urodacus wrote:Who"s supporting the DPP? We're just anti-KMT.
So which Taiwan political party do you support? None? Btw, the idea that people who vote for KMT do so because they are ignorant or have been brain washed is pretty condescending and false. There are plenty of pro DPP media such as Liberty Times and a bunch of radio stations and TV stations. The argument that KMT dominates the Taiwan media to the extent that it can silence opposing views and brain wash everyone that votes for it is just not true.
Most of the locals who vote for KMT don't necessarily think the KMT is a good political party, they are mostly voting against
the DPP. If you ask 10 people who voted for the KMT in the last election if they think Ma is a good and capable president you will be hard pressed to find 3 or 4 of them that will flat out say he's doing a good job and is competent. I constantly hear 'blue' people ragging on Ma yet they voted for him and would do the same again rather than vote DPP. A lot of people in Taiwan just consider the KMT to be the lesser of two evils. And there are a lot of reasons both historical and practical that people don't support the DPP.
That's why I would say that a lot of foreigners recognize that for this screwed up political system to work and evolve there must be 2 viable options for voters and currently the scale of advantage is tipped in the direction of the KMT. Most foreigners see the DPP as an underdog fighting against the behemoth of the KMT. Perhaps unrealistically to a large part, they see the DPP as being the 'good guy' in the fight and hope that it will be able to overcome the entrenched advantages that the KMT has enjoyed for a long time. Unfortunately, the reality is that the DPP is constantly shooting itself in the foot and bungling its chances but the foreign crowd often fails to acknowledge this fact and makes excuses for the DPP's inability to improve itself (of course, there are also foreigners here who make excuses for anything the KMT does). The fact is that the DPP needs to get its act together and there are quite a lot of people both foreign and local that hope it will actually happen some day. Until then, just sit back and enjoy the "One Country, Two Areas" show.