Most people see being a half breed something to be ashamed of. The Taiwanese though are proud of it (The Great One [former gate inscription at CKS Memorial] on Half Breeds)In the Taipei Times today a letter writer pointed out that this is exactly the kind of eliminationist rhetoric that underpinned the Holocaust -- a point maddog made to me in a private email vis-a-vis the Rwandan genocide of a decade ago. The Liberty Times noted in its editorial today (translation from Feiren):
We are high class mainlanders! (Jiangcheng Circle)
Martial law was an example of benevolent administration by the government of that time. The Maokong Gondola doesn't have any problems. If it does, it is vandalism by Taiwanese independence activists. (Ma and Hau, Watch Out! Taiwanese Independence Elements will Destroy the Gondola)
The big problem with Demon Island [gui3dao3, = Taiwan] is that 'We can't get our logic straight because of idiots'. (Can We Allow Idiots to Get Logic Right?)
Weak countries do not have foreign relations. Since Taiwan is not a country, it is even less capable of having foreign relations (Foreign Relations Shame the Guest)
After China uses force to protect Taiwan [i.e. invades Taiwan], there cannot be any discussion of political liberalization. Taiwan will need to be locked down and purged for many years. (Taiwanese Hicks Need Dictatorship)
Demon Island [Taiwan] is a flasher who spends his whole day showing his dick in a dark alley. He even pays people to watch. As soon as the cops come, he runs away. ('Piss off!' On the Referendum to Join the UN)
There are 23 million people on this island of Taiwan. In general, 20 million of them are crazy [i.e. the native Taiwanese]. That's a low estimate. (Crazy Island)
Long live the great Communist Party of China! If it wasn't for the Communist Party's protection of the Republic of China, the Republic of China would have been finished long ago. (Repay the Country! Restore the Republic of China)
其實，一個郭冠英好處理，若是范蘭欽之類的種族歧視思想，已成為統治階級中極少數高級外省人的潛意識，則對台灣的主權與民主均將形成嚴重威脅與破壞。The Kuomintang News Network gave the KMT spin on events:
If Guo's ethnic prejudices have become part of the unconscious of the tiny minority of ruling mainlanders, it constitutes a serious threat and harm to Taiwan's sovereignty and democracy.
According to media analysis, since this incident had stirred up a sensitive communal issue in Taiwan, the DPP, of course, would not easily let the incident die down. The DPP recently began to call attention to President Ma Ying-jeou mainlander background, saying that it was exactly President Ma’s “mainlander arrogance” which Kuo’s derogatory comments revealed. Therefore, Wang Yu-chi, spokesman of the Presidential Office, held a press conference on behalf of President Ma, saying that the President found Kuo Kuan-ying’s comments and behavior “unacceptable.” Wang went on to say that President Ma had been working hard to eliminate communal conflicts between the people with different ancestral backgrounds in Taiwan, and that the President would not tolerate any civil servant making any remarks which may tear communal harmony apart.Note that it blames the victims -- the DPP was fanning the flames of communal strife, whereas if we could just forget about it, we'd all go back to living harmoniously together. This is a common theme -- "put the past behind us" -- meaning, of course, the crimes of the former ruling party. It would be a lot easier to put the past behind, if anyone had been punished for it, and if some of the alleged criminals weren't living out comfortable retirements or still enjoying positions of power.
Kuo, according to local news reports, did his thesis on the Communist Party back at Political University when it was still a political warfare school. In those days there was a quota that limited the number of Taiwanese entrants to the universities, meaning that Kuo got his position due to the privileges of his "ethnic" identity. Like any colonialist state, the KMT denied its subjects full participation in society, while simultaneously scorning them for not having the education and economic opportunities it had denied them in the first place.
Meanwhile, as of this posting at 9:20 pm, the top ten general headlines on the KNN news site are:
GIO Dismisses Kuo Kuan-yingYes, Chen Shui-bian is still the centerpiece of the KMT news world. I hope they keep up this classy attitude -- just as Hsieh's outmoded formulaic appeals to voters failed in the 2008 Presidential election, so A-bian's money laundering case may well have a sell-by date, especially with the economic news so prominent in everyone's minds.
National Security Bureau Admits Having Helped Ah-Bian Move Money
Daily Changing of the Guard Ceremony Returns to the Two Chiang Mausoleums
Chen Shui-bian Named Defendant in “Secret Diplomacy” Cases
SIU Prosecutor Wu: Ah-Bian as Machiavellian as Ma Zedong
Government Intends to Ease Labor Strike Laws
Control Yuan Investigates SIU for Not Barring Huang from Leaving Country Soon Enough
Leading Semiconductors Manufacturers to End Furloughs
Ma Ying-jeou Says ECFA Could Be Signed in Second Half of This Year
Former Presidential Cashier: No Southern Front Diplomatic Project Ever Existed
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