As many of you know, the DPP is taking a lot of flak (and rightfully so!) for their inclusion of Hitler as one of four “sound political figures” (including JFK, Li Denghui and Castro!) who dared to “speak their own minds”
1.Mr. Phoenix Zheng (鄭運鵬), Director of the DPP’s Cultural and Information Department. His famous quotes:
“We thought about the negative impact of presenting Hitler’s image, but felt that it was presented with a sense of humor and would not be associated with the Jews”
“It’s regrettable that some Jewish organizations and the Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei distorted and misunderstood the film’s intention”
“they (foreigners) cannot understand the context in which we put Hitler due to the language barrier”
“There is nothing wrong with the film but it contains messages that foreigners cannot understand”
Furthermore, according to the Taipei Times, which has been diligently covering the story, Mr. Phoenix Zheng claimed that the German Cultural Centre understood the DPP’s point and therefore did not file a complaint. However, the Centre’s Director said she never received any explanation form the DPP at all. According to Mr. Zheng, this is a Jewish problem, and the Jewish reaction has bent the whole thing out of shape.
Lee Denghui has complained to the DPP about the commerical, saying he did not want to be placed on a par with figures like Hitler. (Geez, what a sensitive old coot!)
Seriously, though, the DPP needs to be educated on this one. There’s nothing in Nazism or Hitler that deserves to be upheld as a positive model for society, just as there is nothing in the Rape of Nanjing that has any positive marketing value. Hitler was a monster, and Nazism was a great crime against not only the Jews, but also against humanity. Also let us not forget that the Chinese, or for that matter any non-Aryan types, had no place in Hitler’s “Master Race” bullsh*t, except maybe as forced labour. The “bold characteristics” that Ruan Chaoxiong (阮昭雄 ), director of the DPP’s youth department, so admires would have sent him to the ovens, had he lived in Hitler’s Germany, along with the Jews, the handicapped, gypsies, blacks and homosexuals that Hitler felt had no place in his third reich.
The DPP’s address is Beiping East Road, #30, 10th Floor, Taipei, Taiwan. Their telephone number is 2392-9989. If you speak Chinese, you can call extension 536 or 534. If you want the English service, just follow the instructions when you get their automated voice mail.
Call or visit the DPP today, and let them know that this isn’t just a Jewish overreaction. This behaviour should be considered distasteful to ALL civilized nations and ALL people with any sense of morals, justice or understanding of history. Do it today.