Monday, August 19, 2019
HONG KONG PROTESTS FOR LIBERTY AS SEEN FROM KANSAS CITY!!!
Admittedly, the direct impact on this cowtown might not be obvious but there is a connection nevertheless . . . And so, because some very smart people read this blog. Here's a few thoughts from a comment fave sharing his valuable insights into geopolitics, gun control and history as the world keeps getting smaller and smaller.
Chuck: From Russia To China With Love
We have seen this movie before. It is depressing, instructional and inevitable. In Tiananmen Square, the world saw a single, solitary man, defy the might of the Chi-Com Imperium in front of a tank. Then, soon after, 10,000 Chinese patriots were slaughtered in pursuit of what we take for granted. Constitutional protections, under a Democratically elected government. Free Speech, The Right To Bear Arms (How differently would the Chi-Com leadership view these protests if the populace was not disarmed?), the Protections against illegal search and seizure.
American dogs are in this fight, but only their barks will be heard. No American blood will be spent. It is what it is and actually, that is how it must be. We cannot assist, or, provide arms to these rebels. The stakes are too high. We will watch and wait... and hope.
Further Reading . . .
Mike Pompeo On Fox News: Hong Kong pro-democracy movement seeking liberty and freedom
YF: Twitter, Facebook suspend accounts linked to disinformation in Hong Kong protests
NPR: How Much Influence Can The U.S. Exert On What's Happening In Hong Kong?
Newt Gingrich At Newsweek: The U.S. Must Warn China: If You Attack Democracy in Hong Kong, There Will be Consequences | Opinion
CNNBiz: 'Big 4' accounting firms are on the defensive over Hong Kong protests
BuzzFeed: Have You Seen These Ads About Hong Kong's Protests? China Certainly Hopes You Have.
CNN: Hong Kong protests send a message Americans can hear loud and clear
You decide . . .