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Friday, October 28, 2005

Killed Many Taiwanese

"KMT to blame for Taiwan's international status: DPP"

That (between the quotes) is what the headline on an article in Thursday's Taipei Times read, and it's exactly right. When my wife heard this in local Chinese-language news yesterday, she was a bit surprised because I had said almost exactly the same thing to her the day before. My version went something like this:
"Look, anytime these pan-blues start scolding the DPP (Democratic Progressive Party) because of some country breaking up with Taiwan, all you have to say is 'And how many countries' relationships did we lose in 1971?' End of story."
Here's an excerpt from the Taipei Times article:
DPP Legislator Tien Chiu-chin held a news conference yesterday to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the UN and urged people to learn the truth about how Taiwan got stuck in its present international fix and remember the historical lessons.


Tien pointed out that it was the KMT government that sacrificed Taiwan's interests and rights because of its "one China" illusion. It ignored the US and Japan's efforts to help and its actions eventually led to Taiwan being marooned in international isolation.
I would urge those in the international media who write about Taiwan to do the same and to stop continually confusing Taiwan with the KMT.

Action, reaction
The press conference at which DPP legislators took this tough stance was in response to accusations by Kuomintang (KMT) legislators that the recent breaking of diplomatic ties with Senegal was the result of ineptitude on the part of the DPP government -- which since May 2000 has been faced by an uncompromising majority opposition in the legislature. The way the KMT reacts to such news just makes me wanna say, "Why do they hate Taiwan?"

Or maybe it's just the Taiwanese that they hate...

Back that shit up
Why is the KMT to blame? Here are a few reasons:
* While the KMT actually ruled China (you know, China?) from 1912 to 1949, they lost the war to the commies and fled to Taiwan while it was still a Japanese colony.
* Beginning on February 28, 1947, the KMT occupiers carried out a campaign of "White Terror," killing between ten and twenty thousand Taiwanese, jailing countless others, and imposing martial law which lasted until 1987. To this very day, pro-China bitches still try to blame the DPP for "rupturing Taiwanese society." Ha!
* In 1971 (22 years after the founding of the PRC by the commies), when the United Nations took the China seat from the ROC (the occupiers of Taiwan) and gave it back to China (y'know, the commies in Beijing), Chiang Kai-shek had the chance to have a separate seat ("dual representation"), but he passed up what would literally be the chance of a lifetime.
* By clinging foolishly to his ROC (Republic of China) fantasy (that he still ruled all of China including Tibet and Outer Mongolia), Chiang lost the diplomatic ties of most "major" countries via that decision.
* Taking advantage of this, China has used their "one China" policy to intimidate other countries (via economic terrorism) to break official relations with Taiwan. This is apparently what happened with Senegal.
* The KMT-led opposition parties have obstructed President Chen Shui-bian's DPP at every turn, often resorting to violence to get their way.
A letter to the editor in Thursday's Taipei Times also has an interesting angle from which to view the KMT's recent nonsense:
One can only wait and hope that Taiwan's electorate can see through the blue smokescreen being created for the upcoming elections.
Indeed, and I sure hope the people of Taiwan vote those KMT motherfuckers out of there! The DPP will have a better chance of beating them if they demonstrate more backbone like the legislators in the article in Thursday's Taipei Times did.

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