Here’s a thought to ponder.
As a Canadian born person of Chinese ancestry… who would you support? At the Olympic games, who would you root for?
China or Canada?
The Olympic one is an easy one. …the UGLY Chinese Canadian would cheer on Canada at the Olympics.
Proud Chinese Canadian soldiers (WW II)
earning respect for all Canadians
Now, let’s take this thought one step further. If Canada went to war with China… who would you support?
This is a question that has been asked of the UGLY Chinese Canadian.
Who would you support?
That depends on what the issue and what the cause was. That is my answer.
It’s like asking, “who do you love better”? Your parents or your children?
So in order to make an informed answer, one must understand and research the issue …no matter how unpalatable or difficult.
That is the problem.
The UGLY Chinese Canadian has been surfing over the myriad of “They said” vs “We said” discussion forums and “News” on the whole Tibetan-Chinese unrest. It appears that many are using the excuse that because “YOU” have “human rights” issues …therefore, YOU don’t count.
It’s incredible that we assume that the majority of people understand the complexities and historic background of the current Tibetan-Chinese issue …when a great number of these people don’t even research something as simple as the background of a local political candidate. Let alone participate (vote) in an election.
But back to our ponderance… who would you support in a conflict?
Here’s an interesting interview from this past weekend’s Ottawa Citizen newspaper:
[...] …But that doesn’t prevent us from loving our countries and the people from both nations.
China is our motherland where many of us were born and raised, Canada is our current residing country where we have our families and jobs here. Technically, we’re Canadian first. We’re hard-working people, contributing to society, the local economy and volunteer missions.
However, no matter how long we live in another country, it does not change where our roots are. …[...] (see Ottawa Citizen for article)
the above excerpt was from a new Chinese-Canadian (the paper identified the person as being Canadian for 20 years).
So here is a question from this blog, The UGLY Chinese Canadian, for all you Bananas out there…
What are your thoughts on the whole Tibet – China discussion?
Do the flames of racial finger pointing (eg. comments on Youtube videos and discussion forums) upset you?
Do you care?
Would you march on a rally of support? and for who?… the Tibetans or the Chinese?
Would you support a boycott of Chinese products … or support the Chinese in their boycott of Western products?
Let’s hear from you, we’d especially like to hear from Canada’s real minorities, the Bananas… caught in two worlds.
What if we opened our minds…