Have you read this recent article on CNN that 500,000 elderly people go missing in China every year? That number is insane!?
What does this number of missing people tell us? It tells us that there is a massive organization that is targeting elderly individuals within the borders of China? Is anyone really that surprised about an agency of this type existing in China? No, but the large number of missing people is staggering. So many questions are raised when you are talking about that many (excuse me for saying) bodies.
If we are putting numbers to an operation of elderly snatchers then let’s give some rough estimates:
- IF 500,000 total people
- then 1,300 people missing a day
- then AT LEAST 78 ground teams (assuming that they would have a 3-person team (driver, two snatchers))
- OR there are hundreds of sites where they are attracting the now missing individuals
- then hundreds of scouters. What amount of people are dedicated
- then sophisticated software that is profiling and determining which individuals need to be taken
- then hundreds of people responsible for disposing of the remains
- then large dumping sites with massive amount remains
How are we missing these operations and sites in China where remains end up?
China has long been accused of operations that are morally questionable. They are fierce world competitors that rarely play by the rules. Just look at their history in the Olympics and you’ll be able to gather a number of ways they have tried to cheat.
So, what is their incentive on this latest report of missing persons? Boost their GDP per person? Reduce the ballooning cost of an aging population? Save on healthcare costs? I just can’t wrap my head around this right now.
Whatever the motivation, the situation is sad and needs to stop.
Updated 6:38 AM ET, Wed October 12, 2016