People in China take to the streets and protest against Xi Jinping and the Communist Party. It started in Beijing and Shanghai, and now it has spread to other places in China. This is called «the blank white paper protest,» and dubbed the «A4 Revolution.»
It can be dangerous to speak out against the Communist leader and the Communist Party in China. But in a country where the authorities have little tolerance for open dissent, people on the streets in China and their Covid restrictions have turned to more sophisticated methods.
Yesterday, we saw a piece of paper placed on a wall during a protest in Shanghai, and it said; «I didn`t say anything.»
The display of wordless papers «means» we are voiceless, but we are also powerful,» said Hazel Liu. They all have a common message, and they know what they want to express. So do the authorities, so they don`t need to say something. In other words; if you hold a blank sheet, everybody knows what you mean.
Some students in Nanjing and Xi`an held up blank paper sheets, earlier this week, in protest of censorship and as the only «safe» way to say what could otherwise not be said. This form of protest also popped up during the Hong Kong protests.
People in China have Weibo instead of Twitter, and some of them are for «freedom of speech.» Others said they want to go out and work. Another one said he wanted to go out and see a movie.»
The phrase «I wanna go watch a movie» was also picked up on social media, with some people commenting: «I am not interested in political regimes, I just want to be able to freely see a movie.» I want to see a movie! I want to sit in a cinema and watch a movie! I want to watch a movie that is uncensored!»
Despite social media users showing a lot of support for students and locals standing up and making their voices heard, not everyone was supportive of this gathering in Beijing. Some suggested that since Liangmahe is near Beijing`s foreign embassy district, there must be some evil «foreign forces» meddling and creating unrest.
Other people on Weibo expressed that people were starting to demand too many different things instead of solely focusing on China`s zero Covid policies, losing the momentum of the original intention of the protest.
The protest against the lockdown comes nearly three years into the pandemic, and this protest has developed into one of the boldest displays of dissent against the Chinese authorities in years. Maybe the boldest one since the protest in Tiananmen Square protests and massacre in 1989.
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Rafael Nadal, Iga Swiatek, Carlos Alcaraz, Coco Gauff, John McEnroe, and many more took to court in support of the Tennis Plays for Peace exhibition event ahead of the 2022 US Open.
The 2022 US Open runs from August 23 – September 11 in New York City at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The tournament takes place for the 142nd time and is the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year. Daniil Medvedev is the men’s singles reigning champion and Emma Raducanu is the women’s singles reigning champion. Last year, both players claimed their first Grand Slam title, with 18-year-old Raducanu becoming the first-ever qualifier to achieve the feat. This year’s tournament is set to feature a range of greats and future stars looking to add to their records and cement their place in tennis history.
Cameron Norrie had his biggest match in his lifetime on Friday. A semi-final of Wimbledon on Centre Court. Against one of the biggest stars in the tennis world right now; Novak Djokovic from Serbia.
Norrie is an outstanding player and started the match by winning 2-6. But, it stopped there. Djokovic took the three next rounds and smashed Norrie with 6-3, 6-2, and 6-4. Take a look at the highlights, and judge for yourself. And listen to the audience. This ladies and gentlemen is entertainment!
Novak Djokovic is now in his eighth career Wimbledon final, which will put him fourth on the list over men`s all-time list. Roger Federer is at the top of that list, so Novak has still a way to go to reach that top.
Not only that. Novak contests his 32nd grand slam final, and that is nothing more than a new men`s all-time record.
American Pete Sampras’ seven Wimbledon titles two decades ago, can be smashed on Sunday if Djokovic wins over Nick Kyrgios. If he does, he will be, after Roger Federer, the third player to match that record.
British William Renshaw was the first man to win seven championships, but Roger Federer is an eight-time champion, which is an all-time men`s champion.
Renshaw and Sampras both have seven finals, and if Djokovic wins on Sunday, he will join that 7-club.
