In order of their disturbing-ness, in reverse: first, babies are racist, as if we hadn't already heard this 'news' from other 'scientific studies' in the past.
Actually it was called to my attention, when I was a young mother, by a helpful 'youth' who more or less accused my child, (then, about a year old) of 'racism'. Because my child was looking at the 'youth' over my shoulder when we were out in public, this young man of about 18 years old, said loudly to my child: ''What's the matter, little White baby? Ain't you ever seen a [N-word] before?'
The message -- meant for me, of course -- was that my ''little White baby'' was a bigot. So now there is science to back up that accusation. Yes, little White babies who cannot talk yet are bigots, and the article quotes the experts saying ominously that it was vital to 'understand the nature of these biases in order to reduce or eliminate' them. The speaker talking dispassionately about -- what? Indoctrinating or conditioning babies? -- was Lisa Scott, a psychologist at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
This is scary. It seems that more and more, parents are encouraged if not pressured to leave their children in day care and to start them in the
Parents, raise your young ones yourselves, and homeschool. Even more important, avoid TV and Hollywood movies, as well as advertising propaganda. We are subjected to far too much propaganda and manipulation as adults; it should horrify us to have our children's minds and natural reactions tampered with.
The second story involving babies is this one, involving a baby mill in India, with its product being artificially conceived White children, carried in the wombs of poor women in India who are being paid for the use of their wombs. Everybody, but everybody, in this scenario is being dehumanized.
I can hardly describe how revolting this whole process sounds, with people requesting babies created to order, and others selling ova or sperm, while the surrogate mothers sell or rent their wombs out.
Could Huxley have imagined anything this depraved?
Are our reproductive cells, and the lives of our children, now just one more commodity, created to order, sold for a price? This makes me think of Revelation 18, where it describes the merchandise of Babylon, including human souls for sale.
This story reflects what happens when an overweening and amoral scientific establishment caters to the soulless demands of corrupt people who are desperate to acquire a baby by whatever means.
And please don't tell me that there are pitiable childless couples who have a 'right' to pay someone to produce a baby to order for them. There are many more human and humane ways to do so, and does everyone have a ''right'' to be parents, anyway?
The last and most troubling is this story in which South Korea has seized shipments of capsules containing the powdered flesh of dead babies -- which in China is believed to have curative powers. Nevertheless, despite the appalling nature of this, there are people commenting on the Internet who refuse to believe that such practices exist in China -- surely not! But there is plenty of evidence that such things are happening. I suppose if you believe that human beings are mere conglomerations of cells, not created by God in his image and likeness, then why not treat aborted babies as a source of raw materials? Was it Dostoevsky, through one of his characters who said ''without God, everything is permitted"?
And then, if you live in countries where people are piled one on top of another, as in teeming China, or India, life is cheap. Life means little.
But have we lost our regard for life as well? It seems we are well on the way to treating human beings as products or commodities, to be created at whim and destroyed in the same way.