August 30, 2005
China: A Return to Slave Trade
At one point today, an Angry Black Bitch and I were chatting about what's wrong the world.
That's nothing new. But as the day wore on, things kept blip-blopping up on the screen...and an eerie pattern started to materialize.
I read this article from the Associated Press: Chinese Researcher Warns of Nude Web Chats and once again, I found myself scratching my head at the no-shit-Sherlock obviousness of it all...
It would be like me putting up this headline right now:
Watch Out, New Orleans! Hurricane Katrina Packs A Punch!
The most telling quote, however was this:
Communist authorities have struggled to limit free discussion and other online content considered subversive while encouraging the Net's commercial applications.Feel free to learn more about China here!
The Chinese government not only wants to keep folks from beating off, but also forbids political discussion. That kind of talk is especially dangerous and forbidden! There's no pussy power or politics in China, no sir! There's just jail time for speaking your mind or selling some smut. Sooner or later, I guess you'll go to jail for jacking off online. Gay.com will clearly never develop much of a Chinese audience.
But there's no reason to pout or give-a-shit about the enforced morality, the enforced political silence and China's newly-found, unwavering commitment to materialism and capitalism.
"You can see evidence of that so easily in China and India, where people are far more prosperous than before the forces of capitalism arrived. Globalisation has given them jobs. They might not be jobs that you and I would line up for, but they are better jobs than they had before.Yes!
"Some of them, like those that make flat-screen TVs, as one example, are very hi-tech, very clean, and the workers are well dressed, and well trained and their wages are rising."
The pitiful people of China (about 22% of the world's population) - are so nicely dressed - are loving making our flat-screen TVs - having no political voice of their own - not even allowed to beat off in the comfort of their own homes - building our luxury goods - doing jobs you and I wouldn't line up for....
That sounds swell, don't ya think?
That really sounds like progress, don't you think?
It sounds - to me - like slavery...