Thursday, October 23, 2008

Just one amongst millions

Due to the events that have occurred this week, the traffic on my site has increased immensely. I'm writing this to say thank you to all the people that have visited my site and also to those that have taken the time to leave comments. I wish I had time to reply to each and every one of you. To all those that have shown support, I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart. To all those that have disagreed with me, thank you. Taiwan's future includes you as well.

I would also like to say to everyone, that what I did on Monday was really not that big of a deal. I just did what millions of Taiwanese would have done if given the opportunity or were put in the situation. What I learned this week is that I am only one of millions, in this country and across the globe. We have a collective voice that will not be silenced. That, I'm positive of now. I now have hope, which to be honest, I didn't really have last week.

It's time for Taiwan to stand up and be heard. Wherever you are in the world on October 25th, stand tall with one fist in the air for Taiwan!

58 Comments:

At 11:42 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eric,
Thank you so much for what you have done for Taiwaness. I am Taiwaness as well. I have been in the Status since 1978. All my family members are in Taiwan, I do worry what is going on in Taiwan. The KMT party is in the process of destroying Taiwan. Being in the Status for 30 years, I have observed how the relative of KMT govement official enjoy their life with the money paid by the Taiwaness. It is so unfair, if we don't fight for ourself no one will. Thank you again and hoping that more people join you and speak up for Taiwaness.

 
At 1:04 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Double Thumbs up buddy... You really did something for the Taiwanese...
Yeah, Taiwan is a free land for everybody to speak up, Butthead Ma may needs a while to undersatnd, but all the Taiwanese should learn that when the government fails supporting you, it's time for you to stand up for your own right!!!!

 
At 2:31 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a Taiwanese, working and living in Tokyo. Just want to say thank you all so much for what you've done and are doing for us and our Country -Taiwan.
Yes, I would have done like you did if I were put in the same situation. Thank you again.

 
At 10:17 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey man, I have a question for you and I will only ask you once; if there is a war between Taiwan and China, would you stay and fight or would you go back to the states? If your answer is to stay and fight then you will have me as your comrade, and if your answer is to go back to the states then it's your choice, but it would make you a jackass.

 
At 10:50 AM , Blogger cfshih said...

I am a Taiwanese earning my MBA in the States now. I didn't vote in the presidential election because I was not in Taiwan then. I was really disapointed at the choice that most of the Taiwanese made. They don't want pride and dignity but money which they still don't have it or even lost it after Ma took the office. Anyway, I really admired what you have done for us. Thank you, really!

 
At 10:50 AM , Blogger j.chen said...

Hi Eric,

As a Taiwanese-American, I appreciate what you stand for and what you've been doing for Taiwan.

I moved to Boston for grad school, and felt increasingly different from the Chinese since I've been here. My classmates automatically classify me as "Chinese" and think that I can go to Chinatown to find those who are like me. Besides the fact that I don't speak Cantonese, I don't relate to most of Boston's Chinatown.

My family have been major supporters of the DPP for many years, and I've kept up with most of Taiwan's news through my dad's fragmented stories. It's nice to be able to read your thought-out editorials, which supplements my dad's ideas and reflects what I've been thinking for years.

I'm glad other ABTs (not ABCs =)) know where they come from, and love Taiwan as much as I do.

Thank you for all your work. Needless to say, I will be visiting this blog more often.

-Jen

 
At 12:39 PM , Anonymous USA said...

Hi Eric,

I am so proud of you and very encouraged by your guts and nerve to stand up in front of KMT controlled facility, KMT controlled news media.

I watched the short video, I wanted to hear what you said, but the KMT reporter’s voice in his own interpretation in Mandarin, which was NOT what you said from what I can only heard few words from you. We, the Taiwanese need younger - your generation to speak up, reach out to inform the world of that DEFUNCT- ROC-KMT illegally occupied the Taiwan Island since 1947. The Taiwanese have overwhelmed suffered under ROC-KMT, and is continuing.

That Taiwan District head Mr. Ma promised at his father’s deathbed that Mr. Ma MUST take Taiwan, give it to commei China. Mr. Ma is a Chinese, NOT a Taiwanese, his heart is ALWAYS belongs/in China. Of cause, like all other KMT officials, family members ALL have either green card or US citizenship or legal status thru other western countries, and when/if needed, they ALL flee to overseas with easy money.