For me, Wimbledon is Bjorn Borg from Sweden. I used to watch it when he was at the top. He won in 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, and 1980. Damn. That was a good time with good memories. I can remember it as if it was yesterday.
Nick reached his first grand slam final on Thursday after Nadal was forced to withdraw from the scheduled match on Friday because Nadal had an abdominal injury. Sunday will be the biggest day in Nick`s tennis career.
Novak Djokovic was banned from Australia Open earlier this year. Now, he`s in the Wimbledon final. Sir Alex Ferguson and Wayne Rooney watched the game on Friday among thousands of other tennis enthusiasts.
It won’t be fewer people during the final on Sunday, but what about U.S Open? Will the superstar Novak Djokovic be banned by the Americans? If so, they will steal history, memories, and entertainment that won’t be forgotten.
Software Powerhouse Microsoft Corp beat Wall Street expectations for quarterly revenue on Tuesday. They have a strong demand for the software giant`s cloud-based services from the pandemic-triggered shift to hybrid work models.
Some companies lost big during the pandemic, but Microsoft profited big from it as individuals and organizations turned to products like Outlook and Teams workplace messaging app. People shifted their behavior as they were working from home during the pandemic.
But it seems like people loved the idea to work from home because after the economies opened up again, people and businesses tend to use a hybrid model of allowing staff to alternatively work from home. And that is strengthening Microsoft`s cloud services, including their flagship cloud offering Azure.
Microsoft reported revenue of $49,36 billion in the third quarter, compared with $41,7 billion a year earlier.
Net income rose to $16,73 billion, or $2,22 per share, in the quarter ended March 31, from $15,46 billion, or $2,03 per share, a year earlier.
«Continued customer commitment to our cloud platform and strong sales execution drove better-than-expected commercial bookings growth of 28% and Microsoft Cloud revenue of $23,4 billion, up 32% YoY,» Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood said in a news release.
For the current quarter, Microsoft expects to generate sales of $52,8 billion, based on the midpoint of its guidance. That matches Wall Street`s target for the June quarter. In the year-earlier period, it posted $46,2 billion in sales.
Microsoft stock fell 3,7% on Tuesday to close at 270,22 amid a broad market sell-off, but in after-hours trading (as I write this article), the stock is up 4,47%. It happened on a day were Nasdaq plummeted 3,7%, while Tesla went down 12,18%. I have been following Microsoft since the 90s, and this is one of the few that survived the dot-com bubble. This company continues to impress.
Canada canceled democracy last night, and nobody seems to notice that. PM Justin Trudeau declared Martial Law. He did it in response to the Freedom Convoy, which is his own working-class people.
Martial Law is the temporary imposition of direct military control of normal civil functions or suspension of civil law by a government, especially in response to a temporary emergency where civil forces are overwhelmed, or in occupied territory.
Martial Law can be used by the government to enforce its rule over the public, as seen in multiple countries like Thailand in 2006 and 2014. Egypt in 2013. When threatened by popular protest in China, Tiananmen Square in 1989, and in Poland in 1981. Such incidents may occur after a coup d’etat.
Examples of this form of military rule include post World War II reconstruction in Germany and Japan, the recovery and reconstruction of the former Confederate States of America during the Reconstruction Era in the United States of America following the American Civil War.
Typically, the imposition of martial law accompanies curfews, the suspension of civil law, civil rights, and habeas corpus; and the application or extension of military law or military justice to civilians. Civilians defying martial law may be subjected to military tribunal (court-material).
Curfew means that they order all people affected by them to not be in public places or on roads within a certain time frame, typically in the evening and nighttime hours. Curfews were a common element of control used in martial law, though curfews can also be implemented for public safety in the event of a disaster, pandemic, or crisis.
Mainstream Media doesn`t say much about it. What they have been saying is much about Hungary and Poland because they are conservative countries that believe in Christendom and God and use it as a moral compass. But when Canada shuts down their democracy, they are all silent.
