China announced a new warning policy for their one child per family edict. According to Yahoo! News, the previous harsh announcements are to be replaced with new, less threatening statements. Let’s compare old and new.
Old: “If you don’t receive the tubal ligation surgery by the deadline, your house will be demolished!”
New: “Caring for the girl means caring for the future of the nation.”
Old: “We would rather scrape your womb than allow you to have a second child!”
New: “Please get rid of the alcohol and cigarettes before you plan to be a father.”
Old: “Kill all your family members if you don’t follow the rule!”
“Once you get captured, an immediate tubal ligation will be done; Should you escape, we’ll hunt you down; If you attempt a suicide, we’ll offer you either the rope or a bottle of poison.”
No other examples of the newer phrasing were available in press reports.
At pfpfp, we’re disappointed in the Chinese government for knuckling under to the population growth extremists. After all, so far the one-child policy has produced a nation that will be mostly men in a few generations. Talk about population control!