[Reuters] Hong Kong officials today sent an envoy to the United States embassy there seeking advice on dealing with internal dissent. A spokesperson said that US President Barack Obama and been brutally effective in putting down the Occupy movement in the US, so that it was natural to seek advice from him.
“I don’t know what to tell them,” said an embassy official. “Americans are mostly compliant and dumbed down, so that controlling them is easy. “We just line up candidates we like and tell them to go vote for one of them. Then turn on football. In the worst situation, Occupy, we just clubbed a few heads and told our news media to ignore them. China is not so easy – their news media is not so well controlled as ours.”