China's Stolen Children →
I watched half of this documentary on HBO this evening. I turned it off because it is incredibly painful.
The man on the bottom right in the blue shirt is a human trafficker.
He even sold his youngest son when the child was six years old. He is pictured here with his oldest son, who he did not sell because he had too much money invested in school fees. To hear the oldest brother speak about his younger brother is heartbreaking. That he hated his father. That he misses his younger brother terribly. To hear the trafficker admit to selling his only son and admit to selling female teenagers, young twenty-something women, and children is unfathomable. He admits it as if he is selling animals or crops. He said it is very easy to find buyers. There are always buyers, it's the supply side that is difficult. He "doesn't deal with teenagers that much nowadays, he mostly sells young children."
There are other interviews with traffickers and one admits freely that he plants himself in a village and will watch a family for weeks. When the opportunity arises, he will abduct a young boy and sell him. Often the children will not crying for days on end, so they will have to bring them to a woman. This woman stranger then cares for and consoles the child until the child is calm, and then bring the calmed child to perspective buyers. "They accept the woman as their mom. They accept her, then we can sell him to anybody."
There are young couples that are unable to be married, therefore they do not have a birth permit. Without a birth permit you cannot be issued a birth certificate. You can have a child in China, in a hospital, and there will be absolutely no record of this human without a birth permit. This young couple contacted the above blue shirt trafficker to sell their baby infant girl. For what reasons I am not sure. The one child policy? Money? Their inability to be married?
You can see it on YouTube
as well, if you can bear it.
Things like this make it hard to live in this world. I know, that sounds very dramatic and selfish, but it's what I feel at the moment.