An Umbrella Movement poster that's especially
appropriate to highlight on Halloween
A shot taken this evening that may strike fear in the
hearts (if they have them) of the Hong Kong authorities --
regular looking folks on their way to Occupy
...and for true horror, get a load of this from Laura Cha, a board member of HSBC Holdings who also is a member of Hong Kong's Executive Council, the chairwoman of the territory Financial Services Development Council and a Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress in Beijing:-
American slaves were liberated in 1861 but did not get voting rights until 107 years later. So why can't Hong Kong wait for a while?
Firstly, Ms Cha, you need to do a bit of studying - because, as the blogger known as Hemlock has pointed out, slavery wasn't fully outlawed in the US until 1865 and it was just five years later, in 1870, that freed (male) slaves were granted voting rights.
Secondly, what constitutes "a while" to you? Put another way: are you saying that Hong Kongers should wait for 107 years (after 1997) to get genuine voting rights?
Thirdly, those talking about time should do well to realize that, as Scholarism's Joshua Wong has pointed out, time is actually on the side of the youth. In an article translated from Chinese to English for The New York Times, the 18 year old also stated the following:-
Today, there are many middle school students active in the pro-democracy movement: Students as young as 13 have boycotted classes, while teenagers of all ages have been staying overnight at the protest sites. They protest gracefully, despite being attacked by police and hired thugs.
...Hong Kong’s ruling class will eventually lose the hearts and minds of the people, and even the ability to govern, because they have lost a generation of youth....
..I would like to remind every member of the ruling class in Hong Kong: Today you are depriving us of our future, but the day will come when we decide your future. No matter what happens to the protest movement, we will reclaim the democracy that belongs to us, because time is on our side.