Wrote this piece for the SCMP. Some minor differences between version below and at SCMP because of space imitation and other minor editorial issues... On China’s Indignant Response to Morey’s Tweet and Apple’s release of HKmap.live. … [Read more...] about Freedom Does Not Include the Freedom to Loot, Vandalize, and Kill…
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The Chinese Don’t Understand Freedom … They are Too Sensitive and Easily Offended… Right?
Over the last week or so, there has been a strong reaction in China against Apple for releasing an App called HKmap.live as well as NBA’s apparent official support for the “protesters.” From SCMP: Chinese state media on Tuesday accused Apple Inc of protecting “rioters” in Hong Kong and enabling illegal behaviour, after the US-based technology giant listed on its app … [Read more...] about The Chinese Don’t Understand Freedom … They are Too Sensitive and Easily Offended… Right?
Case Study on Freedom of Speech: Google Walking the Talk?
I was going to write another case study on the intrinsic hypocrisy in the rhetoric of freedom - how "freedom" is uttered when useful, and completely ignored when not - using Google's recent "firing" of an employee who had written a memo that some deemed not politically correct as a basis of discussion. But then I found that Paul Craig Roberts already wrote a good post on it … [Read more...] about Case Study on Freedom of Speech: Google Walking the Talk?
How Americans Are Looking at the Russian Hacks All the Wrong Way
It is clear now that while the 2016 U.S. election may be over, much of the bitter rancor remains. The latest controversy now swirls over how long-time foe Russia may have hijacked America's election to secure a Trump presidency. Americans seem to be transfixed by this latest treachery, with President Obama promising retributions, but Trump warning against politicizing … [Read more...] about How Americans Are Looking at the Russian Hacks All the Wrong Way
Free Speech Definitely Doesn’t Mean Cost Notwithstanding Speech
The recent post by pugster about rioters in Hong Kong brought to my mind some thoughts I had as the Umbrella Revolution was flaming out a couple of years ago. One of the arguments many people in the West used to denigrate the HK and Mainland government in support of the Umbrella movement was that the rioters had a right to block streets and shut down districts to get their … [Read more...] about Free Speech Definitely Doesn’t Mean Cost Notwithstanding Speech