A series of emotional fake news swept Hong Kong ravished with unrests by the Black Bloc and what many slowly refer to as the revolt of Hong Kong’s middle class. The tragic accident that killed 22-year old technology student Chow Tsz-lok after falling to his death in a car park is blamed on the police. The death is tragic and senseless. Politicizing the death as Demosisto does, is tasteless and disgusting.
Police had fired multiple rounds of teargas nearby, but security footage showed that police had not fired heavy rounds of the gas in the car park before Chow fell. (The Guardian)
The fact that the Hong Kong police left the car park is lost in the stage-managed response by the rioters. Demosisto. In war the first casualty is the truth and Hong Kong are certainly no exception to the rule.
Demosisto, determined to obtaining independence from the mainland was quick to activate the spin machine and alleges “the police allegedly pushed the dead to fall”. So far this is false. Period.
Since Greek and Latin is a preferred claim of fame, the Greek verb demos means village, and sisto in Latin means also to appear in court. So, the very little associated with democracy or other heroic causes but more like a villager appearing in court?
The fellowship of the youngsters is a social tribe led by Gerontocrats which is a form of oligarchical rule meaning an entity is ruled by leaders who are significantly older than most of the adult population.
The oligarchs like Jimmy Lai Chee-ying is in his 70s, Dr. Robert Chung Ting-yiu is 61, Anson Maria Elizabeth Chan Fang On-sang is 79, and Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun is 87. The second-tier leaders are in their 50’s.
The upcoming generation of gentiles so far take no responsibility for the violent action and destruction caused by their generation. It will dawn on them soon the costs for the damages to economy
After all the Hong Kong Police is part of the UK legal traditions. Suzette Foo the Senior Superintendent for Kowloon East in her emotional press conference calls for a court of coroner’s inquiry into the tragic death was shouted down social media.
Not very democratic, and definitely a display of poor judgment by the ambitious RTHK reporter Nabela Qoser hunting for scalps. Lo Kin-hei, another fanatic, is quick to seed public ill-will and hate in social media. Increasingly voices in Hong Kong calling for a stronger response on hate speech. Domestically many citizens are fed up with the rioters.
Hong Kong is ripe and fake news and phrases like, democracy, freedom, police suppression, Nazi’s, which are a product of a long incubation of narratives ongoing since 2016.
An old favorite is the “Gulag” rumor, originated in the cold war alleging the Hong Kong Police is shipping detained rioters up “north”. Linguistically, “going up north, going up the river” is an American phrase but was in use against the Russian during the Cold War. So are references to the Polish independent movement, or allegations of police torture.
The media as the guardian of truth is fast becoming the whores of agendas that lack compassion and sense of proportion of the truth.
Not everything is a spin, not everything as an angle. Only extremists follow that path. This applies to reporters, Demosisto and its elites who started that fire.