Another reminder to pan-dems: abandon LegCo

The arrests of (mainly moderate) pan-dem lawmakers is hardly surprising. As clear winners of majority support from voters, they have a mandate the government clearly lacks. A flexible colonial ruler might consider absorbing them into the power structure – but instead they are living proof of the system’s lack of legitimacy. They expose the government’s shortcomings while occupying public office, and the new NatSec order does not permit such liberties. 

Participation in the joke legislature is futile: whatever you do, you are playing into the CCP’s hands. Meekly accept the rigged rules, and you play into their hands. Make a fuss and fight back, and you play into their hands. 

And what on earth is the Public Order Events Investigations Squad anyway?

Worth watching: RTHK Hong Kong Connection’s interviews with family members of the HK 12, with English subtitles.

Perhaps worth avoiding: non-Twitter users have been largely spared, but users of the ‘hell-site’ are recovering from a massive mouth-froth eruption over the Mark Simon/Christopher Balding/Apple Daily/Jimmy Lai/Hunter Biden uproar mayhem scandal. Villains of the piece are the Next Media company gwailo (now – like some others in that noble profession – retired) and the former Shenzhen/Vietnam-based economist. 

Looks like they were so besotted with Donald Trump – and so in tune with the Republican Party’s apparent need to cheat in this election – that they concocted a harebrained scheme to make Joe Biden’s son look slimier than he really is. (Update: an explainer.)

While the attempted smear is aimed at a US audience, it resonates in Hong Kong, where many people hate the CCP, observe Joe Biden’s ‘senile Panda-hugger’ persona (and overseas leftists’  ‘soft on China’ leanings) and conclude that they should support Trump. Lai himself, for example. It’s all a godsend for the pro-democrat media tycoon’s local detractors.

For relief, surrealist video artist Vic Berger comes to the rescue, via Vice. They call it a ‘cinematic exploration’ of President Donald J. Trump. Others might describe it as a deranged medley of clips with special sound and other effects. Hallucinatory mushrooms recommended.

(Can’t help thinking of the work that went into making it. Is there a really user-friendly on-line video editing app? Hong Kong needs something like this.)

Berger also did one on Jim Bakker and Covid, and did lots more on Bakker because, seriously, how could you not?

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8 Responses to Another reminder to pan-dems: abandon LegCo

  1. Donkeyblighter says:

    Try telling pro-democrats in Hong Kong who are part of the “movement,” whatever that really is, that they are just aiding and abetting CCP legitimacy and they will confidently tell you to sit on it and spin and also claim that “you don’t understand democracy.” Try again to tell them they are morons who really don’t know how to fight against the oppressor and they will confidently tell you that you are anti-democracy and should be banned from Hong Kong. I think you can do nothing for Hong Kong people at this point. The liberals who want change don’t really understand government and power, and they never have, and the CCP is marauding over the city and will turn it into a desolation. Pack up the books, go back to Blighty. At least that’s what I am doing.

  2. Reactor #4 says:

    The Pan-Dems are a joke. Their clownish antics in Legco were just another example of their floppy-dick, half-arsed show-boating for their core to get off on. Anyway, they have been charged. Good. Actually, just 10 mins ago I paid my tax bill – quite some months before it is due. I thought I’d show the Government and the Police my support.

  3. Penny says:

    Why even bother with elections in HK? Everyone knows they are already rigged and will be further rigged as required. Who still believes that HK has a political system separate from that of the mainland anyway?
    Hong Kong becomes a ballot riggers paradise – Stephen Vines
    https://hk.appledaily.com/opinion/20201102/4DISOKFQI5FOFIW56NM2C3XNTU/

  4. Mark Bradley says:

    “ Try telling pro-democrats in Hong Kong who are part of the “movement,” whatever that really is, that they are just aiding and abetting CCP legitimacy and they will confidently tell you to sit on it and spin and also claim that “you don’t understand democracy.” Try again to tell them they are morons who really don’t know how to fight against the oppressor and they will confidently tell you that you are anti-democracy and should be banned from Hong Kong. I think you can do nothing for Hong Kong people at this point. The liberals who want change don’t really understand government and power, and they never have, and the CCP is marauding over the city and will turn it into a desolation. Pack up the books, go back to Blighty. At least that’s what I am doing”

    So @DonkeyBlighter what should the pro democrats do instead? Even taking to the streets is a non option now.

    And unlike your privileged ass there are many people who can’t leave or in my case refuse to leave.

  5. Chinese Netizen says:

    Donald Trump would reply to anyone bragging about paying taxes that they’re a sucker and loser.

  6. dimuendo says:

    A while ago I said Jimmy Lai and his side kick Mark Simons were Trump supporters. Somebody denied it.

    Beyond dispute both are. Further Simons at least is into making things up with a view to discrediting.

    Mr Lai, if you lie down with vermin you get up with fleas, at the least.

    No more Apple Daily.

  7. Mark Bradley says:

    “ A while ago I said Jimmy Lai and his side kick Mark Simons were Trump supporters. Somebody denied it.

    Beyond dispute both are. Further Simons at least is into making things up with a view to discrediting.

    Mr Lai, if you lie down with vermin you get up with fleas, at the least.

    No more Apple Daily.”

    You are indeed correct. I will still read Apple Daily since it is the only anti communist newspaper around but it’s very disappointing that Apple Daily mixed themselves up with a bunch of alt-right conspiracy peddling cretins.

    My hope is the hk protest movement snaps out of it after the election and decides to lobby Biden. It seems like the majority of the hk protesters are pro Trump aside from a few hard left anarchists that are very obviously not part of the mainstream of the movement.

    Hell even I supported Trump before the 2020 BLM and Coronavirus cluster fucks simply on his foreign policy with regards to the ccp alone but deep down I knew this man is a complete imbecile, extreme narcissist, and a hypocrite. Now though the writing is on the wall and only the most deluded Trumpanzees think Trump will be re-elected. Also the Qanon conspiracy bullshit and Anti-maskers are truly mind numbing.

  8. Mark Bradley says:

    Correction: I will still read Apple Daily until there is no more Apple Daily which is a very real possibility now.

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