Palace coup: when a disgruntled section of the ruling class attempts to seize power. This assumes that it no longer has power, but in the past used to have it.
I have drawn the term from Ernst Bloch and it describes very well what has been happening in Kong Kong. How so?
Let me begin with a certain Nathan Law, a leader of the protests, riots and violence in Hong Kong, who jetted off to Yale University while urging others to stay on the streets. Less than impressed, many young Chinese in Hong Kong began a series of takes on his brave act.
‘I go to Yale, you go to jail‘ is one.
‘Blockheads boycott lectures, but I must first go to class’ is another, as in the following:
Such elitism is always popular:
But underlyng this effort by spoilt rich kids is the reality that Hong Kong’s moneyed…
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