Very sadly to know that before 2008 presidential election, there are several smaller towns, cities on the Taiwan island, Taiwanese ( not the entitlement KMT-Chinese voters) voters sold their soul, gave votes to KMT-Mr. Ma in exchange for $33.00US per vote, and the local area head received 10 times more. This kind of buying votes is NOTHING new, but it’s been a tradition by the KMT since 1947. Also, there were TOO many younger Taiwanese generation voted for Mr. Ma voluntarily. Why ? Brain washed by the KMT, vote for Mr. Ma, the good looking, smiling before the news cameras.

Commei China exports the poisoned milk laced with Milamine after milk diluted with water to Taiwan, the DOH under Mr. Ma raised the standard Milamine allowance in food from ZERO ppm to 2.5 ppm. &^*%$#, just unbelievable. Now, the new discover, commei China exports the cooking/baking flour mixed with half of talc power to Taiwan. ALERT!

About the Mr. Ma’s plan, in order to improve Taiwan econ, is best bring in 3000/month commei Chinese tourists, but the number is down below 200/month now, and the most of these travelers are/were the Taiwanese businessmen/women/relatives. Back in July/08, the Wall Street Journal, and AP copied the United Daily Newspaper that is controlled by the KMT, reported that Mr. Ma bring 3000 commei Chinese tourists/month to Taiwan, improved Taiwan econ. Shame on Wall Street Journal, shame on AP copied the fraudulent news from State controlled media.

 
At 2:23 PM , Blogger Joe said...

Hey Eric:
I've been reading your article since Monday

I was trying to figure out what the awesome power influences you so deeply to help Taiwan to be a real and healthy Country.

I really appreciate what you've done and hopefully, you can keep going until building up the R.O.T (Republic of Taiwan)



On the other hand,

I'm afraid that you probably don't really know the awful personality Chinese really is

You gotta be careful in Taiwan b/c they may strike you anytime

Also, you're gonna go to Taipei

Be Careful.



May God Bless you

 
At 2:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eric,
Your humbleness and courage are the best qualities all Taiwanese should look up to. Taiwan is fortunate to have you stand up for her too! Keep your spirits up, and you're not alone!

Many thanx to your bravery!

God Bless!

 
At 3:08 PM , Anonymous Tom said...

Just saw your video from facebook. I was born in Taiwan but grew up in America. I distinctly feel Taiwanese and share your views as well. Taiwan is itself and treading so close to the Chinese government is like walking into a bears cave. The current government is kissing ass without realizing what it means for the future. Your video is an inspiration.

 
At 5:33 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Eric,
Your action has moved me in tears and encouraged lots of young Taiwanese including me. I live in France for a looong time. My parents are from Tainan, I am proud to be Taiwanese. Viva Taiwan!! Merci et courage!!

Je t'embrasse (hugs&kisses)

Chun

 
At 11:04 PM , Blogger EILEEN said...

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At 11:07 PM , Blogger EILEEN said...

Hi Eric,

I hope you don't mind me translating your message into Chinese. I know some of your supporters and website visitors do not understand English well, but they really like to know what you think and write. Below is my translation of your message.

只是數百萬人之一

由於這個星期發生的事件,我網站的流量大幅增加。我在這裡要感謝所有造訪我網站的人,以及那些花時間留言給我的人。我真希望能夠有時間回覆每一位的留言。對於那些支持我的人,我真的衷心感謝。而對於那些與我有不同想法的人,我也要謝謝你。台灣的未來也包括你在內。

我想要對所有的人說,我在星期一所做的事並沒有什麼大不了的。我只是做了數百萬台灣人只要有機會或在相同情況下都會做的事。這個星期我知道了,我只是在這個國家中、這個世界上數百萬人中的一個。我們有共同的聲音,我們將不再沉默。我現在感到樂觀。我現在存有希望,而老實說,這是我在上個星期所沒有的。

是台灣站起來向世界發聲的時候了。十月二十五日無論你在世界的哪一個角落,請站起來高舉你的拳頭為台灣發聲!

 
At 12:21 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

今天我才看到你在張明清的演講上勇氣的表達台灣人的心聲,看完心情很激動,也哭了!
想大聲說"WAY TO GO"讚啦!
一起守護台灣,大家一起來!

