Slavery Still Exists – SSE (Photo credit: Wolfram Burner)
Index on Modern Slavery
I wanted to do more than just Facebook meme this one.
It is ironic that the way of life that so many of the people in various parts of the world are fighting to preserve, and sometimes to extend, include the barbaric practice called slavery. It pains me to think that there are still areas on our planet that are still so backward and uncivilized that this industry persists.
Here in the U.S., we have just finished (postponed?) two political fights over our national budget. Somehow, seeing the release of this report on slavery puts our disagreements in a better perspective for me.
A pox on anyone in the modern world who participates in and/or profits from or otherwise supports this horrendous activity elsewhere. For the rest of us, save this link…http://www.walkfree.org/ then whenever you feel an urge to get angry at the opposing political party (whoever that opposite is for you) go and read, and reread, this report as a remember that there are still many, many important things that all of us in the civilized parts of the world agree on, regardless of our various disagreements.