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May 26, 2006

China bans voodoo dolls. Sales increase.

Read the story here.

What I find surprising (however foolish I may be) is that the government says that those who purchase the voodoo dolls are "a disgrace to socialism for believing in feudal superstitions" when they themselves are tacitly professing a belief in the same superstitions if they think buying and using voodoo dolls is dangerous.

Plus, who doesn't know that if you prohibit the sale of something that sales of that thing will rise? Didn't anyone learn from the U.S. prohibition? Then again, maybe they are making this fuss because they know it will spur their citizens on to buying more and perhaps becoming more superstitious, thereby rendering them more easily led. Maybe I am overthinking this.


p.s. the promotion is official! I transfer (officially) on June 10 and start working on the 12th.

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Congrats on the promotion.

On superstitions, it's funny but most Asians are superstitious anyways....at least growing up in the Asian culture and being surrounded by so many different Asian cultures.

Maybe you're not overthinking things when supposing keeping them more to be fearful of. Hmmmm.

Posted by: Naomi at Jun 2, 2006 9:18:48 PM