In anticipation of the coming May Day festivities, the Houston Rockets’ own Yao Ming has been named proletarian of the year by China’s ruling Communist Party.
“Before, I thought model workers only recognized ordinary people who worked tirelessly and without asking for anything in return,” the 24-year-old Yao said through his agent. “Now the award also includes someone like me, a special kind of migrant worker. That’s a sign of progress.”
Workers of the world can surely unite behind a twenty something Communist of the Year who earns millions a year from those silly American capitalists.
A tip of the hat to Chris Baker for calling attention to this important award.