【縛雞之論】英文拷到 G / D 找中文翻譯
What exactly Taiwanese independence is, and why do people seek it?
These are the two crucial questions that all Taiwanese residents, particularly
those who claim themselves as Taiwan independence agitators, should
Like similar cases in many countries, independence movements arise due to certain unjust circumstances. For instance, an ethnic group might want to break away from another group if the latter, especially the minor in the population, predominates overwhelming power over them.
According to Beijing's assertion, all views that do not support "Taiwan's sovereignty belonging to China and should be under the latter's jurisdiction" are associated with the Taiwanese independence movement, which goes against the widespread image of "Chinese unification." As Beijing's hard power has grown over the decades, the desire to invade Taiwan as a base to project strategic weapons has become increasingly aggressive.
Due to Chinese culture's influence and Taiwan's unified examination systems' inertia, the Taiwanese, pro-China, and pro-Taiwan camps are both accustomed to accepting the "standard answer," implying that anything different from it is incorrect or could mark the person as an "enemy." Consequently, their paths become narrower, their social circle becomes smaller, and their enemies increase. The two camps in Taiwan are with a duplicated mindset.
Those who claim that the "Republic of China (ROC)" originated in 1912 deny the fact that the said Chinese national government became defunct in December of 1949 and was rebuilt after March 1950 in Taiwan, a Japanese island that became separated from Japan under General MacArthur's SCAPIN 677 on January 20th, 1946. Taiwan was rebuilt by the conclusion of the Treaty of Peace between the ROC and Japan in 1952, together with the Mutual Defence Treaty between the ROC and the US in 1954. On the other hand, those who advocate for the "Taiwanese Republic" might be blind to the unrealistic theory that the Governing Authority administering Taiwan is in the name of ROC.
Therefore, being the President of Academia Historica is by no means an easy task. The President, who represents the "Republic of China camp," must skip current realities and delve into historical data. Conversely, the President representing the "Taiwan autonomy camp" must educate and persuade society to consider fundamental facts.
To highlight the contradiction between both camps, Dr. Chen Yi-shen, the current President of Academia Historica, suggested radical hypotheses, such as "Taiwan independence led by President Chiang Kai-shek or Chiang Ching-kuo" or what if the independence under a government with the name of the "Republic of China."
Such radical hypotheses could help us brainstorm and think deeply about what values or goals we genuinely care about.
「由蔣總統所領導的台獨」，在 「228 的元凶是蔣介石」這個命題開始建立時，就注定是不可能。