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This post was edited by abramicus at 2014-10-6 05:13|
warren0353 Post time: 2014-10-6 04:18
OK I can not help myself but to comment that Beijing has the right of it and is letting this inciden ...
THE PUPPET SHOW IS WELL NIGH OVER, AND THE PUPPETMASTER IS DENYING THE PUPPETS ARE HIS.
China knows better than to send in ten thousand soldiers to quell five thousand students who were used to fill up the streets by their unscrupulous teachers and principals, who stopped giving tests on the days they were loitering in Causeway Bay, enjoying a picnic of sorts, that they were promised by their protest leaders. The size of the revolt was never more than 1% of the population of Hong Kong, and based on the pictures flashed around the world by the Western media producers of this movie, called "Occupy Central", probably never numbered more than 0.14% of the population of Hong Kong.
It was therefore up to the HKSAR government to do the job of de-linking the innocent students from their teachers and principals, which I think was well done, as the threats of the teachers unions to go on strike fizzled out, possibly with reminders that their terms of employment required their reporting to work, and did not include any time off to play cameos for Western movie producers. With teachers back to work teaching and assigning regular homeworks, and giving tests, the students naturally went back to school. But then, there are college students who were possibly guaranteed scholarshipisms and jobs abroad, who must first put in the work in order to collect the reward. These are torn between the amount of time they had invested in the protest, and the still more amounts of time they must commit to earn their reward. They are in the same predicament as a gambler who had already lost one third of his stake in fruitless labor, and has to decide how much more of their remaining time to bet on another round of protests.
Some one should write a thesis on the application of the Gambler's Ruin to the Occupy Central Revolution, and point out that since China's resources in containing their revolt are relatively infinite, that no matter how good the odds may look as instilled into their minds by their foreign sponsors, that they are forced to keep betting until they lose everything, which is how the whole story ended up. Even their billionaire backer failed to keep adding to the stake, to save his own skin, using a reporter to opine that he has nothing to do with the operations of the Occupy Central protest, even though reports from other papers point to the flow of funds from private donors used in setting up the barricades. The billionaire blinked. The protesters are now on their own. Reality sets in. They were only puppets, and the puppet show is well nigh over.