Saturday, March 30, 2013

Poll Dancing

Another unanswerable poll question from the South China Morning Post: Do you believe some Hongkongers might resort to violence to fight for universal suffrage?
Do I believe a few hotheaded demonstrators might scuffle with police at a protest march?  Almost certainly - which is probably what the 72& who answered "Yes" have in mind.  Do I believe  we're going to see pitched mass battles in the street and suicide bombings?  No way.  If you're going to ask a question like that, define what you mean by "violence" first.
The previous day's question was equally hard to answer: Do you support the 'Occupy Central' movement?
Morally, absolutely.  Strategically - it depends.

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