Modern Slavery

Slavery when you hear about it is something from the depths of the past. But it isn’t. In fact it is worse than ever. 

In every country slavery is still happening and happening to many people. There is an estimated 40 million people involved in slavery.  People are being taken from one country to another to work as slaves against their will. They are being sent away from their homes and families and most of them will never see their families again. This has to stop. This is a cruel evil act against humanity. No one with a heart would ever do such a dispicable act to another. This is humanity at its worse. 

Here in the UK unknown to the majority of the British public slavery is happening in every single city. People from abroad are being smuggled in by human and sex traffick gangs and sold as slaves and forced to live and work in poor conditions. The majority of people being smuggled and sold as slaves are mainly women and children. 99% of people slaved in the sex trafficking business is women and girls. 

How can we allow this suffering and torture happen to children?  How we can allow them to face such a fate?  Children being exploited as labourers and workers. Forced to work long hours on farmlands and doing heavy lifting and hardwork.  Some children are forced into marriages. We must stop this. They deserve a proper chance in life and a proper childhood. 

This is a brief story of a man in Niger

“I was never treated like a human being, but instead I was treated like a machine, or a donkey that had to be beaten to make it work harder. Beatings and verbal abuse were routine for me.”

Tatinatt, former slave in Niger

Imagine if it was you. You are in your homeland. You live with family and see them often. They love and care for you and you care for them. Then one day it all changes. You are kidnapped by a gang and taken away from everything you love. You are taken far away to a land you do not know and sold as a possession. Your livimg conditions and treatment is poor and you are beaten as punishment. You are made to do jobs no one else would want to do by choice and sleep in physical ropes. If not physical chains then your soul is chained. Imagine the fear and fright knowing you wont see your family again. You are working long difficult hours doing difficult chores. There is no human rights for you. They no longer apply. You are at the mercy of your ‘owners’. Can you imagine such a terror? I am sure most of us have seen the film taken and get the kind of idea of what is happening to many girls and women. 

This is a common crime which faces mainly women and children being smuggled round the world and raped, tortured and sold as possessions. They are being sent away for money far away. They are treated disgusting. Locked in rooms and made to sleep on basically next to nothing. They are controlled and owned.  They will never feel freedom again. 

Many Young girls are used as sex slaves in the sex trafficking industry. They are forced against their will to commit indecent acts with many men in one day. They are often drugged and sedated and sold as nothing to anyone, These are peoples daughters. These are peoples sisters. Just like your own daughters and sisters. Men when you watch sex videos and images on your devices of naked girls etc which you enjoy how do you know these girls are not being forced to do these images and videos for your pleasure to make another man money? You could be enjoying watching slavery taking place instead. Not all the girls are there by free will. You could be funding sexual slavery. 

This has been happening all through human history. We all thought slavery was abolished but it hasn’t and never has been. The people who are being taken as slaves are just people being taken from their homeland. We all know the story of the poor African Americans in history taken to America and enslaved for 100s of years. They are just people and deserve to be free. 

Slavery exists on many forms it has just become so the normal we choose to accept it as the normal. How many of us work long hard hours and at the end of it get little back in return? How many of us are taxed so greatly we are left with not alot to show for the work we have done?  We work hard and are left with not alot at the end of the day. Does your job and effort reflect the pay you get honestly?  Do you ever feel like a slave or a prisoner working hard for others who dont appreciate it?  We have all become slaves in society and only a select few benefit from it. How many of us are in debt because we needed help to pay the bills then have to work longer hours and weekends and give up all your free time to pay a debt back?  This is slavery which most of us face without realizing. Your life belongs to them who you are in debt. 

Have you ever wondered who makes the clothes you wear? Have you ever wondered how much they got paid and how many hours they worked to make them? In places in Asia I am aware there are people working long hours for next to nothing money for companies who supply the West with toys and clothes and equipment. Here this is a bleak life for them as they come away with nothing to show for such hardship. But for them the hardship is normal. Companies in UK are moving there operation centres abroad to employ cheap labour. In other words they are saving money but making people work harder for less expense to them. 

We all live somewhere. We may all think we might live in a nice area but no one truly knows what is happening behind closed doors. Have you ever seen or noticed unusual behaviour of people?  As we dont realize slavery still exists we dont look for the signs that someone might be a victim. 

When will mankind open its eyes to the suffering of the world?  When will it stop?  If we all want to make a change this can happen. The core majority of people in this world are good people. They possess heart and soul and dreams same as anyone else. They want love and peace and family. This is humanity. This is where the beauty is. Lets make this beauty win through and humanity conquer all. 

