Taiwan as the World Turns: Big Protest on January 13

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Friday January 11, by Jerome F. Keating Ph.D.

On January 13, the DPP opposition party and its allies will be taking to the streets. Reminiscent of the film, "Network" it is a chance for everyone to say, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more" from the bumbling Ma administration. Officially the translation goes something like, "Giving vent to fury!" All in all it is a chance for anyone and everyone who have grown tired of the failed Ma promises and posturing to say, "enough is enough." This is an interesting scenario for a man who barely a year ago was re-elected to the Presidency by what some false prophets called a "landslide" and others of us who saw something different in Ma's dwindling numbers from his 2008 win, called the hand writing on the wall.

Stay tuned, even if the weather is bad, you know that the people will be out. We will see how many Taiwanese in addition to the opposition party are beginning to see through the facade of the Ma administration.