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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 08:12 PM
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10. Sometimes
members of the older generation -- and I include myself -- make little tongue-in-cheek comments like that, most often as little jokes aimed at humoring others within our loose-knit group who have had similar experiences. Exposing the administration is .... well, hard work. And sometimes we say things that others might not think are funny, or make any sense.

"Red China" was the term that was used for a long, long time to scare the heck out of us. We were taught that, much like "red Indians," these Chinese were very dangerous. They would do things like shoot a totally innocent Brazilian who was trying to catch a subway car, just like the red Indians would massacre innocent Christians at Wounded Knee.

So when we find that a member of the BFEE is selling technology that could be used in a number of ways, including to commit aggressive military actions, we may slip in a little editorial comment like "Red China."
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