Sunday, 10 April 2011

Depoliticize Taiwan

From a seemingly naive editorial in Sunday's Taipei Times by one Chang Kuang-chiu (張光球):
"How could she [Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文)] not be aware of the realities of Taiwan’s dependence on nuclear power?"
She will be aware of the reality - that dependence can be changed, but only at enormous cost. I'm taking her at her word.
"An individual gives their sacred vote to a politician because of specific promises and has no recourse if that politician later reneges. The only avenue open to them is to not vote for that politician again."
That's one reason why the range and scale of promises available for politicians to make should be aggressively cut in an effort to depoliticize Taiwan. To cast a vote on how the State should use the value of other people's labour taken by force is not "sacred", it is insolent, and an affront to one's fellow human beings.

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