Monday, 19 July 2010

Learning To Say "NO!"


Among the many things good parents in Taiwan teach their children is that stealing - i.e. taking what you want from others by force - is wrong. Whenever children want something from somebody else, they must ask permission nicely or try to agree terms for a trade, but they must also learn to accept that other children will sometimes refuse them.

Now, what kind of a dogshit government thinks it can break this most basic rule of society and get away with it?

The Miaoli County government's attempted "expropriation" of farmer's land is THEFT. Just because the people committing this wanton outrage are members of local government is no excuse. The legal basis for their actions is contrary to the most basic and universally recognized predicate of individual freedom - the exclusive right for a man or woman to decide what to do with his or her own stuff.

The basic ethical rules of civilization do not somehow magically cease to function when one enters the government - these dogshit "leaders" can get away with such outright THEFT only to the extent that they are correct in believing we the people will allow ourselves to be cowed and frightened by their insolent claims to "democratic authority".

We must learn to say "NO!" to the government, and the government must learn to accept this immediately and without condition.

Yours freely,
Michael Fagan.

(Sent Tuesday 20th July 2010. Unpublished by the Taipei Times)


  1. Great header pic, by the way. Really lovely.

  2. Cheers - it's all about the weather and time of day.


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