"Pay close attention to that man behind the curtain!"

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Deep thoughts, July 31, 2008

Identity theft edition

Take a look at this article from the Taipei Times:
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said yesterday he found it a consolation that the nation's title at the Olympic Games and arrangements for the opening ceremony procession have been resolved, voicing hope that there would be no controversies before the Beijing Games begin.

"Disputes over the designation of Taiwan's Olympic team ... and its order of appearance at the opening ceremony have been resolved," Ma said while visiting the National Sports Training Center in Zuoying (左營), Kaohsiung City, to present a national flag to the nation's Olympic delegation.
I recommend reading the whole thing. (And don't forget these flag flaps involving Mr. Ma.)

Now read these Paul Simon lyrics [corrections mine]:
Slip slidin' away
Slip slidin' away
You know the nearer your destination
The more you're slip slidin' away

I know a man
He came from my hometown
He wore his passion for his woman like a thorny crown
He said "Delores, I live in fear,
My love for you so overpowering I'm afraid that I will disappear."

4:39 YouTube video: "Slip sliding away"

Are you thinking what I'm thinking?

I live in fear that as we rapidly approach Ma's "eventual" destination, the more Taiwan's unique identity will disappear. Is everybody awake yet?

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Cross-posted at Taiwan Matters!

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