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Hong Kong — echoes — Organizational Structure Dictates Outcome

Yon-Genre mind-dump, sans edit

The communists kicked me out of Hong Kong in 2020. Then the CCP pandemic blanketed the world and I read tons of books in 2020. I even re-read 1984, Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies, and others in genre. Those books are amazingly “now.” (I did not re-read Atlas Shrugged. Maybe I should.)

Hong Kong: I was in just over 100 of the major protests in Hong Kong. Also witnessed many smaller actions.

See the image above: I saw things like this THOUSANDS of times just in Hong Kong. I had even more experience with this in 2010 in Thailand. And again in 2014 in Thailand.

And other experiences in other countries such as Nepal, though I have written very little about Nepal other than I was trekking, did Gobar Gas research, and some recreational cannibal hunting. (Everyone needs a break). But on the side, I was spending a lot of time with Maoists. A year in Nepal.

Only one country can instantly go Full Dracula and Authoritarian more than China. That is United States. Washington, D.C. feels far more intense and dangerous to me than Hong Kong, and Hong Kong is now completely taken by China.

Big concern: the authoritarianism we see being facilitated by big tech and others is shortsighted, at best. As authoritarianism grows, eventually the people with armies will take the people with computers. In the Law of the Jungle, Carnivores do Carnivore stuff.

Here’s a little Jungle Law I witnessed in Iraq:

Facebook just warned me about some post in 2014 — when I was covering jungle law in Thailand. I have no idea what the post is. FB does not say. But you know how tame my posts are. Maybe it was some photos during or after a firefight. I have no idea.

What will Facebook do when someone — maybe years down the road — they helped get into power, turns on Facebook, or wants to squeeze them. Who to call? The courts? Will Facebook cancel an account of some President who is no longer bound by law?

As one wise man often tells me, “Organizational structure dictates outcome.”

Authoritarian structure: Jungle Law transcends communism. Jungle Law becomes law of the land. When big tech offends someone with an army, big tech will get a boot on the door. Lawlessness will make them vulnerable to everything from cartels to the highest and most distant reaches of foreign actors. Rock, paper, scissors: ARMY.

Many people say daily, “I can’t believe they are doing this! It doesn’t make sense.” Such reactions are borne from faulty paradigms. If you keep being surprised, your paradigm must be adjusted to the point that it becomes predictive. If your paradigm is reasonably accurate, you will begin to accurately predict — in general terms — what is likely to happen.

For instance, I have this paradigm that dry forests lead to wildfires. There always are sparks from campfires, fireworks, lightning, and all the likely suspects. We don’t see many wildfires in rain forests during monsoon. A human monsoon is a great economy where Rule of Law is enforced, and people feel and think the government is legitimate and not predatory.

Organizational structure dictates outcome. The organizational structure is being rewired by people who do not understand the circuitry. Or just how high this voltage really is.

I was with Syrians in Turkey. Spent much time with them. A huge part of that civil war resulted from different groups feeling rule of law collapsed and the government was no longer legitimate. I saw this in Nepal. Thailand. Iraq. Afghanistan. Southern Philippines. Poland. Romania. Czechoslovakia. Yugoslavia (I left immediately). Hong Kong.

People are leaving California for same reason. Parts of California and Oregon, not to mention others such as Texas, are beyond just talking about leaving. They are working on it. I do not want these things to happen. I want to write books and live in peace.

I feel like a doctor who has seen patients for years, and now am diagnosing my own family while reading test results that I have successfully used for years. I know what I am seeing. Some folks accuse me of Wanting civil war because I warn about it.

This happened in Iraq when I was 18 months ahead of MSM and the military by saying clearly and repeatedly that Iraq was falling into civil war. This civil war caused massive human and material destruction. But when we finally used the right treatment for the right disease, we doused the civil war from raging inferno back to smoldering mess.

Similar happened when I was writing from Afghanistan, warning in clear terms in 12 major dispatches in 2006 that the Afghan war was being lost. A high level friend at CIA was incredibly angry with me for saying these things publicly. Took MSM and the military THREE YEARS to catch up. Three years of tumor growth.

(Hello CIA — I’ll take my word for it. I am out there on the ground, not pretending that analysing bullshit “test results” can help make accurate predictions. If people knew how much CIA and others depend on MSM and other such “sources,” you’d not be surprised at why 9/11 sneaked up on them. I’d like to see how much time CIA analysts spend on Wikipedia.)

That I am sensing civil war, and am saying this, and therefore want it, is projection and untrue. I warn to avoid. Many people reading this have been in wars. Ask them how much they want to go back. The idea that I want civil war in America is preposterous. I’d rather be covered in murder hornets. Civil war is horrific.

Do they accuse a doctor of wanting them to be sick after reading the results and comparing that with years of practice? Do they want a doctor who will say, “I know you hate bad news. And with that in mind, that lump is fine. Just go home and forget about it. But please pay the bill now.”

The “forest” is drying out.

Today, we see some giant hand with a massive blowdryer drying a massive forest while smoking, and tossing fireworks. Election integrity and rule of law must be upheld or there will be no turning back. The pattern is clear. I’ve seen this in many countries with my own eyes.

On a side note, am seeing articles that later MMR vaccine (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) may be helpful against The Virus. Of course I have no idea what is accurate, but I did get that vaccine in 2019 in preparation for a journey back to India. Am not anti-vaxxer at all, but definitely moving with utmost caution with these rapid fire vaccines when the companies have no liability.

Speaking of which, I must go for now. Working on getting a CCP virus test for something. (I have no symptoms or reason to believe I have the virus, but must get the test for another reasons.)

Thank you for your financial support. These journeys around America are expensive, and thank you for forgiving my unedited notes.

Organizational structure dictates outcome.

Michael Yon

Michael Yon is America's most experienced combat correspondent. He has traveled or worked in 82 countries, including various wars and conflicts.

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