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JUL 02, 2020


On Thursday, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) gave a powerful speech about the Chinese Communist Party’s brutal crackdown on Hong Kong. He suggested that this assault on Hong Kong’s liberties may be the most important event of 2020, even more monumental than the coronavirus pandemic or the George Floyd riots. He also suggested that China’s application of a “national security law” railroading the freedom of Hong Kongers exposes the Chinese Communist Party’s greatest weakness.

“What’s happening right now in Hong Kong is a tragedy, a crime, an affront to the civilized world. In an eventful year with so much happening every single day, we may look back in the near future and say this moment, in Hong Kong, was the most important event of the year. It’s not getting enough attention, though, because the Chinese Communist Party is using the pandemic as cover for its crimes against Hong Kong,” Cotton began.

The senator condemned the “national security law” as a tool to “sweep aside” Hong Kong’s traditions and freedoms. “While the Chinese Communist party hasn’t yet rolled in the tanks, as it did in Tiananmen Square, the effects of this law are no less chilling to democracy,” he warned.

“The security law imposes broad prohibitions on what it calls ‘subversive activities.’ What kind of activities? Activities like waving flags or chanting a slogan like ‘Hong Kong independence’ or ‘Hongkongers, build a nation.’ In other words, the security law criminalizes basic elements of peaceful protest and democratic change that Hong Kongers have used for years—and that set them apart from their fellow citizens on the mainland,” Cotton explained. “The new law also erodes the rights of the accused that are essential to a fair legal system.”

“The Chinese Communist Party, though, isn’t interested in ‘rights’ or ‘fairness.’ It’s interested in control, total control—and this law exerts total control over the people of Hong Kong,” the senator warned.

He noted that protesters accused of “separatism” and “collusion” could be smuggled away to mainland China to face trial in Communist courts. The Chinese Communist Party may even try Hong Kongers for “crimes” committed far outside the city’s boundaries. “So simply meeting with a United States Senator—like me, or Senator McConnell, or Senator Schumer, or Senator Van Hollen—could land a Hong Konger in prison for a lifetime. The Chinese Communist Part thus extends its iron rule beyond its own shores to our free soil.”

Cotton painted a bleak picture of what awaits Hong Kongers who dare speak their minds. “Those convicted under the new law could face life imprisonment, alongside the many underground church leaders, Uighurs, Tibetans, Falun Gong members, and other persecuted individuals that the Chinese Communist Party has already ‘disappeared,'” he warned.

Already, in the first two days of the law’s application, China’s agents have rounded up as many as 300 protesters in Hong Kong, accusing them fo “unlawful assembly.”

Cotton noted that Hong Kong seems a world away, but this crackdown may go down in history just like the Soviet takeover of Eastern Europe. “The same could’ve been said after the Second World War, when Stalin and the Soviet secret police dropped an Iron Curtain over Eastern Europe. Czechoslovakia and Poland were far away, too, but the brutal repression of their people showed the world what was at stake in the titanic struggle between Freedom and Communism. We face the same sort of titanic struggle today.”

China’s aggression is not limited to Hong Kong, of course. “All across its periphery, the Chinese Communist Party is acting aggressively. It has essentially invaded India and killed 20 Indian soldiers. In the South China Sea, it has attacked—or otherwise threatened—vessels from Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines. It has repeatedly and increasingly encroached on Taiwanese and Japanese airspace,” Cotton noted.

Yet the Hong Kong security law proves the most revealing of China’s most recent acts of aggression. This assault proves “that the Chinese Communist Party will not abide by its commitments, whether to its own people or to foreign nations.” The Hong Kong crackdown grossly violated China’s agreement with Britain. China has also “broken its commitments to the United States, the World Trade Organization, the World Health Organization, and others,” through intellectual property theft, coronavirus malfeasance, and more.

Yet the Hong Kong crackdown also reveals Beiing’s key weakness. As Cotton noted, “this law exposes once again the hideous nature of communism, which is so paranoid and insecure it can’t tolerate even a tiny outpost of freedom within its borders.”

“Freedom is an attractive, precious, and contagious thing. The way of life enjoyed by the citizens of Hong Kong could give the “wrong” ideas to the one billion Chinese yearning for freedom elsewhere in the country, and nothing could be more threatening to the Chinese Communist Party’s rule,” the senator noted.

Cotton called on Americans to speak out against the Chinese Communist Party’s aggression.

“Those of us with freedom to speak and act on their behalf must do so now, as one of the great citadels of Asia slips into the totalitarian darkness. While dark days may lay ahead for Hong Kong, one day the future will return the sunny highlands of freedom to that small citadel,” he concluded.

