Monday, March 30, 2009

1st on the Agenda

Posted by SwitSexyThing at 8:50 PM
The weekend has been one hell of a ride. The Colympics has finally began and I can't wait to blog about it but this article has been bugging me since seeing it yesterday so I want to blog about this first. Besides, the photos of the Colympics are not yet complete. So on to the subject of this blog entry.

The Spratlys have been a long standing debate between the Philippines and China. This issue has given birth to the article I've posted below which was written by Tsip Tsao, a stupid Chinese Man who has a memory of a gold fish and has forgotten what kind of morals his people have. Read on:

The War At Home

March 27th, 2009

The Russians sank a Hong Kong freighter last month, killing the seven Chinese seamen on board. We can live with that—Lenin and Stalin were once the ideological mentors of all Chinese people. The Japanese planted a flag on Diàoyú Island. That’s no big problem—we Hong Kong Chinese love Japanese cartoons, Hello Kitty, and shopping in Shinjuku, let alone our round-the-clock obsession with karaoke.

But hold on—even the Filipinos? Manila has just claimed sovereignty over the scattered rocks in the South China Sea called the Spratly Islands, complete with a blatant threat from its congress to send gunboats to the South China Sea to defend the islands from China if necessary. This is beyond reproach. The reason: there are more than 130,000 Filipina maids working as $3,580-a-month cheap labor in Hong Kong. As a nation of servants, you don’t flex your muscles at your master, from whom you earn most of your bread and butter.

As a patriotic Chinese man, the news has made my blood boil. I summoned Louisa, my domestic assistant who holds a degree in international politics from the University of Manila, hung a map on the wall, and gave her a harsh lecture. I sternly warned her that if she wants her wages increased next year, she had better tell every one of her compatriots in Statue Square on Sunday that the entirety of the Spratly Islands belongs to China.

Grimly, I told her that if war breaks out between the Philippines and China, I would have to end her employment and send her straight home, because I would not risk the crime of treason for sponsoring an enemy of the state by paying her to wash my toilet and clean my windows 16 hours a day. With that money, she would pay taxes to her government, and they would fund a navy to invade our motherland and deeply hurt my feelings.

Oh yes. The government of the Philippines would certainly be wrong if they think we Chinese are prepared to swallow their insult and sit back and lose a Falkland Islands War in the Far East. They may have Barack Obama and the hawkish American military behind them, but we have a hostage in each of our homes in the Mid-Levels or higher. Some of my friends told me they have already declared a state of emergency at home. Their maids have been made to shout “China, Madam/Sir” loudly whenever they hear the word “Spratly.” They say the indoctrination is working as wonderfully as when we used to shout, “Long live Chairman Mao!” at the sight of a portrait of our Great Leader during the Cultural Revolution. I’m not sure if that’s going a bit too far, at least for the time being.

Chip Tsao is a best-selling author and columnist. A former reporter for the BBC, his columns have also appeared in Apple Daily, Next Magazine and CUP Magazine, among others.


I'm sure your mouth is agape like mine is after reading this trash. Good thing someone retaliated with this award winning write up:

A Chinese writer Chip Tsao published in the Hong Kong Magazine calling us “a nation of servants”. Tsao or Chip fails to see that everything in the world is temporary, as an Asian he fails to see the wheel in our lives that sometimes he who is on top could be at the bottom and those at the bottom could be on top. Perhaps what he did which is to insult us is to please China which has a claim over Spratlys- a lip service or a kiss mark on China’s ass.

The fact that we have domestic helpers in China or in the Middle East or even in the United States or Europe does not make us a nation of servants. And even if we are, what’s wrong with it? It does not make us slaves. It does not make us less human. We like any other people in the world have a right to be given our due. This is a person who thinks he is so high, so mighty, he forgets that he too is human and that makes him a monster.

The Bible tells of humble people who rose up to their station despite being merely slaves in Egypt or servants in Babylon. These are people who were chained, flogged, enslaved and yet they still cling to hope that one day there will come a time that the wheel of fortune will turn for on their side.

Mr. Tsao must have forgotten history, he has forgotten the Chinese peril where Chinese coolies worked to build railroads in the United States, and in fact a judge there pronounced “Here you are, all the laws of Texas, and nothing in them says it’s a crime to kill a Chinaman”. Has he forgotten that his signs in Europe insulted his ancestors with signs prohibiting dogs and Chinamen from entering in restaurants and here he is trying to insult our countrymen, our workers who worked in his country not because they want to serve, but because they view it as a way of bringing the bacon to their family here at home.

One day Mr. Tsao- you will eat your words because what is true now, may not be true in the future and the fact that Hong Kong now may seem to rise, it may be charcoal in the future. You and you descendants will reap what you sow because you fail to understand, the fact that one is toiling or laboring, does not make that person smaller or meeker, that in fact makes him or her bigger and greater, society and capitalism only made that so.

Listen Mr. Tsao and perhaps you will hear---

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin'.
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'.

Good eh?

As for my opinion, which I have repeatedly expressed in the threads in Multiply:

I have read the article of this Chinese man and he was really out of line. I was surprised his trash got published in a magazine and that he was "supposed" to be a former BBC writer. Chinese media has no morals; like the other acts of the Chinese (melamine scandal, lead infested toys just to name a few) they don't care if they are out of line or will hurt others just as long as they make money out of it. I'd rather be from a land of servants than from a land of money hungry people with no morals.

And now the stupid Chinese man was issuing a public apology? Interesting. Has he finally seen that his people are more disgraced that he has painted us Filipinos? He can shove his apology up his ass. Damage done. Sorry, old man.

A cheerier post tomorrow, I hope.

1 comments on "1st on the Agenda"

Anonymous said...

gigil na gigil na talaga ako sayo CHEAP tsao...
paninirang puri na yang ginagawa mo ha...
(kung mabasa mo man to at hindi mo maintindihan sori ka nalang...bahala ka sa buhay mo) kapal din naman talaga nang pagmumukha mo noh... umaasa ka sa katulong mo na isang filipino na pinopunterya mo... piliin mo naman ang kakalabanin mo tatang... marangal na trabaho ang ginagawa nila... hindi kagaya nyo na naglalagay ng mga melamine... bakit?? gusto nyo kaming patayin???


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