Are you afraid of an egg?
It is funny to see how the Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang was scared like a chicken when an egg thrown at him. Remember how George W Bush behaved in the shoe attack?  We all called Bush stupid, but he stood there facing the insult.
Thanks to the press reminding me to read the full length of the speech of Haruki Murakami (Norwegian Wood, 1Q84)when he received a literary prize in Jerusalem in 2009. His famous quote in this speech is: “Between a high, solid wall and an egg that breaks against it, I will always stand on the side of the egg.”
His metaphor is clear: the egg is the unarmed civilians and the wall is the system.  Compared with the system, an egg is almost nothing.  The truth is that no matter how hard the egg tries to protest, it can never cause any damage to the system.  The system will definitely crash any potential danger because of fearing of its own stability.
How sad it is, but this is the reality.
Haruki Murakami is one of the finest contemporary Japanese novelists. The message is strong, provocative and impressive.

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