US is backing nativism and mob violence in Hong Kong

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  1. reedak

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    1. Hong Kong’s increasingly xenophobic protests are devolving into chaos with help from US government regime-change outfits and a right-wing local media tycoon with close ties to hardliners in Washington.

    ....a look beneath the surface of this oversimplified, made-for-television script reveals that the ferociously anti-Chinese network behind the demonstrations has been cultivated with the help of millions of dollars from the US government, as well as a Washington-linked local media tycoon....

    Xenophobic resentment has defined the sensibility of the protesters, who vow to “retake Hong Kong” from Chinese mainlanders they depict as a horde of locusts. The demonstrators have even adopted one of the most widely recognized symbols of the alt-right, emblazoning images of Pepe the Frog on their protest literature. While it’s unclear that Hong Kong residents see Pepe the same way American white nationalists do, members of the US far-right have embraced the protest movement as their own, and even personally joined their ranks....

    Millions of dollars have flowed from US regime-change outfits like the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) into civil society and political organizations that form the backbone of the anti-China mobilization. And Lai has supplemented it with his own fortune while instructing protesters on tactics through his various media organs....

    The xenophobic sensibility of the protesters has provided fertile soil for Hong Kong National Party to recruit. Founded by the pro-independence activist Andy Chan, the officially banned party combines anti-Chinese resentment with calls for the US to intervene. Images and videos have surfaced of HKNP members waving the flags of the US and UK, singing the Star Spangled Banner, and carrying flags emblazoned with images of Pepe the Frog, the most recognizable symbol of the US alt-right.....

    Displays of pro-American jingoism in the streets of Hong Kong have been like catnip for the international far-right.

    Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson recently appeared at an anti-extradition protest in Hong Kong, livestreaming the event to his tens of thousands of followers. A month earlier, Gibson was seen roughing up antifa activists alongside ranks of club wielding fascists. In Hong Kong, the alt-right organizer marveled at the crowds.

    “They love our flag here more than they do in America!” Gibson exclaimed as marchers passed by, flashing him a thumbs up sign while he waved the Stars and Stripes....

    Wong was then taken on a junket of elite US institutions including the right-wing Heritage Foundation think tank and the newsrooms of the New York Times and Financial Times. He then held court with Rubio, Cotton, Pelosi, and Sen. Ben Sasse.

    In September 2017, Rubio, Ben Cardin, Tom Cotton, Sherrod Brown, and Cory Gardner signed off on a letter to Wong, Law and fellow anti-China activist Alex Chow, praising them for their “efforts to build a genuinely autonomous Hong Kong.” The bipartisan cast of senators proclaimed that “the United States cannot stand idly by.”

    A year later, Rubio and his colleagues nominated the trio of Wong, Law, and Chow for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.

    Washington’s support for the designated spokesmen of the “retake Hong Kong movement” was supplement with untold sums of money from US regime-change outfits like the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and subsidiaries like the National Democratic Institute (NDI) to civil society, media and political groups.....

    After the extradition law was scrapped, the protests moved into a more aggressive phase, launching “hit and run attacks” against government targets, erecting roadblocks, besieging police stations, and generally embracing the extreme modalities put on display during US-backed regime-change operations from Ukraine to Venezuela to Nicaragua.

    The techniques clearly reflected the training many activists have received from Western soft-power outfits. But they also bore the mark of Jimmy Lai’s media operation....

    One protester explained to the New York Times how the movement attempted to embrace a strategy called, “Marginal Violence Theory”: By using “mild force” to provoke security services into attacking the protesters, the protesters aimed to shift international sympathy away from the state.

    But as the protest movement intensifies, its rank-and-file are doing away with tactical restraint and lashing out at their targets with full fury. They have thrown molotov cocktails into intersections to block traffic; attacked vehicles and their drivers for attempting to break through roadblocks; beaten opponents with truncheons; attacked a wounded man with a US flag; menaced a reporter into deleting her photos; kidnapped and beat a journalist senseless; beat a mainland traveler unconscious and prevented paramedics from reaching the victim; and hurled petrol bombs at police officers....

    2. The informative article shows that the US undoubtedly has a hand in the ongoing anti-government protests in Hong Kong. It also reveals the identity of some of the leaders who have close relations with the US authorities. They even went all the way to the US to take snapshots with bipartisan lawmakers and testify before the US Congress.

    The coordinated attacks launched by the groups of vandals and arsonists on public properties show that the protest movement is well-organised and not leaderless as believed by some mass media.

    With the full support of US, the protests in Hong Kong could last for a very long time, even beyond 2047. :smile:
     
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    Are threads like this how Russian trolls train between US elections?
     
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    My great friend, the article's writer Dan Cohen, like the great Noam Chomsky, is an American, not Russian or Chinese.

    They are not muddle-headed like you. :xd:

    By the way, my great friend with a totally confused mind, what the riots in Hong Kong have to do with US elections? :unclesam:

    You have to go back to school to take a refresher course in English.
     
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    Chomsky stopped being “great” many decades ago. He’s just another extremist whore.
     
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    My great friend, not only you are poor in English comprehension, you seem to be unable to differentiate a male from a female.

    Noam Chomsky is a man, not a woman.

    According to the Cambridge Dictionary, a whore is a female prostitute.

    It's high time for you to go back to school to refresh your English. :smile:
     
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    Translation: Screw the citizens that want freedom from Chinese authoritarianism.
     
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    Yes, I know. That’s why I used the pronoun “he.”
     
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    You probably didn’t realize the irony of your statement before you posted it.
     
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    Congratulations! You have finally learned how to use a high-sounding word (i.e. irony) incorrectly. :xd:
     
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    I give you one mark out of ten for using a pronoun (he) correctly, but I subtract one mark from you for using a noun (whore) incorrectly. :xd:
     
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    It was used exactly as intended.
     
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    Well, a little "xenophobia" is understandable considering that mainland sentiment is overwhelmingly against allowing Hong Kong populace from being allowed guarantees of basic civil liberties. The main issue is they just want to have safeguards against extradition to the mainland, and all the social/political controls that entails if those extra safeguards are not there.

    (It's hard to call it "xenophobia" though, since anyone in Hong Kong will tell you they are the exact same ethnicity as mainstream Chinese Han ethnicity)
     
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