China’s aggression is extremely disturbing. America and other freedom-loving nations will need to respond forcefully. Cotton compared China’s takeover of Hong Kong to Soviet Russia’s takeover of Eastern Europe, but it may also resemble Adolf Hitler’s acquisition of Czechoslovakia in 1938. Hitler extended German rule over the Sudetenland, claiming that it was important for “living space” for the German people. While the European powers allowed it at the time, this aggression proved a foretaste of Hitler’s invasion of Poland, which sparked World War II.

It seems China is similarly pushing the envelope, invading India, invading Japanese airspace, and cracking down on Hong Kong’s liberties. Beijing seems to be asking for war, and the United States needs to soberly craft an appropriate response. While the coronavirus and the riots are serious problems, China may pose the greatest test for President Donald Trump. Americans need to pray fervently that he will pass it.

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It is a main part of the Communist doctrine, that a Communist country needs to expand and impose the Communist doctrine everywhere, their aim is to turn the entire planet into a Communist controlled planet.
As things are developing here in the USA, we are on track to help the Chines meets their Comunist goal and, with the help of the ignorant "leaders" of Europe, the Chinese may achive their goal before long.
 

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China is asshoe.
But they are also rich (Thanks to the USA who made them) and powerfull, they are, at this moment upgrading their military, mostly using secrets stolen from the USA, and expending a lot of money in planes ships etc. They are becoming another Soviet Union.
 

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THIS GUY, Sen. Tom Cotton, IS AN ABSOLUTE IDIOT AND GLOBALIST!

Se, Cotton is am idiot to think that no one will notice or mention to law abiding Americans that while he bloviates over specific, certain acts occurring in Hong Kong. We will not see beyond his smoke and mirrors and mention it.

Also, he never highlights the fact that exactly the same things are occurring here in America as well as inside his home state of Arkansas, yet he only mentions Hong Kong.

Americans have been and are losing the exact same rights as well as suffering the exact same atrocities as those in Hong Kong and China at large.

There is nothing that America or Americans can do for Hong Kong until We the People, and you too, Sen. Tom Cotton, first fight for and gain back the Liberties we have lost, a lot of them just this very year, in our country.

Sen. Cotton, you mention that those in Hong Kong are being affected by a Chinese government that is "using the pandemic as cover for its crimes," yet you never say a single thing about the federal, state, and municipal governments here in America and in Arkansas, which are doing the exact same thing!

Sen, Cotton, I say you are a globalist (and RINO) for trying to use smoke and mirrors in order to have We the People ignore what you and 99 other senators are doing to us rather than choosing America itself as 'THE hill worth dying for.'

Please Sen Cotton, stop wasting We the People's time by giving us glittering generalities about so called Chinese democracy and instead use that time to give us clear and concise solutions, to the Chinese problem first, since you obviously love China more than America, but them also give a solution to save this American Republic that you heretofore are helping to destroy by both hiding facts from the American people as well as ignoring your own constituents in Arkansas.

Simply put, stop being a socialist, *sshole, and RINO and begin honoring your sworn oath to the American Constitution (and BOR) as well as those you are supposed to represent in your home state of Arkansas. .

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Are you sure you have the right person?
I have seen say a LOT more than my senator, John Cornyn, has. He is a lot less of a RINO than mine is.
And no, I do not vote for Cornyn. Never have.

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This gets me thinking of the Covid Testing Documentation, which you need for travel, even within USA borders.
Kind of harkens back, to travel documents needed, in Nazi Europe, during WWII. Now, Hillary's speeches, which emulate Hitler's. make a lot more sense. The average sheople, who hasn't studied history, has their dick in the socialist's back pocket, and they are too blind to the simple fact that history is repeating themselves, to see it.
 

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This gets me thinking of the Covid Testing Documentation, which you need for travel, even within USA borders.
Kind of [hearkens] back, to travel documents needed, in Nazi Europe, during WWII. Now, Hillary's speeches, which emulate Hitler's. make a lot more sense. The average sheople, who [haven't] studied history,... are too blind to the simple fact that history is repeating themselves, to see it.
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Moreover, many of those who are ignorant of history do not realize that Nazi Germany's benchmark with respect to a functional Nazi eugenics program was imported from America, a la Margaret Sanger, and this was done so well before the beginning of America's WWII mobilization for England.

Hitler's henchmen pretty much rubber stamped and plagiarized a lot of Sanger's work started here in America; however, due to their scope and sphere of control in Germany, they took her work and platform to a level that Sanger could not garner the support to take hers to here in the states.

Additionally, Hitler and his ilk had an entire list of undesirables, not just a single "get rid of the Jews" and all will be well in Germany agenda. Oh no, they were going to go after what they thought of as other "animals and ape species" once the 'Jewish situation' was solved.

History is repeating itself, and at least one of our RINO senators has his heart and face towards the Chinese and China while sticking his *ss out for Americans and America to kiss.

An old EMT buddy of mine always told me something along the lines of, "I have to be able and willing to protect myself or I will not be any good in trying to help others." Only if we fix America first will we be able to to go help those in Hong Kong.


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