Where is the outrage, condemnation and the will to rise against annexation?
Where is the DPP on this issue?
Why are they silent?
Is the DPP a sanitized version of the KMT?
Are Taiwanese resigned to this impending annexation?
Are Taiwanese only capable of rhetoric and armchair discussions?
Are Taiwanese so inferior that big decisions should be made only by the "superior" Chinese as history seems to continue to demonstrate?
Should Taiwanese always "raise hell" within this small "playpen" of a Constitution set up by the Chinese for incapable Taiwanese?
Are Taiwanese incapable of challenging the corrupt practices of the KMT/Chinese?
Are Taiwanese so resigned to the colonized mindset that this is "just the way it is"?
Answer the above questions and think about what we as Taiwanese Americans can do to assist a fumbling Taiwanese population which seems to day by day succumb to China/KMT's "soft approach" to annexation and don't even know it or are too complacent to recognize the seriousness of this impending loss of sovereignty and freedom which if once lost WILL BE GONE FOREVER. Then and only then will the Taiwanese people truly recognize what they have done. A tragic outcome which seems only to sink in when it happens and then it will be too late.
It seems likely that former Premier Su will be the next leader of the DPP. It is important to send a clear message to compel Premier Su to commit to follow the original guiding principle of the DPP which gradually has been eroded and in recent years, as the DPP leadership has been drifting towards the beacon set up by the KMT/China. Premier Su needs to know that there is strong support for Taiwan sovereignty and independence and despite the rumblings of "upsetting the status quo", our fundamentals must from time to time be asserted to our politicians lest they forget. The so called new generation of the DPP led by none other than former Chairman Hsu in key respects mirror the KMT in its China centric platform and its gradual loss of its Taiwan centric ideology. His lip service to Taiwan belies his main objective and that is to lead the younger China centric DPP members into the China fold. Again Taiwanese are doing what they do best and that is to follow, not to lead. How about serious constructive suggestions on how to send an effective message to Premier Su? Immediately, I suspect some of you may not agree with who the next DPP chairman will be much less the next presidential candidate in 2016 but that is not the main point. The message regarding Taiwan sovereignty and independence is the key.
Joe Lin 5/12/2012