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Series of tweets on the anti-OccupyCentral petition campaign

Jul 29th, 2014
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  1. Series of tweets on the anti-OccupyCentral petition campaign
  2. Published on Twitter on 30 July 2014
  3. Occupy Central with Love and Peace
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  6. We’ve noticed some gullible reporting on the anti-#OccupyCentral petition, journalism as unwitting amplification. #ANTIOCLP 1/28
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  8. We’ve tried to remain silent, as we realize we speak from a biased position, but we think a few words need to be said. #ANTIOCLP 2/28
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  10. We appreciate any comments you may have; please call us out if we’re off the mark or unfair #ANTIOCLP 3/28
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  12. As Benny Tai says, we respect anti-#OccupyCentral sentiment & recognize a substantial minority of HK ppl oppose OC, but... #ANTIOCLP 4/28
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  14. The anti-#OccupyCentral petition is not the way you would want to hold an election or any serious opinion survey. #ANTIOCLP 5/28
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  16. Children and non-residents can sign the petition. There is no way to guard against multiple signatures by a single person. #ANTIOCLP 6/28
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  18. Employers pressure employees & pro-#CCP orgs pressure beneficiaries to sign, ppl who don’t know what they are signing sign #ANTIOCLP 7/28
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  20. There is no reputable independent polling organization like @hkupop responsible for counting signatures #ANTIOCLP 8/28
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  22. There is no website tabulating signatures and open to public view or other transparent form of counting. #ANTIOCLP 9/28
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  24. Since it’s a public petition, all signatures should be made publicly available #ANTIOCLP 10/28
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  26. Journalists should ask to see how the numbers add up. The #OccupyCentral referendum was completely above board. #ANTIOCLP 11/28
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  28. The anti-OC petition statement is muddled: against #OccupyCentral & violence, for peace & democracy. What to make of this? #ANTIOCLP 12/28
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  30. Full text of anti-OC petition: 'I oppose violence. I oppose #OccupyCentral. I support peace for HK. I support democracy for HK' #ANTIOCLP
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  32. Of the 4 things, only one is definite, #OccupyCentral. The other 3- peace, violence, democracy- what do they mean? #ANTIOCLP 13/28
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  34. With the anti-OC petition, we are in the realm not of serious opinion measurement but of propaganda and cognitive dissonance #ANTIOCLP 14/28
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  36. Why did the organizers not simply present ‘I oppose #OccupyCentral’ for signature? At least, it’s clear what that means. #ANTIOCLP 15/28
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  38. What does it mean to be against violence& #OccupyCentral when OC is nonviolent, for ‘peace’ when OCLP means ‘love & peace’? #ANTIOCLP 16/28
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  40. And it is clear the ‘democracy’ the anti-#OccupyCentral campaigners have in mind is the kind ‘with Chinese characteristics’ #ANTIOCLP 17/28
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  42. But the petition had no definition of democracy so people see if it was that fake kind they were in favor of. #ANTIOCLP 18/28
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  44. ‘I am for democracy’ is like ‘I like blue’. What shade? All? All equally? That’s why OC presented 3 concrete detailed plans. #ANTIOCLP 19/28
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  46. The Orwellian logic of anti-#OccupyCentral petition: Nonviolent OC=violence, democracy=fake universal suffrage, peace=obeying #CCP #ANTIOCLP 20/28
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  48. Apart from the anti-OC petition's deficiencies, where do #HongKong ppl really stand on electoral reform? Here’s our take…. #ANTIOCLP 21/28
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  50. The anti-#OccupyCentral petition is roughly indicative insofar as maybe 20-30% of #HongKong people are pro-#CCP #ANTIOCLP 22/28
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  52. On the other side, 20-30% of #HongKong people are strongly for real universal suffrage and are willing to fight for it. #ANTIOCLP 23/28
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  54. In between the pro-#CCP and actively pro-democracy groups are 50-60% of the rest of the #HongKong population. #ANTIOCLP 24/28
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  56. Most of the 50-60% in the middle want real universal suffrage- opinion polls from ’97 onward consistently show 60+% want that. #ANTIOCLP 25/28
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  58. But many who want real universal suffrage are uncertain of how far they would go to get it & susceptible to #CCP bullying. #ANTIOCLP 26/28
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  60. The question is, when push comes to shove, which way will this pro-democracy ‘silent majority’ go? #ANTIOCLP 27/28
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  62. The #CCP calculates it can bully enough ppl into submission. We hope HK ppl will act according to their conscience and beliefs. #ANTIOCLP 28/28
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