I have been invited to give a formal proposal to the “Jian Guo Dang” (Establish the Nation Party) and the Alliance for the Defense of Taiwan (ADT) … for them to accept my agenda and to re-organize their party platforms according to my suggestions.
Granted, in terms of political parties in Taiwan, “Jian Fuo Dang” it is a small party with only a few thousand members, and the Alliance for the Defense of Taiwan only has at most 5,000 members. Nevertheless, they are very dissatisfied with the direction that the Green Camp is taking, and want to re-invigorate their own efforts at "nation building. "
In the past two weeks, I have had dinner meetings with the Chairmen, Executive Secretaries, and other officers of these organizations. I believe that our initial discussions went very well. They are impressed with my research on the true nature of the Taiwan status, including my recent 9000 word article in the Harvard Asia Quarterly, Fall 2004 edition. (That is also available in Chinese-translation.)
My collected (Chinese language) writings about the true international position of Taiwan, as published in local newsweeklies, newspapers, etc., when photocopied on A4 paper, are over an inch thick.
I stress that “safety first” is the most important consideration, and “nation building” would be the next step. They have told me that they consider this a very compelling argument, and recognize that the direct thrust for Taiwan Independence over the last 30 or more years has been particularly unsuccessful.
They are arranging for me to meet with other important people who are considered leaders in the field of the struggle for Taiwan independence. If the moderator of this forum will allow this thread to stand, I will continue to post further developments here as they occur. Of course, other posters to forumosa.com can offer their comments as well. (Constructive comments are most welcome.)
One important point that the Executive Secretary of the “Jian Guo Dang” made at a recent dinner meeting was this: “Their Executive Board is intimately familiar with all the different proponents, researchers, international law scholars, etc. who are pushing for Taiwan independence. However, none of them have a clear action plan as Mr. Hartzell does.” (This is apparently referring to the fact that all attempts for Taiwan to enter the United Nations or other international organizations have met with little or no success. Contrastingly, I have a firm legal action plan for forcing the “Taiwan card” with the US government, both through lobbying efforts and court action … )
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