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HK Schools: National Anthem Law

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golem
    To get perspective, a couple of translated paragraphs(there are many more) of La Marseillaise, the French anthem:

    Arise, children of the Fatherland,
    The day of glory has arrived!
    Against us, tyranny's
    Bloody standard is raised, (repeat)
    Do you hear, in the countryside,
    The roar of those ferocious soldiers?
    They're coming right into your arms
    To cut the throats of your sons, your women!

    To arms, citizens,

    Form your battalions,
    Let's march, let's march!
    Let an impure blood
    Water our furrows


    To get perspective, France is not a country in the grips of a one-party dictatorship responsible for the murder and/or incarceration of millions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatts
    To get perspective, France is not a country in the grips of a one-party dictatorship responsible for the murder and/or incarceration of millions.
    Does that change the words?

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    What would happen to a Cantonese Billy Connelly in Hong Kong these days.

    https://youtu.be/i9nnnM-__JQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile
    Does that change the words?
    No, but the chances of them happening in real life do.
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    The HKSAR Gov must teach children about the anthem. Will they include the killing of the composer and the persecution of the lyricist?

    I did read somewhere that one drowned soon after their sexuality became public and the other rotted in jail for years for not supporting the socially restrictive totalitarian policies of the CCP. Irony is perhaps the wrong word but anyway 'Arise, ye who refuse to be slaves!'

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    How do you prosecute a primary schoolkid? They have no capacity to enter contracts or commit crimes as a matter of law...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paxbritannia
    How do you prosecute a primary schoolkid? They have no capacity to enter contracts or commit crimes as a matter of law...
    I'm guessing but it could be the school that gets punished for failing to ensure compliance.

    I think it is a storm in a teacup and there is a sensible compromise possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile
    I think it is a storm in a teacup and there is a sensible compromise possible.
    Can the government be trusted to apply the law equally and fairly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast
    Can the government be trusted to apply the law equally and fairly?
    Probably not but it is all what ifs and scare stories so far.

    You know you live in a dictatorship, why are you surprised when it behaves like a dictatorship?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile
    Probably not but it is all what ifs and scare stories so far.
    How could it could anything other than concerns when the law isn't enacted yet?

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