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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 03:20 PM

6. The core organizers are fighting for secession

Not much chance of that happening. What do people expect the Beijing government to say? The core organizers are more inclined to violent acts such as destroying property, and injuring police. This is a continuation of prior demonstrations in 2014 and 2017.

The notion that is just about extradition legislation is western editing. There never was "democracy" in Hong Kong during 150 plus years of western colonial rule. I saw an estimate that about 16 percent of demonstrators sought secession or sovereignty. I've heard others say 20 percent. The larger group is more interested in democratic reforms, such as universal suffrage.

The monopoly capitalists who have always run Hong Kong, along with the foreign legations, and foreign business interests will just pack their bags and leave when the crackdown comes. They will have fomented it with their support for the movement, but when push comes to shove they will wash their hands of it. The inequities of wealth distribution, housing shortages and lack of economic opportunity in Hong Kong for ordinary citizens are the fundamental source of discontent. It is primarily a movement of dissatisfied young people.

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