THE racists among those Hong Kong Chinese, who baselessly think they are a 'superior' race and that they have any right at all to turn the unfortunate HK tourists hostage issue into a racial slur, would do well to listen to their compatriot, Jacky Chan. Of sober mind and logic, Chan says:
“This kind of things always happen around the world. ..If they killed the guy sooner, they will say why not negotiate first? If they negotiate first, they ask why not kill the guy sooner? So sad... Humans should be united and not kill or hate each other..”
In his statement clarifying his earlier Twitter post, Jackie reiterates his "do not hate" position:
"What I wanted to convey was that I won’t hate Filipino people as a result of this tragic incident. There are several hundred thousand Filipinos working in Hong Kong, and there are quite a few Hong Kong people working in the Philippines as well. If we start hating each other, it will cause great damage to both Hong Kong and the Philippines."
In this age of political correctness, nobody has the right to think lowly of another race, no matter that several thousands of Filipinos work there in your territory as domestic helpers. Did I not hear your mother country, the People's Republic of China, uphold the dignity and interest of the working class during the Revolution and beyond?
Does science in any way bear out the genetic superiority of the yellow race over the Malay race? I don't think so. Not even religion, I think.
Thus, I call on every Hong Kong citizen not to condemn the Filipino nation over that tragic isolated case (at least as far as hostaging of tourists are concerned) in Luneta, Manila. My people have repeatedly expressed our apologies or sympathies to the families of the victims, the government of HOCUS PCOS Noynoy Aquino III has done the same, and in our hearts, we have prayed for the repose of the soul of the same.
So, do NOT slur our nation, our race. No one, absolutely no one has the right to do so. Not even you, perhaps, esp. you, because you and your government are not perfect yourselves. We just need to check our common history to find out.
To the good people of Hong Kong who have allowed sobriety, sanity, and the sense of brotherhood/sisterhood between our races and the whole of humanity to prevail, I thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul.
Posted by Jesusa Bernardo