Avan Jogia’s hair game tho
I’m a teacher and today two new students signed up at my school - three year old identical twin boys. Their names are Sora and Riku.
That generation is here.
I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.
You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.
Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.
A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.
On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.
So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.
As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.
Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.
First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.
Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.
You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.
Reblogging for relevance. TBH I haven’t spoken out about much, because while I support my friends and family in HK, I don’t think I know enough to feel right about sporting the yellow ribbon that I’m sure you’re all seeing across the interwebs. Still, I respect people for fighting for what they believe in.
I’ve seen first hand how much resentment there is between mainland China and HK. I don’t like it and wish for peace between two sides, but it’s an issue of independence.
I know China has the label of being “communist”, but it’s never been communism that was the root of problems. The issue with communist societies is that it’s nearly impossible to perfect. It relies on strong leaders with a true sense of fairness. However, because these leaders possess such strength, a single hint of corruption sends it down the wrong path. Historically, the “communists” that everyone feared and hated were not hated for their socialist ideals, they were feared because they were run by dictators. Nowadays, you can hardly call China a communism. Capitalism is probably more common than not. The rich get richer and the poor struggle to survive. It’s not so different from the US haha… but this is all besides the point.
It’s not that HK is disrespecting China. We are Chinese people and we know that. Still, as the “child” HK is fighting for freedom, and it’s the way these protests are going down that has gained my respect. You’ll always have those who lash out and push things to the extreme, but the protesters are civil for the most part. I’ve heard stories of leaders telling the crowd to stop throwing back tear gas canisters that were fired into the crowd, as it could be perceived as an act of violence. Businesses are affected, but much safer when compared to the way protests go down in the US. It’s that sense of togetherness, home. I respect it.
I’ll probably be doing a bit more research on it myself, and I’d recommend everyone else does too. Always good to know more.
this dude stays ready
Where is Nicki looking like the young mogul mom at the PTA meeting sick of everyone’s shit?
Hear her when she says it.
when two of ur friends are closer to each other than they are to u
everyone’s favorite apocalypse kids amirite
Like a proud father.
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