Novel proposition?

When did offering up humans become a novel proposition?

Apparently, sometime around 1973. Check out this ultra-bizarre article about Chairman Mao offering 10 million women to former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

He called it a "novel proposition". Funny, I was thinking more like "wow, that's weird and offensive".

1 comment:

Virginia Leigh said...

mao was just following the tradition of his ancestors. in the time of the emperor, no male besides the emperor himself was allowed within the forbidden city's walls after sunset. well, no males with their junk intact (there were a whole bunch of priests within the city). the idea was that the emperor was the most potent and holy of men and that all the women were at his mercy. there were a lot more ideas behind it too, but that was a big one. this all ended 1920-ish.