Brace yourselves, as now more and more students and energetic activists are getting ready to show up at the Taiwanese Parliament to perform their own version of an Occupy movement. Only today, we know how monumental and catastrophic these sorts of things can be.
From China Post’s Article come some very glaringly alarming facts written in a matter-of-fact prose just as to what is happening there. So far, the government has remained silent. Obviously, as we have seen in Ukraine, Crimea and with the incredible speech given by Vladimir Putin a few days ago, things can politically change in literally a matter of hours. As to what happens here, don’t expect a big change in Taiwan to be a simple ho-hum, “Oh, now they’re part of such-and-such a country.”
This small but influential populace has the potential to completely alter the entire world. If there is no Taiwan, there is no Internet, there are no motherboards, and, put simply according to their constitution, Taiwan is the original government and head of the Chinese Mainland. This fact that is seldom quoted, but after I researched and found this, I finally understood why there was so much tension between the two countries.
Of course, today’s governments make no such claim about the Mainland, but, in simple terms, it would be as though there were an internal Communist-style revolution from within the United States, requiring the elected government in Washington to to retreat to a domestic, neighbouring island, say, Puerto Rico. From there they would always maintain that they were the original U.S. national government, only displaced on the Island of Puerto Rico. That is the situation of Taiwan’s relation to China.
Okay, enough with the history, now is now, but it is important for Westerners to understand the situation. Let’s start with the fact that Taiwan is indeed not Thailand, as many Americans often confuse.
In any case, the revolution is happening now, and although there has been close to zero analysis or reporting on these events, I can say from my own experience first hand that there is electricity in the air. Will what transpires here in any way resemble the events we have just witnessed in Eastern Europe? Will people figure out, as many countries have, that Presidents Ma and Obama and most E.U. officials are controlled and manipulated by Big Bankers and Elites who have their own nefarious agenda of a One World Government?
For more info on that I do recommend infowars.com as a valid source of education on this whole complex yet simple matter. People need to identify what they are fighting for and Taiwan, being a small neighbourhood, is a microcosm for the rest of us in other countries to learn from.
As for what happens in the Taiwan Legislative Yuan, that’s for the youth of Taiwan to decide. Will the government come out and face them? We can only wait and see. I don’t think they want another Kiev situation here. The majority are all supporting the students and protesters. No matter where I go, if I speak to a Taiwanese person the reaction they all have towards this is “It’s Party Time.” And the place for the party is the Legislative Yuan, one of the three branches of Taiwan’s government. Do not be distracted by missing airplanes, my friend, for the real story now is a political one, and things are getting hot!
- Taiwan Legislature “Occupied/Retaken”: USA Media Ignores (chinadailymail.com)
- Taiwanese official snubs China; says aloud formal title of Taiwan during mainland visit (chinadailymail.com)
- In passport row, Taiwan is stickin’ it to China (chinadailymail.com)
- Taiwan protesters dig in over China trade bill (tiananmenstremendousachievements.wordpress.com)
- Taiwan Jasmine Revolution (ireport.cnn.com)
- Endangered Taiwan (ireport.cnn.com)
- Taiwan Occupy Congress Rooftop Report: From Trade Pact to Battle For Democracy (revolution-news.com)
- Taiwan must take concrete steps to become an RMB trading center (wantchinatimes.com)
- A current neologism in Taiwan (languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu)
- Taiwan Revolution Continues (ireport.cnn.com)