The government robs me. The police brutalise me. The system fails me. China wants to jail me.So, I am going to burn down Hong Kong. It’s not ideal but it’s the only option. That’s how the rioters justify their ultra violence and how a supportive public explains away their insanity.“Context matters,” sympathetic observers say. “I don’t condone violence but …”I think they exaggerate. We are not a failed state or society, yet. But we may be getting close. And the more rioters burn down, the worse…
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