Hong Kong through the Looking Glass:
Voting: Moms, Zombies + Democracy?
by Dante Archangeli

By Dante Archangeli     I recently filled out my mail-in ballot for Tuesday's election and am relieved that neither Hong Kong's C.Y. Leung nor supporters of Toronto's Rob Ford have a say in whether or not I get to vote. Additionally, after more than 30 days of demonstration, Hong Kong's Occupy / Democracy / Umbrella Movement (I'll call it the Umbrella Movement) is still going strong. The fervor of its supporters and the dismissive and condescending rhetoric of its opponents make me appreciate how lucky we in the U.S. are to have our form of governance, warts and all.