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Well, let me ask you this...........CARBON110
Jan 16, 2004 12:33 PM
If you knew you could get away with it, would you have someone killed?

Also, who do you think has more freedom: A married man in America or a single man in Communist China?

Take your time on these two profound questions, don't worry your responses will be kept confidential LOL!
No. America. (nm)czardonic
Jan 16, 2004 12:36 PM
Do you really ponder these things? (nm)94Nole
Jan 16, 2004 1:22 PM
Tough Room =/CARBON110
Jan 16, 2004 3:02 PM
The entire post is SUPPOSE to be humerous....Perhaps a poor attempt at humor or perhaps to obscure

sorry, geeeez tough room =/
I'll bitems
Jan 16, 2004 3:13 PM
I'll give you my lawyer answer to both questions: "it depends"

Although there is no one I know personally that I would have killed (and if there were, I would not admit it to anyone). But, there are people like Saddam Hussein (when he was in power) or Osama bin Laden that I would have killed if I thought that it would prevent others from being killed.

Insofar as the second question is concerned, it depends on who your wife is. I'm lucky, I have been married for 16+ years and believe that I have a lot more freedom than a single man in Communist China. But, I have friends who are not so lucky. And, like someone in Communist China (at least in the time of Mao, things may be better now), some of those friends cannot even entertain any thoughts about how unfree they are without the thought police catching and torturing them.
Jan 16, 2004 3:16 PM
Yes, if I knew I could get away with it, I would have John Wilkes Booth killed. Of course, he's been dead for well over a hundred years, so it's going to be difficult if not impossible to carry this out. Still, if he were walking around today....

A married man always has more freedom than a single man. It is harder for a single man to convince someone to marry him than it is for a married man to become unmarried. Therefore, married men have more freedom within their grasp, at least potentially.
uh, mohair...I'm not sure I ...rwbadley
Jan 16, 2004 11:17 PM
follow that logic. At least for the last bit about the marriage thing. I think for the married man in China there are differences (from what we in the west know) to what we're used to both within the societal marriage and the govt/national culture. I have been married for a while in the US, to a Chinese female. I vaguely remember being single. I am certain that typical marriage is different for the east/asian male, I don't know what their 'singleness' is like. I don't think the topic could boil down to relative 'ease'of union or dissolution. tho' I could be missing your point.

If I had a choice to pick, I would think the Chinese male may have more freedom in some ways within his 'confines' of marriage than the American male generally has or thinks he has. But I also think the shackles may be just in a different manner. ;-) clear as mud eh?
re: No, Chinajrm
Jan 18, 2004 4:25 PM
Theres far more of a double standard in China then exists here.