Comapre my previous entry to the latest news out of Hong Kong, where thousands are protesting against the inability to elect their own leader directly. While Hong Kong enjoys more political freedom than mainland China, the citizens in Hong Kong have pushed to maintain and even build upon the political freedoms they have.
“I just feel there are moments in one’s life when you have to stand up and be counted,” said Anson Chan, Hong Kong’s former deputy leader and a first-time marcher.
Palu Cheung, 42, who brought his four-year-old daughter, said: “I want my daughter to know that I do this for her and for myself,” he told Associated Press. “I think we have the quality to select our own government.”
Statements like these make you feel democracy may actually be on the march. If only the Bush administration could get out of the way.