The Chinese State, or Communist Party-run People’s Daily’s overseas edition on Friday blamed the United States for being behind the pro-democracy protests that are unsettling Hong Kong. That pointer immediately averted by the State Department.

The report said the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a Washington-based nonprofit group, started involvement in the Hong Kong protests as part of a US strategy to undermine foreign governments in the name of promoting democracy, citing unidentified media reports that Louisa Greve, a director at NED, met Hong Kong protest leaders months ago for discussions.

NED as an organisation is devoted to “the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world”, and is funded mostly by the US state.

While direct involvement by external forces devoted to apparent democratic ideals in the Hong Kong protests can be doubted, there is on the other hand no doubt that such proponents are rubbing their hands with glee at what’s in cooking in Hong Kong.

Conspiracy writings abound these days and the list of USA supported intrigues that have toppled entire governments – Iran – and that have set the scene for the murder of left-leaning socialists like Chile’s Salvador Allende, are being widely propagated.

Plus, the lies about Iraq and WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) and its al quaeda links, are well known today and accepted as fact. How could it be otherwise when the controlled media is thwarted by social media?

People listen to conspiracy theories in part because government’s and big corporations withhold information from the public. Their spokes-persons use double-speak, cliches, and formalities. Not only is trust broken but the general public when able to break free of all the hypnotic entertainment to study hot topics, find themselves bewildered on seeing that the experts themselves are at odds with their contrary opinions.

Thus we have such seemingly wild accusations of the USA funding Hong Kong’s democracy movement but it’s true, it’s usual business and not extraordinary at all.

The funds flowing into the Hong Kong democracy movement is normal in the sense that it’s always the case, supporters of different factions will offer funding according to their likes. Their ‘likes’ of course dictated by their aims, or a more sinister term, agenda.

The danger is that the younger protesters who have legitimacy by the very fact of their youthfullness and who should be camped out on the street can see their best intentions confounded by those core group Occupy Central figures who should know better – either that or the Bennie Tai’s et al really do have a bad agenda.

What are they doing? Where is the plan? Don’t they accept that Hong Kong is part of China and China is run as a authoritarian state under the Communist Party making the country a single party run affair far away from the chaos of real democracy? The way China is run is not the best option many will say but that’s the situation and circumstance that has to be dealt with.

China can be likened to a huge flywheel and it’s in motion. The brake can only be applied incrementally. That can be done though, and some suggestions being put forward are workable and may well resonate with Mr Xi and his colleagues. China is not an immoveable object.

Originally, Communism had a cross planet intention given that it’s no good leaving people outside the system, but the same can be said of democracy. It makes sense that everyone could better belong to the same system, at least that is true with a superficial look. But projecting that into a future, at its limit lies world government, world military, one world currency, one set of measures – the longer the list gets the worse that scenario looks. That’s because the opposite is true, no to uniformity, no to standardisation, no to centralisation – in reality that is the Flat (or Flattened) Earth Society.

Excessively big countries, likewise people, are a danger to themselves and everyone else. Too much power is accumulated in one place, it’s an imbalance. Look at the USA today, look at the British with their Empire previously! When China takes over as economic superpower it could well be the last ‘great nation’. At least in this epoch.

To repeat, with participation any system can self-regulate for its betterment and the cat can be either black or white, as Deng said.

The students need to recall that the camps are a tool to achieve the different objectives of the movement, not an end in themselves. They are useful in the beginning but eventually they become difficult to maintain. To prolong them loses the movement social support. They must be located in a conspicuous place yet try to disturb people as little as possible.

Meanwhile, students and activists leading the protests remain locked in a stalemate with the government, which has veered away from the scheduled negotiations and instead urged protesters to retreat from the streets. This caused an opposite effect with more protesters arriving with vows to keep up the demonstrations until the government responds to demands for people to have a greater say in choosing Hong Kong’s leader – they should be demanding more participation on all levels and in all affairs.