headhonchoII wrote:The public WILL have it's chance to discuss this, anything that creates a furore WILL be shot down. American beef anyone?
Matong has spent his entire career working against
democratic choice and openness in government, spying on those espouse democracy for Taiwan and assisting dictators and heads of the secret police. While in office he has basically failed to follow through on any of his promises and said nothing while the LY ramrodded any number of unpopular bills through without any regards for public opinion or that of the opposition. Through this whole ECFA negotiation process he has fought against holding any public referendum on the matter and his henchmen have been indicating that their standard for assuming the public supports the signing has been slipping ever lower. This is a very clear indication that they intend to sign regardless of what the public actually wants. What in the world leads you believe that the public is going to get the chance to veto the agreement, some vague hint in the media? Did a supposed insider like Omni whisper in your ear?
Conspiracy theories. I told you look at the American beef example. Taiwanese media are very capable of whipping up hysteria, if there is anything in there that would cause a lot of damage they will be on it like lightning. You have your mind polluted with anti-KMT rhetoric rather than look at the bill on its merits.
They almost all have dodgy histories, but you know what, it's effective and positive actions and deeds that count instead of political chicanery. Effective ACTION, not TALK. Don't look at the suit, look at the man! I would vote for the neighbour's cat if I thought it could do a bit of good, so would a lot of Taiwanese at this stage.
People involved in think-tanks get polarised, if you are in one you should watch out for positive reinforcement and group-think taking over.