An "educated guess" of Hong Kong's fate

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I like to use the "Psycho" analogy to depict the malicious intent of Donald Trump and Peter Navarro in the so-called trade war. Similarly, here I use the "burning village" analogy to give my "educated guess" of Hong Kong's fate.

In a remote village, some disgruntled villagers were running amok to set fire to houses in their demand to the Landlord to let them choose their own village chief.

The final outcome could be one of the following scenarios:

(a) The Landlord could have sent his firemen earlier to extinguish the fire. However, it would provoke a big outcry from the other landlords that the Landlord had broken his contract with the villagers not to send his men into the village within a specific time period.

(b) If those disgruntled villagers were dead sure of the Landlord’s resolve not to yield to coercion, they might help to extinguish the fire instead of committing arson. In this case, it was not too late to save the village. All's well that ends well.

(c) The Landlord might send his firemen to the village if he grew impatient with the nonsense, "Enough is enough! It’s time to teach those idiots a good lesson!" Then there would still be a big outcry from the other landlords over the breach of contract between the Landlord and the villagers. Moreover, many household items like mattresses, pillows, blankets, clothes, books, food, furniture, televisions, radios, electrical appliances, etc would be damaged by water from the firemen's hoses.

(d) Lastly, the Landlord might think: "If I try to appease the idiots in one village, the consequences would be disastrous because naïve people from the other villages may be tempted to follow suit. It seems okay if I simply do nothing and let them reduce whole village to ashes. As I am the landlord of a thousand villages, I can afford to sacrifice one village to teach those idiots an unforgettable lesson. In the end, it is they who will suffer from their stupid actions. :)

As stated in Galatians 6:7 of the New Testament:

'Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.'

Those idiots will reap what they sow if they think they can intimidate me into accepting their demand.

If that is the basic nature of God's Justice, it is also the basic nature of my justice. It is certainly my best option at the moment. Ha! Ha! Ha!"
 
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I like to use the "Psycho" analogy to depict the malicious intent of Donald Trump and Peter Navarro in the so-called trade war. Similarly, here I use the "burning village" analogy to give my "educated guess" of Hong Kong's fate.

In a remote village, some disgruntled villagers were running amok to set fire to houses in their demand to the Landlord to let them choose their own village chief.

The final outcome could be one of the following scenarios:

(a) The Landlord could have sent his firemen earlier to extinguish the fire. However, it would provoke a big outcry from the other landlords that the Landlord had broken his contract with the villagers not to send his men into the village within a specific time period.

(b) If those disgruntled villagers were dead sure of the Landlord’s resolve not to yield to coercion, they might help to extinguish the fire instead of committing arson. In this case, it was not too late to save the village. All's well that ends well.

(c) The Landlord might send his firemen to the village if he grew impatient with the nonsense, "Enough is enough! It’s time to teach those idiots a good lesson!" Then there would still be a big outcry from the other landlords over the breach of contract between the Landlord and the villagers. Moreover, many household items like mattresses, pillows, blankets, clothes, books, food, furniture, televisions, radios, electrical appliances, etc would be damaged by water from the firemen's hoses.

(d) Lastly, the Landlord might think: "If I try to appease the idiots in one village, the consequences would be disastrous because naïve people from the other villages may be tempted to follow suit. It seems okay if I simply do nothing and let them reduce whole village to ashes. As I am the landlord of a thousand villages, I can afford to sacrifice one village to teach those idiots an unforgettable lesson. In the end, it is they who will suffer from their stupid actions. :)

As stated in Galatians 6:7 of the New Testament:

'Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.'

Those idiots will reap what they sow if they think they can intimidate me into accepting their demand.

If that is the basic nature of God's Justice, it is also the basic nature of my justice. It is certainly my best option at the moment. Ha! Ha! Ha!"
Too oblique for me, sir. Whut do you predict?

I think Hong Kong protestors have won, but the leaders are likely not long for this world. Assassination, not invasion.
 
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Too oblique for me, sir. Whut do you predict?

I think Hong Kong protestors have won, but the leaders are likely not long for this world. Assassination, not invasion.
How can a group of naive youngsters beat the well-oiled political machine of the Chinese Communist Party? You must be kidding. :)

I think China will let the Hong Kong leader and police deal with the radical protesters as long as possible until Lam (the Hong Kong leader) gives up and asks China to step in.

What do you mean by "Assassination, not invasion"? Do you have any "secret information" from CIA that it is planning for some sort of covert operation or assassination in Hong Kong? Say it aloud or type it straight away. Please don't keep us in suspense again. :halo:
 
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How can a group of naive youngsters beat the well-oiled political machine of the Chinese Communist Party? You must be kidding. :)

I think China will let the Hong Kong leader and police deal with the radical protesters as long as possible until Lam (the Hong Kong leader) gives up and asks China to step in.

What do you mean by "Assassination, not invasion"? Do you have any "secret information" from CIA that it is planning for some sort of covert operation or assassination in Hong Kong? Say it aloud or type it straight away. Please don't keep us in suspense again. :halo:
Hong Kong protest leaders arrested: Live updates - CNN

The CIA/US has no interest in halting the Hong Kong protests; China does.

I doubt many of the arrestees will ever be seen alive again.
 

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This was harsh!

Do we need an "I am not a robot" screen on PH before posting?

Lol.
He is a Chinese propaganda bot. That's all he does here, all he ever posts about is defending the Commie scum in Beijing lol
 
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He is a Chinese propaganda bot. That's all he does here, all he ever posts about is defending the Commie scum in Beijing lol
S'rly? We have a bot?

Someone in Beijing thinks our opinions matter! I am so flattered.

Lololol.
 
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100 years of parliamentary democracy has left the Hong Kong people with the idea that the government in Beijing is not their landlord. They are their own landlord. And the government is their employee.

Please reframe your metaphor to incorporate the fact that the firemen, courts, public offices and elected officials are employed by the villagers, and paid from their taxes. The villagers plan their village themselves. And there is no other landlord.

No other landlord exists.