Thursday, December 04, 2014

Real Oppression

Hands up! Don't shoot!

Leaders of Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement surrendered to police on Wednesday for their role in democracy protests that the government has deemed illegal, the latest sign that the civil disobedience campaign may be running out of steam.

The Taiwanese would do well to remember that it is better to have freedom and the ability to defend it rather than rely on your ability to convince the communist elites to grant freedom to you.

UPDATE: Strategypage has a reminder that we have allies who have issues with democracy. Thailand is not nearly as bad, but it isn't good these days either.