seats as they assure
you "Of course I am."
quickly discover that what Taipeiís Quisling Nomenklatura
wants is not a "free and independent Republic of Taiwan,"
but a "Republic of Taiwan, for free, dependent on the
US Seventh Fleet."
hypocritical lip service to Freedom and Democracy is the rotten
tooth Taipeiís Quisling Nomenklatura places under its pillow
at night, with the expectation that a carrier battle group
will be there next morning, courtesy the American Tooth Fairy.
FOSTERS CHINESE REUNIFICATION
of the Republic of China demand freedom. But much to the chagrin
of Taiwanís Japanophile elite, Chinese on Taiwan use their
freedom to "fraternize with the enemy," i.e., their
fellow countrymen on the Chinese mainland.
demand the freedom to travel, ship freight, mail letters and
packages directly to any and all regions of their own country,
including the Chinese mainland.
freedom, commonly referred to as "San Tong," or
"Three Links," is something Chinese on both sides
of the Taiwan Strait demand, as is their right as citizens
of One China.
lower 48 states belong as much to American citizens from Alaska
or Hawaii as to residents of California or New York.
the Chinese mainland belongs as much to Chinese citizens of
the Republic of China, as it does to Chinese citizens of the
Peoples Republic of China.
some DPP politicians may be beginning to see the light. I
say "may be" because itís too soon to tell if they
really "get it" yet. Frank Hsieh, incoming DPP Party
Chairman and Mayor of Kaohsiung recently declared matter of
factly that "Kaohsiung and Xiamen are two cities within
the same nation."
kidding. Will wonders never cease?
is a port city in Fujian province, directly across the Taiwan
Strait, the province most Chinese on Taiwan hail from. "Taiwanese,"
so-called, is merely the Chinese dialect spoken in the Minan
region of Fujian.
on Taiwan demand that Taipeiís Quisling Nomenklatura respect
ordinary Chinese citizensí right to invest in the Chinese
mainland, build factories on the Chinese mainland, make religious
pilgrimages to the Chinese mainland, visit relatives on the
Chinese mainland, marry fellow countrymen from the Chinese
mainland, bring their husbands or wives to Taiwan from the
of the Republic of China demand that Taipeiís Quisling Nomenklatura
respect their right to do all these things and more without
right is being denied them by an arrogant political elite.
No, not by Beijing, which earnestly wants to bring the two
sides closer together. But by Taipeiís Quisling nomenklatura,
which does not, and which is determined to keep the two sides
apart by hook or by crook, the will of the people be damned.
Teng-huiís cross Straits "policy," euphemistically
dubbed "jie ji, yong ren" or "avoid haste,
be patient" has served no other purpose than to hinder,
impede and obstruct the spontaneous reconvergence of the two
halves of a divided China.
Chinese on Taiwan firmly rejected Lee Teng-huiís autocratic
"head in the sand" proscription against direct contact
with their mainland brethren, Mr. Democracyís all too typical
reaction was in essence "If you donít like it, you can
last thing in the world Lee Teng-hui and Taiwanís Japanophile
elite want is for the two sides of the Taiwan Strait to spontaneously
merge back with each other.
Freedom conflicts with Taiwan independence, Freedom goes while
Taiwan independence stays.
FOSTERS CHINESE REUNIFICATION
of the Republic of China value "democracy," or to
be more precise, what George Washington and most of our Founding
Fathers preferred to call "republican government."
much to the chagrin of Taiwanís Japanophile elite, the Chinese
people on Taiwan favor reunification with mainland China.
this week on "Da Jia Lai Seng Pan," or "You
Be the Judge," a popular viewer call-in show on GTV,
the on-air survey question asked was "Do you favor reunification,
independence, or the status quo?"
of 6,840 viewers who phoned in and voted, 4,858 voted "reunification,"
1,792 voted "independence," and 190 voted "status
works out to 71% in favor of reunification, 26% in favor of
independence, and 3% in favor of the status quo.
air polls are of course not scientific, but results like this
are quite typical, provide useful anecdotal evidence about
mainstream sentiment, and are entirely consistent with the
results of the March 18 presidential election, when 61% of
the vote was split between four candidates who favored reunification.
71% figure for viewers supporting reunification is especially
revealing, since even DPP officials concede that a substantial
percentage of the 39% who voted for Chen Shiu-bian were not
endorsing Taiwan independence, but merely wanted to rid themselves
of "Mr. Democracy" Lee Teng-huiís rampant corruption.
voters voted for Chen only because Nobel Laureate Lee Yuan-tse,
advisor to Chen Shui-bian, assured them Chen would not foment
Taiwan independence and reignite a still unresolved Chinese
Civil War, but devote his energy to cleaning up corruption.
glance at the numbers.