Black market dealers turn garbage or sewage into cooking oil. It’s gross.
Note: This ain’t about how nasty the Chinese are, this is about Capitalism. Watch the video and the man speaking at the very end pretty much lays out the fullest and most accurate definition of Capitalism I’ve ever heard.
Now for the analysis:
China is late to capitalism because it was locked under a backwards Dynastic system, then Japanese Imperialism, then European Imperialism, then more Japanese Genocidal Imperialism, then it did a short dance with State Communism, only to later adopt State Capitalism. So, I said all that to say that; China is new to the Capitalism Hustle.
Being new to Capitalism, we get to see a modern nation in its early Capitalist evolution.
Don’t get squeamish. Look at European and American society during the early Industrial Revolutions and their transition from Monarchical Feudalism to State Controlled Mercantilism, to Corporate Capitalism. You will see some very, very disgusting shit.
The White peasants were forced from the land to make way for industrial farming, and they flooded into the cities, without food, money, or shelter, they ate rats, scavenged dumpsters, and there are even rumors of that they engaged in cannibalism. The transition from peasants to poor workers was an ugly one. Even in the good ole’ U-S-of-A there were people forced to subsist on what others threw into the garbage.
Yep, that’s right, the US was an impoverished 3rd World nation at one point, and its population consisted of the super rich and the White poor, and slaves for the most part until the New Deal Reforms. The great American middle-class was not the result of hard work and ingenuity, it was the result of Government Handouts! FYI.
But now, in the older Capitalist Economies, the filth and depravity committed for profit is better hidden than in China or India. The government uses scientific terms and clever labeling to hide the disgusting shit they allow the corporations to put in our food. Our government regulators (who are controlled by the big corporations) are much better at hiding the filth and securing our trust than those Chinese regulators.
So before you turn up your American nose to the Chinese, please remember, they are on the same path as we are, they’re just playing catch up.