Is Western Democracy at Its Tether?

Years ago, in my first year of university, I encountered the question: β€œSocial sciences, primarily that of politics, is a science. Agree or disagree?) In light of recent events in the international arena of politics, I began reflecting back on that question. Before you read on, what would your response be, and why? As a... Continue Reading →

Analysis on the Umbrella Revolution

What is the Umbrella Revolution? The Umbrella Revolution is a revolutionary protest organized by students, educators and civilians around Hong Kong to fight for democracy. The name was coined during the final weekend of September in response to the publically deemed β€œexcessive force” exercised by the police when they launched tear gas at unarmed civilians.... Continue Reading →

United We Raise Our Umbrellas

Translation of the popular song going around Hong Kong about the Umbrella Revolution. Please watch the video, even if you don't understand the lyrics. This accurately depicts what we are going through here. It gives a real feel for the unity and solidarity that Hong Kong is using to shield themselves. I translated the contextual... Continue Reading →

National Day at The Umbrella Revolution

Spent the afternoon walking around the Hong Kong Island scene today. Here are some highlights of what the Internet can't really show you. Parts of the protest you simply have to be there to experience. The atmosphere was peaceful and calm, quite surreal in the sense that there was so much energy and passion, yet... Continue Reading →

Do You Hear The People Sing?

In light of the Umbrella Revolution which started on Friday night, September 26th, 2014, an anthem has been spreading around the networks of Hong Kong. The lyrics are really powerful, and I've taken the liberty to translate them to the best of my understanding. If there are any errors, feel free to comment. I will... Continue Reading →

The Umbrella Revolution

The Umbrella Revolution: How Hong Kong defends itself against itself against its own government. No looting, no burglaries, no fires, no stepping on grass, and no unfinished homework. And how do we plan to win? With love, peace and good morals. Hong Kong's passionate and unrelenting fight for democracy has begun to set an example... Continue Reading →

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