Baby flesh in a pill for energy? Gross and wrong.
Finding a means of energy can lead people to consider magical solutions. Although caffeine has its benefits, and just eating an apple or orange can boost long term stamina, people tend to want a mysterious way of enhancing the human ability to move faster and longer.
The L.A. Times website today published a story from the Associated Press reporting that South Korea customs confiscated ‘health pills’ from China that contain human baby flesh.
The article in the L.A. Times says this is a trend from a “bizarre invigorate-seeking culture where people search for items such as seal’s genitals and bear gall bladder in hopes for boosting one’s stamina,” Ha Il-hyun, a doctor at Seoul’s Konkuk University Hospital, told the newspaper Chosun Ilbo.
Though I’m sure mystical remedies containing hard-to-get ingredients has been around for awhile, considering the price a person will pay for exotic materials, but foraging human remains from babies and powdering down the flesh to fit into a pill seems too satanic-worshipping or cultish. The practice reminds me of what the evil witch in the movie “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” conjures when she encourages the Sheriff of Nottingham to conceive a child with the kidnapped Marian.
Remember when she spits a big wad into a bowl with blood and twirls it around to come up with some sort of red solution. Yes … this is what the world has come to.
We don’t need magical pills that promise to bring glorious results, especially pills containing cannibalistic material. But really, who am I to question another cultures thoughts and practices?