Daily Archives: September 22, 2014

Contrasts

What a day it was. What a juxtaposition. On the one hand, a bunch of sycophantic tycoons heading off to Beijing to shoe-shine Xi “Eleven” Jinping. On the other hand, 13,000 students persevering in the heat to protest against Beijing’s decree to pre-screen candidates for Chief Executive.

Unlike the staff members talked about in yesterday’s post, students are not nearly as susceptible to white terror as staff are. In fact, I can attest that, not unlike the example of Grace Mugabe, some students even manage to get their shoes shone by the powers that be (more on that another time).

WIll it come to anything? Probably not, but then again, life is full of surprises. If all this results in that deplorable liar CY Leung being removed, and replaced by someone like Tsang Yok-sing, it would have been more than worth it.