Today in the Federalist (thefederalist.com) — a Kansas City, Missouri attorney is writing under the pen name Adam Mill. This member of the BAR, specializes in labor and employment and public administration law, and contributes to other publications including American Greatness and the Daily Caller. His piece today:
WHAT IF AMERICANS WANTED FREEDOM AS MUCH AS HONG KONGERS DO?
and his subtitle is:
I hope these courageous freedom loving protestors succeed and their message of hope catches on in other countries desperate for the Hong Kong formula.
Of course, Adam says the U.S. is free “But it’s a whole lot less free than the special experiment of Hong Kong” (citing Heritage Foundation) he mentions how embarrassing it is that Hong Kong is the freest economy in the world and the United States has the 12th freest economy in the world.
Mill compares Hong Kong’s carbon footprint per citizen to the rest of the world, which of course, is much lower because Hong Kong is just a city with great mass transit. Could it be that this particular attorney would like to see us all living in metropolitan areas (without our 2nd amendment protection?) If you want to see how free Hong Kong is, just wait until the Chinese tanks roll into that place.
I visited Hong Kong in 1973 and what struck me about it was its unbridled capitalism. The want to make a buck was so strong in Hong Kong and why wouldn’t it be? At that time the poorest nation on earth was just north of its border, and it had the largest population of starving people in the world.
Mr. Mill (not his real name) states in another paragraph towards the end of this piece: “Think of all the misery that could be avoided if the Hong Kong freedom revolution spread to our beleaguered American cities”…then he quotes New York Times columnist, Nicholas Christof “My heart is with the protestors.”…”So it’s impossible not to be inspired by up to 2 million brave Hong Kongers marching to gain rights that are taken for granted in so much of the world.”
Our beleaguered American cities have been made that way (a desolated blight of homelessness and hypodermic needles) because the democrats are actually communistic and they run the plantation in many U.S. metropolitan cities. We don’t need a Hong Kong system in the United States, we need to throw off the shackles of the democrat party; it has outlived any usefulness it may have had.
Quoting a columnist from the New York Times is really juvenile because the Hong Kongers are not marching to gain rights that are taken for granted in so much of the world. They are marching to maintain their rights as the Chinese seek to create its brand of tyranny in Hong Kong. (The extradition bill that sparked protests in March of 2019 would cause offenders in Hong Kong to be tried in mainland China — in a justice system run by the Communist Chinese Party). Quite frankly, the freedom that is enjoyed in Hong Kong is not a repeated phenomenon in the rest of the world. Ask Robert Mugabe.
(Author) Mill questions whether columnist Nicholas Christof would be so inspired to demand market reforms in New York City? Quite frankly, it is the government and its bureaucracy of New York City that have made it a hellhole. The homeless in America are a tool of the elites (on both sides of this equation) and these elites are tools of the primary elites of the world (whose banking system runs both China and Hong Kong). Because…it’s all about the money — boys!
In 1973 — Hong Kong was a very bustling, containerized port. In 1973 container shipping was 17 years old (I was 19). It had been used by the U.S. government (to a small degree) during the 2nd World War.
Ten years after that war, one of the world’s greatest innovators — Malcolm P. McLean, bought a steam ship company (Pan-Atlantic Steam Ship Corporation) with the same idea, only transporting entire truck trailers. The company name officially changed to SeaLand Corporation in April 1960.
McLean had simplified the process by attaching containers to a vehicle which could transport them anywhere on land and arriving at a port, the container would be lifted off the transporting vehicle. This became a system of intermodal transportation. Over 60% of the goods shipped via the sea are carried in containers. Containerized shipping is a pirate’s dream. A customs’ stamp will ensure that the container is not opened as it transships through various countries; safe in the “stamp.”
Hong Kong is a nice place run by brutal banks. There are many propagandists in the United States who are running for the banks.
Please recall Hong Kong Shanghai Bank was an opium bank. Hong Kong was built with dope. It has plenty of money and HSBC is still in the dope business. HSBC has one notable, former employee — a dope named James Comey; and if we don’t hang him soon, the tyranny that shadows Hong Kong will overtake us here.
The present Chairman of HSBC is Mark Tucker. Don’t think HSBC is a big player? Mr. Tucker is also a member of the Board of Directors at Goldman Sachs and has ties to American International Group (AIG) through its former Asian assurance known as AIA Group. AIA Group was the world’s third largest IPO (which just happened to be on the Hong Kong stock exchange in October 2010, raising over $20Billion USD).
As an American, it is anathema to look at another system, especially one generated from the British and believe it to be superior to the American system (a system which has been denigrated by the democrat and republican parties alike). We must throw off the shackles of the elites, and it may take a rising-up as author Mill suggests but at least in America today, we still have the 2nd amendment.
THAT IS FREEDOM.