Saturday, July 31, 2004

Two suicides: In China and in Kerala

An 18-year-old student commits suicide in China

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/01/international/01CHIN.html?hp=&pagewanted=all&position=

A 21-year-old engineering student commits suicide in Kerala

http://www.rediff.com/news/2004/jul/29rajeev.htm

An interesting study in contrasts, and I wonder what the Marxists of Kerala have to say about the situation for the poor in their idolized country, China. It is clearly far worse there for all but the urban elite. And the kind of rioting led by the Marxists in Kerala would not have been tolerated in China. The rioters would have been shot on sight.

Kerala's Marxists should be packed off to China. They don't know how good they have it in India.

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