Waiting For The Good Guys To Win – Middle Class China And Foreign Friends

“But in your country, at least you get to choose your leader.” my coworker told me over drinks once. Jaded and privileged first world communist that I am, I just kind of shrugged. “Well, it doesn’t really mean anything.” I said. “You just choose from this guy or that guy and they’re both the same... Continue Reading →

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The Revolution Will Not Be Trending – Hong Kong, Social Media, and The Failure of Attention Politics

A question: why did the Hong Kong protests fail? First: a story. In 2016 Yau Wai-Ching and Sixtus Baggio Leung Chung-hang, of the localist, independence-advocating group “Youngspiration”, were elected to the Legislative Council, Hong Kong’s, um legislative body. This was a big step for the localist movement – it seemed to reflect the general changing... Continue Reading →

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Short Fiction – The Rat Samurai

For a moment - just a moment - after waking, there was the bliss of life without sentience. Here she existed as a perfect being in accord with nature and with the myriad kami of the existing world who dwelt in all places and gave life to all things who in themselves were pure without... Continue Reading →

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