No, HK and US do not have "failing governments" in common.
What is actually more in common is how the Falun Gong cult had infiltrated both places extensively, right before the political violence.
Political violence, in a way, can be said to commonly demand political change for some IMMEDIATELY, skipping over all the tough processes (which are always deemed by some as "unfair").
Democracy, particularly in the West, also reflect the coddling mindset of politicians giving what the masses want "NOW NOW NOW", while long term issues are covered up (until the political pressure builds up toward political violence).
What about Cults? Why are some so susceptible to cults and cult leaders, when it is so obvious to more rational people?
The psychological commonality is that the victims are often impatient, or greedy for solutions instantly.
if a man is greedy or afraid, he is more susceptible to cons and scams. Con artists entice Greed or Fear to hook in victims. Always with sense of urgency and immediacy.
"Pay $1000 and get $1 million. Now or lose this opportunity."
"Pay $1000 or IRS will come arrest your tomorrow."
Cults work similarly. They promise spiritual enlightenment in the immediate easily, (even though it took Buddhas entire life time to achieve).
They promise easy answers in the immediate. Who wouldn't want this, if true?
Trump's cult of personality works the same way. Hence, his supporters often describe him as "the Chosen one".
and also why so many fell for his "Trump University" scam.
And why Mega Churches now offer "pay to get rich" scams too.
Education has little bearing on the victims of cults. Plenty of educated people fell victim to Cults. Plenty of Judges and scientists became mindless followers of Nazi cult.
Sometimes this is due to concurrent crisis of society. Germany was in severe economic depression when Nazism became popular. Its offer of easy answers was made more tempting, because life became very hard.
Post-WWII Japan also saw a boom in Cults, because Japan was in ruins from WWII, and People rather reached for easy answers than to face the harsh reality. ( Wu Qingyuan (Chinese: 吳清源) , the greatest Go player of 20th century, became a cult member in Post-WWII Japan).
In China and elsewhere, plenty of University professors became FLG followers, despite their seemingly rational education and upbringings.
In a simple way, Western Democracy often fashioned itself as the "magic solution", the "miracle... keep reading on reddit ➡
In the past few wees I have seen a lot of adverts for Brian Rose's bid for Mayor of London. It is apparent that Mr Rose has no chance - he is not associated with a political party, and the two-round system strongly favours Labour and Conservative candidates - but it might not be immediately apparent that Mr Rose is no ordinary independent candidate.
Mr Rose's website outlines eight headline policies:
The thing that will immediately stand out is that Rose has five different issues he wishes to put "first". He does not want to put "safety first" or "jobs first", perhaps because those phrases already have negative connotations with one crowd or another. You will also note that Rose lacks a housing policy, despite London's housing crisis. He lacks a transport policy, despite this being the mayor's greatest power. A serious candidate would have these policies. For example, Luisa Porritt (Lib Dem) has six headline policies, and transport and housing are among them.
There were three further things that struck me as I examined Mr Rose's policies in detail.
A lack of detail
This links into one of the later points, but is most striking when examining Rose's "Green First" policy. Does this involve a plan for recycling? Community energy projects? Green vehicle infrastructure? Erm, no. The extent of Mr Rose's "Green First" policy is... a reduction in on-street parking in central London. This on street parking will be replaced by a combination of wider pavements, "additional retail space to support businesses", and "green spaces the public can enjoy". Bluntly, this is not only entirely lacking in detail, but does not seem plausible to convert on-street parking (strips of space about the width of a car) to significant green spaces or retail space.
A disdain for science
A full three of Rose's policies are dedicated to easing lockdown restrictions. I think his "Science First" policy is the clearest example of doublespeak I have ever seen.
> The role of science in policy making has never been more important than it is today. Unfortunately our current politicians often choose the science that supports their politics rather than basing their policies on the science.
> As your next Mayor, I will put Science First by implementing rigorous, peer r... keep reading on reddit ➡
This is the official split of the cult of Trump from he republican party.
It is still a coin flip who is going to win and the whole truth won't be know until after 2022...but the schism has begun.