joke circulating in Beijing (NYTimes)

Macdonald Stainsby mstainsby at SPAMdojo.tao.ca
Sun Nov 21 21:01:59 MST 1999



One of the most-repeated jokes imagined the president's thoughts during
the anniversary parade. He looks to the north, the story goes, and sees
millions of unemployed workers. He looks to the south and sees millions
of prostitutes. He looks to the east and sees the vast smuggling of
goods and he looks to the west and sees ethnic rebellions. He looks to
the sky and sees NATO bombs falling, then he looks down and finds
himself surrounded by Falun Gong demonstrators intent on continuing
their spiritual movement.

Jiang walks to the Mao mausoleum to ask the Great Helmsman's advice.
After hearing all the woes, Mao rises up from his crypt and
says, "You'd better lie down here, I'll take charge."

They weren't telling that


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