A Week of News and the World is Dark
Our world is going to hell in a handbasket. (Warning graphic content!) Just this week, I ran across two articles that made me cry, sob even. They made my heart hurt and stomach turn . In the first article, a Chinese newborn baby, perhaps only a few days old, was extracted from a sewer line this past Saturday, where he had been heard wailing for two days. The sewer pipe was only 4 inches in diameter, and the baby was stuck there after he had been flushed down the toilet in a residential building in the wealthy coastal province of Zhejiang. Firefighters cut the pipe loose and took the pipe with terrified baby inside to the hospital, so that doctors could cut the baby loose. He's being called "number 59" because of his incubator number at the hospital. The whole c ommunity has reached out to care for this baby with donations and offers to adopt, while the Chinese public has been expressing a good bit o f outrage on the Chinese version of Twitter .