“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!

“…the reason the USA is interfering in the middle east has nothing whatsoever to do with toppling tyrannical dictators and giving their people democracy. Everything has to do with a covert concoction of money and geopolitics.”

“But to me religion is a deeply personal thing in which man and God go it alone together,
without the witch doctor in the middle. The witch doctor tries to convince us that we
have to ask God for help, to spell out to him what we need, even to bribe him with prayer
or cash on the line. Well, I believe that God knows what each of us wants and needs. It’s
not necessary for us to make it to church on Sunday to reach Him. You can find Him
anyplace. And if that sounds heretical, my source is pretty good: Matthew, Five to Seven,
The Sermon on the Mount.”

Morals could be defined as a code of good conduct laid down out of the experience of the race to serve as a uniform yardstick for the conduct of individuals and groups.