People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for freedom of thought, which they seldom use. ~Soren Kierkegaard~ The twenty-first century is seeing rapid advancements in technology and communication devices. We have emails, social media, news coverage, blogs, phones, video calls, and a myriad of ways to transfer expressions to each other. As the world … More Free Speech is Not Free of Consequence
The biggest challenge for Hong Kong at the moment is not to overthrow the government, but to question the internal Confucian values that define Chinese culture, values that dictate the drive for absolute submission. ~Mikavelli~ (click embedded links for references) Many in the world have been informed about the Hong Kong protests by way … More Facts: Why The British Denied Hong Kong Democracy
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” ~Viktor E. Frankl~ These past ten weeks in Hong Kong have been filled with peaceful protests, police brutality, gang violence, and riots. Millions of people … More There is Freedom in Oppression
We have a right to express views but we have an obligation to respect the rights of others and a moral duty to find a release that does not infringe on people’s health and safety. ~Mikavelli~ (Click the hyperlinks for related info) In April 2019, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced a plan to … More Hong Kong Protests 2019
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Even towards every allusion I’ve been in love with’cause the heart that portrays itself willinglyIs like a nation that trades freedom for stabilityIts so seductive to be cold and corrupted and isolated and try to be an independent republicBut liberty to be loved on the surface is worthlessThe sacrifice of revolution with no purpose ~Immortal … More Live Each Day As If It’s Your Last
Fascinating as it may be that in just less than 2 decades ago, the world was still a chess board of assets, in which nations were no more than pieces of a game shuffled and juggled to the advantage of Greater Powers. Suppose the world were to regress into this mentality, Hong Kong is presumably … More The Re-establishment of “Today”