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Is Evil Good?


FADE IN.

INT. ROAD, HAPPY VALLEY - DAY

Walking alongside a LADY and a GENTLEMAN, Peter chats with them.

LADY

There's one thing I

want to ask you -

when will the Hong

Kong riots end?

PETER

Just like humans,

there's a lifecycle in

any human activities.

Evil ways end fast.

Peter turns to the Gentleman.

PETER (Cont'd)

I believe rioters'

fever reached their height when Police

had to pull their guns

and fired.

Both the lady and the gentleman listen seriously.

PETER (Cont'd)

The introduction of

the anti-mask law

marks the beginning

of the end. As the

law touches rioters'

pain point, they'd

to take their last

long breath.

Pausing.

PETER (Cont'd)

Although it would take

a while for Hong Kong

to recover fully, our day

will come.

Both the lady and gentleman look pleased.

PETER (Cont'd)

I won't get myself sucked

in their evil ways. I'm

rational and positive.

I don't have any evil

in my mind.

GENTLEMAN

When I saw on TV

all the violence in

Hong Kong, I felt

bad and couldn't

sleep well.

The lady's nodding.

PETER

This's understandable.

To overcome that, try

not to think about evil

that was thrust upon us.

Think about the good,

and we'll be good.

The lady's smiling.

EXT. ROAD, ADMIRALTY - CENTRAL - DAY

Coming out of a court library, Peter checks his phone.

PETER (V.O.)

There's a Quora question

I haven't responded for

quite a while. I've a draft

to simplify.

On his phone screen, we see an insert of broken windows above some small prints as Peter types:

Q. How are the protesters in Hong Kong more radical than they realize?

A.

Protesters

Some protesters are intelligent, some stupid; some helpless and some wicked.

Rioters

When protests have changed to riots. the violent protesters reveal who they are, underneath.

Evil

Not just radical, but evil, they make other law-abiding civilians in fear of violence and loss.

Devils

Ignorant, stupid and blind to truth, they have never tried to be good, but believe evil is good.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

This short and direct

answer is better. It's looks

simple but deep.

Pausing.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

Deep because: they

think it funny to insult

others; they enjoy seeing

others in pain; they lie a

lot; they need to control

everything, they don't

take responsibility; they

don't feel any guilt; they

show no remorse; and

they hide their true

selves.

After sighing, Peter taps: Submit.

PETER (V.O.)

They take too much

for granted and they

prefer the easy way.

Their worst enemies

are themselves. Have

they ever reflected on

the question: Is evil

good?

Holding his smart phone, Peter captures photos of Hong Kong scenes, just like a tourist.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

That's what a normal

Hong Kong looks like.

Evil people can't have

their way.

INT. MTR STATION - NIGHT

Passing the exit gates, Peter looks pleased. We see a team of riot police stationing.

PETER (V.O.)

It's important that the

Police would limit

the activities of evil

people. I'm glad to

see this.

INT. STUDY - NIGHT

Checking the Quora app, Peter sees a question.

PETER (V.O.)

Wow, this questioner

assumes too much - If Hong Kong falls...

I must refute that fast.

Peter selects a few phone photos and inserts them into his answer.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

The international community

should see something

rational and positive about

Hong Kong right now.

After taping "Submit", Peter sees on the screen the number of views mounting up.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

These're good people.

They can't bear Hong

Kong suffering. Evil

can never be good.

And it's initially up to

rioters to free and liberate

themselves from evil,

or they 'll have to face

all the consequences

in the end.

FADE OUT. THE END

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