Lessons in patriotism for Hong Kong c...

Lessons in patriotism for Hong Kong children

There are 49 comments on the Daily Times story from May 6, 2011, titled Lessons in patriotism for Hong Kong children. In it, Daily Times reports that:

HONG KONG: Hong Kong education chiefs are seeking to make classes on Chinese patriotism compulsory for school children, sparking fears of political brainwashing.

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Faz

Hong Kong

#1 May 8, 2011
What a joke?
Do locals not mind being told what to (and what not to) say, do, believe, behave, think every minute of the day. Only freedom you have is deciding which shopping centre to go to.
LuisFronge

Wolverhampton, UK

#2 Sep 20, 2011
Why not seek Hong Kong patriotism instead? They identify different and even speak different language.

“diddlysquat”

Since: Dec 11

Kowloon, Hong Kong

#3 Dec 16, 2011
Patriotism and national identity will always be about political brainwashing. Chinese, Hongkongnese, Australian, American, or German. I think it's more important to recognize that we are members of the human race, a global family, closely connected to the environment which sustains us. Now is 2011, and surely we can afford to ditch the primitive binary opposition of "us" and "them" which has caused so many wars, pestilence, death, and suffering the world over.
sima yi

Central District, Hong Kong

#6 Jul 12, 2012
no war, no patriotism
straa

UK

#7 Jul 27, 2012
Hong Kong is not the same as China, people from Hong Kong are different and have there own history and culture, they should be proud Hong kong patriots not Chinese
sheldon adlson

Central District, Hong Kong

#8 Jul 31, 2012
money worship hks state religion, there no need for communism, judaism well represented already, a jew life is good here :)
mogmog

Hong Kong

#9 Jul 31, 2012
What is patriotism? What is it for?

Unless they pay you to become one, there ain't no good in being a patriot (read: fanboi).

I can even sell my country for a cuppa beer.
mogmog

Hong Kong

#10 Jul 31, 2012
Patriotism, just like fanboyism, is a lousy tactic invented by lousy gringos, lousy marketers who can't sell tires to the drowned people. You've wasted your money (on taxes, buying their products), you've wasted your precious time, and now they want to waste your emotion on something you shouldn't even bother of (like loving a country that doesn't love you, or defending their,*not* your, products whenever they're offended by unsatisfied consumers)!?

Patriots and fanbois are the greatest losers of all time.
straa

London, UK

#11 Jul 31, 2012
mogmog wrote:
Patriotism, just like fanboyism, is a lousy tactic invented by lousy gringos, lousy marketers who can't sell tires to the drowned people. You've wasted your money (on taxes, buying their products), you've wasted your precious time, and now they want to waste your emotion on something you shouldn't even bother of (like loving a country that doesn't love you, or defending their,*not* your, products whenever they're offended by unsatisfied consumers)!?
Patriots and fanbois are the greatest losers of all time.
Without patriotism a nation achieves nothing and in times if war get conquered easily, without patriotism nations can't compete and become pushovers, without patriotism the west never would of taken over the world, without patriotism we never would of landed on the moon
mogmog

Hong Kong

#12 Jul 31, 2012
Most of the wars of old and contemporary are driven by economic motives. Scientific inventions and achievements are driven by curiosity.
straa

London, UK

#14 Jul 31, 2012
mogmog wrote:
Most of the wars of old and contemporary are driven by economic motives. Scientific inventions and achievements are driven by curiosity.
People fight and die for there countries out if patriotism, the collective effort if usa to teach the moon and win the cold war was achieved through national patriotism, to get your entire country to stand and fight for you they only do that because they think they are fighting for the greater good of there country, that's patriotism. new advancements that happen from extra money going into science out of national patriotism to stay on top
rog bosch

Central District, Hong Kong

#15 Sep 14, 2012
sheldon adlson wrote:
money worship hks state religion, there no need for communism, judaism well represented already, a jew life is good here :)
You have something there Shelly we Jews are successful because we rise above petty patriotism this loyalty to mere country for the rubes. We are always international in range sometimes its not enough but the cohesiveness of the disapora, that comes before all thing, a sort of transnational tribalism.

Do unto others; whatever however first and foremost always. Shalom.
Ram

Thailand

#16 Nov 4, 2012
Thai needs coup bcos Robbing
Nation.Dirty democracy should be halted at least 5years for new big cleaning of nation that accumulate all vicious in junc food democracy.
After clear all dirty and set new nation it will again election
Ping

Bangkok, Thailand

#17 Jan 6, 2013
Hongkonger must love or leave
That means they must be patriotic
Diaoyou robber

Bangkok, Thailand

#18 Jan 12, 2013
Another protest will Suit the Game of robber
Diaoyou robber

Bangkok, Thailand

#19 Jan 12, 2013
I Found nö Area of NHk Comment .this Kind of what they called democracy
All the same
Diaoyou robber

Bangkok, Thailand

#20 Jan 12, 2013
In Thailand
Japan
Malasia
I Found nö Area to Voice my Comment that Not favor it
Diaoyou robber

Bangkok, Thailand

#21 Jan 12, 2013
Protest Japan on Diaoyou
I buy ZTE
Huawei will Debüt new Smart phone
Lenovo COM
Chinese Truck
I will Tour harbin in Chinese new Year
Ceramic
I clean out all japanese Stock in Philipine
Machine and Chemical Stock will Be changed Fire ever
Ti make China stronger is the First Stratege in this Year. Nation is First.If China strong we ethnic Chinese will Be. Safe .Dont like in Malasia or Indinesia in 1998
Diaoyou robber

Bangkok, Thailand

#22 Jan 12, 2013
I Love China. China Must Be stable.
Democracy is in Process but delicately.
I have nö Area for my pose on the Bangkok post
Japan ir Even in Malasia
Nation is First
I hate the Country that Life without Sole
Yes means nö,Image create but devious inner
Harakire

Bangkok, Thailand

#23 Mar 6, 2013
People who donot know their origin or their race and don't love their nation is something like object.Have you ever see any Hongkong history film.

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