Monday, November 25, 2019

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right - Thoughts About the Hong Kong Unrest

The violent unrest which has had serious consequences for shop owners in Hong Kong is not any part of civilized democracy. We need to be very careful, because I fully understand the protests towards Chinese dictatorship, but I have NO patience towards people who use it to get rid of aggression.

Let me explain: Just as we saw some thirty years ago on Tiananmen Square, when protests were squashed, that was shocking - and appalling! The right to protest in a civilized manner should be protected, and is necessary for any and all democracies to be informed about things that should be improved.

BUT when some people use that as an alibi for throwing molotov cocktails into shops, violence towards fellow civilians etc, then you loose your right to demonstrate. Two wrongs can never make a right.

It is a strange thing that some people can destroy the whole case, which could have been so positive in one way, because it shows democracy IS the will of the people, and yet the destruction made by a minority destroys the validity of the case.

THAT should be important for any and all who wish to discuss the Hong Kong unrest.

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