On the day, there were a lot of complex feelings stirred up in everyone’s mind — Anger, disappointment, desperation, sadness, etc.
If 1 million out of 7 million is just the number of the minority from their perspectives, I have no words. If the rest of 6 million remain silent, they will take advantage of the silent group and make use of this number to be the “pro” side and suppress the voices of “anti” side.
“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” — Frederick Douglas
No one likes chaos. No one likes violence. What were the factors of pushing the Hong Kong citizens going on protest restlessly? When you were trying to blame the citizens bringing chaos to the society, please also thought of who triggered the social unrest beyond everything. If one who wanted to fight for justice and truth was despised in this way, I felt so sorry to them.
The citizens didn’t set fire. The citizens didn’t have guns. The citizens didn’t burn the cars. The citizens didn’t have knives. All they had were just the protective wear — safety goggles, face masks, umbrellas etc. Please let us know which possessed items were more dangerous and could threaten your life compared to those professional gears like tear gases, guns, baton.
“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
The whole world is watching the sacrifice, suffering and struggle of the citizens. You cannot take everything for granted. Just like what Malcolm X said, “Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.”
You are not alone, Hong Kongers. If you want what you want, you take it.