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Re: Wahaha, Kbay
It appears that our discussion has come to an end. For our different opinions can clearly be marked by different ideology and believes, and more important, we seem to base our arguments on somewhat different set of facts. |
We find this dilemma of discourse featured in the 17th century English novel, “Tristram Shandy” by Lawrence Sterne. Throughout the novel, we find each of these characters, informed by a particular philosophy or a belief, entered into a monologue ‘with’ each other. For they associate and interpret ideas based on their own private mental preoccupations. A high degree of misunderstanding among the characters is therefore generated, as each individual try to pursuit their own agenda. Borrowing Sterne’s words, “it is the nature of hypothesis that, when once a man has conceived it, it assimilates everything to itself” .
This aspect of human imperfectness explains, among other things, why the pro-CCP commentators always struggle to understand "why is Hong Kongers and Taiwaners doing this". Pro-CCP people has lost touch with ordinary citizens. Perhaps it is time for these commentators to visit Hong Kong, and more importantly, speak to its people. Only then can they understand their concerns.
p.s. yer my mom's side is from guang dong. she speaks cantonese and she opens a chinese takeaway. Most people from Guangdong in the UK, who speaks Cantonese, usually refer ourselves as Hong kongers due to the similarities in our culture.