It was a year and on, for the Occupy Central. Many have said there are many changes since then. To me, there’s nothing fundamentally have changed. Unhappy people are still unhappy and happy people are also still happy. All that people cares about on the news are the negativities.
Nobody liked how the Umbrella Revolution had turned out. Let’s face it. The Legco and Governments will forever in a deadlock until 2047, the expiration of One Country – Two Systems. Hong Kong Government is very poor at piloting the city. We are much like sailing on a refuged cruise ship heading to a destination that says on the one-way ticket. The thing about this ship is that we treat our ship as home, not the land. Our crew members receive what we were supplied on and only know how to operate. There’s not a need to plan for the passengers on board, as they just want everyone arrives safely in this long journey. The crew receives radio and satellite signals from the destination to make sure the ship is always on course.
I’m one of those silly passengers on board always question why that island has this, that island has that, why can’t we have it? We have the architects and masterminds visioning what can be done on the ship while they’re not authorized to change what has been inplaced.
Until the last leg of this journey, passengers begin to panic. Worrying when the ship would get taken over by the parked destination and the radical changes to be made.
More and more people will get scared about the uncertainties in future. As we count down to 2047 for those who could live long enough:
What if Hong Kong is no longer a Special Region?
What if the police is replaced by the public safety?
What if all our language is no longer our mother tongue?
What if all our banners become red?
What if we have no access to Facebook/Google or anything China does not want us to view?
What if our media cannot report freely as they wish?
What if foreign labor comes from many provinces of China?
What if we get yelled by the Chinese in return when Hong Kong is no longer our ‘own’ place?
There has been concerned groups chanting for the independence of Hong Kong. I know the impossibility behind their wildest imagination. But let’s face it, we pretty much treat Hong Kong as a separate entity. When we get asked where are we from, how would you answer?
Hong Kong people are realists. If you ask the post world war II baby boomers their relationship with China, they’d for sure say “we all belong to China for the historical reasons”. I totally understood the hardship during their times. If you ask the same question to the generations after, they’d say “what do China have to do with us? We’re Hong Kongese. Hong Kong is our home.”