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New Tactic in Chinese Disinformation Campaign

The latest in China’s disinformation campaign regarding the Hong Kong protests is to compare the response of the Hong Kong police to the response of police to protests and riots in other countries, especially (of course) the U.S. They don’t understand (as usual) that it is a tacit admission of Hong Kong police brutality and incitement.

The other aspect that they (of course, again) don’t understand is that the governments at all levels in the U.S. and other western democracies are legitimately elected (yeah, I know, there is some corruption, but speaking generally). There is a means provided to the people for changing the government. Every two and four years we have a “peaceful revolution” (an election) in the U.S. where the people can vote in new representatives, senators, and president. These elections also happen at the state and local level as well. The people select their own governments, which is as it should be.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

United States Declaration of Independence

Because the powers of the government of China were not derived by the consent of the people of China – and especially not by the consent of the people of Hong Kong – China’s government, and Carrie Lam’s government in Hong Kong, are by definition illegitimate governments, the people of China and Hong Kong have the right to protest and to establish new governments, should they so choose.

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