If street protest in Hong Kong continues on its present course, a lot of people are going to get hurt, for nothing.
If Beijing doesn't give in, looks bad in front of world. If does, whole China knows protesting works, ricks rule. How`d you choose to act?
— Offbeat China (@OffbeatChina) September 29, 2014
Fear people on the Hong Kong streets don't understand what they are dealing with
— Bill Bishop (@niubi) September 28, 2014
Asking excited students to take a step back, and think, doesn’t have a great track record of success. The alternative, however, is catastrophic. The window of opportunity for sanity to prevail is closing fast.
ADDED: No doubt politically incorrect, but admirably pithy:
Dear Hong Kong, Democracy sucks. Go back to work.
— Henry Dampier (@henrydampier) September 29, 2014