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CORRUPTED TAIPEI

It is a disaster.
There is no trust of government anymore.
That is the people in the street.

No one saw it coming.
Then there was nothing but shock.
That was when first to learn the corruption at top.

It was up there so high.
They fooled us all with that honesty cover.
Yet the video showed us the truth.

And the altitude and manner shocked us totally.
After all, Ma was in power due to his cleanness.
Nothing can be worse.

We are looking back.
Suddenly we realize.
Crisis does bring opportunity.

But sadly traditional value has little impact today.
Intellect supposed to have guts and integrity.
That could change the whole momentum.

But Ma lost the best opportunity.
That would make him a place in history.
He should step down to take the full responsibility.

That would have signaled value.
Shame is still in our bone.
That human value is above politics.

Chinese traditionally demands moral high ground.
And that is not visible to day.
Ma had the chance to make him morally on top of China.

Power blinds.
Timing was here but gone for good.
Historical position lost.

Imaging how people of Taipei can say.
Is there anyone can do the same in China?
Ma could have his place in history.

But thing gets worse.
Now, here is another shocking wave.
This one is totally shameless and ruthless.

Ma declares him the product of last administration.
But we all remember.
Ma clearly was telling us “we are ready”.

He did let the guy continue on his job.
That then was on Ma’s watch.
And the guy smartly retired into private fat job.

That position requires total government connection.
We have no choice but to think.
The buck stops on Ma’s table.

And more are coming out.
The contamination was total.
And the cover-up must be high.

There is nothing clean on this land any more.
Moral high ground is a joke.
Street people simply think that the norm of all government.

One can call it a total darkness.
And there will be light.
But how long will that be?

BATMAN, COOL

I can’t help but to think.
It is generation gap.
Why I enjoy it so much yet not my son and his age group.

And movie review is very good too.
But box office is not at very top.
The incident hurts indeed.

One thing is clear in the movie.
Nothing is free.
Reward comes from hard work.

It is how bad you want it.
And you have to put far more than others.
Yet, at end, you still have no clear sign of who your enemy is.

And class struggle is a reality in any society.
You look at the challenge.
And you compete at your very best.

Then there is the trust factor.
It is who you put your faith in.
And you must watch your back.

It is fact of life.
Rich and poor in divide is always the focus.
Confrontation is final.

Being strong is desire and will to face challenge.
And hard work is a total commitment.
That is no other way to stay on top.

An old saying in Chinese says.
You must think of danger when you are at your safest.
Nothing works on face value or what appears to be.

This is how the movie structured.
And power definitely corrupts.
Greed is always at top.

What you think you see can be only skin deep and deceiving.
Mayor and female villain made the perfect example.
But human heart still triumphs at end.

You can call that American’s “I believe”.
Indeed it has keeping America strong so far.
That makes them creative and explosive.

That is faith.
Never give up.
Stay focused and be persistent.

America was all that to season old USSR.
Now it is aiming at China.
But there is something missing.

Hard work is not there.
Cunning can’t replace that.
And Japan is not Cat woman.

CONFRONTATIONAL MIND SET

May be this is the real human nature.
And it is all around us.
We just refuse to see it.

Yesterday Taipei had 2 religion events.
One is Lin-sanity for the church.
And the other is a local great in B.

Lin had 7,000 plus to rock the basketball arena for one night.
The other is having the best location in town until 9/5.
Both gave me uneasy feeling.

The local great has done many charity things.
They are always the first to all disasters to rescue.
We often wish government just as efficient.

But on this event, “change” is focus.
To a degree it is good.
That is to make the traditional ghost month less threatening.

Yes, now it is the middle of traditional ghost month.
Many are paying respect to the dead.
Temples are tending to the ones with no family.

Ghost month are here for a reason.
You may see it as a fear tactic.
But to make one to show respect to the dead is necessary.

And this event is too big.
It is like a display of group power.
And they are covering too many territories.

Now I see why.
Today’s papers are all Lin-sanity.
One is using it as front page in 2 pages reporting.

The other side as local power has to react.
It seems a rebound of Lin-sanity event.
Now that is a match with local one no press coverage.

Yes, 7,000 plus is not much.
But it is 700 churches with internet.
That makes it the largest in 120,000 in one shot.

Here is the thing.
We indeed were touched by the NBA story.
But the religion mix is not since it his personal thing.

Suddenly there is east and west.
And it is local and outsider.
Confrontational it is.

The display is like a Hollywood-made.
Frankly it is a turn off.
That is not close as a major for public interest.

One past basketball figure had voiced complain very recently.
Actually he did start it from religion side.
But the event is totally not in his hand now.

It is religion to religion.
And someone must see it as a challenge or even a threat.
Counter move is up.

That maybe is the reason.
Why there is this special ghost month event on hand.
That “peace and happy” can be seeing as forget-me-not.

No wonder politically it is your side or my side.
And religion figures became Pop-like.
Only his or her statue is there for all to see.

Status worshiping was mocked in the past.
But here we are.
And Lin-sanity is just a 20-some young man.

Something is not right.
And 2012 is interesting.
Are we really the cause of end of world?