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Re: Hakkas diasaster -Reply
I believe that with today's telecommunication and information technology,
and with Taiwan and Singapore's highly developed economies, it is
possible for many different ethnic groups to coexist peacefully in one
country. Both governments (Singaporean and ROC) do not seem to recognize
this fact and wanted to wipe out all the Han-related ethnic groups but
for the Mandarin-speaking.
Since the start of ROC's occupation of Taiwan, it has been trying to
create this illusion that "Taiwanese are all Chinese, and all the people
residing in China belong to the same ethnic group", which is not true.
I don't think it is justifiable to commit linguistic massacre simply
to "unite" a country. Banning of a language or biasing against a
language are evils comparable to ethnic cleansing. I'd rather have a
Hakka Sovereignty (a Hakka state/nation/independence, that is) in Taiwan
coexisting peacefully with other ethnic groups than having a "united"
Taiwan with no diversity.
> I'm shocked at what you have told me that Hakkas are being suppressed in
> Taiwan, BUT what are the reasons behind these suppression by the Tawain
> Gov't.? What is it that they are so afraid of the Hakkas there? But
> then you said the Hakkas are weak politically and economically. Is it
> .'cos the Hakkas do not wish to join the Taiwanese mainstream, and rather
> have its own identity? I would be concerned, too, if I was the Gov't!
> esp. if you want a united country, that is not separated by ethnic groups.
> Isn't that what caused all the civil wars in China in the old century days.?
> Ethnic groups wanting to control everything.
> Shouldn't that be the way, but can still maintain one's own
> culture/language, as long as it's not too provocative and activists. This
> could be intrepreted as a security threat to the nation, wouldn't it?
> United we stand, divided we fall, isn't that true for all nations in the