RIP much-loved crazed, hate-spewing wacko

Lau Nai-keung, CCP hyper-loyalist and spite-filled tormentor of Hong Kong’s ‘dissidents’, dies. Few writing in English paid him much attention (forgivably), so I will dig up a few old bits and pieces by way of a eulogy…

…what the SCMP gives us is Lau Nai-keung – patriot, scourge of pro-democrats, and compelling study in mental fracturing, week by week, column by column.  Just when you thought his mouth-frothing hatred and loathing for the world couldn’t get any more pathological, he manages to get just that little bit more psycho.  It is far and away the best reading in the newspaper… [from here]

While Lau cannot exactly be described as the voice of reason, his mouth-frothing loathing of the pro-democrats often takes precedence over his loyalty to the motherland, with the result that he speaks unpalatable truths that the more self-controlled pro-Beijing figures avoid uttering. [from here; another example here]

Is there anyone he doesn’t loathe? That he detests the pro-dems and the tycoons isn’t news, but he doesn’t even rule out the local administration – or even the Beijing officials who recently resurrected the zingy love-country-love-harbour catchphrase. Whether you accept 0%, 50% or 100% of his outpourings, you can’t deny the anguish. Everyone else on the more-or-less patriotic side is gearing up for soul-selling, principles-shredding compromise, leaving him the only true believer shining in the darkness. [from here]

Also: Lau Nai-keung Talks Crap, after the great man ranted about evil Westerners in the context of toilets. There’s much more, but I’m in a good mood today.

Lau’s passing is an opportunity to examine how some Hong Kong people mutated into ardent Beijing sympathizers – before it became de rigueur in the years around 1997 (think Tsang brothers, CY Leung, etc). Which we will do tomorrow, probably.

Meanwhile (on a perhaps not-unrelated subject) a guest contribution on what happens next in the Christine Loh thing…

 

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14 Responses to RIP much-loved crazed, hate-spewing wacko

  1. Headache says:

    It seems Lau was not quite patriotic enough to eschew Western medicine in his battle with cancer.

    He also sported a very unpatriotic hairstyle, almost a Johannes Chan, before adopting the Tung Chee-hwa.

    While I’m here, apropos of the great Christine Loh pile-on of 2018, Priscilla Leung is the actual worst.

  2. HK1980 says:

    CY didn’t morph into anything. He was known to be red as far back as the early 80s.

  3. Stephen says:

    RIP Lau Nai-keung.

    Christine is by far the most surprising of the “Road to Damascus” mutations that we have had. What next, Anson “We British” Chan ? How and why did it happen ?
    Cash ? Career ? Her own walk in the woods with Poo Bear ? Of course she spends a considerable amount of time in the U.S. now. So not sure how her new found lovin for the “Chairman for Life” is going to sit in the new red meat eating world of the Trumpster.

  4. Joe Blow says:

    I would like to point out to y’all that Christine should be addressed as Prof. Christine. Okay, it’s true that she is a professor at CityU, one of HK’s Mickey Mouse universities, but it looks nice, doesn’t it? ‘Prof. Christine’. Especially when she sends out applications for well-paid (semi) government jobs like “Belt & Road Dominatrix” or “Greater Bay Area Co-ordination & Integration Senior Cadre”. There are going to be tons and tons of juicy, comfortable positions available when HK integrates and Christine is going to get her slice of the pie. Mind my words. They are prophetic.

  5. Docta Dolla says:

    Oh so acerbic…

    It’s better than bottling it up!!

    PS: He was right most of the time, surely, about the Westerners???

  6. MeKnowNothing says:

    “And it all ends with Princess Christine marrying nice Uncle Ronny, but damned for eternity to produce sterile offspring, while the Evil Witch Carrie completes her journey to the Blessed Realm and is subsumed into Xiauron’s miasma to disappear without trace.”

    She’s sterile herself, so she’ll have to outsource her part of the process again:

    https://www.scmp.com/article/504900/surrogate-joy-christine-loh-and-partner

    https://www.scmp.com/article/505117/christine-loh-sidesteps-hk-law-against-paying-surrogate-mum

    Rather than City U, she’s at HKUST:

    https://www.envr.ust.hk/our-division/people/faculty-staff/cloh.html

    Sorry to hear LNK is gone – rather enjoyed his rants.

  7. HillnotPeak says:

    That geezer had a weird obsession with Anson Chan, everything was here fault or something. He was more the crazy bus uncle then a teacher.

  8. old git says:

    By contrast, Hong Kong’s civil service knows which its bread is buttered. It has shafted not only the filthy foreign devils by gouging them excessive Stamp Duty on flats; but also mainlanders who are desperate to secure their money by buying flats in HK. Not content with that, in my experience, they have shafted the younger generation in HK who really can’t afford to buy anything whatsoever, unless the older generation helps.

    The civil service wants to keep gouging because they have an unfunded pension to feed. They claim to have stopped price rises. That’s bunk and flannel when HKD138 billion is earmarked as general revenue.

  9. reductio says:

    @MeknowNothing

    Thanks for the link. Spotted this in her prodigious list of publications:

    “A hidden helping hand – Beijing’s post-1997 approach – Hong Kong Political Analysis, CLSA Emerging Markets, 6 December 2001”

    I see she started early with her spot on analyses.

  10. Donny Almond says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR96PTiV_JQ

    An old little bit of Christine. You can paste it in your thingy.

    Question: how can a person with no academic background or learned professionalism to speak of, become a professor ?

  11. MeKnowNothing says:

    Well spotted, reductio. Followed on by “Love Thy Neighbour” & “Love Thy Neighbour More”. And to think when she joined Wolfman’s team, I thought she was one of the good guys.

    I’m not called MeKnowNothing for nothing… |^)

  12. Stephen says:

    @Donnie Almond,

    Alas academia is littered with persons of no academic background or learned professionalism. Think of Dr. Elisabeth Quat or Dr. Allen Semen. Need I go on ?

  13. Headache says:

    @Stephen

    Elisabeth Quat is hardly “in” academia. She purchased her “bachelors”, “masters” and “doctorate” from a now-defunct diploma mill in Hawaii, and despite this rather well-known fact she still claims these qualifications on her official website (http://eqweb.hk/index.php/about-eq). She also claims a dubious-sounding masters in “marriage and family therapy” from the also-now-defunct HKU Family Institute. I doubt even ShittyU would employ her, notwithstanding (and I can confirm) that her scuba instructor certificate was indeed validly issued!

    Can’t begin to explain why Allan Semen has honorary doctorates from three separate universities, though.

  14. Din Gao says:

    So, where is it?

    Underground Front: The Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong, Christine Loh, Hong Kong University Press (2010).

    Second Edition due November 2018

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