I've wanted to write for a long time around what is happening in Hong Kong.
I stopped writing for a while because writing requires a certain degree of arrogance.
To consider that your thoughts are worthy of expression, requires a level of confidence, but also a level of self belief.
That can quite quickly turn into arrogance once people give you some good feedback and so it was important for me to reign it in, reflect on whether my writings were doing anything, other than fuelling my own sense of self importance.
I stopped altogether because I didn't know how to tread the line.
But I do feel I have something to say.
So here we go.
Hong Kong matters.
All the protests around the world matter.
They signify the high level of discontent and societal collapse which has begun.
It's going to get a whole lot more ugly too.
At this point, only people in complete denial still cling to the old systems, old ways of viewing ourselves as a species independent of other life.
We are part of a cosmic web, but we have forgotten our place.
Indonesia is also having very disturbing protests currently related to large scale forest destruction, and police brutality.
Hong Kong is to me a representation of a much much wider worldwide trajectory.
Hong Kong symbolises so much.
It represents for starters the quest for democracy, human rights, and civilian freedoms.
It represents the generational divide, between older mindsets, and an emerging youth that has lost all faith in the guidance from above.
It represents technological warfare, in its infancy.
Where it is going is completely mind-blowing but one thing can be for sure; China will be at the forefront of the dark side of those advances.
And finally, it represents how to raise a generation of petrol bomb-building youths. I mean we are literally giving young people an education in survival, warfare, and then we wonder why some of them go a bit wrong, and things like terrorism are born?
If these protests end, and if, the peace resumes, what happens now, when one of these people hits some trouble in their life?
Do they calmly go and sort it out?
Or do they blow shit up?!
We are raising traumatised generations into violence and brutality.
We talk about healing....the reality is that within the current model, healing is a luxury reserved for the few.
And some things are simply not meant to 'be healed'.
Some pains go too deep.
Some things are not meant to be forgotten.
Personally, I have been absolutely astounded by how innovative these young Hong Kongers' are being with regards to utilising technology to fight back.
And despite a previous post, 'Survival of the Human Spirit', where I discussed the fact that you can kill a person physically, but not their spirit.....
Whilst that statement is true, the application of that statement is a much harder thing to do unless one is sincerely prepared to actually die.
To lay down their life on the line and carry it through.
There are those out there finding this kind of courage such as those in Amazon, the indigenous peoples, but the fact remains, our times, are calling for more ingenuity than simply dying, holding onto our spirits.
We can stay true to our values as much as we like. As admirable as it is to loose one's life in service of a cause, if we all did that, there would be no cause left anymore.
Our times require a new kind of courage.
A courage that takes matters into its own hands.
A courage that walks its talk.
A courage that never stops.
I see the youth of Hong Kong embodying that courage.
A 22 year old activist, Joshua Wong, has put his life on the line to stand for his people.
It hurts to see what the young of our world have to endure.
And it makes me proud of them too.
I call everyone out there with a heart still left.
Will you abandon those who fight?
They fight for all of us.
The Chinese are not going to stop with Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is the practice ground for larger visions.
And it's not even about China or Hong Kong.
It's about where we are going as a human species under the madness of our governing structures.
The technology the Chinese use on HK will eventually come to your children too.
They have developed a sonic sound weapon. Designed to torture the human body and cause submission.
We are moving into authoritarian military governance. This will eventually morph into AI controlled societies.
What is left of us will be a terrifying sight.
The people of Hong Kong use the line 'if we burn, you burn too'.
Whilst the Amazon Rainforest burns to the ground.
Call it irony, I call it a scream.
They also advocate a 'leaderless movement'.
These young people have amazed me in their understanding of how to oppose such a powerful tyranny.
Even if they fail, even if they fall, they fall in valour.
The real loss is what dies inside of you if you do not fight.
When you look at what is happening to both the natural world with the Amazon, and to the human world, with Hong Kong, it's hard not to despair.
We are falling apart, in every single manner.
If this continues, we will be leaving planet Earth. We will be flying into space, slaves to robots.
And sooner than we think.
The fight in Hong Kong is everyone's fight.
It is the fight for humanity.
Abandon them, and you also abandon yourself.