International Women’s Day

March 8 has always been a communist propaganda just to fuck with the traditionally male-dominated social order. Though it first started in the States at the beginning of 20th century, the commemoration of such event didn’t gain its prominence until the Bolshevik borrowed and adopted it in Russia decades later. Naturally as a significant signaling of left holiness, it was widely adopted outside the socialist states even before Hippies started the Woodstock orgy party (UN took it serious as early as 1957!).

China, even decades after the leftiest singularity of Cultural Revolution, continued to campaign International Women’s Day as a victory of how female gender manage to break through the old evil family role and try to achieve excellence in every aspect of our beloved communist society except of being a good mother. The message was taken for granted even as late as late 90s and early 00s. I remembered seeing the comic description of female steel worker, female rocket scientist, and female rice farmer everywhere on the street on every March 8 when I was a kid. Hell even I took that granted, believing it’s the only truth about women through all my adolescence. Because it’s a top-down state indoctrination, everyone gets the message in a genial manner, even though most of us at that time have never really seen a female steer worker, or a female scientist. But that doesn’t matter.


Fast forward time to the present being, it’s another good old fashion March 8 again! The government no longer gives too much shit literally to print new posters. The country is inundated with commercials to promote female impulsive consumerism with special “women’s day” concessions. Most people don’t even use the old term “Women’s Day” any more. Now it’s a celebration for “the girls day”, “the queens day”, “the princesses day” and such. Here is just one of the posters for this particular day in nowadays China:


Now women resume being womanly finally, who would even remember that this particular holy day was to commemorate that women should never be objectified and restricted for their own femininity and such? Well, thank holy goddess of Nvwa not China.

But clearly the West still very much remembers that. I just got news that tomorrow in Madrid, Spain, the current temporary residence of mine, tomorrow (Mar 8) the city will hold (organized and encouraged by the communist city government!) 127 street demonstrations in various ares of the city. This year’s slogan is against the unequal pay for women in work place, so all public services will reduce to the minimal maintenance level. That means the metro will reduce its frequency by 40-65% (of course because half of the metro people are women), bus service reduced by 60-80% (too many women bus drivers need to protest that day). And of course that includes hospitals, schools, and even fire fighters! Mass protest is expected and encouraged. The whole city would be left in paralysis. Who cares if it hurts normal average working class to get to work on time, women need to get on the street and shout out loud! Oh, did I forget to mention the city government also organized a parade especially for trannies and lesbians one day before?


2016 Women’s Day Depiction in Madrid

And Spain was actually a new kid in the block who has only submitted to the Cathedral 40 years ago.

History has its final laugh.




The silent resurgence of China

At some point Chinese will have to get over with the obsession how the Chinese civilization dominated and nearly perfected the pre-industrial era. Those sympathetic sentiments are absolutely understandable and quite commonly shared by basically everybody else. Muslims always lament about the loss of Al-andalus. Japan wants to restore its bushido dignity. Spanish never get over their little trifling civil war almost 90 years ago. Even Americans now heart making America great again.

I whine too, a lot. If time machine were invented I’d do as much as I can to get on with it and travel way back to the warring period just to do some serious empire building. But that wouldn’t normally happen. So that only leaves me pure bitterness just like many of us. However, it isn’t that hard to see the reason why those people can’t get over the past is pure and simple, that is, the present being sucks big time for the cynics. Self-loathing is a very useful technique for coping with shittier than expected real-life situations. Chinese, for one are exceptionally prevalent in self-loathing.

Chinese used to hate modern China so much. The biggest dream for most Chinese until quite recently is simply to get out of China and not think about what’s next. Chinese even develop this sense of inferiority complex to the West, as if our penile size weren’t even smaller enough to shrivel the last remaining manhood of Chinese gents in front of others.

At some point, I felt desperate and hopeless. But thankfully this finally comes to an end.

If you look at the Chinese media and social platforms, or even talk to some random guys on the street, you will find things quite different than what I just described above. People are starting to find hope and confidence in the nation-building of China for the first time in history.

