Thursday, August 02, 2007

Dog Shoots Owner in the Back in Memphis, Tennessee

This is a more interesting story than the predictable ending to the sit-in at the Queens Pier yesterday.

I was actually surprised that the government let those guys stay that long. It appears to me that the protesters, at least the ones I saw interviewed missed the point. It isn't that the government is destroying historical sites. It is that the government is destroying the British historical sites. They are or so it appears to me, trying to slowly but completely remove references to British rule here. Don't get me wrong, a lot of the British drive me nuts with their condescending, snooty attitudes but to bury the history and legacy of Hong Kong because the Chinese government is still touchy over the weakness of China in the 19th century is simply wrong. Yet, that is what is happening.

The phony "harmonious society" mantra repeated by the Human Bow-Tie should be challenged. How did this action make HK a more harmonious society?

The tycoons and construction barons will happily go along with this because of the incestuously close relationship to the powers that be but that doesn't make it right. Perhaps when the harbor is completely reclaimed and you can walk from North Point to Hung Hom they'll begin to realize what they've lost.

I wonder how long it will be before Victoria Park becomes Jiang Qing Park? Probably not for a while but we'll see.

Until Next Time
Fai Mao
The Blogger with a degree in History

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