The biggest political furore recently, besides the blunders surrounding high speed rail link, is Benny Tai and his little speech lending lip service to the idea of Hong Kong independence. Last weekend, the Civil Human Rights Front – one of the notable Pan-Democrats / leftards / “yellow-ribbon” organisations in Hong Kong – held a rally supposedly to support Tai and condemn the pro-China forces in persecuting Tai. In reality, that rally turned out to be a farce not about the freedom of speech and thinking, but about promoting Tai’s so-called “Project Storm” idea to monopolise the 2019 District Council elections. It was an ugly affair that saw student representatives from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Shue Yan University banned from speaking at the rally, all because they refused to speak under the banner of the Hong Kong Federation of Students’ Union.
However, before continuing, I speak the words of the Lord unto the Pan-Democrats, Leftards and Yellow-Ribbons of Hong Kong, inspired by Matthew 23:1-33:
Woe unto you Pan-Democrats, leftards and yellow-ribbons, you hypocrites! You all are like whitewashed tombs, looking beautiful on the outside but full of the dead and the unclean on the inside! You hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup but inside is full of dirt and grime! You appear to be righteous yet full of hypocrisy and wickedness within your heart and mind!
Everything you do is done for people to see, so that you will have the places of honour in rallies and be greeted with respect and be called “heroes” by others! You tie up heavy loads onto others while not willing to lift a finger to help them, and when you win a single convert, you make them twice as much condemned for hell as you are! You shut the door of the Kingdom of Heaven in people’s faces but you yourself do not enter, nor do you let those enter who are trying to!
Woe unto you Pan-Democrats, leftards and yellow ribbons, you snakes! You build memorials for past fighters for freedom and democracy, paying lip service to their hard work, but attack the Lord’s emissaries sent to Hong Kong! You brood of vipers, how will you escape being condemned to hell? The blood that will be shed in Hong Kong will be upon your heads and your children’s children!
Is it not utter hypocrisy that the rally was supposed to honour and defend freedom of speech and thinking, yet at the same time it denied some students’ right to speak simply because they refused to be aligned with the Pan-Democrats and insisted that they would not get on stage under the name of the Federation of Students’ Unions?
These Pan-Democrats and yellow-ribbons profess to fight for democracy and human rights, but isn’t it all for show and virtual-signalling, so that they act “righteous” for Hong Kong society and the world at large to see? How can they proclaim democracy while at the same time they lambast those who criticise them or hold a different view?
They purport to stand with Hong Kongers, but all we see is this nest of vipers that are quick to condemn localists, who do speak for Hong Kong welfare and condemn Chinese colonisation and “cleansing” of Hong Kong society! They assert that they will do their best in LegCo to fight for the Hong Kong’s interests and stand against the SAR regime, yet often they would plead on the latter’s behalf! They claimed to defend the right to talk about Hong Kong independence, yet they forbade any discussion on Hong Kong independence at their rallies, or the raising of the flag for independence.
The Pan-Democrats, leftards and yellow-ribbons would jeeringly ask “where are the localists now?” or “where are all the ‘Hot-Dogs’ gone?” How dare they ask such questions when it is them that have done their utmost to vilify the localists, using all public means to persecute them in front of your average pro-democracy Hong Kongers, and help the pro-China forces push the localists out of the picture!
Pan-Democrats, leftards and yellow-ribbons, you hypocritical nest of vipers! The Lord stands in judgement and condemns you, for you stand on the door way to freedom and ban everyone who is trying to enter! You have the gall to condemn China for tyranny when you yourselves are crows calling the raven black!