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Archive for September 13th, 2017

Harvey and Irma

Old Chinese saying warned us long ago.
That is.
When eclipsed, beware of natural disaster.

And by science, Trump is snubbing climate change.
Now we see how nature responded.
What next, Trump?

Now we see how both play out.
Harvey alone has 5 US Presidents coming out.
They ask for public to help.

And Irma is just getting started.
That is 7 million people evacuated.
And ocean was sucked dry in one area.

World energy market is scrambling.
Oil price reflects.
And it is September now.

Before cold winter, energy is top in every leaders’ mind.
Harvey the day after indeed is testing.
That is both on the economical system and politics.

Taiwan is a typhoon country.
Tons money spent on flooding.
Result is disappointing.

Imaging.
Shortage of water is a reality.
And this is an island country.

Electric shortage is threatening the economy.
And nuke is a no-no.
Nothing else is in sight.

Big money spent on nuke.
But it is not allowed to operate.
Ideology is hurting the public.

Stubborn still is the government.
It is a face issue.
They want to be something they are not capable.

People are smart and picky here.
Yet, when come to politician, people got fooled easy.
It is blind believe.

They got what they want and deserving.
The wake up is not in sight.
Fate goes on.

DACA reality

To build nation, talent is a must.
But they don’t grow on tree.
The young blood is youth.

Immigrants are a good resource.
US saw that and went after.
It became a policy.

It is unfair for Trump to pull the plug now.
But that is the right of that nation.
At worst, it is unethical.

First among equal

It was a best seller years ago.
I like it for insight of British politics.
It was very rewarding.

It is all the same.
The best are always competing for the final top spot.
Now I am looking at taiwan’s current the best doing that.

It is a pity.
They never can work together unselfishly.
Me first is all they are.

And ego is in the way.
The book had all the best in line.
They did go by the system.

But in Taiwan, all think they are above.
And who can be smarter or wicked is the way.
To win at all cost is a must.

Winner takes all makes the loser the worst.
Civilized humanity is for fool.
That is how they are now.

It is only the first.
And there is no equal.
Killing field it became.

Power and national interest

Trump told South Korea.
Trade deal is off.
That is to punish the secret meeting between both Koreans.

India militarily went into Chinese territory.
The claim is due to request of neighbouring country.
But the country stays silent.

The truth is.
That country wants to be closer to China.
But India considers the country under India “protection”.

All are slaps to freedom and democratic spirit.
It is power in the name of national interest.
China has the right to build road in his territory.

But the reality is.
Once the road is complete.
It will allow China greater border military mobility.

The real threat is.
That can cut India in half.
It is then the real national interest.

That couldn’t be tolerated.
The border confrontation started.
And it will go on.

This is why US Navy active in South China Sea.
It is in the name of free ways of the sea.
Truth is to cut off China influence.

US is self rigorous about this bully act.
Australia and Japan went along.
India is getting in the act.

The claim is to let China know.
India Ocean is part of India interest.
China is not allowed.

Vietnam makes claim in China Sea too.
The irony is.
Vietnam was just a part of French colony way back.

They have no part to play in claim.
Claim actually is an excuse.
They just want a piece of action.

Suddenly I realize.
We need to teach our young the difference in education.
And to stand firm to truth is real courage.

Japan still deny the war crimes.
That is a shame.
Sadly their youth are blind of it all.

Faces I knew

They are in the news lately.
It brings back memory.
How time fly.

Yes, I know 張小燕.
We were in same elemental school.
We both were famous but with different reason.

She was child star to make movies.
I was bad boy to skip classes.
Strangely but logically we never met.

I saw her in news.
And one of my good friend’s wife worked for her.
That allowed me many inside stories.

She is in the latest news.
It is to let go her record company.
It looks sentimental and sad.

But why not.
It is power asset indeed.
She was shaker and mover.

But to be free can be nice.
But she has to enjoy that.
Still can’t figure out why such fuzz.

We pass the 70 mark in age.
Relax is healthy.
She still have TV show to keep her busy.

Then there is 王德威.
Didn’t know he is 院士 now.
He deserves to be.

We did band up on earlier international event.
He was on translation.
And I was escort.

We teamed up pretty good.
It was some experience.
But younger him shines the best.

He is in the news for fighting the survival of Classic Chinese.
It is to oppose government policy.
Anti-China by government is played seriously here.

紀政 is another.
She officially was my mom’s God daughter.
We are the same age and was in same high school.

Glad to see her a part of Universiade.
It is current glory of Taipei.
She was the leading advisor.

Taipei needs to be relevant again

I was 2 years absent.
It is catch up time this trip.
And in 3 months I saw plenty.

It is clear to me.
Taipei is no longer relevant.
But many still are in dream of old glory.

There was 10 years plan as foundation of Taiwan miracle.
And it was amazing as one of Asia 4 dragons.
Then we had peaceful political transition.

But now what do we have.
Yes, they claim plenty.
But the spark is gone.

Now it is just average and some.
Aboriginal is not culture.
Anti-China in everything is losing high ground.

Taking side is nothing but risk.
Yes, old KMT was relying on US before.
But China didn’t have the offensive capability then.

And that is nuclear.
They rank #3 militarily in the world.
And it is the economical power # 2.

We really must take a good look at ourself now.
Practical and honest are vital.
Yet that seems impossible.

We become really good at putting up and making up.
But to lie to all even to self is no help.
And hopeless is all there is left.

How to be relevant again is top priority here.
It is to the island government and the KMT opposition.
It is total wake up and shape up time.

It was said before.
Taiwan is an unsinkable aircraft carrier.
It was the key point to “wall-in” China.

But reality now is.
China is operative in Pacific.
The leader claims Pacific is big enough for both China and USA.

US market is vital to island.
But it is China now the key to island economics.
Yet, Taipei bets everything on US and Japan.

Island independence is the heart and soul to them.
That is understandable but not logical.
Time truly changed.

China grows too big and too fast.
And unification is front and centre.
That is a deadly national interest.

All understand.
It is will of all Chinese.
No leader dares to betray that.

The best Taiwan could do was to buy time.
But that cushion is gone.
Decision is urgent and now.

KMT used to be the logical link to China.
But that comfort and smart went the wrong way.
Irrelevant is real and now.

To be relevant again strangely is top to both.
Yet none are thinking to work together.
That is the biggest mistake to both.

Independent is a impossible dream.
But it is heading ever more firmly.
And KMT is dreaming like a party with wealth and talents.

To be relevant again, both need to face the blunt truth.
Honesty is a must.
Transparency and accountability are keys.

Taiwan is an island of election.
Government is re-grouping just for that.
The future and well-being is always secondary.

All are playing alternative truth.
To get away is the game.
Consequences are for others.

Clinton lost the race due to evasive game plan.
Trump got away with alternative truth.
But trust lost due to no clear honesty.

It is pathetic.
Taiwan youth took in fully of what current government is selling.
They are green guard enacting the red guard of cultural revolution.