Hong-Kong Protests

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    Yes it's interesting. When there are riots here in the US, you would see multiple columns of smoke rising into the sky. Even with fire these protestors seem impotent. The guy that got shot... Was he stupid or crazy going after a policeman pointing a gun at him? When protestors tried to harass the PLA garrison in Hong Kong, they seem to break it up quickly on their own. Were they afraid of getting shot? I mentioned this before but maybe there's a cult involved. The Falun Gong sprung up from nowhere supposedly shocking the communists of their existence. Taiwan has the largest number of cults per capita in the world. Why would Hong Kong be any different?
     
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    China can airdrop stuffed pandas and they still would call it propaganda and genocide.
     
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    Yup, all thanks to decades of no real Chinese history being taught at school during British rule as well as brainwashed by religious institutions.
     
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    Great video of foreigners telling it how it is!

     
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    Everyone sees the parallels, but there's a huge difference, no Jiang Qiang. Someone mentioned the idea of "leaderlessness" was a tactic to maximize chaos. It's working well. Just to continue on the cult mentality road, many of these radicals have turned on their own parents who tell them not to engage in the violence.

    That's probably true for the radical and anti-PRC groups, I don't think that's true for the "silent majority" that was being discussed. If you were totally apolitical, a strong China is good for the economy from an HK perspective. There are some non-political downsides, loss of Cantonese identity, even more crowding, but I don't think those things alone would create a feeling that you are "not Chinese".

    I still say that the "silent majority" is not apathetic, but simply at a loss when it comes to a solution. "If the police/government can't solve it, what can I do?"

    As an aside, Huawei's surge in sales isn't simply because of patriotism, they have some of the best engineered camera modules, best non-Apple phone/tablet CPU, some of the first 5G phones. It was as much a coincidence as it was politics.

    Not the first time someone has pointed this out. They are so weak looking, just sad really. Someone get these guys some steak, eggs, and some milk!
    Anyone Asian and 180+ lbs. stands out like a sore thumb there.

    Allan Zeman is not a "foreigner". He has lived in HK for decades. Sadly, this is precisely the sort of atmosphere that the rioters have created. They are extremist in their identity, that even Taiwanese students are leaving.
     
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    Jiang Qing was a cheerleader, not a leader. No one controlled the Red Guards. The Western media is the cheerleader now, just like Jiang Qing. The Chinese government had to sent an entire generation of teenagers to the country side to stop the madness. No such option exists today. HK will continue to rot and China as a whole will not be affected by it.
     
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    They don't need to. Just sit back, watch the city implode--the economy already is. The violence from those in blacks is already dwindling the number of protesters. The movement loses its attractiveness to those in HK and abroad. Of course some will still blame the police but others will start blaming the protesters.

    Beijing just needs to sit back and wait as they destroy their own city. From the ashes, HK will never be same; more tightly controlled than ever.
     
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    The idea is still the same, it's the message is that "This stops now, we are starting from the top". There is no "top" to speak of, maybe the student union leaders? They should probably capture surveillance of them shooting an arrow or throwing a molotov. I'm sure they've done something stupid. Try them in court of public opinion first, then go in for the coup de grace and arrest them. By "leaking" the evidence ahead of time, only the most radical of the group will remain so steadfast.

    Sadly, I almost think this generation needs to be sent to the countryside to learn what a hard life is like.
    "This is what happens when you destroy everything, this is what your parents/grandparents worked so hard to avoid"

    It doesn't even have to be like a hard labour camp, just a really poor village for like 6 months. Those ones where they are still burning coal or collecting sticks for heat. The deal can be, no prison/no criminal record for non-bodily assault charges, but you have to go to these poor villages as community service.
     
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    i only say that black clad rioters assassins killed a 70 years old man with a brick on the head. not a word on cnn and bbc
     
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