The dissection of how people mistook DICTATORSHIP for DEMOCRACY here! Commentaries off of the Front Page Sections, translated…
For these past few months, the politics from the other side of the Pacific developed like the reality shows of Hollywood. Before January 6th, the most talented scriptwriters may not ever even be able to imagine the climax of how the people took over Capitol Hill. And even as Biden took office, the sequel to “How American Fell”, the sequel may start filming soon.
In our memories, the American democracy had been a protocol of all democratic governments. The American can hold their heads up high, tell the world, “Take from our example!”, and the Taiwanese politicians, scholars, or the talk show hosts, whenever they spoke on democracy, the answer is always: take after them! Popular votes for the presidential elections, and the presidents can only serve two terms, with a bipartisanship legislative body, focusing on human rights. In this standards, the previous heads of states, Chiang Kai-Shek and Chiang Ching-Kuo would receive “Fs”.
The U.S. is a first democracy that’s written its own constitution, for the over two hundred years since the beginning of the country, it had, continually, progressed! And yet, there are, so many holes in the system. First, the U.S. relied on the slaves of Africa, slain the natives (the war with the Indians lasted up to three hundred years on end), and, taking over Mexico, so the WHITES have everything they need. Undeniable though, the leaderships from the elections, has its pros. There were, surely, many outstanding heads of the states, even as the voters selected a mediocre president, the three branches were able to, even things out, so the president knew his, limits.
And yet, this system was based off of ruling by the people; with the prerequisite of the man in the seat willing to follow the rules. But, Trump didn’t buy it, and that was when the world finally realized, that the American democracy WAS, a house of cards, with the rules set up, and those who are law-abiding, following them. Like the inaugural address of Biden, which he’d stated, “the American democracy is something fragile AND precious!”
In fighting to gain power, the American court systems showed its independent from the legislative and the executive branches, with the mainstream media, all, keeping their guards up. And yet, Trump was able to, split the States up just seventy-seven days after the election, holding the Republic legislators hostage, spreading the false news of how Biden had cheated in the elections. He will continue to hold the Republican Party hostage.
The Yale History Professor, Schneider in his “American Abyss”, pointed out, that Trump had used many lies to sway the public, like how those who’d supported Hitler before he came to power. And, after the truth was known, he worried, that American is on the verge of getting taken over by Fascism. This sort of an end-of-the world belief, is prevalent, in the European and American media like CNN and the New York Times, a Pulitzer writer published the book, “The Sunset of Democracy” just last year.
Or maybe, a decade from now, we will find, that we’d bore witness to—the result that not everybody will feel glad over the decline of “Pax Americana”. From how Athens was defeated by Sparta, how many democracies had been, laid, to rest, which showed, how democracy IS not the way to keep a nation going on forever, and so, how can the U.S. be the exception of that?
Looking at the U.S. now, think about Taiwan’s past, as well as its future too. Thanks to the hard work of the DDP’s blackening, making Chiang Kai-Shek the most infamous evil in our history. And yet, even the American democracy can become so damaged because of just one man, what reasons have we believe, that if Chiang took the gold after being defeated by China and ran off, or how the two former presidents decided to have the popular votes for presidents, the democracy of this island can continue to date? Chiang’s rule may NOT be fitting to today’s standards, but, his ruling over the people, had made us into, who we currently, are.
He was the only one who can control the nationalist army, to fight against Mao, he’d also, put everything in education, as well as constructing the country too, based off of the book by the Harvard scholar, Tao’s “Chiang Kai-Shek’ and the Fight for Modern China”, Chiang WAS, the cornerstone of Taiwanese democracy.
“Everything has its time”. That was, a famous line out of the Bible. This is so with democracy too, and we can, only, follow this path onward. The three-legged cat democracy is way more fragile compared to the American democracy, with the politicians, the talk show hosts spreading the wayward thoughts, there’s no balancing of power under Tsai’s rule. Comparing us to Burma, we are, somehow, a richer society, that found its roots in the authoritarian eras, with the basis of implementing democracy. Those who are singing those songs of reforms should think: how’s the outlook for the prematurely birthed, Taiwanese, democracy?
And so, this, is still how the government, ruled by Tsai (the president by the “majority”, because the majority of us who are against her rule, we don’t go to the polls?) is headed towards, and she’s still, wearing that HALO of DEMOCRACY (demoCRAZY is more like it!), and ruling this country like she OWNS it, and the people here, are just, way too, FUCKING (so???) blind to see it, and we have only ONE way to go in this country, D-O-W-N!
But hey, look on the bright SIDE, when this god DAMN country finally HIT the ROCK HARD bottom, it then has no other places to go, but U-P! So yeah, how’s that for dissection…