What has my city become?
Ten years have passed, I didn’t think I would feel such a strong urge to take my frustrations to the street again. This increasingly totalitarian government has crossed the line on a seemingly minor issue. Trying to put forward its agenda is one thing because I believe people have their freewill to make judgements, but destroying the work of hardworking men and women is another.
What made Hong Kong different from China was the abundance of opportunities. We were raised to think that as long as we worked hard and persevered, we would one day succeed. What the government has done to Ricky Wong, a daring self made billionaire aspired to do great things for this city, is the worst example it could ever set for kids who want to change their lives.
It is an insult to those who still believe in virtue and diligence. It is against every fibre of my being and everything I have been teaching my students all along.
The least I can do right now, is to voice my dissatisfaction in the form of a peaceful protest. It’s the least anyone with a sense of conscience should do.