The Melancholy Of Anatomy: Rain

School’s out & my 5 yr old is explaining #OccupyCentral to me: “People are angry because they don’t want China to be the boss of Hong Kong.”

Except it’s not #OccupyCentral.

It’s Occupy Central With Love And Peace.

Which shows that these people know what it’s all about.

lightning will

Beijing and the tycoons have, in effect, recolonized Hong Kong for the second time.

So: let it rain.

let it rain

A city’s death is mostly attributed to its citizen’s apathy; the end of an era is marked by the abandonment by its people.

Beijing has removed the right for Hong Kongers to determine their future, and handed it to a committee of Beijing loyalists and tycoons with vested commercial and political interests. Hong Kong is doomed to be one of the cities in the world with the most ridiculously wide wealth gap. Millions of our people would live under the poverty line, and the enactment of universal retirement security or standard working hours policies would be nowhere in sight. The insatiable MTR Co. Ltd. would increase the transport fee every single year. The North-eastern New Territories would become the financial plaything of mainland and local speculators, while Hong Kongers have to spend the rest of their lives waiting for a vacancy in public housing estates. The brainwashing national education would return to turn our children into ignorant patriots. The government would forcefully legislate Article 23 on national security so as to keep us silent and obedient. Mainland tourists which are beyond our city’s population capacity would flood into Hong Kong. The costs of living would continue to surge, while the labour protection and welfare policies would never be implemented to give us a decent life.

Once an authoritarian election method passes, the HKSAR government would only speak for Beijing and the capitalists. But who will speak for us? 

We, the people, have a dream, a dream of dignity and for a better future, a future which honors the efforts of our past generations, a future give to our present generation and to leave for our future generations.

The Hong Kong Federation of Students
10 September 2014

Soyez realistes, demandez l’impossible
Be realistic: demand the impossible

—Paris, 1968

—Hong Kong, 2014

—Everywhere, all the time.

The protests will spread like blossoming flowers, because the government is so cold.

umbrella girls

“We are going to inherit the earth. There is not the slightest doubt about that. We carry a new world, here in our hearts. That world is growing in this minute.”

—Buenaventura Durruti

Because love is lord of all.

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3 Responses to “The Melancholy Of Anatomy: Rain”


  1. 1 Miep October 2, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Thank you. I have been thinking about your kind comments/ feedback. That helped me break through to something really good. I just wasn’t seeing it.

    Nothing dramatic, just a better sense of myself. Some things fell together.

    l

    • 2 bluenred October 7, 2014 at 12:05 am

      You’re welcome.

      When you go to the eye doctor, the dude (or dudette) scrunches up to your head this scarifying Gilliam-like contraption with various lenses. S/he flips through them, the lenses, asking you whether what you see, through each individual lens, is blurrier, or clearer.

      That’s basically what we all do, in our own individual lives.

      You apply a certain lens to the current Reality, and it all looks horrifyingly blurry and ugly and nasty.

      But just flip to a different lens, and it all looks Okay.

      When it’s lookin’ real blurry and ugly and nasty, Miep, there in your life, just flip to another lens. ; )

  2. 3 Miep October 2, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    I talked to my friends tonight on the telephone. I rarely talk on the telephone.

    They couldn’t stop laughing. They were just so fucking happy. It was wonderful. So much joy. I cannot begin to say. After I got off the phone I just had to go outdoors and dance.

    I don’t know what I draw, Blueness, but if it’s this, I’m totally fucking doing it right.


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