 
At 7:21 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dad will join the parade and he will provide some drinkings and instant foods. Anyone who hungries during the parade welcome to take them to eat and drink~
Because of you, I feel now every one has more confidence to speak up and to be heard internationally.
Although I study in the States, I always appreciate how Taiwan raise me up and how lovely Taiwan is~ Thank you for waking all Taiwanese up! We are indeed the owners of this beautiful country!
台灣加油!

 
At 8:35 AM , Blogger Ren From Taiwan said...

Thanks to you, who actually did most would do if put in the same situation. I might be a bit more aggressive though.

Although I am in Canada, I hardly miss any news recently, and just saw you showed up in yesterday's BossTalk.

It's sad that Taiwanese oversea are now worrying that they might lost their country, not just worry about the economic issue that overwhelm the globe.

Even though I think non-violence is correct way to do, but everyone should also consider the worst situation. 228 event happen because Taiwanese then didn't even think that Chinese could do to such extend, and even cross the line to kill people. So Taiwanese now should be very careful about the government and whet they will do, since you can't wait until other people come to help. Back in 228, Taiwanese(Formosan) wait for US to help them, but US need the KMT to exist to block communism spreading from China, thus 228 event.

So be very careful about this. Now Taiwan have army majorly formed by Taiwanese, so we shouldn't worry about military suppression, but you need to be brave, to have a clear mind, and willing to fight for your liberty and freedom against anything that might take them away.

God bless Taiwanese, we deserve our country for such a long time, that's make things happen!

 
At 11:26 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for saying out loud of all Taiwaneses' thought. We feel great anxiety recently, but you did inspire us what must be done for this beloved country. I love you!!!

 
At 1:37 PM , Anonymous USA said...

ALL, please read below published

http://www.pacific-times.com/2008-10-22/page02-2.htm

 
At 9:16 PM , Blogger takeson said...

Hi, Eric

Thank you for what you did for Taiwan.
You are brave and independent.
I hope your action could inspire local people.

 
At 10:28 PM , Anonymous Cherry said...

Eric:
The discourse of Taiwan independence violently includes people with different gender,sexual orientation, race, class, and ideology together, ignoring the heterogeniousness and social conflicts inherent in Taiwan society.You spend eight years in Taiwan, but how much do you know about Taiwan and people living here?Do you think all people agree with your and your comrades' cause?
Do you know how much violence your comrades impose on those who disagree with your cause?Please explain why you think Independence of Taiwan is the collective wish of all Taiwanse, but i don't yhink you can.I was born in Taiwan and Lived in Taiwan for 22 years,graudate student in NCU,female, from a middle class family, interested in gender studies, but i don't see any good in dependence.Please reminds your comrades that you just speaks of part of "us", not all of "us".

 
At 11:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the event broke out, first of all, I was really astonished by your audacious deeds. However, have you just considered other people’s feeling? In a seminar such like this; the issue should be discussed academically, but not politically.
Moreover, two days later, Zhang Ming-Qing was stroked by Wang Ding-Yu in the Temple of Confucius. That news just stunned many people, especially for those students from Chinese Mainland who will stay in NCKU for months as international exchanged students. Of, course, I know some of them, and none of them agree that Island of Taiwan is a safe place, if Taiwanese people treat visitors in that way.
Secondly, there is no doubt that any violence should be condemned. Mr. Wang’s action should be put into courtyard and be judged by justice; furthermore, I am of my opinion that partly of your viewpoints of Taiwanese and Chinese history could be tortured. As a 13th generation Taiwanese of my family, I recommend you that you shall read chronicles meticulously, objectively, and broadly.
Last but not least, I want you think about it: if you are a speaker of a conference, you wouldn’t like to be disturbed or interrupted. If you are in China now, but you are a Taiwanese (or ABT) tourist, you might not wish to be attacked.

—A far cry from a student of NCKU

 
At 2:26 AM , Blogger haiang2007 said...

Always found it "intriguing" to read opposing ideas such as those two at the bottom of this page.
Academia is a political arena but it's supposed to be an arena protected by notions of freedom. I I don't know what Zhang said in that conference that makes him "academic" and neither did most who justify Zhang's presence with that illusionary and imaginary definition of "academia".
I don't understand what Zhang's tripping was related to Chinese tourists in Taiwan? He was attacked because he is a Chinese officials who said "No Separation, No War" that very morning and not to mention what he said before. I have seen lots of Chinese tourists in Tainan. I showed them directions if they asked. Isn't it better to argue when you're clear of what's going on?
Of course, being residents in Taiwan, you may choose who you want to be. But living in Taiwan might make one ignorant of the oppression Taiwan has been exposed to after WWII. If one doesn't see any good of Taiwan being a country, simple as it is, you don't see it. But there's no reason to say who knows more as the diversities in Taiwan takes times to understand and find a stance.