Next thing you know, Geely went to become the biggest shareholder of Daimler AG, Shenzhen GDP overtakes Hong Kong, and Xi gets to rule long enough to maintain whatever he is starting to do here.

Oh, and also China is finally tackling with own pesky Muslim and Immigration problems.

We are witnessing something that’s comparable to the nation-building of pre-WWI Kaiser Germany. Luckily there isn’t any retarded ally like Habsburg Austria for China.


毋忘在莒(Pinyin: Wu Wang Zai Ju) is a famous Chinese idiom (成語, Pinyin: Cheng Yu). It is sort of like the Latin idiom left in the European language. Most are derived from some ancient classic literature and most have a vivid story that usually is followed by an implication that could be generalized for a broader extrapolated definition. This particular one is derived from the good old Spring and Autumn period (772BC to 403BC) and the Warring States period right after (403BC to 221BC). Unlike most Chinese idioms, 毋忘在莒 strangely has actually two stories of origin, which gave this idiom two different meanings, though somewhat related to each other.

The first story of origin came from the early Spring and Autumn period. The story goes when The Duke Huan of Qi, the first super power emerged since the demise of Zhou King’s power over vast amount of feudal lords in China in the Eastern state of Qi, took shelter in the state of Ju when he was persecuted in a bloody coup by his uncle. Later on another coup took place over Qi’s court and he got to become the Duke of Qi and started building up the state with reform and dedication. Years passed on since his days as a helpless young heir in the state of Ju, he started to really enjoy the good old Duke’s life. One day he was holding a banquet and asked everybody to drink together with him. Everybody did so except one guy. The guy is named Bao Shuya, who was the one saved his ass and took him to Ju as a political asylum seeker and later on helped him regain his lordship. Duke’s displeased and asked why he’s not drinking. Loyal as he was, he went straight, “My lord, haven’t you forgotten the old humble days in Ju when you are enjoying drinks all the time?” There came the idiom, which literally means “do not forget what happened in the State of Ju”. This story was consolidated into this 4-character idiom and has the original meaning of not forgetting the humble past and in a place like China where the history is considered the backbone of its civilization (all through Chinese history except Yuan, Qing and post-Qing era emperors or powerful warlords would use the claim of history as his casus-belli for wars and the right to govern), it later gets the meaning to remind people never forget about history when you want to do or claim something.

The second story of origin came almost 400 years later, when the Duke of Qi title was usurped by the local aristocratic family of Tian. In 284BC State of Qi was fucked big time by the awesome general Yue Yi from the State of Yan. Qi was on the verge of complete obliteration by Yan and its allies, only leaving two cities Jimo and Ju (the original State of Ju was annexed by Qi and later became part of Qi) intact from the enemy’s aggression. But history didn’t let Qi just disappear like this, a brilliant general Tian Dan managed the mission impossible and started gaining momentum from these two remaining cities and spent the next 5 years to recover virtually all the lost land. Hence comes this idiom and be bestowed the meaning of irredentism, the drive for irredentism. Chiang Kai-shek was a big fan of this meaning and carved this idiom everywhere and named lots of places in Taiwan after the state of Ju, hoping one day he might be the magical Tian Dan to recover the mainland China, which of course never happen.

Those two meanings are very much related to each other. Often time you claim for irredentism based on historical rights: this piece of land was farmed by my people and still the people there are my people and I shall grab it back! or my people used to govern over this piece of land and now I share resume the legacy of my ancestor and take over the land! The former case might be more familiar in European history whereas the later are more seen in Chinese history and the Jews. Those concepts exist way before the introduction of modern nationalism, but the problem surface when the historic claim don’t match with the “lost land” you deem to recover. Like Ruthenian’s claim over Crimea, or Argentinian’s claim over Falklands Island.

