Archive for October, 2009
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Five years ago, I interviewed a man. This guy brought a bottle of water on the train, which costs 1.5 yuan. And then he asked fapiao for the cost from the train attendant. The train attendant laughed and said: “There is no fapiao for the cost on the train ever.”
The guy sent the Ministry of Railway to court afterwards.
He said people always choose to accept when they are facing strong and powerful rules. But if we give up the right to ask fapiao for 1.5 yuan today, tomorrow we may have to give up the landright, property rights, and even the right to live… If we don’t fight for our rights, these rights will just be a piece of paper.
He won the case at last. I thought him and the Ministry of Railway will be angry from then on. However, when next time he ate in the restaurant car on the train, the chief conductor deliver his food in person, and asked him if he wants the fapiao right away or after meal.
I asked him, how you win the respect?
“By the perseverance to fight for my rights.” He said.
His name is Hao Jinsong, a 34 years old lawyer.
I heard the story from a journalist in her speech competition yesterday. I appreciate Hao Jinsong’s courage to go against the powerful government branch for his legal right. I also appreciate the journalist’s work to record the small but powerful stories like this and broadcast them.
A nation consist of different idividuals. They create and define the nation. Only if a nation have the people who has independent thinking, who strives for the truth, who filghts for their constitutioanal right, who knows the world is not perfect but never gives up trying, the nation can have its future, a better one.
Ps: Fapiao is an official receipt. It used for calculating the in-comes, so that the government would know how much that one earns, and then easy for tax.
It astonishes me that people cry “lawsuit” or “Fire him” just because Keith Bardwell told the truth and has his OWN personal beliefs on interracial marriages. Keith Bardwell said he wouldn’t marry an interracial couple because he was afraid for their children.
Let me ask you something, say you are strictly religious, whether it be Catholic, Baptist or any of the other “respectable” Christian Religion. Let’s also assume you own a business. Would you do business with Devil Worshipers or with Jehovah’s Witnesses? You would be breaking the law if you refused based solely on religion. The EXACT same law he is breaking dealing with race.
I like Keith Bardwell, for he was honest in his reasons for not marrying them. He could have lied like many other people who want to get around such laws.
You know, I thought living in America meant we have our right to our OWN opinions whether right or wrong. As long as someone is available to marry that couple, what harm is being done?
Since America is such a Litigious Society, I am surprised lawyers are not going around and trying to sue or press charges against anyone who did not vote for Obama ONLY because he was black. Technically if you didn’t vote for him SOLELY because he was black then you were in fact breaking the law. But, that is the nice thing about America – we have our own rights to do and think as we please as long as no one gets hurt. Keith was honest, but I don’t see people being honest with their own items that they discriminate against.
Here we are, an advanced society and yet we try to FORCE people to be open minded. We try to FORCE people to accept same-sex marriages, mixed marriages, even force conscientious objectors to defend this country. Why? It would be like allowing Jehovah’s Witnesses the right to FORCE us in believing in their religion. We educate people then we allow them to have their own beliefs.
Many companies will break discrimination laws but give other reasons. I have seen it. I am sure you have too. Yet, we try to persecute Keith Bardwell because he was honest. He even gave good reasons! He said he was worried about the welfare of their kids. I know 20 some years ago when I was growing up, children of mixed marriages were looked down on and many of the other kids would treat them badly. So, I UNDERSTAND his thoughts. I am NOT saying he is right, but I am saying he should have his right to his own beliefs, because forcing him to marry them would go against the very core of who we are, Americans, with the right to our OWN beliefs.
What if I owned my own store and sold alcohol but because of my personal beliefs, I didn’t sell alcohol to anyone under the age of 25. Or what if I owned a dangerous factory (a place that people could EASILY get hurt, say a steel factory) and I said you had to be at least 25 to work there because I was afraid of younger ones being careless and hurting themselves. It sounds like good excuses, but by the same token I would be breaking the law. We need to make changes. We need the right to our own beliefs as long as we don’t physically hurt people. I am sure our black president would agree, that people deserve the right to think however they want, even if they want to be KKK members, as long as they are peaceful KKK members, not like of times past.
I am sure each of us have our own hidden discrimination. Whether it be against homosexuals/lesbians, those with Aids, blacks, maybe against a certain race like Germans because of your hatred over Hitler, or towards people with disfiguring diseases.
Come on people, there was no harm done. They could EASILY get married by someone else, so leave Keith Bardell alone and allow him his right to his own beliefs, whether right or wrong!
We Need Changes. We need to find a way to not discriminate as big companies or governments but allow individual employees in the government and in the big companies the right to their own beliefs. As long as there are employees who will get the job done, why is there a problem? Unless you want to force everyone to think like you and that is NOT the American way.
Please people join with me and help me fight this and other atrocities in America.
I choose “teachers” to start with, because a classmate of mine is a teacher. She was in the CCTV news this week as a “spicy teacher” because her great personality and the way she gets along with her student.
One of my classmates from the university becomes very famous recently. Her name is Deng Rui. A 24 years old lovely girl who works in a primary school in Chengdu at the moment. She becomes really hot because her great sense of humor in teaching.
Chinese people values teacher a lot. In tradition point of view, study is a very serious issue. Teachers should be erudites and strict, and students should never challenge the teacher.
Well, it has been changing as China has been absorbing western culture since the “Reforming and Open-up policy” has been carried on in 1978. The easy and facetious western culture has rocked the old stiff Chinese world. My generation, the people who were born in 1980’s, was growing up in the new colorful world.
We got to know that teachers are not always right. We’d love to challenge the authority in studying times. We were famous for beyond the control, and we even have been considered as the lost generation by the educationist..
Apparently, we bring the “new world” to the class when we grew up and become a teacher ourselves.
Deng Rui represents the typical characteristic of this generation.
She would sing to the student that “you’re still in my eyes”, when he was afraid to look at her in the eye because he has been found that he was stealthily doing something in the class.
When the student makes a lot of mistakes in the homework, she will tell him that he is not match with his “NIKE” shirt—NIKE’s logo is a “√”. “I will buy you a “Xecp” shirt, whose logo is a “×”, if most your answers are wrong..
When there are students talking in class, she will make a miserable face and tell them:” How can you be so cold-hearted to left me teach the lesson alone? You made my heart broken into pieces.”
Children love her because they feel like she is a real person in their life, but not just some kind of saint who never makes mistakes, or tell jokes.. And she will never give students any kind of corporal punishment for their improper behavior.
I am proud of her. Not because the fame she has got, but what she has been doing is something. The girl who were challange the teacher in school now is teacher who is challenge the traditional education method.
Wish her good luck in the future.
Have you ever noticed how a famous movie start or athlete gets in trouble with the law and they get probation or a very light sentence? The “supposed” reasons are that they are a low flight risk and they have done good for the community or something else. What makes a movie star better than a construction worker or programmer or waitress? What if the construction worker hasn’t missed any work, has a family and makes a good living, why isn’t he considered not a flight risk? A rich person has more ability to do good for the community yes, but that does not make him any better than a programmer, waitress or construction worker who has to work 40 hours or more every week. Just that their jobs are “appreciated” more than others and they get high salary for it.
The point is that it is not fair to treat famous people better. We need a fair equal system to decide who gets to stay out of jail or who goes into jail.