Why, then, are so many on the left of politics, both here and overseas, climbing aboard the Western powers’ New Cold War Express?
China, humbled in the same wars that secured the island of Hong Kong for Her Britannic Majesty, was in no position to resist.
A vast “struggle session” from which, it is confidently assumed, the Chinese state will emerge stronger and more united than ever.
What had worked in Belgrade, Tbilisi and Kiev would not be permitted to work in Hong Kong.
Such is the historical force alongside which the Western Left has chosen to position itself.