Fri, Mar 13, 2009 - Page 8 News List

Not a time for a nation of sheep

By J. Michael Cole 寇謐將

The time has arrived for the Taiwanese middle class to awaken from its slumber and take the destiny of their country in their own hands. There is no room for rampant defeatism or the sense of powerlessness that seems to have installed itself like cosmic dust on the shoulders of Taiwanese. Real leaders, anger, a fighting spirit — this is what the situation calls for and only Taiwanese can find the means to breach the pan-green, pan-blue divide and get the message across.

J. Michael Cole is a writer based in Taipei.

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