Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Storm the Capitol to Do Good Deeds." -- not James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, May 22, 2020

Quarantinewhile, in Hong Kong

Chairman Xi is taking advantage of the pandemic to stamp down on dissent in Hong Kong.
China's ruling Communist Party has set in motion a controversial national security law for Hong Kong, a move seen as a major blow to the city's freedoms.

The law to ban "treason, secession, sedition and subversion" could bypass Hong Kong's lawmakers. ... [The new law says:] "When needed, relevant national security organs of the Central People's Government will set up agencies in Hong Kong to fulfil relevant duties to safeguard national security in accordance with the law."
It would seem to be obvious that the Communists would regard any protests whatsoever as being subversive, even if it's one man complaining about parking enforcement.

Anybody who lives in Hong Kong and who has the ability to live elsewhere would be well-advised to put those plans into a "Ready 15 " standby before the city has its own version of the Tienanmen Massacre.

In Taiwan, they might as well start giving away free M-16s or AK-47s, with six hours of training, with boxes of breakfast cereal.

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