sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Friday, August 9, 2019

HSBC

I've been dealing with travel for the sake of the stork and my daughter, all the while suffering with kidney stones and a lot of blood left on puddles along Interstate 10. But the blog must go on.


This is the latest information coming out of Hong Kong: 

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) holdings recently replaced their CEO after he was charged with secretly conspiring with the United States to transfer funds from the US to the resistance in Hong Kong. 

The action was led by China Ping An (insurance company), a major shareholder. The Chinese believe that once the funds from HSBC are cut off, the rioting and unhappiness of millions of Hong Kong citizens will end. 

This sort of delusion and misreading of the situation is what caused it in the first place and is ample evidence that the rioting and civil disobedience will continue. When fully 25% of the population actually hits the streets, it's indicative of a large problem. Water cannon, tear gas and riot batons won't fix the situation.