PART TWO by Cindy, Writer for The Salvation Foundation
A few years ago, if you brought up sex trafficking, you might be labeled a conspiracy theorist. The topic of sex trafficking was almost mythical. It happened in faraway places we never visit to people we’d never know or see.
Our aim here is to delve into the details, do the research, and share information. What we discovered was eye-opening, yet not shocking. Trafficking been going on for a long time, it’s nothing unfamiliar or recent, but the uncovering of this is relatively new.
“In 1850, an average slave in the American South cost the equivalent of $40,000 in today’s money. Today a slave costs about $90 on average worldwide.” (https://www.gfa.org/special-report/21st-century-slavery-human-trafficking/)
In 1910 a man named Ernest Bell published a book called, ‘Fighting The Traffic In Young Girls Or War On The White Slave Trade.’
The author discusses crimes so secret they cannot be talked about, and he traces the roots of trafficking and human slavery to Greek and Roman times. The term he uses is, “White Slave Traffic” and gives a massive amount of details, including the fact that it happens to hundreds and thousands of girls.
Again, this book was written over one hundred years ago!
As people started noticing the prevalence of white slavery, governments tried to fight it and held international conferences in Paris during 1899 and in 1902.
In 1904, the International Agreement for the Suppression of “White Slave Traffic,” was the first agreement on human trafficking to be signed.
Making white slavery a criminal act happened with the signing of the International Convention for the Suppression of the White Slave Trade in 1910.
1921, over thirty countries signed the International Convention for the Suppression of Traffic in Women and Children, covering sexual exploitation and prostitution.
Over the next 50 years, other forms of exploitation grew like a virus, spreading all over the world to encompass:
Child / Forced Labor
Mind Control / MK Ultra
Satanic Ritual Abuse
Recording abuse for commercial use
Currently, sex trafficking happens in almost every country, from impoverished places to ultra-wealthy communities. Though we are becoming more aware, it’s difficult to stop the flow of this heinous crime.
There is not enough time or resources for government organizations to investigate each case. And in some places, governments have not deemed human trafficking illegal.
The topic of sex trafficking is dismal and bleak. Because it’s so far spread, often, I feel hopeless and sad. However, I read this quote, and it stuck with me:
“This is the choice of man, so the choice of man can stop it.”