When Will Taiwan Awaken? Diane Lee, Kuo Kuan-ying, the KMT Leech Has Always Been at your Throat!

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Friday March 13, by Jerome F. Keating Ph.D.

The recent media scandal of Kuo Kuan-ying, information division director of Taiwan's Toronto office, again points to the condescending and demeaning attitude that the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) has always had towards Taiwan and its people. It is the same attitude for which they were driven from China, losing both the Civil War there and the propaganda war with Mao Tse-tung. It is the same attitude by which they always claim privileged entitlement to exploit. The shame of it is that so many Taiwanese (some brain-washed under the KMT past one-party state and others too generous and na鴳e to realize) remain blind to it.

Kuo has a privileged position and draws a good salary, but does not miss a chance to belittle the Taiwanese. There are many KMT like Kuo who live off of and have profited from Taiwan for generations. Ironically they do more than bite the hand that feeds them; they chastise it like colonial masters. They imply that Taiwanese are too dumb and should be lucky to have the KMT as their rulers. When will Taiwan awaken?

It is this condescending privileged KMT attitude that China led by Mao saw through. Note that this is not an endorsement of Mao by any means; he was a Leninist with his own brand of exploitation. Why the Chinese endorsed his exploitation over that of the KMT is for them to answer.

Diane Lee of recent fame in Taiwan is another typical example of KMT exploitation. For years, she drew a nice fat pay check from Taiwan and contributed to keeping the KMT in power; at the same time she was ready to abandon Taiwan if the going got tough. The KMT do not pursue her; she is their own. When will Taiwan awaken?

Then there is Taiwan's president, Ma Ying-jeou, who remains the fa蓷de and great enabler of KMT exploitation. While he professes to support Taiwan's sovereignty, he cannot break with the dream of his KMT ancestry in China. He claims he sympathizes with the victims of the 2-28 massacre and subsequent 40 years of White Terror and yet he tries to downplay it. He says of Chiang Kai-shek, the one responsible for it all, "Don't judge him by one act." Are 40 years of suffering and terror one act?

Look closer Taiwanese. In these endeavors Ma plans to replace the name of Democracy Hall with that of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial. When will Taiwan awaken? Will you be colonial slaves all of your life or will you take the leech off of your throat? You were duped by Ma's election promises in 2008, but you still have the power to vote the vermin out once and for all. 2009 has many elections, prepare!