Skip to comments.Chinese toddler run over twice after being left on street
Posted on 10/18/2011 4:00:38 AM PDT by Cardhu
A Chinese toddler was run over twice and ignored by nearly 20 passers-by in Guangdong Province in a case that has caused outrage around the world.
It is a story that has deeply unsettled millions in China, posing troubling questions about whether three decades of headlong economic development has left nothing but a moral vacuum in its wake.
It begins last Thursday when a two-year-old girl totters into a narrow lane in a wholesale market in the thriving industrial city of Foshan in Guangdong Province and is hit by a small, white van. The driver pauses, and then pulls away, crushing the child for a second time under his rear wheels.
It is not the accident itself, but what happens next or rather doesnt happen that has left millions of ordinary Chinese wondering where their country is heading.
One by one, no fewer than 18 passers-by are seen on closed circuit television ignoring the girl as she lies, clearly visible in the road, haemorrhaging into the gutter. Not a single one of them stops to help.
The first is a young man in a white T-shirt and trainers. He walks on past the prone form of girl who is by now bleeding profusely, without a second glance.
Next comes a cyclist who wobbles slightly to avoid the dying child and then pedals on, turning his head back momentarily, as if to check he really did see a child dying in the street.
As the pool of blood spreads, a third pedestrian comes by, clearly sees the bleeding girl, but steps out into the small lane to give her a wide berth.
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Video at link
They just had the video on foxews, very sad.
Reminds me of a mugging that took place in NY about 30years ago where over 20 people witnessed it but no one called the police for over half an hour.
Same thing no one wanted to get involved.
She was run over three times, twice by the first vehicle.
The first driver had to know that he ran over her because he felt the bump from the tires going over the child. He even stopped for a few seconds before he drove off and drove over her the second time. As bad as that was, you also had nearly 20 people walk by as if she was just a road-killed squirrel. And an another van drove over her before some homeless woman called for help.
Chinese society have got some major issues.
This wouldn’t happen in one of those Godless communist paradises~!!!
There was another incident a few years ago (I *think* it was on NY) where an old man was dying on the sidewalk and people just marched on.
I think that part of the problem is human nature. When you pack people in a tight space, they go on auto-pilot, blocking everything around them out. Even if they notice, they ‘fall back on their training’ and just carry on with their day.
there is nothing to fear here by stopping to help a dying child
As for excuses for China... read the novels of Pearl Buck.
Especially the treatment of girl children.
Not just China, though, Japan Korea, arabs, Russians, other cultures, too ... even our culture of abortion and a POTUS who votes- twice - that legally it is OK for doctors to ignore a dying infant born alive after an abortion Just ask how so many cultures can treat their children and helpless as so expendable
Talk to our troops who served in the Pacific in WW2, read about the Japanese rape of Nanking, ask those who liberated the POW and death camps, read about Stalins starvation of Ukraine, his genocide against ethnics, Mao's campaigns.... North Korea today.....too many to even list
There is a callousness and cruelty in mankind, and accepted more in some cultures, that has always been there.
in China,it’s just a female.......
Kitty Genovese - from Wiki:
The circumstances of her murder and the lack of reaction of numerous neighbors were reported by a newspaper article published two weeks later; the common portrayal of neighbors being fully aware but completely nonresponsive has later been criticized as inaccurate. Nonetheless, it prompted investigation into the social psychological phenomenon that has become known as the bystander effect (or “Genovese syndrome”) and especially diffusion of responsibility.
Here we go; here is a golden opportunity to blame capitalism for all of the troubles in the world.
The moral vacuum could not be caused by a communist culture that is openly antagonistic to God.
Dispose of God and all is permitted.
The Communist Chinese are one giant parasite instead of individuals, and the loss of one child in an over populated society isn’t going to hurt it, especially considering it’s a useless girl instead of a boy. I’m surprised it wasn’t aborted.
Why would this surprise anyone in a country with forced abortion?
“Thats wonderful! Whats our one allowed baby going to be?”
“What?! Kill it!!!!”
China has become a nation of communist savages and this event is only newsworthy because it was captured on video.
Don’t try to make it as a national issue, but a humanity problem. We have this problem in our own country as well
I love small American towns.
Just yesterday I went and changed a lightbulb on the porch of an elderly neighbor after hearing her say that her son in Chicago would be here next week to change it.
Kitty Genovese’s murderer has a parole hearing November 2011. NEXT MONTH!!!! (read the whole article - he’s a serial killer)
More from Wiki:
Moseley’s first parole hearing in 1984 included his defense that “For a victim outside, it’s a one-time or one-hour or one-minute affair, but for the person who’s caught, it’s forever.” Moseley remains in prison after being denied parole a thirteenth time on March 11, 2008. Moseley’s next parole hearing is scheduled for November 2011.
Throughout the ages and in most societies,children were of little value and easily replaceable.We’re right back where we started from.
My grass needs cutting, hint hint. :)
I have nowhere made it a national issue for the Chinese - check post #3.
It appears to be universal as you say.
Hire your own illegal.