The situation in Hong Kong was an interesting one. The Crown Colony without the crown was floundering and far from being significant to the Chinese Communist Party from an economic standpoint, it had been diminished. Many think that an infusion of capital into Hong Kong by the Communists would have solved the problem of unemployed males (who turned to riot). Opening up more land in the New Territories for housing was another way forward to relieve the pressure that the people of Hong Kong were under.
None of that happened because of the concern over political reliability. There is more than one political party in Hong Kong. There’s not just a one party and one anointed communist option on the ballot at election time. Choice can become a cancer in a communist state where control is more important than anything else.
We read that the practice of book burning is underway in the Worker’s Paradise as part of their return to “communist purity of thought”. The hive mind is important in a communist society.
One reason that the Chinese Communist Party panicked as badly as it has can be attributed in part to the money and influence poured onto the street in Hong Kong by American based non-government organizations (NGO’s). They’re often the cat’s paws for USGOV operations, and in this case may be no exception.
American flags and a call for American troops to save Hong Kong from the communists tugs at the heart strings of Americans, but it doesn’t play the same way in Beijing.
Let’s face it, the Communist Chinese have been at war with America for well over half a century now and America is just waking up to the fact. Really big US companies such as Walmart, Amazon, Home Depot, etc. are purveyors of wares that originate in Red China. Is there really a difference between Walmart (America’s largest retailer) and Communist China? If it exists, it’s a very small difference. I’m not calling for America to boycott Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, and brands like Nike, which use Chinese slave/sweat shop labor to deliver low cost goods to the American consumer. I think that the divide between the US and China will handle that all on its own – UNLESS – “the dog returns to its vomit”.
There is a lot of pressure from the Chinese Communists on American profiteers to fund creepy, senile, corrupt old Joe Biden and get back to the way things were. Finding an appropriately corrupt vice president to replace the near brain dead Biden when he is shuffled from office is far more than a cliche. With the media juggernaughts behind the Democrats because they are all subsets of multinational corporations with huge holdings in China, the restraint of the past four years of President Trump will become hysterical. And as it does, reflect on the grip that China is losing.
If Hong Kong succeeds, what is to keep other provinces in China for demanding multi-party elections? And if that happened, what would happen to the communist cadre who owe their power (and in some cases their lives) to clinging to the status quo? Disasters such as the crumbling Three Gorges Dam and crop failures are nothing compared to the capacity for the public to choose their leaders.