Một người Mỹ đặt vấn đề nước Mỹ đang đánh rơi giá trị bảo vệ dân chủ và tự do (trên thế giới), thậm chí nhắc lại lịch sử giành độc lập của Mỹ là nhờ nước khác giúp. Hồng Kông đang thể hiện cuộc đấu tranh giành độc lập với không khí chính trị gần như lý tưởng, nhưng chưa nhận được sự quan tâm của giới lãnh đạo Mỹ.

Why the relative lack of interest? The Hong Kong protesters certainly seem to have a worthy cause. They have varied goals, but many of them favor independence and democratization. In the meantime, they would like to keep relative autonomy, for instance by holding off the originally proposed Chinese extradition law. They also have been remarkably peaceful and orderly, with few reports of them initiating violence. Some of the younger protesters have even been photographed doing their homework in their moments of downtime. As political causes go, this one seems pretty close to ideal.

The relative indifference may be especially hard to explain when it comes to Americans. After all, the U.S. owes its existence to a rebellion against the British Empire, and against especially long odds. America probably would not have won independence without direct French assistance, while Spain and other nations helped to distract the British on the broader global stage.

Source: Hong Kong Protesters Deserve More Support From the Rest of Us – Bloomberg

Hong Kong Protesters Deserve More Support From the Rest of Us – Bloomberg
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