Extradition Protests

Q. What’s your view on the extradition protests in Hong Kong? As a Christian where do you stand?

A. Over the last two months I watched the news from Hong Kong (HK) with dismay and anger – dismay as the law-abiding city I grew up in quickly descended into anarchy, and anger because of the fake news manipulating people who lacked discernment to see that they have been deceived.

Both sides are at fault and to be blamed. On the one hand, the Chinese government does have a dubious record of violating human rights, so much so that those protesting legally can evaporate from the face of the earth. There are legitimate concerns over the proposed extradition legislation.

On the other hand, the protestors are no better at respecting the rule of law, attacking authorities with tactics reminiscent of those used by Red Guards during the Cultural Revolution. Knowing that the National Endowment for Democracy (NED, a front for the CIA) is backing the protesters to de-stabilize HK to attack China, we pain to see how naïve the HK young people are, not realizing that they have been used as pawns in the US-China trade war. They think they are fighting for democracy, not recognizing that they are only disposable minions.

Whose side am I on? Let me borrow from Joshua 5:13a-14b, where the pre-incarnate Christ answered Joshua:

  • “Are you for us or for our adversaries?” 14 He said, “No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the Lord.” 

My answer is neither – I stand on the Lord’s side. Having said that, let me add my qualifier:

  • Rom 13:1-3 Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same;

I think the HK government has not done a good job in convincing the public the merits and safeguards of the proposed extradition law. They should, but they fumbled. But that does not give the protesters a right to cause havoc and hold the government ransom. Both sides are wrong, but at least the government is the legal governing authority and has the responsibility to maintain law and order. Like it or not, the protesters have no right at all to flaunt the authorities established by God, since the government is not legislating immoral laws in violation of God’s commandments.

Under the instigation of sinister outside parties, the protesters are doing all they can to undermine the foundations of a free society which they claim they want to establish but are in fact destroying. Instead of working for the public good, they are eroding HK’s security, competitiveness and economy such that it is sinking fast into irrelevance, which is exactly what China’s attackers want.

What’s the core problem? I believe it has to do with deception on the part of perpetrators, coupled with a lack of discernment amongst the masses, which we will discuss in the next post.

(To be continued)

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