There’s a new… umm… blog(?) coming to town and it’s aiming to clean up capitalist China consultants like they were Lenin’s laundry.
While chatting with Rich Brubaker today (who was in turn also discussing the issue with Chris Devonshire-Ellis) I discovered I wasn’t the only one receiving cleverly crafted proletarian posters insidiously inserted in my inbox (I’ve mentioned I love alliteration’s, right).
I hate the invasion of my inbox about as much as I hate the invasion of my anus, but this socialistic spam was something else.
The e-mails are nothing but a slogan and an attached image – nothing too uncommon there actually, as I get Cialis and stock (and sometimes Cialis stock) e-mails of the same structure all the time. However, the pictures are all classic Cultural Revolution posters reworked to promote the arrival of the Communist Tax Lawyer on May 1st.
A quick visit to www.communisttaxlawyer.com reveals a tad more with the line:
Aiming to provide legal updates, doses of reality, ready humor and incisive commentary to those involved with providing services to and investing in Communist and ex-Communist countries.
Curiosity piqued, I fired off a quick “I’ll bite” e-mail, and got this response:
Greetings from the Communist Tax Lawyer !
Whats the deal ? We aspire to kick the arses off all capitalistic consultants dispensing advise in Communist countries who don’t know what they’re talking about….
and I want you to let people knowing about on your blog.
Hey I send you nice picture of Lenin as well.
See you on 1st May !
LONG LIVE THE GLORIOUS PEOPLES TAX LAW PROLITERAN REVOLUTION !!!
The Communist Tax Lawyer
Well, I’m always willing to do my bit to “kick the arses off all capitalistic consultants dispensing advise in Communist countries who don’t know what they’re talking about…” Actually, to tell the truth, I’m apolitical on the issue, but just want to see a cage match between China Law Blog and Communist Tax Lawyer (no tie pulling or briefcase gouging).
You’ve got to give the site credit for clever marketing – as pissed off as I am to get unsolicited advertisements from them, a buzz it has created.
Awe hell, I’ll just wait until they launch and then sign them up for all sorts of “expand your manhood” newsletters.