April 1, 2009

Hongkong Columnist Chip Tsao calls Philippines as "Nation of Servants"

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Wow, I just can't imagine how a famous and best-selling Hong-Kong author and columnist like Chip Tsao can write an article promoting racism against his neighbor country, the Philippines. In his article, he calls the Philippines as "Nation of Servants" because of the "Spratly Island" issue.

Here's the original article he wrote:

Title: The War At Home

Dated: March 27th, 2009

Source: http://hk-magazine.com/feature/war-home


The Russians sank a Hong Kong freighter last month, killing the seven
Chinese seamen on board. We can live with that—Lenin and Stalin were once the
ideological mentors of all Chinese people. The Japanese planted a flag on Diàoyú
Island. That’s no big problem—we Hong Kong Chinese love Japanese cartoons, Hello
Kitty, and shopping in Shinjuku, let alone our round-the-clock obsession with
karaoke.
But hold on—even the Filipinos? Manila has just claimed sovereignty
over the scattered rocks in the South China Sea called the Spratly Islands,
complete with a blatant threat from its congress to send gunboats to the South
China Sea to defend the islands from China if necessary. This is beyond
reproach. The reason: there are more than 130,000 Filipina maids working as
$3,580-a-month cheap labor in Hong Kong. As a nation of servants, you don’t flex
your muscles at your master, from whom you earn most of your bread and
butter.
As a patriotic Chinese man, the news has made my blood boil. I
summoned Louisa, my domestic assistant who holds a degree in international
politics from the University of Manila, hung a map on the wall, and gave her a
harsh lecture. I sternly warned her that if she wants her wages increased next
year, she had better tell every one of her compatriots in Statue Square on
Sunday that the entirety of the Spratly Islands belongs to China.
Grimly, I
told her that if war breaks out between the Philippines and China, I would have
to end her employment and send her straight home, because I would not risk the
crime of treason for sponsoring an enemy of the state by paying her to wash my
toilet and clean my windows 16 hours a day. With that money, she would pay taxes
to her government, and they would fund a navy to invade our motherland and
deeply hurt my feelings.
Oh yes. The government of the Philippines would
certainly be wrong if they think we Chinese are prepared to swallow their insult
and sit back and lose a Falkland Islands War in the Far East. They may have
Barack Obama and the hawkish American military behind them, but we have a
hostage in each of our homes in the Mid-Levels or higher. Some of my friends
told me they have already declared a state of emergency at home. Their maids
have been made to shout “China, Madam/Sir” loudly whenever they hear the word
“Spratly.” They say the indoctrination is working as wonderfully as when we used
to shout, “Long live Chairman Mao!” at the sight of a portrait of our Great
Leader during the Cultural Revolution. I’m not sure if that’s going a bit too
far, at least for the time being.

My Source: http://www.talkloud.info/2009/03/chip-tsao-called-philippines-a-nation-of-servants/

I was deeply hurt. He mentioned that he's a patriotric Chinese man, then he should know what it feels like to be insulted. I feel for Louisa, I'm sure that this racist is giving her a hard time because "she's a Filipina". He should send her back home immediately if that's the case. We can no longer afford if there'll be another abused OFW coming back home inside a box.

Did he ever think of how these "servants" helped his dear country? Did he ever think of how these Filipinos contribute to all the household chores while he and his countrymen are out for work... taking care of their children while their real children back home suffer from loneliness? Did he ever imagine how hard it is to be miles and miles away from his family for 2, 3,4 or 10 years just to ensure their living? Probably not.

For you Chip Tsao, I hope you're enjoying the fame. Happy, now? Your public apology can not easily heal the wounded hearts of my countrymen. Damages have been done. What's next?!


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