I have been tearfully following the obstructive government actions toward democracy in Hong Kong. Each new protest in the last twenty-three years has been grueling to watch. I think it shows my age.
When I have encountered young residents of Hong Kong, I find they are dismayed at the democracy protests too, but dismayed because the protests disrupt commerce and discourage foreign investment and ultimately “won’t make any difference anyway.” How did youth get so jaded?
I still have hope that the good guys will prevail. Perhaps it is because I was raised on movies where in the end, the good guys win and ride into the sun.
In the beginning, some people were hopeful the two country system would be respected…
“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” —Vicki Harrison
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