Old Luo’s New Year Wish List – Luo Yonghao (罗永浩)
From Luo Yonghao’s blog on sohu.com: (translated by CDT, links embedded by CDT)
I hope all good people have a happy new year, I hope all bad people have a miserable new year; I hope all people who are not so good and not so bad can arrange their new year as they wish.
I hope all peace-loving people live in peace; I hope all war-loving people live within two neighboring countries with equal military strength but with no nuclear weapons.
I hope all ultra-nationalist angry youth will be enlightened, I hope all liberal angry youth will stay angry until there is nothing in this world for them to be angry about. I hope those idiots who lost passion for life too early but think themselves as mature will not confuse the liberal angry youth with ultra-nationalist angry youth.
I hope political prisoners in all countries will be released. I hope those countries with no political prisoners will not just be satisfied with the fact that their own country has no political prisoners.
I hope Chinese public officials know who pays for their food and clothes. I hope tax payers do not avoid paying even if they are not happy about it.
I hope those doctors who save people’s lives (if they still exist) will die a peaceful death, [if they have to die,] and I hope those doctors who do not save dying patients will die in the same manner as their patients.
I hope those who do not have much money do not stretch themselves to buy a house, I hope those who have money in hand also do not buy right now, I hope all those being bought off [by developers] and who advocate there is no bubble in the real estate market will buy lots of luxurious houses before the bubble bursts.
I hope all corrupt officials will live in greater fear, I hope those officials who are not corrupt can hold on.
I hope Chinese peasants can migrate freely in their own country, I hope city residents who oppose peasants migrating into cities one day can realize that they had no conscience.
I hope those migrant workers who can not get their wages can find a good lawyer to help them. I hope those who intentionally withhold overdue wages of migrant workers are hit by lightning, no matter how watchful they are.
I hope all websites will not have key words filtering, and I hope all websites which set up this filtering do not do so voluntarily….
Luo Yonghao is a teacher in the Beijing New Oriental Foreign Language School. These are top 11 items of his New Year Wish List, (total 25 items. )