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Teen in China sells kidney to buy iPad 2

June 3, 2011 Leave a comment

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“A TEENAGER in China reportedly sold one of his kidneys for 22,000 yuan (S$4,185) so he could buy an iPad 2.

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The Global Times said the 17-year-old high school student, identified only as Zheng, had confessed to his mother after she noticed the gadget and a deep red scar on his body, which was from the surgery.” Full article here.

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Wow. This is the sort of thing that happen in this current system. When you see something like this happen- this is a sign of a a very big problem- where someone actually feels compelled to have surgery and sell an organ from their physical body- in order to have some money to buy things which, for many others, is not so difficult to obtain. Of those who can’t afford it- I’m sure many more simply go without than go to this extreme.

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Technology should be readily available to everyone- in this current capitalist system it is not so, this system is completely profit-driven, therefore the whole point of our current system is for some to make profits at the expense of others. It’s in this type of abusive system that you’ll see things done like this- people doing horrific things just to get some money- so they can get access to the things that for some is quite easily available, and yet for the majority is just a fantasy- something they can never have.

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This is not a resource issue, as if you research into manufacturing and how it’s developed and the techniques used, there is so much redundancy in production- and it’s all for the sake of trying to get the most profit, at the expense of everyone and everything else – animals, ecosphere- well-being of life.

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And once this kid has spent the money then its gone and he doesn’t get his kidney back, and the technology he’s paid a kidney for will be made obsolete in most likely 18 months or less. You see- we’ve decided on a system where value is disposable and transitory- like energy, it here and then it’s gone, here then gone- continuously fluctuating- and thus our lives are constantly fluctuating as well- and there is no stability in life-

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The majority of us are the ones that do the labor that provide all these goods and products- and from this ‘economic’ system we get our livelihood- and thus our lives are as unstable and unsupported as the stuff we make- that’s made to break.

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This story of a boy selling his kidney is a perfect metaphor/example for how we have accepted life to be- that we must sacrifice that which is real and stable here and that gives us life here- which is the physical- to the system- a system which only exist as it does because we accept it that way- as if what is here is the only way. And it doesn’t help that what we’re taught in school tells nothing of any of this, or what’s really been going on- and what we could do about it- no, you won’t hear anything about changing the system because there are those who are more than happy to have kids sell their organs so they can make a buck.

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If you’ve had enough of being sucked dry by this ‘for-profit at the expense of life’ money system- investigate the Equal Money System– Where Equality is considered, such that- no situation will be allowed that all would not Equally stand in. It’s time to give ourselves the system we’ve been waiting for- Equal Money.

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