China is a power. Hong Kong is not. Hong Kong is protesting big time.
A power can only tolerate abuse so long…..before it snuffs the little guy out. Such is the way of the world.
The 1956 Hungarian Revolution an example. The Russians let the Hungarians vent a few days. Then sent the tanks in. The student protesters could not leave Hungary soon enough.
Another example is Tienanmen Square in 1989. Student led also. China gave the demonstrators a few days to give off steam. Then sent the tanks in.
Present day protests in Hong Kong are millennial led. Protests time limited. China is massing military vehicles near the city’s border.
Note that each of the three “uprisings” were/are youth led. They try, but seem not able to succeed.
In the last 24 hours, China has said the Hong Kong protesters are “asking for self destruction.” “Terrorism” increasing. Most recently, Molotov cocktails. Those demonstrating must be severely punished “without leniency, without mercy.”
Big day tomorrow for the youth of Key West. Back to school! If all are like Robert and Ally, they are anxious to return.The police will be out in school areas. Enforcing no speeding around schools and school bus rules.
Don’t beware because the police are out. Beware because it is the right thing to do. They are our children!
Key West and the State of Florida were on opposite sides during the Civil War. Key West remained with the Union. The rest of the State with the Confederacy.
As war was being declared, the Union officer in charge of Union troops stationed in Key West led his men to Fort Zachery Taylor. A point from which the Union was able to control ship movement around the Keys the entire war, thereby denying the South much needed supplies.
Vessels that did put into Key West could not leave till owners and crew pledged allegiance to the Union.
Another police screw up story. Hugo, Oklahoma. Two police officers were attempting to apprehend a robbery suspect. He was driving a pick-up truck. Four children were riding in the back seat. Five, 4, 2, and 1 year olds.
The police began firing. The police put 26 rounds into the truck. The driver was not hurt. Three of the four children were. A bullet pierced the front left side of the 4 year old’s brain. The 5 year old suffered a skull fracture, the 1 year old gunshot wounds to the face. The 2 year old not touched.
The 4 were children or step children of the truck driver.
He shot back at the police. However says he did not do so till the police shot at him. Rank stupidity!
The police were in an unmarked car and in plain clothes.
Nothing of consequence has occurred yet. The shootings occurred in April. The 2 officers have been relegated to desk duty.
One of the officers was involved in a citizen shooting several years back. The citizen died. The officer was determined not to be responsible.
How thorough will the investigation be? Will the results ever be made public?
Six months certainly long enough for the investigation to have been concluded and the results made known.
In my long life, 2 things have impressed me greatly. Both without comparison. Man on the moon and the Berlin Wall coming down.
Who can question the astronauts stepping on the moon’s surface?
Berlin was split into 4 zones following World War II. Berlin was actually in the Russian zone. However the major powers each wanted a piece of it. The U.S. got its zone.
The East Germans did not like living under Russian domination. They used to cross the street into the U.S. section No wall preventing them from doing so. Many never returned.
One day, the Russians went out and built a barbed wire fence soon followed by a concrete wall. One hundred miles of concrete blocks encompassing the East German zone.
Several years later, the height of the wall was increased to 10 feet. This time guard towers,machine gun posts, and searchlights added.
On November 11, 1989, German citizens from both the East and West sides began tearing the wall down.
Absolutely amazing! Never thought it would happen!
To understand my comments you had to live more than 30 years with the threat of a Soviet/U.S. war hanging over your heads. As school children today are taught what to do if a shooter enters their school, my children were taught what to do if a nuclear bomb was on its way. Whatever was not sufficient. Getting under one’s desk provided no safety.
Putin and Trump are the best of friends. Trump believes everything Putin tells him over the advice of his advisers. Trump and Kim Jung Un are in “love.” Trump tells us Kim writes him “love letters.”
Kim is testing low and intermediate missiles. Capable of carrying nuclear war heads.
Putin recently went back to nuclear testing. A missile that could best any U.S. missile defense the U.S. has.
The test failed. Exploded. Five scientists killed. Radioactivity sprayed everywhere.
The nuclear weapon Putin was testing is called “Petrel.” The missile nuclear armed and powered. If Putin succeeds in turning out this new weapon, Russia will have a missile capable of evading any U.S. missile defense and have unlimited range.
Putin is having his problems. His popularity on the down slide. The economy dipping. Protests occurring. Not the size of those going on in Hong Kong today. However, I am sure sufficient to cause Putin and Russia’s leaders to have concern.
Tonight, my blog talk radio show. Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. Nine my time. www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou.
Not sure at the moment what I will be discussing. I decide that this afternoon. However, I guarantee a fast moving and interesting show that you will enjoy.
Enjoy your day!