Human Blood Diamonds

Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.” – John Webster

Our children are human blood diamonds.

“A blood diamond (also called a conflict diamond, dirty diamond or a
war diamond) is a diamond mined in a war zone and sold, usually
clandestinely, in order to finance an insurgent or invading army’s war
efforts."

They are mined (birthed) in a war zone (between mother, her family, agency) and often sold, clandestinely, to adoptive parents. Records of the transaction are sealed. Quite a paper trail to prove the war diamond ever passed from the invading army of the adoption industry to the purchasing parents. Once the diamonds are brought to market, their origin is difficult to trace and once polished, they can no longer be identified.

The army uses the money they acquire to fund their continued war efforts. The war against single women, young women, poverty stricken women. Diamonds are a girls best friend right? Especially infertile women?

The Washington post reported that fewer than one percent of the worlds diamonds are conflict diamonds. I suppose that makes that one percent okay?  If 99% are not war diamonds, who cares about the 1%?

Just like the legal adoptions that are ethical and the happy adoptees that go along with them. As long as they exist there is no reason to address the illegal ones, the conflict ones, right?  Positive plus negative equals…oops… it equals a negative.

“While diamonds have been used to fund conflict, the problem is not the diamonds themselves but the rebels who exploit diamonds (along with other natural resources) to achieve their illicit goals.”

Exactly.

The rebels. The agencies. The brokers. Closed records.

Arming battle stations.

11 Thoughts.

  1. Yeah. Human Blood Diamonds makes sense. Also Blood Children, with our Blood Mother’s blood mixed with our own so we can carry the evidence into eternity. Except our blood is the only evidence we’re allowed to have.
    Soon, though. With DNA testing and Big Brother maybe we will be able to trace our roots with just the swipe of a light pen across our foreheads. How will they stop us THEN?

  2. Suz, great analogy. I wish at least that I had the value of a diamond. Unfortunately, i feel some how like a cubic zirconia -not quite the real thing- bijou

  3. ive always looked at the adoption industry the same way as slavery in america.
    it is the buying and selling of babies. it treats mothers like breeders and children like property. the financial incentive and the high demand for babies is what keeps this all going. slavery did not stop because there was so much money to be made.it was socially acceptable for 400 years. but this too changed.
    we’ll get there.

  4. Julie – I completely agree. I would even say priceless. More valuable than diamonds. The most valuable item in the world. Our children. My daughter. My sons.

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