May humanity win through in the end. May all human hearts be free. 

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The death penalty

“If you must break the law do it to seize power,  in all other cases – observe it” – Julius Cesar. 

This is a topic which is often raised with those for it and those against.  Into the subject goes morality and ethics. Should the death penalty be allowed?  Should it be re-instated?  Is there warrant for it? 
In my own personal opinion I believe there is a warrant for it.  I often hear on the radio of murders and serial killers and horrific crimes and its very upsetting.  Often these sick crimes are rewarded with hardly any kind of a punishment.  How is prison a punishment in these days?  They get to stay safe indoors in nice enough conditions and get priviledges and some even get computers. Why are these people being given anything?  They should be made to exist in the worse of conditions. 

Once I visited Beaumaris jail on the isle of Anglesey.  This was a jail in the Victorian times and is now a tourist attraction.  As soon as I walked in I could feel the tight suffocating atmosphere. I could instantly tell suffering had took place here for any crimes.  The rooms were small and some with no windows. The inmates had to work hard just for their breakfast.  They were punished hard if stepped out of line.  How have prisons changed so much that inmates are now seen having fun and drinking and mobile phones sneaked in unnoticed.  What kind of places have prisons become where it is acceptable to be in and not too much hardship?  Where the life is OK. Prisons should be feared. They should be a place where human rights for murderers is hard to come by.  

Some will say its inhumane to execute them.  But where was their humanity and humane views when they took innocent lives?  These people are exempt from humanity.  They are not apart of it. 

They should be wiped out and took out of life so we don’t have to care for them. This will free up space in prisons with people of lesser crimes. This will save the tax payer paying to keep them and the money can be put towards a good thing instead of useless to society monsters.  

People say ‘oh killing them is an easy way out for them’ but I dont care.  I dont care about that I want them gone and no longer a threat to anyone and not allowed to live. They take up space and time and money. If I murdered someone I would expect to lose my life and why not?  

If someone had murdered someone close to me I dont see jail as justice not in the modern day.  When has society become so weak it is scared to punish such evil? What kind of society do we live in where murderers can still have their life and live it out in an OK environment protected by laws and human rights after they took a life away? 

Surely human rights shouldnt apply to these people.  They opted out when they disrespected the human rights of others. 

Recently it was on the radio of a man who killed a man in an unprovoked attack and punched him.  He died and the man who killed him got 6 years in jail.  How is 6 years justice for the victims family??  The victim got an eternal sentence.  His life was ended!  

He faces a small punishment then walks back into civilization to enjoy his life and see friends and family etc.  Whereas his. Victim is gone forever… He has murdered someone.  What if he does it again? 

I know in certain situations we must be careful incase there isn’t much evidence but one concrete evidence where is the issue with putting monsters down? Imagine if one of these people escaped.. 

Some will argue that these people can be rehabilitated and helped but for what purpose?  They can never be released and allowed back into society.  They can never be allowed a normal life.  What is the point in wasting resources on these people?  They knew what they were doing when they broke the law.  So if you cant do the time dont do the crime.  I understand rapists and thieves etc should be given second chances etc but murderers especially cold brutal murderers should be put to sleep.  Im not refering to accidental murder as in manslaughter etc because that is just unfortunate.  There are situations where you might accidentally kill someone etc and thats fair enough its unfortunate but intended murder is evil.  Child murderers are evil etc why are they allowed to continue?  The yorkshire ripper for example costs the British taxpayer alot of money a year to house him etc why bother?  He cant be free. Can the money not be put to a more useful cause?  

Society needs to be stricter on those who operate outside its core.  Outside the mainstream of society which operates nice behaviour and compassion.  Why should nice people be put at risk?  

Perhaps knowing you will die too will make murderers think twice.  Everyone knows murder is wrong.  The only regret some of these murderers have is being caught.

But we all have our own opinions on this naturally.  Mine is to keep society such as our children truly safe…

Media sexualisation

Why is there a current trend amongst celebrities of being sexual and inapporiate singing explicit songs and images? For some strange reason they seem to be doing this and being bad role models to millions of young girls. 

Music videos now contain girls wearing basically nothing and singing explicit lyrics. Why do they feel the needs to do so? Does they hold no respect for themselves? Does they wish for no man to respect them? If you rub sex in peoples faces they will see you as sex and nothing else. 