 
At 3:56 AM , Blogger Richard said...

Eric,

My dad just showed me the clip of you that's been circulating around, and I'd just like to say how proud I am to be a ABT as well. I'm also an ABT that knows the Taiwanese language only, not Mandarin, and I will be heading back to Taiwan next year to study as well. Perhaps we can meet up sometime in the future. Interestingly, the sad thing I have found is that many of the younger generation of Taiwanese these days are apathetic towards politics in Taiwan, especially those born in Taiwan. It's disheartening to know that a lot of my friends have no idea that Ma is currently taking Taiwan down a path towards unification, slowly, but surely. And the freedoms and rights Taiwan citizens currently enjoy, might not actually be there in 4-5 years.

Anyways, as far as the comments above such as cherry's and the anon's- I just have to say that yes, we all know not everyone is for Taiwan Independence. But, the fact is that a majority of people in Taiwan consider themselves Taiwanese, not Chinese. And perhaps you're right, Taiwan Independence at this moment, may not be good for Taiwan right now, but surely you don't think that unification with China would be better than Taiwan's current de-facto autonomous state?

And talking about violence, there is always going to be extremists on both sides. You have an alleged "push" against a Chinese official whose position is widely known to be that if Taiwan declare independence, China will attack. On the other end, you have Su An-sheng on video kicking Taiwan's former president, Chen Shui-bian, and then have a bunch of people defending the kick saying he deserves it. So, a known official who will vehemently declare war on Taiwan is defended, while your own former president can't even stand his own with his own people?

Lastly, it is alleged that Zhang was pushed, if you watch the video, you cannot say with absolute certainty that he was pushed. All that said, if you look, he WAS helped to his feet by Wang after he was on the ground.

 
At 4:06 AM , Blogger Amaku Tatsu said...

You are our hero Eric.

Thank you so much for what you have done for Taiwan.
I'm very encouraged by your guts and nerve to stand up in front of KMT controlled facility.

I would support you Eric in every way, I want help Taiwan from being taken by China.

I'm a South African born Taiwanese from South Africa who can't read, write or speak in Mandarin Chinese but I'm a patriotic, I support Taiwan and would sacrifice my life for Taiwan because I'm proud of being a Taiwanese.
As a Taiwanese we should convince younger Taiwanese generations to get more support but in chinese. There a lot of Taiwanese traitors too who support China. They've all been brained washed by KMT.
All the Taiwanese should wake up and stand up, fight for their rights.

Keep up the good work guys.

 
At 4:21 AM , Blogger Amaku Tatsu said...

You are our hero Eric.

Thank you so much for what you have done for Taiwan.
I'm very encouraged by your guts and nerve to stand up in front of KMT controlled facility.

I would support you Eric in every way, I want help Taiwan from being taken by China.

We should also spread the Taiwan is a independant country and is not part of China internationally to get the message through. I want all the Taiwanese all over the world and in the whole of Taiwan to stand together and speak out, fight as one with a loud voice to win. We must continue to fight so that our voics will be heard loud and clear.

I'm a South African born Taiwanese from South Africa who can't read, write or speak in Mandarin Chinese but I'm a patriotic, I support Taiwan and would sacrifice my life for Taiwan because I'm proud of being a Taiwanese.
As a Taiwanese we should convince younger Taiwanese generations to get more support but in chinese. We should also educate the younger adults about the history of Chang-Kai-Shek and KMT that killed thousands of Taiwanese in depth but in Chinese of course. A lot of Taiwanese support KMT and say that Chen Sui Bien guilty of corruption when in fact it is Ma Jing Jou who's corrupt with the rest of KMT. There a lot of Taiwanese traitors too who support China. They've all been brained washed by KMT.
All the Taiwanese should wake up and stand up, fight for their rights.

Keep up the good work guys.

Say Yes to Taiwan and NO to China

 
At 6:35 AM , Anonymous usa said...

To: A far cry from a student of NCKU.

ARE YOU BLIND? WATCH THE VIDEO AGAIN. NOONE pushed HIM, but someone was trying to help HIM get up from tripped. Who is attacking whom? Yes, you just made a brainless personal opinion. You have listened the fraudulent news, reported by the Chinese-KMT controlled news media.

