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Song 1 - Hong Kong

© 1999, Roy Stucky and Mike Vogt

Hong Kong -
Long gone.
Have you learned the tyrant's song?

Right, wrong -
Lost pawn.
Freedom kiss the bloody strong.

Hong Kong -
Long gone.
Have you learned the tyrant's song?

We follow laws while they laugh at such rules,
Smug that in time we'll be sleep blinded fools.
Souls have been handed as gifts to this beast -
Organs for food in the bloodletting feast.

Hong Kong -
Long gone.
Have you learned the tyrant's song?

Right, wrong -
Lost pawn.
Freedom kiss the bloody strong.

Hong Kong -
Long gone.
Have you learned the tyrant's song?

Weapons have gone into enemy hands,
Soon to return by ways none understand.
"Mind your own business," they say, and we do.
Why do we bow to their truth ban taboo?

Hong Kong -
Long gone.
Have you learned the tyrant's song?

Right, wrong -
Lost pawn.
Freedom kiss the bloody strong.

Hong Kong -
Long gone.
Have you learned the tyrant's song?

Soon Western eyes will wander
To the balance sheet.
If morgues record a slaughter
Impugn the receipt.

So play the fading anthem
While you strike the flag.
That symbol sold for ransom
Can serve as a gag.


Below is a link to a sample of this song's music. Browsers that support HTML5, like Firefox, play OGG natively. Naturally, we retain all rights.

Listen to the OGG Vorbis (.ogg) music file.


DESCRIPTION

People act as if Hong Kong remains free even after being turned over to Red China. This seems a bit odd. China has repeatedly warned that it would invade Taiwan with military force if it declared its independence. What if Hong Kong did? Exactly. Red China makes great use of the capitalist operations of Hong Kong, but they have also made it clear there are lines that should not be crossed.

Let's put this another way. Do you think if you published the sort of things about Red China as are contained in Red and on Mirror Covenant's website that you would find it comfortable to be a resident of Hong Kong?

It must be kept in mind that Hong Kong is the demo for Taiwan. "See, one nation, two systems can work." Of course once Taiwan is in hand, the need for such restraint will be gone. Note how well being an "autonomous region" has worked for Tibet and Mongolia.

 
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