But that is of course from the bigoted point of view from us third party observers. Imagine you are from a fucked up country or belonging to a fucked up ethnicity that has very shitty history of glory or power both in the past and present being, what you gotta do to justify your fucked up irredentism? Only one way, re-define your idea of the State of Ju. The Republic of Macedonia believe firmly that their historic claim is directly inherent from Alexander the Great from the Kingdom of Macedon. Hence they built up the world’s biggest Alexsander the Great’s statue in their glorious capital Skopje. You think Greece was the one who got pissed the most? Think about the Bulgarians. The Serbs got lucky to exert governance over the land briefly, but it was the Bulgarian who actually live off this ancient semi-barbarian land of Macedon long since the Bulgars fucked the Thracian and the Byzantine Greeks. Of course such things are blurred out together with the notion of Bulgaria in their universal textbook since 20 years ago. And nowadays young peeps in Skopje only thinks everything comes from Macedonia, period.

Then you got another new kid on the block, the so-called Ukrainian but in fact Ruthenian. Being a member of eastern Slav means your history is deeply mingled with the Russians, Orthodox and such. And that is a dead sin for a new country like Ukraine since 1991. As part of thoughtpolice campaign, the textbook has been deliberately altered since the ealry 90s so that the notion of Ukrainian people suddenly stand out as the poor victims of the evil Poles, Lithuanians, Tartars, and most recently the Muscovites. Then you got the notion that Russians are Finno-Uralic Rus-wannabe with absolutely no rights for the claim of the very historical and cultural center of the glorious Kievan Rus. And then, it becomes the common sense for the young generation in Kiev and specially in Lviv. So you got a revolution based solely on the generation of this whacked idea and bang, what’s not good for Russian must be good for the American! Just like how NATO fucked Serbians in Krajina and Kosovo, Ukraine is a noble notion, hence the notion of out-of-blue “Ukrainian nationalism”.

There are so many examples that history got interpreted in a fucked up way by small newly-born counties dying to create their nationalism myth. You got Korea, Slovakia and those wannabes like Galicia, Islas Malvinas, and the most irriating to me personally, Taiwan and so on. Actually those little kids could flirt with nationalism as much as they want, just please don’t tweak the history and go straightforward like “I hate Muscovite accent and I want only Ruthenian!”, or “I hate Mandarin speaking and hail the Cantonese!”. I would have been much more sympathetic to that casus belli. After all, history claim is a sham. Since nowadays you can’t perform the scorch earth of thorough forcible migration like the Post WWII Eastern Europe, local authority becomes the king. If they are taught to speak Ruthenian, then they are Ukrainians. If you little Chechen rat wants Emir of Chechnya, I’ve got machine guns so make a wise choice! If you speak Mandarin and want Chinese pigs out of Taiwan, well, I won’t go there for sure.

Who gives a fuck about Ukraine

There are two major riots going on at the moment in the world, one in Bangkok, the other in Kiev. Both are vicious and violent. But one is omitted by the left, the other is given 1000% sympathy all over the Cathedral. All of sudden Ukraine, a name you would only associate with quasi idea of prostitute and Russia, becomes the headline. Riot erupted, shooting and Molotov spree, and all western government claims is to put sanctions on the government officials who endorsed the repression of the obviously-violent protest. Needless to say who’s the purported boogeyman in the picture, but what is really happening in Ukraine at the moment?

Ukraine, like all its neighbors, has been a poor kid in the block ever since the downfall of the iron curtain. The high culture was long gone along with the arrival of Bolsheviks, just like Russia, or any of the former Eastern Block states. People in general only gives a shit about one thing there: money.  This country in 2014 is impoverished in general, massive amount of poor working class selling their own meat for penny and a handful of oligarchs hijacking the country’s economy. Ukraine in 2014 still exports shit loads of hookers and attracts shit loads of sex tourists if not in Kiev at the moment, and it is as firm as the Law of Gravity that every young Ukrainian who managed to get out of the country, either girls turning to be a whore in Amsterdam or boys turning to be a plumber in London, would die to stay the fuck out of their miserable homeland as much as possible. It is almost like their basic survival instinct. Being a Chinese I very much understand that and in some way could feel the way they feel. Given such gloomy societal climate, Ukraine is also heavily divided by the Russian speaking east and Crimea and Ukrainian speaking west. Miners in Donetsk and hipsters in Kiev are both Ukrainian by blood, but speaking two not-much different languages. I once met a Ukrainian girl from the East who speaks Russian and a guy from Kiev who speaks Ukrainian, and a couple of Russians at the same time. The girl only hangs out with the Russians and the guy seldom talks to them. The west hates Russia so much that they would rather keep sending their best blondes to the West so as to get their help to repel the pesky Russians, whereas the east would see Russia as the ultimate protector and ally. After all, it was the Russians who freed them from the evil Muslim nomads and the corrupted Polish Catholic terror. But sadly Ukraine’s too big and too centered to be neutral.

