(urth) Short Story 64: When I was Ming the Merciless

Tony Ellis tonyellis69 at btopenworld.com
Mon May 12 13:52:02 PDT 2014

Marc Aramini wrote
>"Some of the men said that
>they really liked it, underneath, but I don’t think so.”

>This dominant, conquering, raping “impulse” is given flesh, and the
>implication is that the leader, with all his self-justification, still
>implies that no one really likes it, but it happens of itself.

I suppose you could read it either way, but I think when the narrator
says "Some of the men said that they really liked it," 'they' refers
to the women, as it does in the previous sentence. The men were
trotting out the old bullshit excuse that their victims wanted to be

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