Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Yea, Yea, I know I said I would only post on Monday.
Since there a few sad things going on in the blog and real world, I figure this would be a good time to throw this in to make you feel even worst. You know, when it rains it.... it pours cats and dogs or something.

This is serious though.

I used to talk about this with some of my friends, but it never did seem to register because the concept of it is so horrendous and evil that most of us can’t even fathom that this happens. When we think about this stuff, we try to rid it from our memory as quickly as possible before it scars us and makes us bitter. But just because we don’t think it could happen, or that we don’t want it to happen, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t.

Slavery and human trafficking are still happening today. Thousands of women are being exploited everyday, sold and bought like property, and being worked in ways no one should ever have to go through life.

With the wealth gap widening in every country, and especially between countries, a great percentage of the population are living in extreme poverty and looking to fight tooth and nail to get out of their situation.

This is a perfect time for a predator to strike. When a person in a poverty stricken situation is offered a chance for a different and better life, few question these wolves in sheeps’ clothing as they are blinded with the thoughts of something better for them and their families. I don’t think anyone can blame them, it’s what we would all do.

I came across a very well written post on human trafficking, and specifically the sex trade in Russia and Eastern Europe.

Natasha from Russia

Please take a read. Although you may need a drink afterwards, it’s a great post and it describes something most of us are unaware of or don’t want to admit exists in the world.

It still amazes me every time I read about real problems like this going on in the world. How can the governments around the world not do more to publicize and curb this slave trade? Why haven’t we EVER heard about any of this from this administration that keeps preaching their righteousness and helping those in need? Where the hell are you? I’m not even asking for an emergency midnight session for these hundreds of thousands of women that actually need your help? Just know and care, just a little and maybe do something. Anything.

Instead of a war that didn’t need to be fought, what about turning your attention to the ones that are long over-due? If you are so intent of ridding the world of evil, why don’t you fight real evil instead of just one petty pathetic narcissistic man?

It’s not just the governments of the world, but when did we as a society decide to sweep horrid problems like this under the rug and hope it goes away? Are we that blind or uncaring of others that we are only concerned with our own lives anymore?

I guess it’s easier that way, we’ll have more time to care about the Michael Jackson case.

Have a good Wednesday!

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