Tuesday, September 27, 2011

taiwan blogger goes to jail for saying noodles are too salty

first, a foriegner goes to jail for shooting the finger at an old lady who was (according to the account) being a mean old bitch. then this blogger, a girl, is sentenced to 1 month in jail, plus fine, plus apology to a noodle shop owner for saying that his noodles were too salty.
welcome to taiwan's "face laws", designed to make sure that nothing any person does is ever criticized.these laws are desgined to protect misbehavior, and to make sure that no one has a voice against such misbehavior.
there is no doubt these laws were invented to protect politicians from criticism, ie enter the speech police. and the taiwan people's uproar over this? nada. zilch. nothing.
yes, it seems taiwanese people care more about face than democracy, another reason why i say that chinese culture is the antithesis to democracy. it will tear it down everytime.
personally, i'd like to call that noodle boss a typical, dirty ass motherfucker shop owner, but i can't. i'd like to say his noodles taste like shit, but i can't.i'd like to say "fuck you, you hater of democracy asshole dick sucker" but i can't. i can't because these things are illegal, so i won't say them.
amnesty international, are you listening? are you watching what is happening on this island?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

why can't chinese people see themselves?

(disclaimer: this article has nothing to do with progressive thinking chinese people, or those raised in a western education/culture. it has everything to do with status quo modern chinese culture, the masquerade being forced on the world by hardline chinese culturalists).

if one guy says i'm selfish, it might just be his opinion. but if 10 people say the same thing, maybe it's time to take self inventory and examine my faults. every country on this planet comes away from the chinese/taiwanese/singapore/hong kong experience with one or two major points:

1. chinese people are fucking selfish- the comment i hear most often is " i've never seen any people as selfish as they are". if so many different people from different cultures say this, isn't it time for a little introspection?

2. chinese people can't think for themselves- ie, all chinese people think the same.

Writer Bo Yang felt troubled because he wanted to say that chinese people are not the same everywhere you go, but after traveling and seeing the chinese disporia, he concluded sadly " chinese people are the same everywhere you go!"

writer ken nakamura said that the culture of "face" is the most dispicable part of chinese culture. I have observed this culture firsthand and i walk away shocked at how taiwanese people think they almost have a right to do evil. ie "how dare you say i'm wrong? how dare you impinge on my right to do as i want even if it hurts you?"
i have seen taiwan bosses cheat foriegners out of their salary, even going so far as to use hoodlum tactics to make sure they backed down. after 25 years in chinese culture, i have NEVER seen any group of people as evil as the AVERAGE taiwanese. i hate to say it. i really do.

yet, there's hope. i find one thing to be true: the LESS a taiwanese person beleives/follows chinese culture, the more honest, forthright, and intelligent they are. and the more they beleive and follow chinese tradition, particulary if they beleive Daoism, the more suspicious, untruthful, and backwards they act.

race is never the problem. its what we beleive that either causes us problems or makes us successful. chinese culture, as it exists today, is bankrupt in it's ability to produce quality human beings, and that's why we should take whatever value still exists in it and leave the rest of it behind.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

what taiwan's militaristic streets sign really say

yes, any city you're in in taiwan, the street signs are all the same: zhong zhen road, chong ching road, dzong shiao road, ai gouh road, etc.
these names all come from either places in mainland china (which the KMT at the time missed and had aspirations to return to as conquerors), or nationalistic slogans.
it's like the KMT can't think any farther than zong zhen this and zong zhen that- "we're building a new park, let's call it..... zong zhen. hey, a new street.let's call it zhong zhen!"
then the DPP can't do any better- "we're building a new park, let's call it 228!"
do these names keep the taiwanese from having to actually think up a good name for something? or are they for a deeper purpose, ie, to keep the military mindset embedded on this island?
personally, i'd like to see some nice names like " lan mei jieh" (blueberry street), "song su jieh" (pine street), "fong su lu" (maple road), etc. anything but goddamn motherfucking zhong zhen!
i'm sick of living in a police state!