Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fight this Heartless Abomination ~ Stop Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking

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        This is a comment in response to a post seen on the page Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. This is a remarkable and wonderful page I greatly admire, love and support.

Here is the original post,



" Nicholas Kristof writes about President Obama's speech on human trafficking today, and notes that pressure from the public makes a difference:

"On the India/Nepal border, I once chatted with an Indian policeman who was on the lookout for terrorists and smuggled DVDs but was uninterested in the streams of Nepali girls passing through, destined for the brothels in Bombay and Kolkata. The policeman explained that America was pressuring India on movie piracy, so let’s show India and the world that we’re also concerned with enslaved children."

Please help Nicholas and the Half the Sky Movement show the world that we will not tolerate modern slavery. Share this column, raise your voice, and tune in to the Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide documentary on PBS Oct. 1 and 2 at 9pm/8pm CT. "


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/27/opinion/kristof-in-obamas-speech-their-voices.html?ref=opinion


Link Review : These former sex slaves said the president gave the voiceless a voice in his landmark speech against Human trafficking. Let's hope this is a turning point.


My response,

                   I greatly commend and admire the president for making this statement and I hope that this sentiment can transform into affirmative actions, commitments and much needed efforts. Without taking anything away from this I'd also like to add these few words of caution and question.

         " Modern day slavery and trafficking is a sickening  organized crime perpetrated on most occasions with the full awareness, cooperation and consent of authority figures and the establishment. For anyone who has gone beyond just questioning a cop or repeatedly been severe enough in reprimanding him with a slap on his career, they can with absolute certainty state that it takes a whole lot more muscle than just a speech, the assertion of political will or even its good intentions. Think of those women and girls as your own sisters and mothers, would you let this happen to them in that case.... ? "


Here are a few other messages related to this painful subject that I had posted earlier in the past few days,




Please connect with them on facebook, Trade of Innocents - the movie producer Laurie Bolthouse along with Mira Sorvino and Mr. Yury Fedotov of UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime speaking at the Mashable Social Good Summit.


Here is the official trailer,


Please support this film and help bring to light and fight this heartless and cruel abomination,





      To conclude this entry I would like to add a brief message to caution you that as we approach these elections people here in America often tend to polarize and act in a rather needlessly hostile way while politicizing certain key social issues that have nothing to do with politics but rather are demons that plague our society as a whole at all times. 

     Please refrain from using these or taking advantage of such a sensitive subject in an attempt to leverage support or gain votes, however passionately you may otherwise at odd times feel about the struggle against this sick, cruel and heartless abomination.

Here is another example of a stranger intrusively going for it with a tinge of extremism in their tone after seeing that independent people, voters, commentators and thinkers, are in the habit of supporting conservatives and republicans when they are caught in the right side of morality among other things.


The original post along with the comments can be viewed at the link below,


https://www.facebook.com/Jai.Krishna.Ponnappan/posts/442397335799691


The petition I had signed and shared. Please review and sign it if you haven't already done so. Thanks

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/137/612/805/?cid=FB_TAF

Marisa: It hurts. But who can do anything to stop that? Pride and greed are taking over the souls and there are too many selfish and egotist people who don't care about anyone but themselves.


Me: It is not merely about selfishness or egotism, that is prevalent everywhere a man can cast his eyes around here with very few rare exceptions if any. The Truth about slavery and human trafficking has more to do with sadism, a lack of empathy, immorality and exploitation. It costs money, power and political muscle to really fight or challenge this. I am not fully aware of the situation in Canada. To my knowledge Human trafficking and slavery here in the North East of the U.S.A ranging from Virginia to the tri-state is fully linked with organized criminal rings that are extremely hard to encounter and prosecute. Collecting evidence in itself has been life threatening, a real nightmare for those who dare to care. And yes, you are reasonably right there is only so much that a cop, an investigation or a court can do but this is a tireless and ongoing fight. Unfortunately people in general are not very aware or concerned despite running several campaigns to try and enlighten and spread the message.


Marisa: Please, read this article. I went to the premier of this documentary film and I interviewed Michael Cory, the producer for my webpage, some years ago. He has been helping organizations who are fighting sex trafficking for years. It's very frustrating and yes, it's about perverts that are besides full of greed. They buy people who are not perverts but they only care about money. That's why it's so difficult to find their hiding places. And what about the men who go there and pay for raping the minors?? Yes, I'll share.


http://artistinterviews.com/web/content.php?idE=261&pag=1


Marisa: I already shared and signed the petition. Do the same, please.


Me: Thank You so much Marisa and thanks for the reminder as well. As it is mentioned in the link review above " JaiKrishna just added signature #3,026 to the petition." Thank You for sharing. Have a nice day.


The true cause for the first initiating statement was a message posted a few minutes earlier in response to this post,


View it here,

https://www.facebook.com/CapitalismInstitute/posts/408673672521108

" .....This is why small businesses are disappearing in America. When you have high taxes, it makes it more difficult for people to keep their heads above water. "


My response : "Point well made. It's amazing how this country has changed, it feels like it's owned by another..... It has reached a point where it is very well a measurable risk and potential disadvantage staying here. From what I've seen it's only things like Family, personal bonds and these sentiments to keep on believing and having faith that keeps a lot of enterprising Americans hopeful and anchored. My sincere concern and thoughts for those keeping their heads above water."


Life is very fragile, sometimes short. There is no time to waste on such trivial matters brought out by small minded and self serving people who are looking to promote their own agenda by such means. Sometimes if not most times it is hopelessly easy to penetrate and see what is truly running through a person's mind and their hearts. It is easy to read it like a book. It is also just as easy to predict their next moves and what both their immediate and distant futures look like. Never entertain such people or such machinating agendas and thoughts when what hurts and plagues Humanity the most continues to do so unabated.


Sincerely,


Jai Krishna Ponnappan


P.S : And as for those Indian border police. Yes corruption is paying and paving the way for such things. There used to be a time when these men respected women a great deal. Now thanks to western media and films and the way they use, dismiss, portray and present women, even these men have started to take after such base habits and vile values. From payrolls to households there is gender disparity almost every where here. From ads to birth control there is exploitation and abuse of women being promoted from here to the rest of the world. Leadership comes with consequences and responsibilities. Do not lead when you are bold enough to ignore both.





   

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