It’s difficult knowing what to think and/or believe in the Age of Bullshit. For the most part, I don’t believe anything I don’t see for myself. My standard reply when ask what I think about almost any sort of bullshit is “I don’t know. I wasn’t there”.
Unfortunately there’s the “where there’s smoke there’s fire” rule. I don’t necessarily subscribe to it. Sometimes, though, things have that proverbial “ring of truth” to them. The latest goings on in China, as reported by Falon Gong members, are unthinkable, unless of course you consider what we know China is capable of. (Remember Tiananmen Square?) It has the ring requiring a second look, at least from me.
China is said to be harvesting the organs of Falon Gong members and using them in their booming organ transplant business. The “donors” are murdered either during the operations or shortly thereafter. I was a little taken aback when the Chinese were slaughtering dogs recently. But taking people’s organs, not to mention their lives, is just mind boggling, even for an American and survivor, so far, of the second Bush administration.
The mainstream media is largely staying away from this one. It’s evident that giant corporations, and their puppet, the U. S. Government, are all China all the time. All that matters to them is the money, and a billion plus Chinese add up to major money. Maybe that’s why the mainstream media is so quiet. I’m sure they dream of one day opening China up to their advertising. For the most part I find the blogosphere’s sense of self-importance comical to pitiful, but maybe this (exposing China) is a case where it’s actually a useful thing.