Nor did MSM say much when nearly 50 churches burned down to the ground last year. It was a series of arson and suspicious fires in June and July 2021 damaged or destroyed more than a dozen Christian churches in Canada.
Coincident with fires, vandalism, and other destructive events damaged churches in Canada and the United States, primarily in British Columbia. Canadian government officials, church members, and Canadian Indigenous leaders have speculated that the fires and other acts of vandalism have been reactions to the discovery of over 1,000 unmarked graves at Canadian Indian residential school sites.
This is similar to what we see in Communist China. They don`t believe in Christendom and God. They believe in Communism, and if you read the bible or coran, they will beat you and put you in so-called «training camps».
This also happened in Russia. The Bolsheviks killed thousands of priests and burned a lot of churches during their Communist revolution. When church leaders demanded freedom of religion under the constitution, the Bolsheviks responded with terror. They started to kill the metropolitan of Kyiv.
The Bolshevik persecution of the Catholic Church is interesting even today. The Roman Catholic Church struggled to survive the aftermath of the Bolshevik Revolution from 1917 to 1924. Seven years of persecution and martyrdom of the clergy and laity destroyed the main hierarchy of the Church.
In 1959, Nikita Khrushchev initiated his own campaign against the Russian Orthodox Church and forced the closure of about 12,000 churches.
Very often we see Satanists are behind many of the attacks on the churches. The wooden 250-year-old Dormition orthodox church on the shore of Lake Onega in Russi was burned down in a raging inferno by a teenage Satanist.
His social media contained a picture of a burning church before the attack on the historic 18th-century building, along with many satanic pictures. I believe in Satan, he said to the police. He was into pentagrams, and he had a hall of evil spirits.
Many churches have burned down to the ground in Europe as well, and this has been going on for a very long time. We all remember when Notre Dame in Paris burned in 2019. On April 15, 2021, exactly two years after the blaze that devastated Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, the 16th-century Church of Saint-Pierre in Romilla-la-Puthenaye, Normandy, northern France, burned down to the ground.
A new religious building was disappearing in France every two weeks in 2021.
I find it very interesting to read what Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn says about the Communist revolution. Solzhenitsyn argued that the Dechristianization of Russian culture, which he considers most responsible for the Bolshevik Revolution, began in 1666.
It became worse during the reign of Tsar Peter the Great and accelerated into an epidemic during The Enlightenment, the Romantic era, and the Silver Age. He also repeatedly denounced Tsar Alexis of Russia and Patriarch Nikon of Moscow for causing the Great Schism of 1666, which Solzhenitsyn says both divided and weakened the Russian Orthodox Church at a time when unity was desperately needed.
Solzhenitsyn once said; «Over a half-century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of old people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia: «Men have forgotten God; that`s why all this has happened.
Since then I have spent well-nigh 50 years working on the history of our revolution, in the process I have read hundreds of books, collected hundreds of personal testimonies, and have already contributed eight volumes of my own toward the effort of clearing away the rubble left by that upheaval.
But if I were asked to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat;
«Men have forgotten God; that`s why all this has happened.»
It`s an anti-christ movement going on, and Justin Trudeau is sympathizing with them and said that the Christian community is a shameful history we`re all becoming aware of.
We can clearly see this mindset all over in the West. Putin said that this is the problem in the West today. They have lost their roots, and MSM has played a huge role in destroying democracy. The worst thing is that «we the people» are funding them all. They receive billions of free dollars to be there for the people but do the opposite. But those who oppose them are considered domestic terrorists. The war on terror is a war on you.
The Nazis did the same during World War II. All opponents were killed. Atheist Stalin did the same. First in Gulag camps, and then killed. Communist Mao did the same. So did Communist Pol Pot. This is exactly how tyranny works. A dictatorship. Shut up and obey.
As Tucker mentioned, the virus is rarely mentioned. This is about power and control, not public health. The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.