The biggest problem with living in 5 eyes countries as a China supporting Chinese person is that you always have to contend with two major types of people. Either these hanjian types or neo-colonial minded people who think non-democratic countries are essentially savages.lol, I remember I was debating with a HK protester in real life back in Oct 2019, I said: "You think HK Police are brutal, you have never seen US police. If they experience petrol bombs, they would immediate shoot everyone with bullets, no warnings at all. US police brutality is far worse." And guess what? It's true. His reaction: "every place has different standards!" OK, but why they wave the US Flags like idiots, ask for US liberation?? Also, I said nobody died due to HK police brutality, but US police kills many people. His reaction " so many deaths, have you seen Apple Daily. Here, you should download Apple Daily on your phone, great reading."
Then I realized Apple Daily was that Jimmy Lai Hanjian traitor idiot, holy shit.
I feel bad for him, because he said: "I am looking out for the best interest of HK people", but who can honestly say that HK is better off today than before? HK IS FAR WORSE OFF because of the radical idiots colluding with foreign gov'ts to sanction HK. Then US abandoned HK after it's usefulness ran out by sanctioning HK (WUT?)... ultimate fail.
Both of them have been conditioned to think that their Political religion is the correct one, and not believing it will be the road to damnation.
If you don’t support HK and China on those terms then you are ironically called brainwashed.
Look at the TikTok thing going on right now, without a hint of irony, a so-called democratic/capitalist government is basically seizing private property (in the name of national security no less!).
Government (no matter what ideology they claim) will act in their own best national interests as they see fit, that is the reality. Anything else, as put by a forum member here, is just “phoney sanctimony”.