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Boko Haram and the real problems. Solutions?

Updated on May 15, 2014

On a light note, we believe in just a little slave labor from a young age, it is called family.

Hey he asked for the rake!
Hey he asked for the rake! | Source

Slave Traders and Buyers

Of course it goes deeper than modern day slaving. Of course it goes deeper than one race against another. And lest any culture feels sanctimonious on the issue let them rethink that position. One can probably look around their home and find a copy of a book that is amazingly informative on slavery. Most in the west call it the Bible. But it is replete in the Koran and Torah. Of course we need not go religious, we can find great texts of secular variety showing the horrors of man on man vise a vie the instrument called slavery.

Slavery is a moral human cancer that destroys the essence of humanity. A good place to find what real people think of what we have a right to is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which starts with THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. It can be found here: http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/

The first four articles are succinct and to our point here:

Article 1.

  • All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 2.

  • Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

Article 3.

  • Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

Article 4.

  • No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

Peoples are enslaved but more importantly people are enslaved.

We must stamp out this blight of man.

Funds are needed to combat slavery.

That means appropriations from legislatures. That happens when good people (like the ones reading this ;-) write and call their representatives and insist more go into the battle against slavery.

And there is a little used trick that is actually quite useful. Call and write your police. Tell them you want more emphasis on cracking down on this insidious problem. And do the same with your national/federal law enforcement agencies. Stand up and stand against slavery.

It goes like this. Hooray they busted a new crack house - whooped di do. But put those same resources to busting up a slavery ring and now you have my attention.

And akin to that is donating to shelters and groups on the forefront:

Here are a few groups;

A Call to Men

acalltomen.com

A Call to Men seeks to stop sexual violence of men against women by changing the norms of our culture in order to promote healthy relationships among men and women.

Contact: Info@acalltomen.org

ABC Nepal

www.abcnepal.np.org

Contact: abc@transit.wlink.com.np | 1-977-1-663-0346

ANPPCAN

www.anppcan.org/

ANPPCAN stands for the African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect. ANPPCAN works with many organizations to protect the children in Africa from abuse and neglect. They work with the government, trade unions, and many international organizations such as UNICEF and WHO. ANPPCAN wants to raise awareness about the abuse and neglect of children. They are currently operating in 22 countries.

Contact: regional@anppcan.org | +254 020 3873990

Anti-Slavery International

www.antislavery.org

Contact: Melissa Ritchie | m.ritchie@antislavery.org | 020 7501 8920 (UK)

Apneaap Women Worldwide

apneaap.org/index.php

Contact: volunteerandintern@apneaap.org

Find many more here: http://www.threedomfront.com/act/anti-slavery-organizations

Can you help?

Will you pledge to do at least one small thing?

See results

Ain't no mountain to tall to climb one step at a time.

Force of nature

There are two forces of nature working here and it is prime "real estate" for a classic battle of good versus bad. The core of the human trafficking problem rests in the evil hearts of men who would pay for such debase and immoral services or goods. The clear resolution to the problem rests in the good hearts of men to change that evil. We can do it. We have already forced the problem into the darkness of the criminal milieu and we can do better by eradicating the hideous desires in this regard.

We must be reminded that lakes and ponds are filled with millions of drops of water. We may only be that one drop but we are conscious and can bring other drops with us and soon our lakes will fill. Our choice is if we fill that lake with drops of tears or with fresh new life giving water of clarity and purpose.

Is this now a crime against women. Perhaps it is in the sense of who the direct victim is in each case. But it is much more than that and is a cause celebrate for a bridge to show that sex is a variable only in the sameness of humankind. There is no sex difference in these matters of good versus evil.

Again let us be light of spirit as we trudge with purpose

Don't make me call the Fireman to put out this flame!
Don't make me call the Fireman to put out this flame! | Source

Take what you will.

Perhaps my letter to you, right here right now is a small drop in that large pond. Perhaps it is a call to action. Diverted from Boko Hiram and focused on solutions is how we march forward. Let your light shine on darkness so it loses it's power.

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P.S. I really do not go around paying attention to who steals my stuff.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I have written about modern slavery and sex trafficking often. It happens on our Indian reservations and it happens in every major city in this country. Until people force officials to allocate funds to fight this cancer, it will continue.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      We are in accord.

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      Superkev 3 years ago

      First, it's spelled Boko Haram- Just FYI.

      Second, why are we suddenly supposed to be on the hook financially for the way these savages act? When did it become the responsibility of the US to fix this?

      It's quite funny to me that people are always griping about US overseas involvement or that we are not the world's policeman, right up until the time they need/want us to be, then it's just fine and dandy when it suits them.

      I say let these backwards people either choose to join us in the modern world or let them continue their savagery until they themselves get fed up with it. It's nothing to do with us.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 3 years ago from Philippines

      Silly me, I know there is still slavery in many countries, but don't perceive the role it plays in a nation's political, economic and cultural life. Boko Haram is an evil group and slavery is evil, too. Great hub, very informative and you have made a good point here about slavery.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Superkev, First -- thank you and I corrected it.

      Second, In the role not of policemen but of our humanness or what is often called Ubuntu there is a higher calling than our politics. Those backwards people is really not a distinction worthy of separation of us from them. And it is very much our forward people that pay for the slaves. So spending some dimes to help them there and cleaning up our side of the street seems the right thing to do. Thank you much for your frank comment, it is appreciated.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Grand Lady, if there is a brothel there are slaves to some degree.

      Thank you for dropping by and all your support. People really should visit http://hubpages.com/@grandoldlady and get some uplifting good stuff.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Eric, this is a noble effort reminding us of this present evil; and soliciting action. Thank you for the links.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Please let peace and blessings be upon you and the joy we share carry over to thousands. e

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      Superkev 3 years ago

      Ok, who exactly are you saying is paying for slaves?

      The only thing I call Ubuntu is my OS, but I get your meaning.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      White, Black, Hispanic, Muslim, Christian, Jewish morons that think it is a victim less crime to have sex with a brothel gal that looks 18 but they know damn well is 14 and cannot speak English. Those are the pricks I speak of. Hold me back Jack if I see one.

      Yes Ubuntu is a little to niche clique' for me too but as you say.

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      truthfornow 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Slavery is a worldwide problem and there are many kinds and types. Indentured servitude where you are sent to another country to work for less than your worth and get stuck in a situation where you can't get out is a type of slavery and many of them are cleaning our federal and city buildings - at least here in Louisiana.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I hear you loud and clear. As long as we allow it it will occur.

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