â€œWhether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.â€ – John Webster
Our children are human blood diamonds.
â€œA 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
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 equalsâ€¦oopsâ€¦ it equals a negative.
â€œWhile 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.â€
The rebels. The agencies. The brokers. Closed records.
Arming battle stations.