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A Look at China’s Ghosts: The One-Child Policy Captured on Canvas

We have written many times in this blog about gendercide – the war against females and the impact on societies. We have also written on the need for artists to speak prophetically to culture. Here is a story that combines the two.

Balladeer and Chinese artist Li Tianbing has powerfully captured in paint his boyhood during the one-child-policy of China. His ghostly images communicate more powerfully than words.

Li’s story reminded me of my first visit to rural China. Posters hung everywhere promoting the “benefits” of having only one child. But the eerie reality confronted me much more vividly: haunting scenes of tiny groups of children playing on the streets and a noticeable absence of little girls.

We now know the colossal unintended consequences of China’s misguided policy. Li says, “My generation is unique, in China and in the world. We were the first not to fully know the meaning of the words ‘brother’ and ‘sister’.”

His generation may have been the first, but it is not the last. As our world hurtles into the tragic, suicidal, aberrant, and dreadful world where people cease to have children, China’s world without brides and without children will become increasingly commonplace. To get a glimpse of this world, go here to read Li’s story and see some of his paintings.

Please pass this link on to others who need to see a picture of the future without families.

For more on Li Tianbing read the Guardian Newspaper article.

If you want to push back against this tragedy, please join with our friends Chai Ling and Brian Lee at All Girls Allowed.

– Darrow Miller

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  1. Jon

    May 25, 2012 - 3:54 am

    We just had a “Worldview Transformation Discussion Night” and we talked about the book of Genesis and God’s plan for the human race.

    “It is not good for man to be alone.” Then God made the woman.

    We need women. We need families.

    • admin

      May 25, 2012 - 8:24 am

      Yes, John, exactly. I find it striking how God took Adam through the naming of all the animals to demonstrate so compellingly his need for a companion, which need He met with the creation of the woman.

      Thanks for your comment.

      – Gary Brumbelow


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