The following video only begins to tell the gruesome tale:
News reports of Chen Guangcheng, who escaped house arrest just over a week ago, drew Americas attention to China’s human rights violations last week, despite the the fact that many mainstream news outlets initially failed to report on Chen’s staunch pro-life advocacy. Not surprisingly, anti-abortion groups also remained silent on Chen’s message concerning China’s forced abortion policy (video).
The blind dissident left the U.S. Embassy last week. It is unclear whether this decision was made because he was denied asylum or because Chinese officials had threatened to kill his wife. Several Pro-Life protesters were since arrested at the White House for supporting Chen.
And now, the unspeakable…
Thanks to Chen, the eyes of the world have turned once again to China’s bad track-record of human rights. Just yesterday, ABC News and The Wall Street Journal reported on the following story: “Chinese-Made Infant Flesh Capsules Seized in S. Korea“ (ABC); and “South Korea Steps Up Fight Against Human Flesh Pills from China” (WSJ).
Here is an excerpt from the ABC article:
“The dried flesh of dead infants appears to be the not-so-secret ingredient in a health supplement that is reportedly being smuggled out of China.
The performance-enhancement pills, touted for increasing vitality and sex drive, have been found in the luggage of tourists and in international mail, according to South Korean authorities.
They said they had confiscated nearly 17,500 of the human flesh capsules since last August…” (read full article)
Since last August?
Evidently, it takes a Jackie Chan adventure story to capture the world’s attention and get media to report on stories like these (that’s why you probably missed this story too — strikingly similar — and when you consider the topic of human rights violations from this perspective it really starts to hit home, doesn’t it?).
There are probably plenty more ghastly stories like these, waiting to be written. We may never know about them. Perhaps, we may not even want to know. Thanks to brave men like Chen (I’m sure he doesn’t mind the reference to Chan), some of these things are coming to light.
In case you missed it, today’s biltrix had something to do with flavor-enhancers.