An army of nearly 200,000 Chinese laborers had been sent to Europe during the war.
--Harold R. Isaacs, The Tragedy of the Chinese Revolution
I am reading a copy online; had a xeroxed copy a couple decades ago but it's long gone. Went to Facebook to see if any of my commie friends could provide me with the fifth sentence, etc.
Paizonians trolled me.
Here is Comrade Samnell's offering:
"We were about fifty miles out from Shanghai when Mao dropped some bad acid and started ranting about how people could make steel in their back yards."
And another, from Kruelaid, I believe his Paizonian handle is:
"His followers prostrated themselves, gibbering among themselves and nodding."
They each received an invitation to the Fun-Timey Reeducation Through Labor Supercenter.
What I saw on the news today suggested that the next likely president of South Korea will be Moon Jae-in, the chief of staff under the previous president at the end of the Sunshine Policy years.
That being said, I'm only posting because the removal of the South Korean president reminds me that it's been a while since I made a witch post.
I haven't read this article yet, but the most intriguing story I heard on the news today was about the assassination of Kim Jong-Un's estranged elder half-brother.
From what little I heard, his estranged elder half-brother was estranged ever since he defected to the Wes--well, East, I guess--after getting caught trying to visit Tokyo Disneyland with forged papers.
Reposted from the Paizo International Film Festival Thread:
Foreign Fantasy Film Department
The latter had flashback scenes to when two of the tomb raiders were Red Guards in the Cultural Revolution. Flashback scenes include a bunch of ardent Maoists waving their Little Red Books at ghosts and chanting "We are materialists and materialists are fearless" before they get ripped to shreds. Also, the way to propose marriage in this movie is to ask "Would you like to sublimate our innocent comradeship in revolution?"
In fact, public awareness of Tibet in general rises and falls with the periodic anti-China demonization campaigns conducted by the U.S. State Department and its agents.
--Heather Benno, "Tibet, imperialism and the right of self-determination" in China: Revolution and Counterrevolution, edited by Andy McInerney
Down with the NatBos and the Red-Browns!
Defend and extend the gains of '49! Oust the Princelings! Expropriate the Hong Kong bourgeoisie!
Workers of South Korea, rescue your brothers and sisters from Juche barbarism! Overthrow the chaebols! For revolutionary reunification!
For a giant post-revolutionary orgy where we can let it all hang out! Socialism will get everybody laid!
Vive le Bachuan!
And some articles about Hong Kong that I haven't quite digested yet:
Thank you Citizens Oak and Orf, I was wondering where I was going to put this:
"Signs the mammoth property bubble is finally bursting belie Beijing’s upbeat GDP data"
Apparently, the era of ghost cities is coming to a close. What international capitalism is going to do next, I have no idea. Also, apparently, China made more cement in 2011-12 than the United States made in the whole 20th century. Also, also, apparently, in the six years since the 2008 crash they have built 200 million housing units which, apparently, is 1.5 the total existing housing stock in the United States.
Grand Magus wrote:
"'You cannot call your business "Christian" when arguing before the Supreme Court, and then set aside Christian values when you're placing a bulk order for cheap wind chimes,' wrote Christian author and columnist Jonathan Merritt in a recent article for The Week."
I read somewhere that there are an estimated 500 strikes, riots and/or protests every day in China. The article didn't say, though, who was doing the estimating.
Comrade workers of China: Never forget the martyrs of Tiananmen! Oust the Princelings! For workers revolution!
Comrade Anklebiter sent me in here with this note that reads:
UPDATE II: In response to my question about whether any U.S. television hosts issued denunciations of the attack on Iraq similar to what Martin just did on RT, Washington lawyer Bradley Moss replied: “Phil Donahue (MSNBC) and Peter Arnett (NBC).”
The note then goes on to be somewhat indecipherable, something like Razzlefrazzlearglebargle?
He also sends this interesting article from Haaretz:
I've got a research assignment for you. The subject is "Tuaregs". I'll check back in in a couple of days after I've read the new issues of Granma Internacional and Izvestiya.
Comrade Anklebiter asked me to tell you that, on the off-chance his posts contributed to your head explosion, to see below. If not, he says, nevermind.
Comrade Anklebiter wrote:
Don't get me wrong, Sexy Putin out!!, but I don't see how the US is gonna win an image war.
Russia: Out of Ukraine!
America: Bloody Hands Off the World!
Smash Russian and US Imperialism through Workers Revolution!
Down with Sexy Putin! (Britishiznoid, but still)
I don't know. Sounds alright to me.
Vive le Bachuan!
And with South Korea attacking its rail workers' union and throwing dissidents in jail for plotting "armed rebellion" the time for revolutionary reunification is now!
Comrades, overthrow the chaebols in the South and the Kims in the North!
For international proletarian socialist revolution!
Vive le Grandfather Pei Thought!