Please keep your comments on topic

I started deleting off-topic comments in the last thread and realized that there would have been virtually no comments left if I’d continued.

Well, maybe two. 

Consider this an open thread if you must. 

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Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.

The Discussion: 158 Comments

Oh, wow.

Invisible Sky Magician wins!!!!!

Wow, that’s some combination of sexual frustration and hate you got going there, buddy!

Jed, it’s one thing to evaluate this individual’s pathologies. Another to extend those to an entire race. I’d call that racist, in fact.

I’m with Richard – you people astound me. It’s the same stupid arguments, over and over, and a complete inability to conduct yourselves without the dialog degenerating into obscenity-ladened rants. What do you all get out of this, anyway?

June 4, 2008 @ 11:09 am | Comment

Uncle Jed:The Invisible Sky Magician is obviously white.

Note that while coloured races are often overrepresented in crimes like drug dealing, muggings etc, these crimes are in the main economically driven.

If you are talking about serial killers, child rapists, paedophiles, purveyors of child porn, real sickos, the perpetrators are 99% white.

June 4, 2008 @ 11:30 am | Comment

Lisa wrote:

“Jed, it’s one thing to evaluate this individual’s pathologies. Another to extend those to an entire race. I’d call that racist, in fact.”

I’m going to stick by my comment that “…the Han seem to have a strong predisposition to dominate others—a stong sado-masochistic impulse.”

First, it’s not racist as the Han are not a race, but rather an ethnic or cultural group.

Second, it’s fair to describe the predominate sexual orientation of a cultural grouping as dominant oriented. In fact, a sexual orientation can only be dominant (sado-masochistic) or not. It’s not racist to simply honestly choose the relevant characterization (i.e., dominant or not-dominant). The fact that there is a high degree of prostitution and abuse of females amongst the Han is highly indicative of a dominant, sado-masochistic orientation. This domination impulse would influence Han attitudes towards outsiders, particularly where there is some sexual attraction involved.

But, what can you do?

Jed Shu Shu (Take another trip down the Cahulawassee River. “Have a heap’n help’n of our hospitality!”)

June 4, 2008 @ 12:10 pm | Comment

ISM claims to be Chinese. At /n/ we’ve found it a bit hard to believe as well.

June 4, 2008 @ 2:53 pm | Comment

@otherlisa

So far I think China Fronting’s comment about America’s founding fathers wins the “Dumbass of the Day” award. Any other votes, anyone?

That’s quote from southpark YOU Dumbass! you know ppl like u not only are dumb about China, also are dumb about ur own country! unbelievable…

June 4, 2008 @ 3:21 pm | Comment

HAHA OH WOW

I missed that one. If the Chinese are getting their information about the US from South Park episodes, I guess we have little to worry about.

June 4, 2008 @ 3:23 pm | Comment

SNORK. ChinaFronting, I do like SOUTH PARK. But unlike you, I don’t make a habit of watching it. I, you know, tend to spend my time reading books ‘n things.

Now, please do tell me how I’m “dumb” about China. No, really! I’d like to know, from what I’ve said here, how you’ve come to that conclusion.

June 4, 2008 @ 3:53 pm | Comment

Besides, as I said above, Invisible Sky Magician actually beat out your post for sheer stoopid. I was premature when I gave the award to you. Sorry about that.

June 4, 2008 @ 3:54 pm | Comment

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