have recently received the following message, both on phone and in email, so clearly it’s making the rounds. enjoy this take on national psychologies / international relations. note that the character “人” following a country (as in America people) signifies both people as individuals and people as a national group.
1、American power: I attack whoever I want (美國人的實力：想打誰，就打誰。)
2、Brittish power: I attack whoever America does (英國人的實力：美國打誰，我就打誰。)
3、French power: I attack whoever attacks me (法國人的實力：誰打我，我就打誰。)
4、Russian power: I attack whoever yells at me (俄羅斯的實力：誰罵我，我就打誰。)
5、Israeli power: I attack whoever might be thinking about attacking me (以色列的實力：誰心裡想打我，我就打誰。)
6、Japanese power: I have the US attack whoever is attacking me (日本人的實力：誰打我，我就讓美國打誰。)
7、Chinese power: I yell at whoever attacks me (中國人的實力：誰打我，我就罵誰.)
8、Taiwanese power: I have newspapers yell at whoever attacks me (台灣人的實力：誰打我，我就叫報紙罵誰。)
9、South Korean power: I join the US for military exercizes when I’m attacked (南韓人的實力：誰打我，我就和美國一塊演習。)
10、North Korean power: I attack South Korea whenever anyone displeases me (北朝鮮的實力：誰讓我心裡不痛快，我就打南韓。)
and yes, i am blogging by way of flickr. again.
and an fyi: the official schedule for the fringe festival will be available november 15.