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“Dr. #LiWenliang never wanted to be a hero, but for us in 2020, that is already the upper limit for what we imagine a hero to be.

The media uses the word whistleblower to describe Dr. #LiWenliang, but that’s not exactly accurate.”

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“In the whistleblower stories we know from the past, most were prepared to embark on a journey of no return. So they are Deep Throat, Snowden, Dr. Jiang, Dr. Gao.

But for the 8 gentlemen of Wuhan including Dr.#LiWenliang, strictly speaking no one wanted to “stir up things.”

“So they chose to sent warnings in school and colleague group chats, not for external persons, not for sharing.

Medical workers are the frontline soldiers in battles against infectious diseases, to warn fellow soldiers after knowing the risk, that is the most normal...

...sentiment and course of action for an ordinary person. No one here was audacious enough to try to challenge or shake up anything.

Yet just acting like an ordinary person, Dr. #LiWenliang was still met with misfortune; yet just acting like a ordinary person...

... he is already so outstanding in our country, worthy of lament and respect from so many people.

We’ve long been alienated, unconsciously trained to not know how to react like a normal person. When holding info that impose a life and death risk to tens of thousands...

... the first thing you think of might not be “how can I warn everyone”, but instead “will it be dangerous for me to speak out”.

Someone blew the whistle to warn you, what you first think of might not be “the professionals are taking the risk to give a warning, I need to..
7/ attention, study it and make my own judgement”, but instead “without an official notice does this count as rumourmongering”.

When the kind-hearted does not speak, the vicious already rose the torch.”
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