One of the reasons that is so important for you to watch is what’s going on in Hong Kong; I don’t fully know if you really understand what these kids are up against.
They are up against the most totalitarian dictatorship in history. The power of the Chinese Communist Party, the power of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), is mashing right now the border of Hong Kong, and threatening to roll in.
Tiananmen Square which I know many of you are too young to remember. Tiananmen Square happened in 1989 and the world was quite about it.
What we know is between 10,000 to 50,000 young Chinese that were protesting against the oppression of the Chinese government. They actually made a replica of the Statue of Lady Liberty and put it up in Tiananmen Square which is right here in the Forbidden City, in the capital of Beijing.
Once they put that up, they rolled the tanks in. We think between 10 thousand to 50 thousand were slaughtered in a couple of days. That’s looking to happen in Hong Kong.
In Hong Kong, you can have another Tiananmen, and why? Because the People’s Liberation Army and the entire apparatus of the Chinese Communist Party do not want the contagious freedom to spread in mainland China.
You know we live with freedom that you don’t really appreciate; sometimes I don’t appreciate it. I get the opportunities travelling throughout the world and see the impression throughout the world.
Sometimes it is very difficult to actually appreciate the freedom to have been inscribed to us from patriots of previous generations.
The other day, we have this example on the same day in Hong Kong when the young patriots were being beaten by the riot police, teargased; they had the rubber bullet shot it down. They were walking to the airport and walking to Hong Kong, not with the Union Jack (UK flag) that we were doing 11 weeks ago, but with the Old Glory, flag of the United States of America.
Why are they doing that? Because that flag represents freedom to people throughout the world. And young people in Hong Kong are walking around with that flag. And that drives the Communists into madness.
At the same time, you have a privilege, I think fans, on one of the Olympics, one of the USA team, on the podium after winning the medals. And he knelt! OK, he knelt because he thought that flag was a flag of shame.
Well, that flag is not a flag of shame; it’s called Old Glory for reason. The young patriots in Hong Kong proved that. Because when they are getting tear-gased, and beaten, and shot at, they flag they are raising is not the flag of the Chinese Communist Party, but the flag of the free people of the world represented by the United States of America.
By Steve Bannon
Edited by staff