Chip Tsao: Another Racist in Our Midst
If it weren't so painful I'd laugh. Chip Tsao is a columnist for HK Magazine and on March 27 after publishing his views on the Spratly Islands dispute, he became the the most hated man in the Philippines. He claims the article is a satire, but while he threw some superficial digs on Russia and Japan, he spent almost the entire page talking about Filipinos and his Filipino maids and the Filipino maids of his friends. A handful of hateful, hurtful words that isn't at all satirical like he claims. Clearly he has it in for Filipinos. Maybe he had too much of the melamine laced chocolates and chugged too much of the poisoned powdered milk his country manufactures.
In a column that went online on March 27, Tsao wrote:
“Manila has just claimed sovereignty over the scattered rocks in the South China Sea called the Spratly Islands, complete with a blatant threat from its congress to send gunboats to the South China Sea to defend the islands from China if necessary. This is beyond reproach. The reason: there are more than 130,000 Filipina maids working as $3,580-a-month cheap labor in Hong Kong. As a nation of servants, you don’t flex your muscles at your master, from whom you earn most of your bread and butter.”
As of now, HK Magazine pulled down the article, why they didn't practice their editorial veto to stop this trash from getting out is beyond me. But I think you can still read this article in full in this link if you're on facebook: http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleid=454117
While he complained much about the Philippines' claim to the Spratly Islands, I doubt he even knows anything about these claims.I bet he doesn't know that China's claim on the islands was based on the work "Exotic Things," which is a compendium of curiosities, including fantastical creatures like mermaids. The Chinese also claim sovereignty based on Chinese pottery found on the islands, which are mostly shipwrecked articles from Chinese galleons passing through. On the other hand the Philippines' claim is based on the doctrine of res nullius, which was recognized by the United Nations. While China boasts of a strong military presence in the islands, we have registered voters residing there and a local telecommunications company erected a cellular phone base station there in 2005.
Instead he went on and on pandering his racist remarks making fun of Filipino migrant workers who have become huge contributors to their economy. Now the Philippine government is seriously pursuing a plan to rescue his domestic help and other domestics who are being treated the way Tsao treats his.Maybe its Tsao who need saving, he needs to be saved from himself and his leftist leanings. It is just so sad to see an educated columnist who seem to have missed the ship of tolerance. He clearly hasn't learned anything from history, with this deliberate tirade on Filipinos . He needs to be stopped because the power he wields as a columnist makes him quite dangerous to the world at large. Satire or not, the gall with which he promoted these terrible thoughts of his is just unnerving. At the least its a malicious joke and a really bad one. He needs to take it back and go back to his history books to study the Spratly claims.