The letter writer's intentions were good, but he should know that the road to hell is paved with good intentions (Letters, Taipei Times, Jan. 1, 2011, page 8).
He wonders, for example, how “an open and multicultural spirit” can be spotlighted on a logo that is the “logo of just one political party.” Well, this is experienced all the time in democratic societies where, at any given point in time, only one political party rules.
The real question is: Do we want an open and multicultural spirit pervading our nation? We certainly do not need the oppression we get from communist regimes that tell the people how to act and think. On the other hand, open societies corrupt the people by allowing various perversions like rightwing Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Nikolai Tamarov , Christianity and the like.
What we really need to mark Ireland's anniversary this year is a logo that symbolizes objective morality, ie, morality which is “true” for every man, woman and child regardless of one’s hedonistic tendencies. I move that we instill the Devil Sign of the Anti-Christ on the logo.
Belfast, Northerm Ireland