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Post time 2009-3-22 17:21:38 |Display all floors

For the past 4 weeks, I have been spending my time following a 4-parter drama series on TV.

The title of the movie drama is “Human Trafficking”.

In the story, it showed us how a sex ring forced women and young girls from the poorer Eastern Europe into the sex trade and work as sex slaves by tricking them and enticing them with promises of work opportunities in the country of plenty (U.S. of America) and organizing beauty pageants to select the most beautiful girls.  Concurrently with the enslavement and abuses that these young girls were experiencing, the movie drama also showed the same goings-on in the poor Asian countries.  In Thailand and in Manila, the poor young girls and boys were sold by their parents to pay off debts and sacrificed for the family.  These kids had no welfare in the sex trade and you can see they were literally abused.  One scene showed a young boy (about 9-10 years’ old) returning after an apparent sexual rape and torture.  He struggled to his bed, crouching his little body and holding on to his crotch, in apparent great pain!  These scenes were pictured through the eyes of a young American girl (her story below) who was abducted and forced to work in the sex trade.  [Maybe, they were stories she later told the police.]

The American girl was holidaying in Manila with her parents.  While her mother was trying some clothes in a busy bazaar, the girl got distracted and crossed the street to see what a friendly Filipino boy was trying to catch her attention with -- something “cute”.  Innocently, she followed his cue.  Suddenly, a jeep with some big hunks drove past and, in seconds, pulled her into the jeep.  Her cries for help were futile.  There were many people in the bazaar but none bothered to stop the jeep or do anything.  When her mother turned round after hearing her screams, her daughter was already gone and quickly vanished before she could even react.  She last saw her daughter in the back of the jeep, desperately beseeching for help.


Well, my point here is not to talk about human trafficking and the unfortunate victims.  We know what these people go through or, at least, I do.  It is HELL and far worse than dealth itself.  Or, maybe next time we can talk about human trafficking …


The interesting thing about the movie drama is when the American police and the Interpol led by the American special squad raided the brothels and arrested the perpetrators and “clients” who bought SEX, the first question they asked them (mainly gweilos) was:

"Are you American?”

"Are you American?”


WHY? I asked myself.  Why the question “Are you American?”


At the end of the movie drama, the heroine (from the US special squard) addressed the American public in which she lamented, in summary, the saddening truths about human trafficking which she likened to enslavement that still exists (in a free state) and flourishes as a billion-dollar trade in the American society and the perpetrators, the richer Americans.


Some gweilos asked where I got my source of information from.  ... from your movies and from your own newspapers and media.

Maybe, you (the gweilos) don’t have to believe me but you should know, deep down in your heart, your own TV, your own media and your own newspapers.  



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Post time 2009-3-22 18:36:39 |Display all floors

Thank you, Yuan

Originally posted by yuanxinshen at 2009-3-22 18:28
in china, human trafickers are not punished with capital punishement.. i don't think this is correct. nai nai de, a parents  will be in pain several months if they lose their baby. but, parents wil ...



I understand absolutely.

But, my question is when they caught those guys who "bought" SEX from those children and girls, the first question the police asked them was:

"Are you American"?


WHY?



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Whampoa
When asked what they least admired about the West, they replied
MORAL DECAY, PROMISCUITY and pornography which...
DEGRADED women.

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Post time 2009-3-22 18:59:59 |Display all floors

well whampy just use your brain for a change.......

they ask those questions because the american police can only take charge of american nationals. Do you understand now?

Unfortunatelly human trafficking is a sadly extended "business" happening world wide; look if not what happens with some people of west Africa that are sold to mafias around the continent as slaves (not only sex slaves!).

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Post time 2009-3-22 19:22:28 |Display all floors
Originally posted by yuanxinshen at 2009-3-22 18:28
in china, human trafickers are not punished with capital punishement.. i don't think this is correct. nai nai de, a parents  will be in pain several months if they lose their baby. but, parents wil ...

Yes, The department concerned should punish the human trafickers straight from the shoulder, and the socity should conspue the action.

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Post time 2009-3-22 19:27:43 |Display all floors
Originally posted by whampoa at 2009-3-22 18:36



I understand absolutely.

But, my question is when they caught those guys who "bought" SEX from those children and girls, the first question the police asked them ...

Because they are absolutely self-serving.

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Post time 2009-3-22 19:43:58 |Display all floors
OK, you asked me to comment on this thread, so I'll look past your mindless racism (you think 'gweilos' is a polite word?) to ask: why do YOU think they asked that?  Longzhou's answer seems reasonable, but I'd have to see the context in which it happens.  But what's your opinion?

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Post time 2009-3-22 20:09:35 |Display all floors
Film roots from life ,but exceeds life

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