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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.