It’s human nature to react emotionally rather than rationally whenever there’s some kind of mass disorder. The Occupy Central movement, misplaced in Admiralty, is of course no exception.
competition from two fronts. The democracies in Europe and North America are not in good shape. When time is tough, and voting is pointless, some of the most adventurous pack their bags and head east. I can hear more French on the streets here in a single day than I had in a decade in bilingual Canada. These elite refugees outclass Hong Kong’s Entitlement Kids by a big margin. Fortunately, the colonial hangover helps. It’s easy for them to accept Western superiority by habit, especially when many of these newcomers add colour and energy to the community without institutionalised advantage like before 1997.
29 09 2014