According to today’s Taipei Times, CSB used the Oscar nominated movie Brokeback Mountain to describe relations between Taiwan and the US, stressing the importance of both sides seeking ways to reconcile and cooperate with each other.
At a banquet held by AmCham, CSB said:
“It motivates us to understand that all of us are bound to make a difficult decision in life; yet we must strive to dispel prejudice, create trust, uphold mutual respect etc.”
:roflmao: :roflmao: I think the US is the better partner here. Hell, if my partner wouldn’t allow me to get a credit card, a pension, or be given basic human rights in his or her house, I wouldn’t respect or trust her – especially if I gave her all of those rights in my own house or apartment. In other words, Chen’s analogy is pure “horseshit.”
However, since the DPP are bringing up movie analogies, based on my experience at the TaiwanICDF, I would use those two films as perfect examples illustrating the DPP’s view of foreigners. Given the DPP’s involvement with foreign brokers in the K-City MRT scandal and since foreigners in Taiwan are second-class citizens, I think Mississippi Burning is a better analogy than Brokeback Mountain.
Furthermore, since the DPP wants an independent Taiwan run by xenophobic Hoklo chauvinists and loves to play the “Ethnic Card” repeatedly in politics, I thought “Birth of a Nation” would also be an excellent example. Can anyone think of any others?