2009, June 4th, rain and gusts awash in abundance…
The Chinese people crave democracy.
1912, the Manchurian Ching Dynasty expired.
Sun Yet-San established the Nationalist government.
Yet, the Chinese folks, some died, others fled;
All the same, unable to escape the fate of “despotism and dictatorship.”
1945 to 1948.
The warlords obsessed in internecine; the two parties preoccupied with purging each other;
All the same, some died, others fled.
Killed the Chinese, also killed the Taiwanese.
Death toll hit 50 million,
Afflicted hundreds of millions.
That old Mao became the leader of
Revolved around the death toll of 80 million.
KMT plus PRC equals to “death.”
From the violent struggles of wutou, violent internecine of neitou, to vicious penmanship of wentou;
Yet today’s A-Jeou schemes to sell
KMT germinated elites,
To schematically turn them into “high-class ex-provençal;”
Red China grew sidekicks and privileged princelings,
Also to become “high-class Chinois/e;”
To grab Chinese Communists’ political power.
Foolish, adrift Chinese become PRC’s slaves.
Foolish, adrift Taiwanese become ROC’s slaves.
All of us are slaves.
Fine to just to eat till satiation, to live with security?
Discussing “human rights,” “democracy,” “liberty,” “lawfulness;” what good is it?
People who live in servitude, are they serene and safe?
That sort of mentality and cattle, what’s the difference!
Since the old days, the Taiwanese people passed days with hardship.
Since the old days, the Chinese people chased foods till satiation.
The meaning of life,
Is to “eat till full.”
Now, the Taiwanese people,
Possess the ability to think independently,
Possess the notion of right and wrong,
Possess the knowledge of human rights.
Aside from “eat till full,” they also demand democracy, freedom, human rights
- Taiwanese people finally woke up.
The student democracy movement, 1989 Tiananmen Massacre,
With tanks and machine guns,
Chinese soldiers obeyed orders,
Yet A-Jeou daydreams about signing peace treaties with the Chinese Communists.
A father of two with US passports,
A-Jeou’s conscience is retarded.
Those self-proclaimed descendants of Yan and Yellow emperors - the A-Shek’s minions -
Should really be ashamed to face,
Those rolled into meat loafs and grounded into patties,
Now They Choose Taiwan 228 Holy Mountain as Their base.
The Faith in Taiwanese Spirits,
Is now shaping
Joined the ranks of 228 Taiwan Divinities.
Goals, principles, objectives,
Are all the same;
To build, with the world’s core values, democratic nations.
Thereupon my writing ends.
Ye who have faith shall remain so.
Ye who lack faith shall remain naught.
It’s all “sealeth in our hands.”
Note: The poem is written by Dr. Yang Hsu-Tung on Saturday June 6, 2009. Dr. Yang is the chairman of Taiwan Tati Cultural and Educational Foundation and the author of Taiwanese People Worshiping the Taiwanese Divinities, Rejecting to be a Rootless People
Note: A special section for the 20th anniversary of June 4th can be found here.