Why Chip Tsao Failed in Satirizing
Chip Tsao in his half-hearted apology claimed that he wrote was a satire (see below) and that he was misinterpreted. I don't buy his reaction especially that he took up Literature in London and should have known better. Most of the satirists are doing so because they are the underdog or they hold a very unpopular view. Where Chip stood when he wrote his stuff belies this. He, in writing for a Chinese magazine, was a bit reflecting on the Chinese view (even if the magazine would have a disclaimer sayign that it was personal view etc etc). So what is China compared to the Philippines? The Philippines is just a mote in their eye. Why did Chip Tsao condone the other countries claiming Spratly? Because he deemed them too powerful or he anticipated that the citizens of these countries would just smash him and his dorky glasses. He thought it convenient to use the Yellow Kingdom stance on the Philippines. He did not even look at the map to see that the Philippines has a legitimate claim on the island and not a Johnny-come-lately bully like his country. Of course, China was the Center of the Universe centuries ago. This is now. Of course, Philippines is the sick man of Asia. So it's so convenient to "satirize" them. Invent a certificate for his "servant" and then threaten her like he owned her. What if the Philippines is a country of servants? Does that mean that they have no right to claim a property? Now that you are persecuted by the Filipinos you know how it feels to be bullied. You know why you can not be a good literary writer, Chip? Because you lack empathy. You think power resides in your pen but that is not what true writing should be. You want Chinese to feel good in their invincibility? Be a court praiser. But then you ahve to be a eunuch to do that. That is if you still have the balls.