posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 03:35 AM
a reply to: Xcathdra
Hong Kong citizens saw the hand writing on the wall in the beginning. That's one reason there were so many well populated demonstrations at the
beginning. They knew that precedent was being set . . . and that increasingly Beijing would tighten the screws.
They were right.
They had few to no options. They were trapped. I'd guesstimate that Thousands left.
Arrogance in high positions knows no limit and tolerates no limit. Power mongering feeds on power mongering.
And part of the Chinese ethos, cultural psyche is to revere fiercely strong autocratic power . . . a la after the EMPERIAL millenia of China.
So tyrants have a much easier time in China, of getting away with it . . . for far too long.
The Emperor is also expected to lovingly care for his people. And that if he doesn't, 'Heaven' will depose him.
But toooo many more or less passively wait for "Heaven" to do it.
In Hong Kong's case . . . their god is money . . . and it is likely very easy, even habit for them to keep their hypnotized focus on MAKING MONEY and
hoping against hope that Beijing's intrusive demands are minimized and not that torturous.
They like to recite that "The Emperor and Beijing are far away from us."
Nevertheless, they know . . . that the secret police are only an early morning knock on the door away.