Thursday, July 01, 2004


A third of a million people turn out to demonstrate for their own democracy in Hong Kong.

This leads me to conclude that democracy is a precious thing to those who don't have it or to those who believe they may lose it.

Notably, I don't see reports of sympathetic demonstrations on behalf of Hong Kong in other democracies around the world.

Just as I don't see a whole lot assistance in the establishment of a democracy in Iraq by those in Europe who less than 65 years ago were, themselves, subjects of a megalomaniacal dictatorial, murderous tyrant.
According to organizers, 350,000 marchers turned out for a demonstration in Hong Kong Thursday to voice their aspirations for greater political freedom.
Why are so many who enjoy the blessings of liberty so cavalier about those who don't share those blessings?

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