I hope everyone who proffered the party line about Westerners deluding themselves that Eastern peoples have an appetite for self-determination are appropriately ashamed in light of Hong Kong’s democratic landslide this week. @Leo at least had the spine to voice strong skepticism of the claim. Let it be a lesson to TWiT and the world, especially the Western world, at how easily we let our perceived capitalist interests lead us gravely astray.
Preach. All the way to the back of the room.
Is it preaching? I consider it merely what ought to have been common-sense.
It’s an expression, another way of saying “Amen, brother.”
Be that as it may, let not common-sense be consigned to dogmatism or partisanship. I recognize your supportive intent, however the expression elicits my chagrin: surely you can see how it plays into the hands of suppressionists’ designs to characterize autonomic advocacy to be extreme and/or extremist! The casualness of the phrase mustn’t beguile its erstwhile treachery.
Point taken. I think many of us (here and elsewhere) could do with a bit of a rethink re: how and where we choose to express ourselves.