What is the academic contents of that speaker for that conference? That was a PRC-commei China propaganda arranged thru the Chinese-KMT-Mr. Ma channel planted in TaiNan City, a college campus, attempt to brain wash heavily Taiwan identity Taiwanese islanders. What is the seminar ? About Human Rights? Just how many students were in that auditorium, 10 at most ? The Taiwanese have been a colony, been ruled and manipulated by foreign countries for 4-500 years, the most cruelty was the defunct Chinese-ROC-KMT dynasty. The Taiwanese are afraid of physical violent, afraid of garrison guards, police, officials from that Chinese-KMT. YOU JUST DON’T KNOW A SQUART.
Commei China sent HIM to lecture “Human Rights” at the college campus in the conservative Taiwan.

Violent behavior? how does one define violence? Does the slaughter of the peaceful demonstration and protest at Tiananmen Square in 1989 qualify as violence? Or is that the civilized application of rule of law? Anyway, a civilized society would never let it happen, and certainly not use tanks against unarmed students, right?
Or perhaps we should look to Tibet for a definition of violence and a civilized application of rule of law in destroying a culture and the beliefs of a people. Nope, not too much luck there either.
Then, Zhang said the Tainan protest runs against the wish of the peoples on both sides of the Taiwan Strait. Again, did someone take a poll on what were the wishes of the people on both sides (repeat both sides) of the Strait? I don't recall. On this side, Ma Ying-jeou was elected by 54 per cent of the vote, but that was based on Ma's disreputable promise that he knew something about the economy. Unfortunately under Ma the economy still tanked, and Ma's approval ratings at the last poll are now down to 23 per cent. So what are the wishes of the people on this side of the Strait? Unlike China, the people in Taiwan are allowed to have their own opinions and can voice them.
But let's go back to the idea of infringing on human rights and a civilized society. How about the persecution of dissidents and the Falun Gong and the harvesting of the body parts of them and others imprisoned and tortured? Now isn't that the civilized way to handle the HUMAN RIGHTS of people and their right to religious freedom.

Or let us look at the SARS epidemic and cover-up; now that was a civilized way to share SARS with the rest of the world; likewise the recent raft of poisoned milk products that our civilized neighbor across the Strait sent over. The poisoned products were found out last December, but they could not be admitted to until after the Olympics. After all, in a civilized society, one must consider image first and foremost.
Then there is the matter of Taiwan--China relations. China's flag has never flown over Taiwan, yet it wants this cash cow island republic for itself. China has pointed over 1000 missiles at Taiwan and promises to blast it to high heaven if it dares to express the reality that it is an independent, thriving democracy. Of course this would be done in a civilized manner. How?

http://aurora.taup.org.tw/

http://zen.sandiego.edu:8080/Jerome/1224659144/index_html

 
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At 1:43 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your site! I saw you on the news and you speak better Taiwanese than I. Let's fight together for Taiwanese sovereignty. Like you said, Taiwanese teenager need to stand up for themselves and be heard.

 
At 2:29 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

u rock Eric~i read all your articles, totally agree with what u wrote lol

 
At 8:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To USA:

You shall understand that Taiwan is liberated by KMT after WW2, but not be occupied; moreover, the most violent period of Taiwanese history would be--1885to 1945--what so called the Period of Japanese Occupation.

According to my grandparents and grand-grand parents' opinion, life was harsh and dreary which was under ruled by Japs. However, as far as everyone knows, some Taiwanese people indeed led a rosy life during Japanese Occupation, because they "sold" themself to Japs.

By my head and name of Jesus, I am an authentic Taiwaness. And I do speak both Taiwanese and Mandarin, yet I gotta concede that even Taiwanese is a dialect of China, because they have the same form of characters and words.

Furthermore, this Economy recession is worldwide, but not caused by a single country or event. Ma will be doing good, at least, better than Ah-Bian.

--A response from genuine history

 
At 10:43 PM , Anonymous Queen of Sheba said...

Thank you for speaking out what many of us out there want to say. You are not alone in this fight; we are all your buddies in arms! I also agree with you that people should turn off TVBS and CTI, and read information outside of Taiwan to get multiple perspectives. The dude who left a comment before me is a great example of a person with subjective understanding of Taiwanese history. People who doesn't know history should NEVER use history to prove arguments.

I was born Taiwanese, and will forever remain Taiwanese.

