atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#435: More news from the "workers' paradise" of China

Slave laborers forced to make bricks. Slaves include children, too. Isn't that wonderful?

Child labor and slave labor are illegal in China, of course, and the article says that the man responsible for these factories is wanted by the Chinese government. It also says that "local governments" turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to the factories.

Now let me understand this: the government of China is unable to prevent slavery within its own borders? Do I understand this? Real slavery, I mean, where people are forced to do hard manual labor for the majority of a day, fed little, and paid nothing?

The whole reason communism is so great, we are told, is that it takes care of the masses. The little guy is always assured of having food, a place to live, medical care, and education. As long as he obeys the law he is also guaranteed safety from crime.

But here we have a news story saying that criminals are somehow managing literally to "Shanghai" workers into slavery...and to make bricks, something which requires big heavy non-portable equipment, so it's not as if the slavers can just pick up operations and move when "the heat's on".

China's government is failing utterly to protect its people from slavery. In an earlier entry I discussed other ways the Chinese government is failing its people, including education and economic development.

Where is the workers' paradise?

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