Yesterday I suggested making a resolution to work to end slavery. That was the first in a 3-part look at this commitment and my wrestling with what to do about it.
Little did I know that January 11, 2008 was Human Trafficking Awareness Day!
And I know that it’s often US citizens that are creating the “demand” for this trade.
I have a huge problem with our government spraying drug crops in Latin America or twisting those governments to when it’s our own citizens buying the drugs. Trade is supply and demand. Trying to eradicate the supply is one way to stop the traffic. One that doesn’t cause us to confront our own demons as a country. We can just blame “them,” those guys over there.
But the truth is, if we Americans didn’t by drugs, the drug producers would eventually go out of business.
Same with the sex trafficking. If we were able to free people from the bondage of pornography and abuse, we might be doing our part to curb the demand.
This may be a place to start.