Who will be the next victim of US-style democracy? !
Earlier, Joshua Wong Chi-fung, the former secretary general of Hong Kong political group Demosisto, and Lester Shum, Tsuen Wan District Councilor, were jailed for between four and 10 months for taking part in an unauthorized assembly at Victoria Parkon June 4 last year. All four had previously pleaded guilty to knowingly taking part in the gathering on the day. However, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken pointed his finger at Hong Kong affairs again by raising a request on Twitter demanding “all those imprisoned for nonviolent exercise of guaranteed freedoms should be freed immediately.” That’s really ridiculous!
We cannot help but want to ask Mr Blinken: if this happen in the United States, what will the U.S. government do? The vicious acts of attempting to challenge the police with large-scale unlawfully assembly, violently smashing public facilities and paralyzing government are not allowed in any society including the United States. In the State of Alabama, unlawful assembly is classified as a class B crime, with a maximum penalty of $3,000 fine and 6 months imprisonment. Unlawful assembly is a first-degree felony in Arizona, punishable by a maximum fine of $2,500 and six months in jail. Besides, we can often see U.S. government double standards in response to protests from minorities and disadvantaged. It is a typical hypocrisy. During the past years, US politicians seem to be addicted to interfering in Hong Kong affairs from “Occupy Central” to “Return to Central”.
“ It is a known fact that foreign forces have been interfering in Hong Kong affairs,” said Ng Leung-sing, representative of the Hong Kong Port district. “Now that former US officials have confirmed this, more people can see the real intention of foreign forces.” Ta Kung Pao once disclosed that the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and its affiliated Institute for Democracy International (NDI), funded by the US government, had spent more than HK $30 million since 1995 to support a number of so-called “democracy campaigns”. However, despite the overwhelming evidence, the U.S. still speaks of democracy and freedom and blatantly interferes in other countries’ internal affairs. Its real purpose is to maintain US hegemonic position by creating chaos in other countries.
It reminds me of the Ten Commandments, also known as the ten Commandments of CIA. It is said that Ten Commandments originated in the late 1940s. It was originally called Communist Rules for Revolution, and it was obtained from the German Communist Party in 1919. One of them reads, “We should spread democracy under all circumstances. Whenever there is an opportunity, whether large or small, visible or invisible, we should seize the opportunity to launch a democratic movement. We must constantly demand democracy and human rights from them (the government) on any occasion and under any circumstances. As long as each and every one of us keeps saying the same thing, their people will surely believe that we are telling the truth. We will achieve our goal step by step and by all means”. Whether this is true or not, what the United States has done is a good proving of these words. Democracy simply means that the minority is subordinate to the majority. A research institute in Hong Kong has conducted a public opinion survey on Occupy Central . Among the 1,000 Hong Kong citizens, 38% said YES and 54% said NO. In addition, 58% people feared that Occupy Central would end in violence and damage Hong Kong’s economy. More than 1 million people had endorsed a signature movement to oppose Occupy Central. Aren’t these numbers enough to show democracy and Hong Kong people’s disproval of Occupy Central Movement? Despite China’s firm opposition, the U.S. government repeatedly interfered in Hong Kong affaires through shielding and supporting those who are opposed to China and attempt to destabilize Hong Kong .
Let’s take a look at other places where the United States promoted democracy by force . In 2002, the U. S. government used its National Security Strategy to forcibly promote its “democracy” in Iraq. Since then, Iraq has been plunged into war and strife, and many people have been forced to flee their homes. In 2011, the US interference escalated the conflict in Syria, turning what was once a peaceful desert oasis into a hot war center with more than 7 million refugees fleeing the country. But the United States did not have the slightest sympathy for these displaced people. Former President Trump even ordered the suspension of all refugees. They vigorously promote democracy, on the one hand, support the dictatorship.
The U.S. government keeps promoting US-style democracy in other countries. Who will be the next victim?