The Tools of Instigation – From Ukraine to Hong Kong
[The Invisible Hands of The Western NGOs]
The current turmoil in Hong Kong is another testament to the western powers’ prowess in exploiting a given opportunity to instigate the masses of the targeted country to rise up in revolt against their own governments. The hallmark of their involvement in such movements is the abrupt eruption of large scale and well organized protests – with an extensive infrastructure in place to provide the logistical support to demonstrators – from the food and beverage supply to the social networks and media coverage. Most of these protests emerge as fully funded ‘turn-key-projects‘ – ready to roll from the get-go.
We have been observing the reach and the organizational capabilities of the West’s trouble-making and protest-generating apparatus all over the world; from Morocco to Egypt, and from Ukraine to Hong Kong. The objectives of the western powers in unleashing these destabilizing movements range from the warning shots to the full fledged Regime Change.
The success of the West’s Protest-generating Apparatus depends upon the pre-existence of two essential elements in the targeted country:
1- Well entrenched facilitator elements – operating under the auspices of the so called ‘NGOs, and
2- The element of discontent among the populous – due to the extreme economic disparity and prevalent corruption.
In the absence of any of these two essential tools, the Empire fails in its ‘protest manufacturing‘ endeavor. One such case in point is their multiple attempts to instigate and sustain the mass anti-government protests in Iran – they all failed due to the lack of organizational support – Sorry, no NGOs in place.
Their latest trophy has been the accomplishment of the Regime Change in Ukraine. Ukraine did offer all the essential elements needed for the success of mass protests; a country infiltrated and penetrated by the Western NGOs, and an oligarchy owned government under a very corrupt and inept president, Viktor Yanukovych – No doubt ‘Nuland F**k The EU‘ had such a great time there.
Focus has now been shifted to Hong Kong. Hong Kong is a very special case for the Empire – aside from being a former colony of the Crown, and the Opium trade hub, it is home to Li Ka-shing, the most powerful Chinese billionaire, the operational center of HSBC, and the seat of some of the very powerful western corporate entities. You name a Western affiliated NGO, and it is there – well entrenched into the Hong Kong’s social fabrics.
The two of the most powerful NGOs that are at the heart of the current Hong Kong chaos are the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), and its appendix, the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Since 1997, NDI has been extensively meddling in Hong Kong’s internal affairs. It has been funding the political groups, youth organizations, and a variety of projects at various universities. The list of NDI funded groups includes some of the very vocal organizations in Hong Kong; like, The Women’s Political Participation Network, The Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres, and The Centre for Comparative and Public Law – which is at the forefront of the ongoing Occupy Central movement.
The West had all the essential elements in place to provide the stage for launching this destabilizing movement. There is anger and frustration brewing in Hong Kongers – they see their tomorrow worst than today. The income disparity in Hong Kong is enormous. It is home to some of the very rich people in the world, while the bulk majority of the population live in poverty. The minimum wages, only introduced in 2010, is set at HK$28 (US$3.60) an hour – less than half of that in the US. There are no unemployment benefits and no pension. On top of it, the housing prices are among the highest in the world. Public discontent in Hong Kong is understandable.
The relative prosperity of the mainland Chinese is not helping either. Hong Kongers see the mainland shoppers come and empty the shelves in their super markets – causing the shortages of goods, and artificial price inflation. Business owners, responding to the changing demography of their customer, pay more attention to the mainlanders, while neglecting the locals. Hong Kongers also attribute the hike in real estate market to the purchasing power of the more affluent mainlanders. This ‘mainland‘ factor is further inflaming the sentiments of the locals.
To further lubricate the West’s trouble-making-protest-generating machine, Hong Kongers have a traditional cultural bond, and an affinity to the western values. Even though the emerging economic and social reality is changing the perception, it is difficult for the old bondage to disintegrate without causing some bruises and cuts.
As for the billionaires of Hong Kong, they understand that their future is aligned with the mainland, and the further growth of their wealth and power base is dependent upon their connection with the authorities in Beijing. But, still, as member of the global billionaires club, they have to pay their dues and maintain a working relationship with their western counterparts – they still have to work with the Western Banking System. Their apparent strategy is to please both sides – they surely supported and participated in the instigation of Occupy Central movement, but , at the same time, they didn’t want it to go out of hand. They fully understand the consequences and repercussions if the Occupy Central protest movement grows and spread beyond its envisioned parameters.
