(Note: if the video to which this article links gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Our democracy no longer represents the people. Here’s how we fix it | Larry Lessig | TEDxMidAtlantic”)
Gist: a mere 0.02% of Hong Kong’s population (yes, .02%, a tenth of .2%, a hundredth of 2%, meaning two people out of ten thousand!)) get to pick the candidates the rest of the people are allowed to vote for. It’s precisely the same here in the oh-so-democratic and free U.S.! Ugh!