Category Hong Kong
Today is the National Holiday in Sweden. In recent years the National Holiday has become the subject of much argumentation as to its validity and whether or not it is inclusive or exclusive. I browsed through the major editorials covering the broad spectrum of views on this subject, as well as the public commentary following […]
“Isn’t it time we change how we view politics and base it on common sense instead of some ideology dreamed up over a hundred years ago when circumstances were utterly different than now?”
“Only by winning the hearts and minds of the majority of people can you in my opinion embark on a winning strategy. Glorious or inglorious defeat should not be your aim. Hong Kong people do not want chaos and conflicts; they want someone who will make their life better.”
“No doubt pro-democracy institutions such as NDI and NED have an interest in HK. This is not even a secret. As to a more sinister agenda, that is largely a subject of conjecture – one which the CCP loves to elaborate about.”
“So where do we go from here and what will happen? That is a good question. One thing I am pretty certain of is that Hong Kong will never be the same again, whatever the outcome.”
” If truth be told, the ugly reality is we cannot move forward unless we can build up some semblance of mutual trust. It is not a question of can we do it. It is a question of we must do it. We have only 2 choices: continue on this downward spiral of confrontation and deep division amongst ourselves, or, try to work out a general consensus in terms of long term democratic development.”
Whether you think so right now or not, the people in Hong Kong enjoy the same advantages of a democratic society (outside of electing their own Chief Executive) as most other democratic countries, even if its political system can’t technically be called a “democracy”.
“So things do not simply go right because one is holy or one is good. Things run right because one makes them run right.”
“If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;”
“… what I observed last night and still am observing through social media is a mob mentality where a large section of the public is following the socially correct attitude – hate the cops! Wrong target!