The perpetuation of myth

If you repeat a lie often enough, eventually people will believe it:

U.S. Press Perpetuates Taiwan Myths :: AO (Nod to Steph for the link)

The question is not China’s legal claim over Taiwan. The question is, when will the people of Taiwan get the same right to self-determination as any other sovereign nation with a democratically elected government? Is Taiwan destined to suffer forever under foreign rule?

With all the recent hype lately on the mainland visits of Taiwan’s opposition party leaders Lien Chan and James Soong, the tide seemed to be inevitable that the PRC would have finally found a way to influence the Taiwanese voters. But now that the election has yielded a majority in Taiwan’s National Assembly for the pro-independence DPP, perhaps this has backfired? Democracy is perhaps Taiwan’s best defense against aggression from the mainland — all that pomp and rhetoric they handed to the unification camp in an attempt to isolate Chen Shui-Bian and the DPP may have in fact served more to isolate the anti-Taiwanese KMT and PFP parties instead.