It is creating a trend and young girls are being led into believing this is right and is culture to be like this. I know people will say ‘it is down to the individual girl and not all girls like that’ which is true but alot of men wont see it that way. Alot of men will also believe girls are just primal sex objects etc. Id not respect a person who didnt respect themselves and the more this trend develops the more it will become life. The more girls will think its right to be like that from a young age the more it will happen in everyday life and the more men will see them as that and as nothing.

Do these celebrities have no shame? Do they have no morality? Why are they glorying themselves as sexual? Where is the pride in revealing all and behaving in such a way? 

In this generation I would say from people aged 35 downwards there is a massive sexualisation. There are images everywhere and the tv full of sexual content. Porn is easily accessible and the sex industry is more massive than its ever been. 

Also in certain newspapers such as the sun and the daily sport there is inappropriate content. In the sun newspaper known as page 3 there is a topless woman picture. Why is this here? Why is it neccessary? What kind of impression is this giving out to young people? This newspaper can be bought and read by ANYONE. How is it appropriate for children?? It is also very awkward in public places when you want to read an article on the page next to it! Does anyone believe its right to feature this? I know most people will say I am being miserable as I am a man and I should enjoy it but its just a cheap thrill and it is disrespectful. 

Also adverts have become provocative in nature. Perfume adverts are flirty and sexual showing women in various sexual situations with men. Sometimes not just one man at times. The messages young girls are being exposed to are well beyond their years. Can children not be allowed to be children? 

Clothes advertised and marketed in shops for children are highly inappropriate and the fashion trend is highly inappropriate for pre teens. Girls far too young are feeling pressure from cosmetic industries now to wear make up etc as this is advertised daily and on kids tv. Young children are being sexualised slowly but dominantly and no one is noticing how dangerous this can be. Children are being made to grow up too fast by marketing campaigns. 

Even girls toys have a stereotypical image of a skinny girl wearing mini skirts etc and other fashion trends to look sexual..why? The media has created a dominant culture of creating an image of a woman that a man wants to see and wants a woman to be. 

It seems for 100s of years women put up a great fight just to be women and be themselves and not mens objects and to be valued and respected and feminists finally won. But sadly this seems to of only lasted a generation. Because now young girls are back to the main aim of wanting to please men through sexual content and actions. The media has brainwashed this to occur and music producers have led a pursuit of deception and degrading material and changed the psyche of women via brainwashing and subliminal messages. 

I know all girls are not like this but still this issue exists for them to see. The pressures they face are extreme. 

The media should stop making out all women are like this! Not all girls are like this! Why dont you focus on real role models with respect of themselves! The media must stop exposing and brainwashing children to be like this and believe its right! The media should have a level of conduct and appropriateness! 

This inappropriateness has to stop!

These images of people who are airbrushed and photoshopped and covered in make up to make them look amazing has to stop! No one who is real can compete with it! People have imperfections thats nature so stop putting huge pressure on people to look amazing because you are setting the standards far too high and its not fair! The pictures you expose people to are fake! Imperfection holds beauty afterall…

You show pictures of girls who are ‘beautiful’ but what is beautiful? Everyone has beauty in their own way. Everyone is different and people should be helped to love themselves. People should be encouraged to respect themselves. The media should focus on a diverse range of girls and not just what they think men like. 

So all these current celebrities who are using sexual images and music and actions and subliminal sex messages and images should stop it as its wrong. Why dont they be a role model of respect? If I had a daughter I would not want her to believe being like this is right. 

Everytime I turn on 4music or mtv there are people in just sexual underwear or doing sexual things and using sexual lyrics and one music video was a topless girl. can someone explain to me why? Why is it neccessary and why are they doing it? What are they hoping to achieve by doing this? Why not show respect and love instead and beauty? How has this sexualisation become the normal? This has been drip fed and slowly over time so no one notices or cares. 

Lets use an example of Vera Lynn during the war she was a good singer and respectful of herself. She was the forces sweetheart not the forces slapper. This was a time when women were women and respectful in nature and suffered no shame. 

I know girls like to feel sexy and beautiful and have desires but there is a time and a place for this and not on public display or as a role model to millions of upcoming people. This is between couples and should only exist in the adultworld not for children to see it. Being sexy and beautiful respectfully is far more attractive. 

Young children need to stop being exposed to these images and being brought up to believe it is normal to be sexual and grow up believing beauty is being tall and thin…beauty is within.

Thankfully there are lots of varietys of girls out there and all beautiful in their own way…