Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The Westernization Tsunami

In the above picture is Leung Chun-ying, the chief executive of Hong Kong. Using the strong arm of state power, he has threatened to arrest supporters of democracy if they dared to blockade the streets again. The pro-democracy protestors are demanding that Beijing allow free and fair elections of the chief executive. According to a report by "The New York Times" and a report by the "Daily Mail", the Hong-Kong government (with the full support of Beijing) rejects their demands.

This conflict between pro-Chinese Hong Kongers and pro-Westernization Hong Kongers will likely end in defeat for the latter group. Most Chinese oppose democracy and human rights. This opposition is the reason that China remains an authoritarian society. No foreign power is imposing this system on the Chinese; rather, they created it themselves.

What can the minority who favor Westernization do in Hong Kong? They can fight Chinese society in 2 ways. The risky way is to use violence against the government. When it sends the police to arrest the pro-Westernization supporters, they can defend themselves by physically striking -- and killing -- the police.

The less risky way is to attack Chinese culture via the following concrete steps.

  1. All pro-democracy and pro-human rights groups merge into a single political organization called "The Westernization Tsunami" (TWT). Why is "Tsunami" in the name? See the answer below.

  2. The TWT declares that all its members renounce their identity as ethnic Chinese and that they reject Chinese culture.

  3. The TWT declares that it supports transforming Hong Kong into an independent country: the Republic of Hong Kong.

  4. The TWT declares that Japan is an example of how a formerly Asian society can become a Western society and that the TWT supports all the territorial claims asserted by Tokyo.

  5. The TWT invites Tokyo to use its political and military power to promote Westernization across Southeast Asia.

The "Tsunami" in the name of TWT represents the inherent power of Western values in prevailing over Chinese values and acknowledges the success of Japan as a Western society. The existence of TWT would shock the typical Chinese into asking, for the first time in his life, whether Chinese culture really is barbaric.

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