 
At 2:56 AM , Blogger Eric said...

to eileen,

thank you so much for taking the time to translate my article into Chinese. i really appreciate it. i really need to learn my Chinese. thanks again.

 
At 8:30 PM , Anonymous 期待逆轉 said...

不知說什麼,就是很感謝你與你朋友的挺身而出!!謝謝!!

 
At 9:35 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Eric, I saw the news of your protest to the Chinese "Envoy". I think you have set a good example for all the young people in Taiwan. “If you want to be heard, you step up to the plate”. As a Taiwanese man living in the U.S., I approve your message and wish you the best luck in the future.

P.S Make some videos and get yourself on youtube.

From: Austin, Texas.

 
At 3:51 PM , Anonymous slimjim913@hotmail.com said...

Hey dude,
my aunt showed me a link to ur little protest man...much props. You don't happen to hail from Boston do you? i think i saw you wear a Red Sox cap...haha. I only ask cause I was born and raised there, until I moved to Taipei for highschool during which a lotta Taiwanese pride was instilled in me something we share dearly.
latess
-Jimmy

 
At 10:48 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

阿明
加油!!我們都支持你!!

Sophia Su

 
At 4:04 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Eric,
Will give you two thumbs up if I get to see you on campus. Certainly proud to have a student like you from the school I teach and graduated from.
To the one who questions whether you will stay and fight for Taiwan ... shame on him. Like hell he will be a comrade of any kind.

 
At 1:33 PM , Anonymous Fallon said...

Eric,

I'm like you as well. Taiwanese-American who grew up speaking daigee at home. 100% ABT!

I just saw a clip of your protest and wanted to stop by and tell you how proud I am of what you did. Thank you! You are so incredible. You have way more courage than many of the Taiwanese in Taiwan. I think it's a bit sad that Taiwanese Americans like us are more willing to speak up about the injustices than actual Taiwanese. I only wish I could have been there as well. But then again, after suffering through the white terror period where protesters were punished and harassed, most Taiwanese have probably been trained to think it isn't safe to express their opinions, which under the currently reinstated KMT government, is probably an understandable fear.

I still find it hard to believe that the Taiwanese could have elected a KMT government after an era of awful martial law and especially after the 228 incident. Absolutely unbelievable. It pains me to think that many people who did not want to see Ma become president now must suffer under his policies. It pains me even more to see Taiwan moving in a backward direction. It took so long for Taiwan to get on the right path (to a bright, independent future), and now we're back on the same, non-progressive pro-Beijing trail. When will the Taiwanese people realize that a KMT government will never look out for the interests of the Taiwanese?

Again-- so proud of you. :) Keep it up, but please be careful too. Gah yoo!

 
At 10:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was a lot people don't like Chinese in Taiwan, but only less of them will like what you have done, you may proud of stand out, but I think it's really not deserve to reward. Because here is no reason to be impolite, no matter what happen, he is a friendly quest from other country.
Beside, you said that you love Taiwan, but I can't see it, if you really love Taiwan so much, then why don't you give up your green card? why don't you just give up America nationality and serve in armed forces? I think that will be more patriotic!

 
At 10:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was a lot people don't like Chinese in Taiwan, but only less of them will like what you have done, you may proud of stand out, but I think it's really not deserve to reward. Because here is no reason to be impolite, no matter what happen, he is a friendly quest from other country.
Beside, you said that you love Taiwan, but I can't see it, if you really love Taiwan so much, then why don't you give up your green card? why don't you just give up America nationality and serve in armed forces? I think that will be more patriotic!

 
At 11:21 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"民主不能當飯吃" .我們台灣人有支持中國共產黨的光榮歷史.例如謝雪紅的二七部隊。現在台灣經濟不好,證明台灣己不適合實施什麼民主了.因為民主不能當飯吃.我住在高雄的仁武鄉且是本省籍,本人認為如果以前國民黨能製造台灣經濟奇蹟,那中國共產黨現在也能製造台灣經濟神蹟.因此本人歡迎中共來統治台灣.不要什麼一國2制了,不如就直接在台灣實施中國特色的社會主義好了.

