Monday, September 15, 2014
The Great Pretender
No argument with that, but then she turned stupid: "When you label it as true or false universal suffrage I think it's meaningless. I mean you can't say that just because it's not the same as what I want and [sic] therefore it's not true universal suffrage".
I don't believe for one moment that Elsie Leung is too simple-minded to understand the difference between an election allowing voters to select from a range of candidates representing a wide spectrum of political viewpoints, and one where the choice is between 2 or 3 identikit candidates all effectively handpicked by the Chinese Communist Party. In other words, she is pretending not to understand the difference with the intention of reducing a serious divergence on political principle to a mere question of personal preference, like the choice between Pepsi and Coke.
Leung is playing the fool for political advantage, and she wants you to be fooled too. Don't be.