Of course everybody sides with the hipsters in the west except for the usual suspects like Russia and China. Enemy of Enemy makes an even better relationship than friendship. Unless Ukraine disintegrate into West Ukraine, Crimea and East Ukraine, the tension would keep going on and on over and over again, just like the tribal federation of Libya and Syrian turmoil. Even if the hipsters did take over the government, it is not gonna pull Ukraine as a whole out of its Pontic Steppe and put the middle finger into the rectum of Mr. Vladmir Putin. Their trade is deadlocked, and Russians would in no way be inspired by the freedom and democratic spirit of Kievan idle hipsters. Ukraine’s pathetic economy will not get better, no one does actually since the side-switch happened over 20 years ago. There’s only one thing to be sure, that is there would be more desperate young Ukrainians desperately wanting to flee the country in despair. So in case Putin sets up a ban on young blonde exports, there will always be ample supply from Ukraine.

So who gives a fuck about Ukraine? Nationalist would ask: Is there a chance those young people could get what they want in the end – a better tomorrow for their own country? Nah, not with the big brother. There’s no better tomorrow for every one of us.

Me VS. Pussythink.

Those who think one child policy is evil, feel free to visit China. Apparently this Adam Minter dude from Bloomberg has never visited China. The highlight is not the good old thought police drill that Chinese government is evil by regulating people’s reproductive rights and make 400 million abortions over the years. This piece has unsurprisingly exactly the same tongue as millions of other reports on China’s family planning policy. Bored as usual, I mechanically scrolled the page to check out the comments. Not that I expect something spectacular, I was really just tired of the same old pussy talks over and over again. Then I found out the comment of this Chinese dude Weimin Ma and the rebuttal of Adam Minter. Oh holy celestial heaven, let’s drift a bit away from the actual context of the comments, am I the only one who finds it extremely similar to an argument between a man and a woman?

Let’s put further analysis on their dialogue:

” Why would the author say that China’s one child policy is”notorious”? As a journalist, he should know what is opinion and what is facts. The policy is a country with the worlds 25% population being responsible. Without the policy, China would still have a rapidly expending population which started alomsot half acentury ago and that would be disastrous to China and the entire human being.”  –Ma

The dude’s been talking only about facts to challenge the author’s view. Well, all is pretty solid and sensical, but in a way that seems quite impersonal and objective.  It is as if a man’s voice: ” woman you are wrong, and here are reasons why you are wrong, brap brap brap.” But the woman of course wouldn’t listen to facts.

“Thank you for the advice on what a journalist should know. Now allow me to give you some advice on what someone commenting here should know: Bloomberg View is an opinion site – not a news site – and the stories here openly reflect the opinions of their authors. In this case, my opinion is that the one-child policy is notorious – that is, it has an oft-poor reputation both inside and outside of China. Feel free to disagree.” –Adamina

It’s not a normal woman, it’s a feminist! Cut the crap of those pretentious and specious of “agree to disagree” claptrap. What it all matters is MY OPINION and my opinion only! No facts, no evidence, in fact, screw those facts of yours! I think it has an oft-poor reputation both inside and outside of China, and that’s final! And I am having a period so or like it or not it is what I say it is! Now cut your dick off!

Suffice to say the drill has retarded lots of men’s mind into the stage of pussythink. Thanks to the leftism. But seriously, for all the rage you could possibly accumulate from reading this post, what exactly do you want to do to shake things up? By bringing this Adamina in disguise to China would only change her opinion on this particular issue, whereas there are 99999999 other Adamina out there typing the same excrements everyday. Maybe we should tune the Western society into the correct direction and force insurmountable resistance from the behemoth Left, which is futile, or we should let the world rot to hell with the Goliath together so that the awakened could lead the world again out of the ultimate misery? Alas, perhaps we could find a biological solution to genetically engineer men for the immunity of pussythink. But then again I hate science fictions. If the system is too rotten to be repaired, might as well just let it rot all the way.

