June 12, 2019

Pick a Sampan, Any Sampan

What looks like it might be Hong Kong's death rattle this week has been a remarkably, nay shamefully, back page story. 

This is looking like it could be Tienanmen 2. At last report there were a million people marching to protest an extradition law that probably represents the final nail in the coffin of the "One Country, Two Systems" lie. Mayor Lam has betrayed her people, though it looks likely from her body language and facial twitch that this was not without considerable behind the scenes CCP pressure.

These people, many of them college educated, have guts. They know there is little hope of winning when the Mayor has sold them out. They know that every one of them that is in this protest is being filmed and their faces logged. But freedom, to them, is not a irritant but a beautiful and fragile gift to be prized. Free speech to these people is not a canard, but something that they fully grasp the importance of because they have so little of it.They know full well what is happening across the Pearl river and over a million of them have the guts to stand up to censorious authoritarians, who, 30 years and four days ago ground 10,000 of their ethnic brethren into hamburger for the crime of crying out for freedom. They know that, and yet they still are willing to march. Contrast this to those here who are so used to and ensconced our freedoms that they have no appreciation for how precious it is. Like a fish who does not know its wet, and will have no appreciation of water until it finds itself suddenly in the Sahara.

Nevertheless, all the guts in the world mean little to incoming bullets.

When things turn south they are likely to turn south quick. On the vanishingly unlikely chance that anyone from Hong Kong is among my few dozen readers, my advice is to make arrangements to get to the airport before its subject to the Social Credit System.

If you can't get to a plane, then by boat it's 164 nautical miles to Kaohsiung and 480 miles to San Fernando. Get a compass, a Garman a chart some water and a boat even if it's sampan or a john-boat.. Get out now. All Hong Kongolese that haven't already been informants are going to be considered politically unreliable and in China today that is a dark, dark, place to be.

Perhaps, it would be advisable to stage some assets outside the 12 mile limit, off the Peal River.

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