The persistence of the movement, specially the newly issued demands by a segment of the freshly minted and self-appointed leaders of the movement for the resignation of the Chief Executive CY Leung by October 02, 2014, suggest that the Occupy Central is already morphing into a full fledged Regime Change operations – ready to sneak into the Mainland.
The ‘leaders‘ of the movement are already threatening that their next step will be to occupy the inside of government buildings – following on the lines of the events in Ukraine. It would be a drastic move – crossing the point of no return. In such a scenario, either the authorities will have to resort to extreme measures, or risk further spread and deterioration of the situation.
Further, the resilience of the protests is tarnishing Hong Kong’s reputation as a safe enclave for commerce. It is also setting the stage for a prolonged struggle that poses a test for President Xi Jinping, who has been championing closer ties with all of its neighbors in general, and with its peripheries, Taiwan and Hong Kong, in particular.
The leadership in Beijing, of course, have every reason to worry that the calls for democracy could spread to the mainland, and have been aggressively censoring news and social media comments about the Hong Kong demonstrations. The Hong Kong protest movement puts Beijing in a difficult position. Cracking down too hard could shake confidence in market-driven Hong Kong economy, while not reacting firmly enough could embolden dissidents on the mainland.
It is a tough call for Beijing – whatever actions they chose to take, and whatever the outcome of the events, the end result is not going to be favorable to the Beijing leadership.
But, the encouraging development, with Beijing’ perspective, is that many Hong Kongers, especially the older generation and business people, are realizing that they have a lot more freedom now than they had under the British rule. These mature Hong Kongers are getting fed up with the Occupy Protesters, and are organizing themselves to come out to counter the occupiers. If the residents of Hong Kong end up tackling their own reckless elements, without the use of force by the authorities, it will be a big break for Beijing – Let’s hope they will avail it.
Anyhow, the entire western media is in a state of ecstasy, bull horning the progression of the events by the minute. It is shouting, “If this one gets out of control, Xi will also lose face”.
Wikipedia has hastily created a page dedicated to the current events in Hong Kong, “2014 Hong Kong protests“, where the ‘editors‘ are updating the events on daily basis.
US Secretary of State John Kerry had the audacity to give the sermon to the visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, declaring:
We support universal suffrage in Hong Kong accordant with the Basic Law, and we believe in open society with the highest possible degree of autonomy and governed by rule of law is essential for Hong Kong’s stability and prosperity.
The United States has consistently supported the open system that is essential to Hong Kong’s stability and prosperity, universal suffrage, and the aspiration of the Hong Kong people”.
The height of hypocrisy!
It is operation “Hong Kong” in full swing. May be, this time it is “Nuland F**k the China” at the command center of the operation.
The puzzling and nagging question that one has to ask is; Why in the name of heaven do the authorities in Russia and China permit the western NGOs to penetrate, infiltrate and spread their roots into the fabrics of their respective countries? Why Russia was allowing the foreign ownership of the media – though, now Mr. Putin is trying to limit the foreign ownership of the media to 20%? As we have seen, the foreign ownership in the local media plays a very active role in inciting the citizenry against their own governments.
Both the Russia and China are fully aware of the role of these western NGOs in organizing, orchestrating, and instigating such ‘protests in their countries. So, the question is, why are they so reluctant to take a decisive action, and cut out the roots of the evil? The only answer that fits, and makes sense out of this puzzling riddle, is the fact that both Russia and China are the lands of the Freshly Minted Billionaires. The interests of these billionaires are more aligned with their fellow billionaires in the west than with their own compatriots. These billionaires, collectively, yield enormous power and control over their respective governmental apparatus – they, in fact, made their billions by virtue of having such a control.
The billionaires in both Russia and China, like in any other country, work in concert with their counterparts in the west. They all need each other’s help and support in getting the policies that ensure their collective survival implemented globally. They all support and participate, directly or indirectly, in a variety of clandestine operations to subvert and destabilize the governments that pose any threat to them. They all have vested interests in these NGOs that facilitate their doings.
Anyway, it is The Billionaires’ Brotherhood.