Spain’s Stolen Babies

A few months ago, TGA reported on a story so shocking, it was hard to believe it had actually happened: for over 4 decades, the fascist government of Francisco Franco (along with the Catholic Church) had faked the deaths of ten of thousands of babies in order to traffic them. After the collapse of Franco’s government, the Church continued the practice well into the 1980′s (presumably it was too profitable to shut down). Now the BBC has finished filming a documentary about this tragedy, as the families try to track down their loved ones, all without the help of the government, who refuses to launch an investigation. See, it’s not just America that’s got a shitty government. Spain was literally doing some evil shit for political power and money. It doesn’t get more fucked up than stealing babies.

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    Evie

    ugh I wish we had more good hearted and honest people in the government.

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    Evie

    Honestly, how do jackasses live with themselves?

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    Tom C

    How do people live with themselves? Money, and lack of compassion. It’s easy to destroy lives you have no contact with.

    I was a little skeptical about this, so I did some more reading and it totally blows my mind. But I can completely believe it. And the Church’s involvement? Even less shocking. After making it only a few paragraphs into the testimony in the Irish report of the church’s abuse of children, I literally can’t imagine anything they could possibly do worse.

    But remember…don’t trust those Atheists. They’re crazy.

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    Evie

    The “how do they live with themselves?” was more of a rhetorical question.

    Now this is a question I do want answered: how many people out there have heard about this and what are they doing to help these victims?

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    BlueIndependent

    I watched the whole thing. Absolutely gut wrenching at the end. They talk to one of the doctors and one of the nuns responsible for this, and they are far beyond having convinced themselves they were in the right. The nun even goes so far as to exercise emotional blackmail, claiming one of these children, now a grown man, should be happy he’s alive because of her, and that me might have ended up aborted somehow had she not intervened. Why do you attack me, she asks. The Catholic Church’s anti-abortionist insanity extends well beyond American borders.

    And one of the perverse underpinnings of this, mind you, was entirely political. This was being done to keep socialists out of power, ostensibly so that the greatness of fascism could save the people from themselves, as the thinking goes. So the Catholic Church resorted to government-approved and sanctioned kidnapping, human trafficking, and totalitarian anti-democracy, in order to hold power. In another two thousand years I wager people will read this dark chapter of history and shake their heads in disbelief.

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