The ideas expressed in 1776 during our Revolution against British rule are just as relevant, and dangerous, today in 2019 as they were in 1776, as the Chinese Communist regime is finding out with the protests that have rocked Hong Kong, ironically a former British crown colony, in recent weeks. The prince of war journalists Michael Yon, gives us the recent details:
Casualties in Hong Kong: In about the last 12 hours, one woman lost an eye apparently from a police shot (teargas or rubber bullet). I did not witness that. But in another location, I witnessed police firing teargas grenades into a train station. This man is a casualty from that incident, sustaining serious facial trauma.
I hope he has survived without any brain injury.
This has slipped beyond mere protest. I would not be in Hong Kong if this were mere protest. Remember, I did not “deploy” to places like Iraq, Afghanistan, or Thai fighting until they were beyond mere skirmishes. I don’t go to parking lot fights.
This is very serious in Hong Kong. This is beyond mere protest. This has reached a state of general civil unrest. The government is no longer fully in control. Any day now the police may kill someone and a dozen cameras will catch it and then the police may be in for a fight for their lives.
China has already harassed a US Envoy here. China has threatened reasonable protestors to the point that they might become unreasonable.
This is becoming very dangerous for Hong Kongers and for journalists. Triads (mafia) are openly being used as proxy army and I can assure you that there is a militant side that is hunting for the triads. They were hunting tonight. I know this with certainty.
Go here to read the rest. Rest assured the Communist regime is terrified that this spirit of revolution will spread to the Mainland. No one believes in Communism anymore in China. An authoritarian regime is kept in power only by fear and by a perception of economic good times. The economy is now spiraling down and China is enmeshed in a trade war with the US which is having a huge negative impact on the Chinese economy. Interesting times in the Middle Kingdom.