Friday, February 15, 2008

Mars needs women.

Lending further credence to the tales that the Great Helmsman, Chairman Mao, was more or less completely off his nut with dementia towards his latter days comes this tale of his attempt at trade negotiations with Henry Kissinger:

"You know, China is a very poor country," Mao said, according to a document released by the State Department's historian office.

"We don't have much. What we have in excess is women. So if you want them we can give a few of those to you, some tens of thousands."

A few minutes later, Mao circled back to the offer. "Do you want our Chinese women?" he asked. "We can give you 10 million."

No mention is made in official documents as to whether or not Superkraut asked for a sample to take home and show President Nixon.

Be a good feminist: Next hippie you see wearing a Mao button? Deck him.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Snort:

I asked for 3 but they only came in one colour scheme and in small sizes.

Nevermind.

Funny how now they have lack of women in China.

Canthros said...

I was just thinking: shouldn't we be punching hippies on general principles?

staghounds said...

Not as odd as it sounds. Mao wanted to cut population, he'd keep the future soldiers and workers, send us the "nonproductive" women.

When one has adopted the view of people as fungible economic units, it's easy to talk about things like this.

And I'd rather have had ten million Chinese women, with their personal experience of Communist slavery, come in than the ten million illegal immigrants we DID get.

Why is it hip-n-cool to wear a Mao or Lenin button but a Hitler one gets you cast into the outer darkness?

Tam said...

Some mass murderers spent their money on PR agents instead of graphic designers.

Breda said...

do I really have to wait until I see a Mao button?

Tam said...

Well, if they look like they may have, at one time or another, owned or thought about owning a Mao button...

Anonymous said...

Mao buttons are perfectly okay with me.

They make for great aiming points.


Jim
Sloop New Dawn
Galveston, TX

GeorgeH said...

China now has a shortage of women, so he obviously found a market for them somewhere.

OA said...

Damn Kissinger, should have pulled the trigger. Wouldn't have so many check cashing places or dreadful Tex-Mex dives.

GeorgeH said...
China now has a shortage of women, so he obviously found a market for them somewhere.

12:26 PM, February 15, 2008

I don't think being fertilizer counts as being outsourced.

Kristopher said...

I am more than a bit angry the Henry didn't pull that trigger as well.

Considering the time period ( my HS graduation was in 1979 ) it might have made my dating siutuation easier.

I think he finally did find a solution he liked, unfortunately ...

http://terpsboy.com/blogger7/redchinaX.jpg

amx said...

Well, I'm sure that sexual deviants would be happy...

staghounds said...

Umm, why?

Is being attracted to a Chinese lady a deviance?

Just wondered, because on the theory that people are usually attracted to people around whom they are raised, there are more Chinese men than there are most any other kind.

So being attracted to a gwei-lo is the deviance. Statistically speaking.

Joseph said...

I think parts of India and maybe the Middle east will be seeing generations where there are far more men than women...as in some societies, women are seen as finiancial liabilities rather than wage earners. So some are aborted, I suspect in some cases infanticide occurs.
Maybe it is happening already, and thus the anger of the jihadis??