It’s good to see that something is being done to help reunite kidnapped children with their parents.
A few passages of interest:
Correspondents say the children of migrant workers are usually targeted. They are traded for a few hundred dollars and few are ever found.
As if life for migrant workers isn’t tough enough.
In a society that favours male heirs, it is often boys who are taken.
I understand the heir thing. Our children are our thoughts and ideals, our immortality. But kidnapping your heir? That can’t come with the gut-level sense of continuity. I’m not saying that heirs are less “heiry” when they aren’t flesh and blood. Adopted children can carry a family’s torch just as well as unadopted children.
It’s just that stealing your heir is cheating in my book, like…
Winning Best in Show with someone else’s dog.
A bully wining the science fair with the nerd’s volcano.
Winning a Grammy for lip-syncing, “Blame it on the Rain.”
Got any other analogies you’d like to share?