Aug 01, 2022
Taiwan is not afraid of Chinese aggression, but when the aggression occurs, we have no one to resist
In TV& Film Forum
After a group of people had a few drinks at the bar, a friend who grew up abroad came to me and told me that the Russian-Ukrainian war made him feel the "sense of national subjugation" that we talked about more than two years ago. For the first time, he felt To the war is so real, terrible, and so close to myself. My first reaction was: "Clam?" It took a while to figure out that the same sentence of national subjugation has a completely different meaning in our hearts. Unlike us who were frightened by China as a child, he grew up in the West until Russia invaded Ukraine and understood that authoritarian regimes do not always prioritize peace like democracies. One of the arguments of the democratic peace theory is that war is unfavorable for the majority of people in both countries. The leaders of democratic countries are subject to elections, so it is not easy to start wars with each other, but if one of the parties is not a democratic country, then in order to maintain Or pursue the interests or ideals of a few people, and the possibility Special Database of war will be higher. For him, the so-called "subjugation of the country" is an objective phenomenon, which means that our government has been destroyed by China. It's true, but I always feel that it's more than that. I didn't feel that way when I won Tsai Ing-wen in the polls for President Koko and Korea. After reorganizing the vocabulary messed up by alcohol, this is how I explained to him the reason for our fears at the time. I am not afraid of Chinese aggression, I am afraid that when the aggression happens, we have no one to resist. When Camus was talking about rebellion, he said rebellion was not just saying "no" but also saying "yes". Rebellion represents the defense of a value, and represents the bottom line from which the rebels cannot retreat. In terms of Taiwan Strait relations, resistance is not only saying no to China's aggression, but also expressing the concept we share and protect, that is, we are an independent Taiwanese nation, and we must protect our democratic and free way of life. That's why Camus says, I resist, so "we" exist.