Monday, April 20, 2009

How to publicize KMT's crimes against humanity

曾韋禎 wrote:


A-gu (阿牛) translated the above list into English in his blog Laundry list of sins:

It can be hard to remember all the ways in which the KMT government under President Ma Ying-jeou has been pushing Taiwan back from the progress made during the DPP's last 8 years into darker times. So Wei-chen does us the favor of cataloging them, providing links to Chinese media as well. Here's a few of the choice ones:

  • Changing the name of Taiwan Post back to Chunghwa Post
  • Worshipping Chiang Ching-kuo [only a slight exaggeration of the government sponsored celebration a few weeks ago commemorating what would have been his 100th birthday]
  • Changing the name of Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall back to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
  • Having certain government officials dealing with China take a test on the Chinese constitution [as MT pointed out to me, this actually makes more sense than it sounds like]
  • Seriously curtailing human rights during ARATS head Chen Yun-lin's visit to Taiwan
  • Re-opening the mausoleum of Chiang Kai-shek.
  • Reintroducing the serviceman's doctrine.
  • Reintroducing a song at the Army's military academy which includes the line, "the [KMT] party flag waves"
  • Reintroducing the military song "I love China"
  • The Taipei City government specifically doing checks on the book sof pro-Green businesses
  • Asking departments to check on what male civil servants wear when on duty to make sure it is appropriate (really necessary?)
  • The MOI asking the CNA to alter its reporting to be more China- and Ma-friendly
  • Reintroducting student formations in the Double Ten parade
  • Putting military instructors in middle and elementary schools and re-expanding their roles
  • The police breaking up legal private assemblies
韋禎 and A-gu (阿牛) made contribution to humanity by publicizing KMT's crimes. In both cases, the crime data is simple text. Consequently, the data does not allow easy query (such as when did this occur? What is the reference URL? etc). Neither does it allow alternative way of presentation, short of a rewrite of the article. They can do better, without much more work, by using a database to store data.

To illustrate, please take a look at or Under the hood, each story there is stored as a record of a database table. As a result, query and search are easy, and the data can be presented differently with simple programming.

Assume we now have a project hosted at to collect (in a database) Ma's atrocities. Each of 韋禎's original stories, 阿牛's translation of it, and other relevant information such as source, date, etc will be in one logical record for easy use.

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