View Poll Results: Will there be a lock-down in HK?

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Will there be a UK style lock-down in Hong Kong?

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  1. #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile
    That is a very strange view of humanity. I know of no one with that attitude and I would imagine it is a one in a million. The fact that that is at the forefront of your mind is concerning.
    Speaks a man without access to the Ma Wan network (specifically the Chinese language version).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kowloon72
    Speaks a man without access to the Ma Wan network (specifically the Chinese language version).
    What has that to do with anything?

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    That's now wrong. Ed Sheeran's Shape of you has 4.8Billion views, which is more than the Wiz Khalifa one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGwWNGJdvx8


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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile
    What has that to do with anything?
    It was a joke. As in, the ma wan network, a social media page for ma wan, is filled with the type of people I alluded to in my previous post. As are many FB groups tbf.

    Each individual's experience of the world is of course going to be different and subjective. Your idea of strange will be someone else's normal, and vice versa. I personally am amazed at the explosion of ideological purity over the UK lockdown, people willingly handing over their civil liberties to a government who, at the very least, has some very dangerous advisors. I think part of it is that people who once saw cancel culture as the preserve of young liberals, now have the chance to participate in it themselves. And there is no zealot like a convert. Mental some of the shit I see on whatsapp of "social distance shaming".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kowloon72
    It was a joke. As in, the ma wan network, a social media page for ma wan, is filled with the type of people I alluded to in my previous post. As are many FB groups tbf.

    Each individual's experience of the world is of course going to be different and subjective. Your idea of strange will be someone else's normal, and vice versa. I personally am amazed at the explosion of ideological purity over the UK lockdown, people willingly handing over their civil liberties to a government who, at the very least, has some very dangerous advisors. I think part of it is that people who once saw cancel culture as the preserve of young liberals, now have the chance to participate in it themselves. And there is no zealot like a convert. Mental some of the shit I see on whatsapp of "social distance shaming".
    You worry me.

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    An individual's liberty stops where an another individuals liberty begins. Trade offs are made on a daily basis depending on points of views. The rights of people to smoke have been severely curbed in favor of the people's right to breathe clean air. Apparently, it is against civil liberties to take people's temperature in parts of Europe so they are getting on planes with fevers. I am not overly concerned about people surrendering some liberties in democratic societies. Of course, it is different in an autocratic place like Hong Kong since you may never get it back and there are no proper mechanism for people to voice their concerns hence the problems that HK have and will continue to face.


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    When people have nothing but blame towards foreigners importing the virus and spreading it by not wearing masks, a lock down is inevitable. No alcohol will not effect the locals as much since I haven't really seen many locals drinking decent amounts of it. I will admit that I do not know if they drink large amounts at home in front of their parents.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DimSumBond
    When people have nothing but blame towards foreigners importing the virus and spreading it by not wearing masks, a lock down is inevitable. No alcohol will not effect the locals as much since I haven't really seen many locals drinking decent amounts of it. I will admit that I do not know if they drink large amounts at home in front of their parents.
    Uh, what? You just don't go out to the right (or wrong) places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgl
    Uh, what? You just don't go out to the right (or wrong) places.
    I don't know man... I would guess if you don't hang out with many locals and you frequent bars, you might feel you know many locals who drink... most locals I know, and most of our pals are locals, rarely drink, if ever...

    Also, whenever I see the bars in Wanchai or GC, I would say the ratio of western to Asian is around 10:1... compare that to the population demographic of HK.

    Some HK people drink and drink to excess, sure, but it's a minority... it's a social norm. in the Anglosphere in particular...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgl
    Uh, what? You just don't go out to the right (or wrong) places.
    Quite possibly. I tend to agree with the OP. Although it is probably an over generalization - Chinese don't drink as commonly as Westerners. Go to a traditional Chinese style restaurant (dim sum places, large dining room style places, smaller local cafes) and it is rare to see Chinese drinking Alcohol with their meals and often it is not even on the menu.

    I am sure there are more local bars, drinking dens etc for locals but like the original poster I probably don;t go the the right (or wrong) places.

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