Hong Kong is a lost cause.
Hong Kong is cursed.
Hong Kong is gripped in the midst of a mass hysteria.
How long will this hysteria last?
No one knows, and when it does end, probably no one cares any more.
Let it rot, let it decay, let it smithereen into ashes.
As for those fanatical youths now roaming in the streets, what becomes of their destiny?
Who cares about them?
It is their own making.
They'll get what they deserved, just like those Red Guards in the Cultural Revolution 1967/68, many of whom were swept into the backroom of history: gone for good.
And if future generations in their study do come across this turbulent period of this place, they will just sneer at them, and nonchalantly turn to the next chapter of history:
The Rise of China.