A well kept secret

in writing •  last year 

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Most people think that slavery no longer exists. Indeed, after numerous conventions, declarations, and acts, it has been officially declared abolished in most countries.
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Yet, slavery is alive and flourishing even though to some it is a well-kept secret. Millions of our fellow humans, men, women, and even children are forced to live and work as slaves or in slavelike conditions.
Granted, the familiar images of shackles, whips, and auctions are not typical of modern-day slavery. Forced labor, servile marriage, debt bondage, child labor, and often prostitution are just some of the more pronounced contemporary forms of slavery.
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Slaves might be concubines, camel jockeys, cane cutters, carpet weavers, or builders of roads. True, the vast majority are not sold at a public auction, but they are really no better off than were their predecessors. In some cases their lives are even more tragic.
This has made me to ask countless of times what had led man to despise, subjugate and debase his fellow man? And how is it that such a crime against humanity has remained unpunished even since the inception of Human Rights?
Greed has been a motivation for the use of cheap child labor and for the phenomenon of debt bondage. Poverty and lack of education are blamed when girls are sold into prostitution and servile marriage.
Does this mean that nothing can or will be done to put a permanent end to slavery—either in its traditional manifestations or in its more recent forms? Not at all, we all have a part to eradicate morden day slavery today.
Let's know that even when abolished, slavery leaves traces. It can persist as a state of mind among its victims and their descendants and among the inheritors of those who practised it long after it has formally disappeared.
So one way to abolish slavery would be to effect a change of thinking a change of heart on a worldwide scale. And that involves a change of education teaching people to love one another and respect one another’s dignity. It means helping people to root greed out of their hearts and abide by high moral standards.
Also remembering that man was made out of all nations, will help everyone avoid superiority no one claim either supremacy over any of his fellow humans or the right to oppress or exploit others, all humans are equal despite their race and colors. image
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Trafficking is a big thing and it is good to be aware of the things that happen in the world. We can adopt. We can help.

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Yes we can.

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You have awesome hair. You have a love for others. Awesome.

Interesting.. I hope milions get to read this, it will surely go a long way.. Great write up preshy

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Thanks, am so glad you like d post

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This was very refreshing & challenging to read at the same time! Spot on @preshey !!!

Let's know that even when abolished, slavery leaves traces. It can persist as a state of mind among its victims and their descendants and among the inheritors of those who practised it long after it has formally disappeared.
So one way to abolish slavery would be to effect a change of thinking a change of heart on a worldwide scale. And that involves a change of education teaching people to love one another and respect one another’s dignity. It means helping people to root greed out of their hearts and abide by high moral standards.

Loved it.

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Thanks @elsiekjay, am so glad you like it

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Its about power and control we are debt slaves in america! The love of money destroys humans so easily!

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[email protected], money has made man indulge in all kind of wicked acts

One day it would be nice to see bride price done away with in all societies. Whether a couple weds or not should be a matter of the heart, and the decision should not fall into the hands of others, yes, seek their counsel, but the choice is for the couple to make. No fees to be paid, no dowries to be provided. Parents can from their sense of love, provide for the initial leg up of the couple, but the couple providing dowries, and bride price, and moneys to a church or the state for blessings or paperwork, need to go away. Then man and woman will feel free to love at will, and neither feel like a slave to the other, when people are able to feel freedom, it teaches them about slavery. Freedom begins with family.

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Very true @bashadow, slavery has different froms

I like your editorial. Being the voice of those people who are in this situation. Indeed, anyone of us can be that change that will impact the world. No to slavery!

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Thanks @paulasepistle, am glad you like it

It's frightening and disenhearting to think that this still goes on, and there isn't as much done about as should be.

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Yes, it like our hands are tied all we do is just sit and watch.

We are ruled by psychopaths.That is why slavery was never abolished.It benefits the greedy elite.It is nice to see someone talking about this.God Bless

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Thanks @krisstofer