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Human Trafficking. Its getting worse

We Never Know

No Slack
I heard on a radio show tonight that human trafficking is more profitable than the gun trade and is fixing to surpass the drug trade.

I haven't researched this yet. I'm hoping some can share their insight on it.

If its true, we must be some shallow people since the biggest complaints we have are politics, political parties and religion. That's my bedtime thought.
 
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danieldemol

Well-Known Member
Premium Member
I heard on a radio show tonight that human trafficking is more profitable than the gun trade and is fixing to surpass the drug trade.

I haven't researched this yet. I'm hoping some can share their insight on it.

If its true, we must be some shallow people since the biggest complaints we have are politics, political parties and religion. That's my bedtime thought.
Not necessarily, I looked up the top causes of human trafficking, the UN summarises them as follows;

'Some of the common factors are local conditions that make populations want to migrate in search of better conditions: poverty, oppression, lack of human rights, lack of social or economic opportunity, dangers from conflict or instability and similar conditions. Political instability, militarism, civil unrest, internal armed conflict and natural disasters may result in an increase in trafficking. The destabilization and displacement of populations increase their vulnerability to exploitation and abuse through trafficking and forced labour. War and civil strife may lead to massive displacements of populations, leaving orphans and street children extremely vulnerable to trafficking'

Source: https://www.unodc.org/documents/human-trafficking/Toolkit-files/08-58296_tool_9-2.pdf

Poverty, oppression, lack of human rights, lack of social or economic opportunity, dangers from conflict or instibility etc are all either political and or religious issues with the exception of instability caused by natural disasters in my view.
 

We Never Know

No Slack
Not necessarily, I looked up the top causes of human trafficking, the UN summarises them as follows;

'Some of the common factors are local conditions that make populations want to migrate in search of better conditions: poverty, oppression, lack of human rights, lack of social or economic opportunity, dangers from conflict or instability and similar conditions. Political instability, militarism, civil unrest, internal armed conflict and natural disasters may result in an increase in trafficking. The destabilization and displacement of populations increase their vulnerability to exploitation and abuse through trafficking and forced labour. War and civil strife may lead to massive displacements of populations, leaving orphans and street children extremely vulnerable to trafficking'

Source: https://www.unodc.org/documents/human-trafficking/Toolkit-files/08-58296_tool_9-2.pdf

Poverty, oppression, lack of human rights, lack of social or economic opportunity, dangers from conflict or instibility etc are all either political and or religious issues with the exception of instability caused by natural disasters in my view.

My post is about the profits, not the cause

"human trafficking is more profitable than the gun trade and is fixing to surpass the drug trade"
 
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Ella S.

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It wouldn't surprise me.

I've seen pedo rings on Yahoo! groups, Instagram, and Discord. I've seen children being sold on Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace. If you go to any online space that's marketed towards children or teenagers, you're probably going to run into people involved with this sort of thing. It's terrifyingly commonplace.

"To Catch a Predator" barely scratched the surface of what's going on, but I know a few tech savvy "pedo hunters" who have taken it upon themselves to try to use vigilante justice against these groups. I've even met one who has their own YouTube channel, MamaMax, and what he lacks in skill he seems to make up for by having a large community that helps in his efforts. He's spread some awareness on this topic, too.

This is solely in reference to organized kidnappings on the clear web. Many people in human trafficking were born into it and don't have an internet presence at all, like what The Finders Cult was accused of. The level of organization and planning that goes into comparable dark net groups makes them ruthlessly efficient, often coming back online within the same week that the FBI takes one of their sites down.

That's also not even mentioning other forms of human trafficking, like we see with the slaves of Dubai, which are often forgotten about.

What does surprise me is that so few people seem to realize this stuff is even going on at all. The ones who do are only dimly aware of how bad it really is. And all of this is just the stuff that we know about, not taking into account the fact that the real problem is probably at least twice as bad as what we see, if not more.
 
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InChrist

Free4ever
I heard on a radio show tonight that human trafficking is more profitable than the gun trade and is fixing to surpass the drug trade.

I haven't researched this yet. I'm hoping some can share their insight on it.

If its true, we must be some shallow people since the biggest complaints we have are politics, political parties and religion. That's my bedtime thought.
I don’t know the statistics, but have read it’s very profitable because the victims are sold over and over again. It’s awful!
 

PureX

Veteran Member
I heard on a radio show tonight that human trafficking is more profitable than the gun trade and is fixing to surpass the drug trade.

I haven't researched this yet. I'm hoping some can share their insight on it.

If its true, we must be some shallow people since the biggest complaints we have are politics, political parties and religion. That's my bedtime thought.
Sadly, as a society we do seem to have become less and less concerned about the well being of our fellow citizens. And fellow humans.
 

We Never Know

No Slack
True, your post ignores the causes whilst simultaneously questioning the priorities of people who are aware of the causes and complain about the causes in my view.
My post was about profits and how the profits out pace the gun trade and are fixing to out pace the drug trade. Yours was about cause. I guess if mine ignored the cause, yours ignored the huge profits.
 
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danieldemol

Well-Known Member
Premium Member
My post was about profits. Your was about cause. I guess if mine ignored the cause, yours ignored the huge profits.
Well if one is trying to assess the size of the problem considering the profits is useful, but once one has assessed the size of the problem as one requiring prioritised action it makes sense to move on to acting on the root causes in my opinion.

You already identified the size of the problem in the OP, so I would see it as redundant repetition to restate that in my response to you.
 
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