Sunday, February 18, 2007

Happy Chinese New Year

Today marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. Has it ever occurred to you, as it has to me, that the Chinese appear to be a little confused? Is this some sort of plot by the Communist Party in China to keep the people of the republic in a state of confusion so that they can't get on the road to democracy? I think that the Communist Party may influence when the new year starts and change it every year so that people don't know what day it is.

I fear for the 2008 Olympic Games. All of the athletes from other nations will turn up and the Games won't start. The Chinese will still be in 2007. Only once the disillusioned athletes have returned home will the Communist Party declare it is 2008, start the Games, and Chinese athletes will win every event and therefore the Games. Clever plan, eh?

Maybe all this confusion comes about because of a translation mistake with Confucius. The Chinese believe that they must be confused instead of Confucionists.

Confused? Perhaps you are like 1.3 billion of the world's population.

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