Brainwashed? Indoctrinated? Both pro-Beijing and pro-democracy supporters act in rational self-interest

By Chris Maden Many of my pro-establishment friends accuse the protesters of being “brainwashed” into believing in democracy, rights and the like. Likewise, a common thread amongst the protesters is that the establishment has been “indoctrinated”. Although the terms are different, the outcome is the same: both accusations present the “brainwashed” or “indoctrinated” as unwitting […]