posted on Aug, 15 2009 @ 12:21 AM
Childhood (all stages, infancy included) is a verrrrry dangerous time, in virtually all cultures. Always has been.
Look at the child slaves of India and China. It continues even after they make it to Western cultures: Chinese and Indian children are kept at home,
working in home-factories, children of very young age. They used to feature it in the msm news, lately they've been supressing it because otherwise
it would be in the news every day and They don't want this sort of stuff becoming known to the host-population.
Much of the imported stuff we buy has been made in 3rd world nations by small children
During the Industrial Revolution, children in orphanages etc. were bought by factory-owners, children as young as 3, 4, 5. They were put to work at
the most dangerous jobs, collecting lint from beneath the thrashing weaving machines, for example. If you look online, you will find photos of those
who lost their limbs .. they look as old as your grandparents, yet they were only 10, 11, 12 years of age.
Brutality, incest, floggings, mental and physical abuse were quite often the norm until relatively recently. In many places, even in major western
cities, it still goes on.
The birth of twins is and was regarded both as a blessing or an abomination, depending on the culture into which they were born. Some societies
killed the mother and the babies, others drove them out of the village to die of exposure, hunger, thirst, etc.
In China, it's considered trendy to consume foetus-soup. It's believed it has anti-ageing and other benefits.
We live amongst the top 8%, as far as privilege is concerned, yet still babies and children are foully abused, murdered, tortured. Many of those
posting in this and other forums you patronise are survivors of such childhoods.
And yes, prescription and other drugs rampant in our society today are responsible for some of it.