Verses written when I’m drunk,
Attract no admiration when sung.
What I want to know is did Lu Tsun-i’ s dream at the end of Water Margin indicate an awareness, an acknowledgment, of the spiraling vortex of murder rape and general injustice that the 108 heroes of Liang Shan Po created and gloried in in their pursuit of survival, righteousness and harmony under heaven?
Or is it pointless to even wonder?
Shi Naian, you old fucker you.