From half a world away my thoughts are with the people in Hong Kong that are standing up to the Chinese government. To have your freedom taken by a government that wants to put them under communism. It makes me think that we as Americans take our freedom for-granted. The people of Hong Kong have umbrellas to defend themselves with and sometimes bottles filled with gas or some other form of combustible. Against police and soldiers with guns.
China, with close to a billion and a half people could be a global power if the government was not so oppressive. Hong Kong along with Taiwan are bucking the China government and I am not sure how it will turn out. Will the people of China let the government use brutal force to crack down on the people of Hong Kong. Does China want another Tiananmen Square, while the world watches. Or will the people rise up and force the leader to change course.