If you want to get a good idea of just how viciously evil Chairman Xi is (and with what callousness he views hundreds-of-thousands of virus deaths) you need look no further than what’s been done to Hong Kong these last few months.
To Xi and the Communist Party a global catastrophe they caused is the chance to crush any remaining freedoms in Hong Kong for good. Effective today Beijing basically just said they can rule by decree and override Hong Kong’s neutered legislature.
That’s it folks, there’s nothing left. The executive, the business community, and certainly the police are already apparatchiks, without elected legislators who matter it’s over. There’s nothing stopping Beijing from criminalizing anything that displeases them.
Kindly observe how the planet does not care. America is lead by a guy who clearly doesn’t believe in universal human rights. Britain only wants a trade deal from China. The EU is so dysfunctional it couldn’t change the battery on a wall clock.
A lot of folks have made the case since 1989 that China was somehow a safer global power than the Soviet Union ever was because China wasn’t actively trying to export their system of governance to the world. I disagreed then, I disagree now.
Xi and the Communist Party have a very clear idea of how they believe the entire human race should live. Anybody who thinks they’re going to stop at Hong Kong is a fool. If I was Taiwanese, I’d be terrified.
Circa 2022, they’ll do the same thing to this guy, only at 1am and inside his home