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Friday, April 10, 2009

1984, Ma Ying-jeou style

Black is white, part too-many-to-count

Remember Ma Ying-jeou's (馬英九) "three noes"? They were: "No unification (不統), no independence (不獨), and no war (不武, sometimes translated as 'no use of force')." Ma even said that there would be "no unification" in his lifetime, but as far as I can tell, Ma is still alive, and things are moving rapidly in that direction nonetheless.

Today's news is telling us that visits to China won't be considered "going abroad," and Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) officials are shamelessly trying to shift blame to the DPP for their own dirty tricks! (Watch the video at the previous link.)

The despicable Ma Ying-jeou government is betraying Taiwan yet again
The Ma Ying-jeou government is betraying Taiwan yet again
Translation of highlighted text:
Visiting the mainland [sic] area...
... does not count as "going abroad"

(Talking Show [大話新聞] screenshot)
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Ma sounds just like Big Brother in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Ma Ying-jeou IS Big Brother!
Ma Ying-jeou IS Big Brother
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Take a look at those famous lines from Nineteen Eighty-Four: WAR IS PEACE; FREEDOM IS SLAVERY; IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.

Ma has been in office for less than a year, but look at what he is actually doing to Taiwan as compared with his empty words. (As usual, hover your cursor over the links for more info.)

IS"NO WAR" (不武)?!

If your eyes are open, this is what you'll see: Calling Taiwan a "province" is unification. Destroying Taiwan's existing independence is not the same as merely "not declaring independence" -- even Ma's predecessor, former president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁), didn't come close to declaring independence! But if you can't even speak up for your own sovereignty, the other guys have killed you without even firing their weapons! Whose side is Ma on, anyway?

People of Taiwan: how long will you stand for Ma's Newspeak?!

White = black; angel = devil; rioter = good citizen; law enforcers = police state
"Ma Ying-jeou course on political terminology"
An editorial cartoon from the April 16, 2004 edition of the Taipei Times

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Cross-posted at Taiwan Matters!

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