December 19, 2012

Wednesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (121912)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

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  1. Slavery, still going strong in the 21st Century?

    Slavery’s Global Comeback

    The leading demographic accounts of contemporary slavery project a global slave population of between 20 million and 30 million people. Most of these people have been unknowingly trafficked though the promise of opportunity by predators. Others are children literally sold by parents or relatives in order to pay off debt or to lessen their economic burden. The highest ratios of slaves worldwide are from South and Southeast Asia, along with China, Russia, Albania, Belarus, and Romania. There is a significant slave presence across North Africa and the Middle East, including Lebanon. There is also a major slave trade in Africa. Descent-based slavery persists in Mauritania, where children of slaves are passed on to their slave-holders’ children.

    Now, here’s a question for the liberals and especially the race baiters that continually decry the evil America even though having outlawed slavery over 140 years ago in 1865 via the 13th Amendment. Why are you condemning America when in modern times slavery is legal and a current concern in many places of the world?

    Why one would begin to think all this self righteous outrage against the US were contrived IF slavery was a thing of the past and not prevalent today. Yet, here we are in 2012, slavery is as populous as ever and yet we hear not one word of condemnation by liberals of those who trample basic human rights.

    On a different level, given the end times “current events coincidences” of Revelations in these current times, it would seem John’s references to slavery in the Book of Revelations is pretty much on target for our modern era over 2000 years later. Go figure? Maybe someone had a pretty good bead on the future after all.

    Comment by dscott — December 19, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

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