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?Something that has always sat weird with me about these riots is that the terrorists wear black t-shirts and you can see their arms are so skinny they look like the type to get shoved into lockers 3 times a week at school. If someone like that got in my face, I couldn't even take him seriously; I'd think some asshole frat was putting this nerd up to it (which is probably an extremely accurate analogy in this case). When they get violent in a group, it looks like an anime convention gone wild; my eyes see it but my head is still trying to wrap around what I'm looking at... I guess the best comparison would be how your brain feels if it were to see an 85 pound 12 year old Asian kid with glasses wearing a dew rag, XXL t-shirt, fake gold chains, tattoos covering both arms, come-up to you and spit slang and curses in your face.