"Riding the Tiger" indeed, eh!
There are protests all the time in China, Janice Joplin style. "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."
They don't make the news over here, but they certainly happen.
There's also something liberating about anonymity there.
We are tracked and controlled in the US to a far wider and more accurate extent than most Chinese are, certainly in the lower classes. We have less freedom, because we actually exercise it less, because we have more to lose.
The fact that we are all posting in a "Free Republic" with pseudonyms....?
There are indeed protests all the time in China often directed at the Party officials in a particular areal.
I thought the pseudonyms here where as much necessary because of the lunatic Left as the government. That and personal expressions.