Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Disgraced racist pro-unification hater gets a new job

Kuo Kuan-ying, who was fired from his government job in 2009 for hate speech against Taiwanese has been given a new job with the ‘Taiwan Provincial Government’

Ah yes, just as the al-Qaeda-linked mob was about to leave the Legislative Yuan, the government was once again reminding us that the Sunflower Movement will have to be around for a long, long time.

Last week Chang An-le (張安樂), who seemingly stands above the law of this land, made the news with a rather silly appearance at a counter-protest to “retake” the LY. Sadly for Chang — who the authorities tell us was only “passing through” — and the 500 or so betel nut-chewing apes who accompanied him, he wasn’t allowed to get anywhere near the legislative building and to act upon his threat.

Now this week it’s time for another fine individual associated with Chang to make the news. Enter — or re-enter, that is — Kuo Kuan-ying (郭冠英), the miserable little hater who was pulled back from the TECO office in Toronto, Canada, and eventually fired by the GIO, after it was discovered that he was the author of several op-eds that constituted hate speech against Taiwanese. Upon his return to Taiwan, a group of equally exemplary individuals you’d not even trust your turtle’s life with picked him up at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

As it turns out, those fine men worked for Chang, who back then was still busy fattening his Rolodex with members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the Chinese intelligence apparatus. It didn’t take much time before Kuo, the fine Chinese that he is, began flaunting his associations with the political party that Chang had founded while in exile in China, the Unification Party, which as its name tells us, is, well, pro unification with authoritarian China. A Taiwanese source who had the great fortune of attending a dinner function with Kuo about a year ago later shared with me how proudly Kuo was telling everybody that he was working for/with Chang — working hard, being in the thick of things, in the middle of the action.

But in the end Kuo, who is also a New Party member, was a loser and he didn’t have a real job. That changed recently, sadly. According to the Apple Daily, the 65-year-old Kuo has been offered a job with the (oh this is delicious) Taiwan Provincial Government. According to the fine official that hired him, Kuo was the “most qualified” for the job (speaks English, lived abroad, has hosted foreign dignitaries, and was the “most senior” of the ten applicants). His job will involve handling cultural artifacts and documents with sister cities, as well as multimedia production (Matsu help us!) and archiving. Apparently the fact that he’s also in bed with a gangster and has about as much love for Taiwanese as one of those Hutus who were busy slaughtering Tutsis by the hundreds of thousands 20 years ago doesn’t matter.

Oh, and to add insult to injury, Kuo, who didn’t lose his 26 years of seniority when he was given the boot in 2009, will be eligible to retire on January 15 next year, whereupon he will be able to collect his full government pension. A pension that the Taiwanese he loves to hate and who are not good enough to be Chinese (as his boss tellingly said last week atop his silly little truck) will be paying for.

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