March of the Evil Empires!
English versus the feudal languages!!
VED from VICTORIA INSTITUTIONS
First drafted in 1989. First online edition around 2000
It is foretold! The torrential flow of inexorable destiny!
Part 1 - An Introduction to a perspective
We need to discuss Hong Kong now. A British colony for a long timer, it was an island of prosperity in a region, known for poverty and privation. Now it is in Chinese hands. It was just a case of handing over on a silver platter, a jewel to a group of monkeys. They would not know the value to what they have been given. It is only a matter of time, before Hong Kong becomes a sort of capital of mess and mischief.
Many citizens of British Hong Kong would miss the old rule. The rules would now be different. Earlier, there would have been a striving for impartial, good governance, with a premium for dignified, interaction with the officialdom. Now, dignified communication would be a negative factor. What would move the official bosses would be obsequious behaviour, with a set of rules of homage. A feeling of unquestionable supremacy of the bureaucracy would prevail. The politicians would also be very insecure, and would in many cases be just a supplicant of the bureaucracy, instead of the man to leash the bureaucrat. The feudal power of the bureaucrat would increase manifold.
What else is going to happen? Well, the financial discipline that the British had, with characteristic ease brought in would be lost, and in its place, the mess and chaos of a heterogeneous feudal land would come. There would be a tumble down of financial prosperity, in times to come, for the average man. However, the higher-ups would have a favourable time. Hong Kong which could have been once described as the financial capital of Asia, would lose it place, plunging many a local nation into financial distress, due to the loss of a secure place, where rule of law is precise, fast and detached from status of personalities, for financial dealings.
However, would the British official on deputation to Hong Kong have liked the place, during the British times? It is possible he would have felt stifled and suffocated, when dealing with the local society.