As many throughout Japan are enjoying stereotypical summer activities, a festering crisis continues to unfold next door. For the last several weeks, the heroic people of Hong Kong have been staging demonstrations and protests against Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and her fellow Beijing sycophants. As the popular uprising against Lam’s proposed legislation that would allow Hong Kong citizens to be extradited to the totalitarian bureaucrats in China continues to spread, a looming disaster appears to be fast approaching.
It has been reported that China has labeled these protests “terrorist activities,” a sure sign that Beijing is preparing to crush the citizens of Hong Kong with ruthless abandon. History has shown what the Chinese government is willing to do in order to squash dissent: Tibet is strewn with the ruins left by Mao’s purges, the ghosts of Tiananmen Square still cry out for justice and the Muslims of Xinjiang are currently bearing the brunt of Beijing’s systematic repression. The warning signs are there for all to see. It is only a matter of time before Chinese troops enter Hong Kong. And when that happens, all hell will break loose.