Filed By Bil Browning | February 07, 2011 2:30 PM | comments
Filed in: Living
Tags: Chinese gays and lesbians, fortune cookie, human rights abuses, Made in China
Color me shocked to get this message inside my fortune cookie. According to the wrapper, it was made in China.
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"...in bed" (Sorry, couldn't resist).
It could be something that was put in by somebody at the U.S. manufacturer and then unwittingly allowed to pass at the factory.
It's pretty common in China to see various English-language slogans on T-shirts, food products and the like placed there by people who have no idea what they mean, or that are literally gibberish.
No kidding: I actually once saw a teenage kid in southern China with a T-shirt that read "White Power," complete with a swastika.
Another thing is that China's government isn't opposed to the notion of human rights; it just doesn't want them dictated to it by Western countries, particularly those that have a history of being rather selective about demanding respect for human rights from foreign leaders they support (e.g. the United States).
And those that have a history of human rights abuses themselves. The U.S. is no saint itself.
The best fortune I ever had was from a restaurant in San Francisco:
"A Psychic will lead dogs to your body"
This is better.
All my fortunes now aren't really fortunes, just things people say.
Even Bil's really isn't a fortune. Come on, fortune cookies, we expect more out of you!