Tuesday, April 12, 2005


I put an asterisk in the last post, and forgot to add something at the end of the post. Here it is:

Anyone who wants to say that 8 million dead Chinese is somehow less meaningful given a population (at that time) of 400 million can leave right now. It's astonishing how often you hear that logic in a discussion about the war, or the Great Leap Forward (40 million starved to death by Mao's incompetence) - that because there's so many Chinese, somehow their individual lives are worth less. If anybody thinks that somehow 8 million Chinese dead are worth less than 12 million Europeans killed by the Nazis, then I invite you to attempt to dig 8 million graves, and come back to me when you're done. Sometime in the 2100s.

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