The local district election results were finally tallied today, and the pro-democracy guys won by a landslide. Like I’ve said before, I’m not too fussed who wins, and showing your support for democracy through legal means is perfectly fine with me. What I do have an issue with, though, is the fact that this camp has been condoning the senseless violence that the protesters have been inflicting on innocent people “in the name of democracy”, downplaying it all, and then also creating lies and deliberately disseminating misinformation to continue to artificially inflate their cause. How can you continue to support these violent terrorists in your own city for your own political cause? Do you not have any morals?? 😤
And then the other thing that I don’t think people understand is that if HK continues to go down this “true” democracy route, then the tycoons who run this city will just plant whoever they want as Chief Executive, and the regular HKer is going to be shafted even more than they currently are.
Of course Beijing are fully aware of these guys and what they’re doing to the HK people, but because they have very little control over HK (despite whatever perceived threats people are imagining that China is encroaching on HK more and more 🙄), they can’t do anything about them.
And then not to mention the now withdrawn extradition bill. This bill was actually perfectly reasonable, but some scaremongering made it out to be this dreadful thing that would allow Beijing to just pluck whichever random HKer takes their fancy and have them sent over to the mainland for no reason whatsoever. The whole point of an extradition bill is to send criminals back to the country in which they were charged or convicted for committing a crime. And this bill was even harsher in that they had to be serious enough crimes that would warrant jail time of 3+ years. So again, innocent people and even those committing minor crimes wouldn’t be caught in this piece of legislation. It’s the big-time criminals, the murderers, the terrorists, the serious money launderers etc that the bill is trying to send back, rather than have them safely hiding in HK. But nooo, people want these criminals to stay in HK. Faaantastic 🙄
So basically, the way I see it, these rioters are fighting for the wrong thing. They would rather destroy their own city and hurt innocent people; harbour criminals; and then ultimately have the tycoons effectively elect the Chief Executive to continue to shaft them even more, all in the name of fighting for their supposedly eroding freedom – notwithstanding the fact that HK currently ranks third in the Cato Human Freedom Index. And that President Xi has said that he vowed to maintain the “one country, two systems” model, which no doubt was glossed over and virtually ignored 🙄
The hypocrisy and the irony of it all is just so frustrating 😤