Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Childcare, Chicom Style

The Daily Mail has released photographs from China of a child that was chained to a pole as a way of securing him while his father worked as a rickshaw driver.

From the Daily Mail:

They say they secured their son, Lao Lu, with a padlock around his ankle because his four-year-old sister Ling was 'stolen' from them last month.
Child snatching is rife in China, where strict laws govern the size of families.

Concerned passers-by spotted the shackled toddler outside Huaguan Shopping Mall in Liangxiang. 

They reported his father to the authorities, who yesterday ordered him to remove the chain although it was not clear what arrangements he would make in future.

There is no nursery place for Lao Lu because his 42-year-old father is a migrant worker from another province, Szechuan, and therefore does not qualify for state help. The family live in one room, 9ft by 8ft.

I don't know what is more aberrant, chaining a kid to pole as a substitute for daycare or a country that tolerates child theft and won't give him any support because he's from another state in that country. I feel for the guy because he lost his daughter, I really do. This truly outlines the totalitarian nature of that country and the utter hopelessness of communism. I would also want to bring up that this is your hard earned money at work, for all those that support China and this sort of thing through their purchases at Walmart etc. All the cheap crap we buy doesn't go very far over their. I suppose you could say that it would be worse without it, but this is the best they can do? Some rising superpower. They have a long way to go to be a "civilized" country.

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blackandgoldfan said...

What a sad situation the whole way around. The picture broke my heart! :-(

The Right Guy said...

Mine too. Poor bastard. Lost a kid and had to resort to this. I guess I am a bleeding heart...

Chuck said...

People who say that the Slave State of China is in some sort of ascendancy simply don't know China.

She is a billion Albanians...dragging a backward, hillbilly anchor.

Naked emperors are the proudest.

The Right Guy said...

What is a hillbilly anchor? That is a scary thought, a billion albanians.

Teresa said...

That is so sad :( The poor little child. I feel for the dad because he had no other option but at the same time I am outraged at both the father and especially China. That is just despicable. That is Communism for you, though. It is a double edged sword with buying or refusing to buy cheap crap from China.

Chuck said...

A backward hillbilly anchor would be the 600 million Chinamen who earn less than 20 dollars a month.

The scum who marvel at China's "brilliance" are the same scum who preached the gospel of Soviet perfection while they built their dungeon society. (a society that will likely never recover from what the Bolsheviks wrought)

The Right Guy said...

China knows how to mass produce, but they don't do anything original, innovative or cutting edge. Prisoners rarely do. Same can be said for the Russians, and to some extent the Japanese, but they've improved over the last 40 years, and they are more westernized than the other two. All they are is a cheap factory to make the world's chotchkies, and when they can't figure it out, they spy on others for the information on how it is done. A thieves mentality. They have no respect for intellectual property, but then life is cheap, therefore everything else is cheaper.

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