December 22nd 2003 - New Year's Day
UNICEF: SLAVERY BETTER BUSINESS THAN EVER
According to UNICEF 1.2 million children are being sold as slaves annually, by a modern slave trade covering the entire globe, spanning all races, all creeds.
Some places traditional, cultural slave trading continues, like it has for centuries. Children are bought, sold or taken from birth to in various ways please the rich and powerful caste of any given area.
But it isn't increasing there, like it is in what is deemed western democracies.
Fifty thousand people, men, women and children are brought into the United States annually, according to a recent CNN report, just to work and "serve", with no other compensation than scraps of food, slavery by any standard.
In the "new", global economy slavery and exploitation of human misery have better conditions than ever. As the power of the multinational corporations is growing the need and use of cheap labor, cheap anything is increasing daily. Anything is justified, as long as it turns a profit. There were quite a few places earlier, too, where everything, including humans is for sale. Now, this is everywhere. In this brave new world we have become commodities, exchanged and sold for a few coins.
Someone needs entertainment for a party. Call the local slave trader. A lot of people and enterprises need workers picking fruits for handouts in "salary". Set up a system of procuring and shipping workers. Bring them in through ships and trucks. Many won't make it, but a sufficient number will, to make it profitable. If you are a rich man, and enjoy one-sided sexual diversity, you join others sharing your view. In hidden, exclusive places even hard to get beauties can be enjoyed. After you grow tired of them and they have gone through a period of training, you can even display them in your public establishments, rent them to others for an evening or two. People come "voluntarily" from all over the world to work in your establishment. Human trafficking has become the new buzzword. Strange, in my opinion that they don't call a spade a spade.
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