That’s the whole point, to let the government know we are here and we want to be able to exercise our rights.
Has anyone ever encountered a Taiwanese person that insists that Taiwan is a democratic country, and that foreigners have it great here?
I have. I have had some pretty deep conversations with these people and I realize something.
It’s not so much as the government directly stating, “foreigners don’t have the right to…”
Especially people from the West. It’s that they think we are so lucky to come to Taiwan and make so much money. All the people that I have ever tried to have a political discussion with all say, “but foreigners make so much money, why can’t they be happy here? Impossible.” The impossible part is about rights violations that we discussed.
So on the local level, they refuse to believe that we are not happy here. They think we have it made, and anyone that doesn’t appreciate that doesn’t appreciate Taiwan ect ect.
Intentional or not, I am tired of being treated like this. What the hell? we can’t even volunteer? Why not?
The idea of an independent appeal panel is excellent and shouldn’t stop on this forum. We need to get organized. I think that Hartzell or Lear would be the best candidates to be the “leaders” so to speak.
They deserve it for the efforts and they have the most experience. I also think it is important that we are all on the same page. How are we going to go about this. Media, lights, camera action! type of deal? or silent letters and whatever else that doesn’t cause too much attention.
I hope that we are able to maintain our focus. The site is going down for a couple of days. While we are all away we should think about the issues that matter to us and how we wish to go about dealing with them.
have a good weekend.