28 March 2017

Although Hong Kong is not by any stretch of the imagination a free and independent country, it seems noteworthy that Carrie Lam was just elected its Chief Executive by a committee comprising 0.16 percent of the Hong Kong population -- quite democratic, really, compared to the USA's Electoral College, which comprises about 0.00016 percent of the USA's population (the numerical coincidence comes from my use of a rounded 2017 population estimate, 325 million.)

I applaud Russ Feingold for taking this seriously enough to start a pressure group. 

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