posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 08:03 PM
There was a very good documentary done on the factories. I saw it on public tv. One of the factories in the documentary made beads for Mardi Gras. The
reporter asked the workers if they knew what the beads were used for. The girls all said they couldn't believe anyone would want the little plastic
When they showed the girls what they did for the beads they all nearly fainted. These girls come straight from the country. Their parents make money
off of them so they can better their own lives. The children are basically working off their right to be born. Since only 1 child can be born to a set
of parents their birthright is very important. Many girls are left to die and those who grow up with parents know how fortunate they are. They are
very driven to repay their parents' sacrifice.
Unfortunately their lives are turned upside down when they begin shift-work in the factory. The factories are set up as dorms so the children cannot
leave the facility unescorted. It is not quite a prison, but it is nearly so. They live a very regimented life and most burn out by 21 years old. Many
make it into schools and find jobs in the city and others stick it out at the factory for as long as possible before trying to find a new job in the
country which is nearly impossible.
Our country was not much different half a century ago. Kids worked in factories (I did). Parents lived with their children when they got old and could
no longer care for themselves. The family tried to stay together and build the wealth for all of them to have a future. It is an old standard that
served people well for centuries. Our problem is that we have the "Fix It" bug. We want to fix things so bad we ignore the underlying problems or ship
China is not a place to raise your kids. Early America wasn't either. Now we are the elite, even the 99% are. We are capable of making things better,
but we have a hard time fixing ourselves before others. We have to have a "War" to try to fix anything and when we screw it up worse we can't admit
our failure. That is Hubris. Our pride is our problem. The Chinese are proud too and they work very hard for what they have.
I think the real problem that we all need to deal with is the lopsided wealth distribution. The next problem is overpopulation. Neither of these are
easy to solve in our current mindset because of multiple issues.
edit on 23-9-2012 by onecraftydude because: (no reason given)