Today's headline in the Huffpost....
Capsules Made With Dead Baby Flesh Seized By South Korea
Thousands of smuggled drug capsules filled with powdered flesh from dead
babies have been seized by South Korean customs officers. The customs authorities said more than 17,000 of the capsules had been
illegally brought into the country from China since August 2011. The powdered
flesh is believed by some to cure disease and boost stamina.
However, officials insist that the capsules, which contain flesh of dead
babies and fetuses, are full of bacteria and pose a health risk.
Reports from Associated Press suggest that the capsules were made in China from dead babies whose bodies were chopped into pieces and dried before
being turned into the powder and placed in the capsules.
confirmed those capsules contain materials harmful to the human body, such as
super bacteria. We need to take tougher measures to protect public
health," a customs official was quoted as saying by the Korea
You know, I consider myself to be a pretty liberal fellow, mostly non-judgmental, accepting folks for what they are. But now and then something like this comes along that's a wake-up call for just how fucked up a great deal of humanity really is.
It's shocking to learn how many people on this earth are still living in the 16th Century. Oh, they have all of the new wiz-bangs and gadgets and even indoor plumbing, but culturally and morally...
But what's most distressing about this is not the fact that such caveman mentality exists, but that the supposedly "enlightened" authorities are more concerned about the threats to public health than the more dangerous underlying "beliefs" that spawn this kind of thing in the first place.