 
At 11:28 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

為什麼大陸民運人士越來越孤立,完全失去民眾支持,現在衹能靠台灣耗費巨資來養他們?民運人士口稱向往民主,為什麼他們的組織運作一點不民主?為什麼海外民運團體頻繁傳出貪污經費醜聞?大陸民運人士為何派系林立,互不相容?台灣花錢為民運人士在美國大學買學位,對民運是否有益?大陸民運人士支持台灣是出於真心,還是想騙台灣的錢?為什麼民運人士總是說中國將崩潰,但事實上大陸卻日益繁榮?民運人士吹噓自己有社會影響,但為什麼公眾卻並不知道他們?

 
At 8:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

給樓上那位
"民主不能當飯吃"的高雄本省籍
如果你認為共產黨可以給你飯吃 你想被統治
那你何不直接搬到中國呢?讓他們賞你個痛快

台灣台南人

 
At 12:52 AM , Blogger Eric said...

to the person that said, "民主不能當飯吃". can you please answer me this? can you eat communism? how does socialism taste as a delicacy? i haven't had any totalitarianism in quite some time either.

since you seem to have an interest in eating up ideologies, could you please tell me how communism can feed us?

 
At 1:08 PM , Anonymous usa said...

To victoria2281947:

While digging dirt in Taipei, during subway construction, the workers unearthed piles of human bones, believed to be also victims of 228-the political genocide. Heard ? Could also be that 120,000 empty names in the household records?

You have well said, and pointed out in your writing below that that defunct ROC-KMT exile, and illegal occupy Taiwan since 1945.
……
Chiang kai-shek's exile Chinese government in Taiwan has yet to give me justice. They have refused to right the wrong by reason of stature of limitation (over “25 years” since his murder). Taiwan was under Chiangs' Martial law between 1949 and 1988. Estimated 30,000-120,000 people were killed (Official estimate of 30,000 some 50 years later vs. 120,000 empty names in the household record established by Japanese). Taiwan was a Japanese colony until 1952 when San Francisco Peace Treaty became effective.
……
As a matter of fact, it should have happened more than sixty years ago in 1945, when the whole world was rejoiced that the World War II was finally brought to an end. The “Cairo Declaration (Communiqué’)” and the continuation of the illegal occupation by the Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist “Republic of China”, despite the San Francisco Peace Treaty, shattered the dreams of the Formosan.
……

 
At 1:22 PM , Blogger Richard said...

"And I do speak both Taiwanese and Mandarin, yet I gotta concede that even Taiwanese is a dialect of China, because they have the same form of characters and words."

Yes Taiwanese can be considered a dialect of Ancient Chinese, but the current Chinese (read Mandarin), Cantonese, Taiwanese, etc are all dialects of Ancient Chinese. The fact is that Taiwanese, if you really get to learn it, is a far superior language than Mandarin. Taiwanese is a lot better in expressing things and has greater precision in saying exactly what you mean. A simple example, to hit in Mandarin is "da." But in Taiwanese, if you want to say you hit someone, it depends on the motion of your hitting, how you are hitting, with what you are hitting with... excuse the bad pinyin, but if you know Taiwanese, think of hitting words like (long, pah, sen, ken, etc.)... all (or most) of those translate to one word in mandarin, "da" I'm not totally 100% positive, but I'm pretty sure. Add to the fact that Mandarin and Taiwanese are mutually unintelligible makes it a tougher case to say that one is a dialect of another. :)

Anyways, just wanted to throw this out there.

 
At 2:03 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 樓上那位"民主不能當飯吃"的高雄朋友:
我大膽進言,如果說你認為人類活著只是為了吃飯,那麼我建議共產黨乾脆蓋個大豬寮,然後將你這一類想法的朋友一起遷進去裡面住好了,一人一間特房,保證有飯吃,但有沒有保證吃得飽或飯菜有沒有毒我就不知道了。
至於閣下的那一句"中國共產黨現在也能製造台灣經濟神蹟",真是聽得我感動莫名...淚流滿面...久久無法自己...,我建議你,乾脆偷渡過...不不!現在去中國很方便了,乾脆你脖子上掛個牌子寫"我愛共產"或"光榮歸國"云云之類的投誠內容,然後手拿三柱香,嘴巴咬一顆蘋果趕快飛過去搬進你的特房吧!名額有限,先到先贏...祝福你,多保重!

 
At 5:06 PM , Blogger Meli said...

I completely with you, every word: I believe as much as you do about being Taiwanese. Those who call themselves Chinese need to immigrate their butts to their beloved China likewise with people of the KMT should purchase a one-way ticket if they want to go back so much, and leave our country - our home *ALONE!

 
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