Hong Kong citizens protest against government brainwashing while American citizens embrace Communist ideals

Friday, September 14, 2012
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes
NaturalNews.com
Friday, September 14, 2012

Do citizens of Hong Kong have a better understanding of what it means to be free than millions of Americans do these days? Given many of the changes to our society – and what more and more of us seem to be willing to put up with – the answer is yes.

Here’s a case in point.

Recently, officials in Hong Kong backed off plans to force students there to take Chinese patriotism classes after a week of protests in the one-time British colony that were ignited over fears of pro-Beijing “brainwashing,” the Associated Press reported.

The leader of the semi-autonomous city, Leung Chun-ying, said it will be up to schools to decide for themselves whether they want to hold the classes, which were on pace to become a mandatory part of curriculum in 2015 after a three-year voluntary period.

Anger and resentment over the classes have been mounting for months, the Post reported, stoked by fears that the classes were part of a plan by authorities in Beijing to indoctrinate the city’s younger residents into unflinchingly supporting China’s Communist Party, though Leung and other senior officials denied that.

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