Friday, July 24, 2020

You Are the Ones You’ve Been Waiting For

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama, February 5, 2008

Portland marked its 57th straight night of ‘Anti-Fascist’ Fascist ‘protests’ by ongoing lasering of police and federal agents,

Protests on July 22

setting fires

and otherwise acting idiotic.

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Meanwhile in Hong Kong, where protestors are protesting real oppression not trumped up charges of persecution -

“It is perhaps only a matter of time before the authorities start handing out life-imprisonment sentences for their political enemies — such harsh punishments are permitted under the oppression law — or even worse.”

Hong Kong celebrates 'Thanksgiving' as US signs Human Rights ...

 It has been nearly a month since the Chinese Communist Party enacted its invasive “security” law — better called the oppression law. If there had been any doubt before the law’s taking effect that its purpose was not to protect the people of Hong Kong from instability but rather to subject an innocent populace to Beijing’s despotism, there can be none now — even to the most optimistic onlooker.

Supporters raise blank white paper to avoid slogans banned under the national security law

After the oppression bill became law for Hong Kongers, a chilling effect spread throughout the commercial hub: Pro-democracy activists quieted down, faced with the once-unthinkable reality of being arrested for standing peacefully in public places and voicing their desire for freedom. Shopkeepers were compelled to remove customers’ protest artwork and pro-democracy sticky notes from their shops lest the government punish them for endorsing the democracy camp’s message. Protesters deleted their social-media accounts, as speech that had been legal just days previously was now a potential crime against the government. – NR

Here’s a little message for Portlandia Antifa protestors: not being allowed to trash, deface, bust windows and set buildings on fire is not the same as not being allowed to protest peacefully.

The people of Hong Kong are protestors,

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you are violent ‘fascists’ teetering on the edge of domestic terrorism.

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See the difference?

I didn’t think so, it’s too much to expect people who can’t even tell the difference between ‘anarchists’ and fascists to comprehend the difference between freedom – where peoples rights are protected by a Constitution – and tyranny, where your overlords determine what rights you have on a capricious basis.

Bad news dude, you are the ones you’ve been waiting for.