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Samizdata quote of the day

Wearing face masks in public is presently illegal in Hong Kong and compulsory in Wuhan

Michael Jennings

9 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • Paul Marks

    Quite so Sir.

  • Wearing face masks in public is presently illegal in Hong Kong and compulsory in Wuhan

    Because there is no hypocrisy better than Communist Government hypocrisy. Still, I am hopeful that the “Man on the Wuhan omnibus” will learn his lesson about living in a Communist police state and show his support for freedom when the time comes.

  • bobby b

    If the rumors about the escaped bio-agent are true, it’s illegal in Hong Kong because the government wants to get you and it’s compulsory in Wuhan because the government already got you.

  • Mr Black

    Makes perfect sense to me. One is to deal with a medical emergency, the other with rioters.

  • Itellyounothing

    See socialism isn’t just about one size fitting no one.

  • Marius

    It’s not actually illegal to wear a mask in Hong Kong. The ‘mask law’ was overturned last year and the government is still in the process of appealing it.

    From my window it seems that around half the population is wearing a face mask today.

  • From my window it seems that around half the population is wearing a face mask today.

    The big question is “Why aren’t the other half wearing them?”

  • And Ms Lam is apparently unclear on how to properly wear a mask….

  • Paul Marks

    Mr Black – should people be allowed to vote out of office a government they disapprove of?

    If your position is that people should never be allowed to vote out a government they oppose – then what alternative to “rioting” do you propose?

    Deny people the right to remove a government peacefully – and they will seek to do so by force.

    And, no, “they have the right to vote for some seats in the legislature” is not a good answer – as you know perfectly well that the people of Hong Kong only get to vote for a MINORITY of seats in the legislature (most seats are appointed).

    What one says to people who detest a government is – “wait to the next election – and you can vote them out”, if that option is removed then one can not condemn “rioting”.

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