Material deprivation, early responsibility and self direction

Here is another guest posting from our great friend John.


Material deprivation, early responsibility and self direction

The other day my son wanted a pair of Nike air max shoes. It seems these are all the rage these days. We checked the price, $130 and up to as high as $180, for a pair of sneakers.  We took the opportunity to teach him about the value of money. I told him that we would pay $50 to buy the shoes, the remainder will come out of his allowance. At the end, we bought a pair of older more basic model of Nike air max for $40. We gave him some sole gel inserts which added to the comfort of the shoes.

All the tiger mom talk we see, I felt that what is missing in the equation are three things.
1. material deprivation.
2. early responsibility.
3. Self direction

These tasks are made harder by rich relatives. We paid our kids five dollars a month for their allowance, for which they earn interest in the mommy daddy bank. On Thanksgiving, the kids received $500 each from their great aunt, it makes the allowance puny in comparison. We will now have to institute a rule that all such gifts be confiscated for their college expense.

I think that especially in today’s world, material deprivation is necessary for the development of a child. Kids today have so much, it is very easy to get lost in the ipads and the Nike shoes that they failed to learn the responsibility of having money. Material deprivation also instill a sense of drive. My friend was talking about teaching his kid to play guitar the other day and he lamented that kids today do not have the drive like when he was growing up. When he was growing up, there was not music lessons, so after having been bitten by the bug of guitar playing, he would go and buy himself a guitar, and learn to play songs he hear from the radio, all done on his own will. Because everything is handed to them, and also because of the busy schedule,  even kids raised by tiger moms today do not have this desire from within to learn something on their own.

An example of the success of material deprivation was the raising of William Randolph Hearst, whose mother “took joy in depriving her son of material things”. I think without that, he would not rise to be the titan that he was. A life in which the wants are always sated is a life ruined because it rob them of their good senses and their drive.

Early responsibility is also important. My kids picked out their own clothes to wear each day from an early age. They took baths on their own since about five or six. My daughter, at nine, is not only helping out with household tasks, but also helping to cook. She really love to do the work and got recognition from our Thanksgiving guests for the outstanding dish she made. There is nothing like taking responsibility and the initiative to do something and getting feedback that you have done a good job. No amount of empty praise from adults can substitute the feedback of real success.

A big portion of the CEOs of the world had something happened in their childhood caused them to step up and take responsibility not only on their own lives,  but also for their sibling’s.

I think early childhood responsibility is crucial in developing a strong adult.

Finally, I think that kids should be given the freedom to initiate their own projects and to pursue their own interest. This is the antithesis of the tiger mom way of raising kids, where every minute of their life is crammed and filled to the brim with work. This creates initiative and develop interests at an early age where they developed passion for somethings of their own choosing.

Unfortunately, both here and world wide, the trend is to give more things to the kids and  shield them from any responsibilities to take care of themselves and others. Even in China, where life of the parents were difficult, it was always the norm to leave the kids with more material things and to shield them from hardship and responsibilities. And I think Chinese everywhere have a tendency to be the tiger mom when given the chance and not to allow their kids to pursue work on their own.  I think more then the dysgenic trend, which would have an effect in a century or two, this trend of child spoiling will result in a lost generation in as little as a couple of decades. You can already see this in the current generation of Americans, or even people grow up after the war. A friend of mine was in his fifties. Worked until the dot com bust in 2002, when he lost his job. Instead of getting up and finding another, he has chosen to claim bogus disability and no longer works. His son finished college, and is now working at a local grocery store bagging groceries, with no direction in his life. With many examples like this which I personally witnessed, one can see the degradation of character across the generations. Getting worse as each generation comes to past.

Increasingly, our prosperity is getting in the way of raising good kids.