As human beings we have many universal problems we must deal with. However, few need quite as much immediate attention as the fact the some feel they have the right to hurt and control others. What causes a human being to contract this disease. The desire to hurt others is indeed a terrible malady and sadly the cure is so simple and within reach. Treat other as you would like to be treated yourself. What is so difficult about that?
More men victims of human trafficking
By SUSAN CARROLL
Copyright 2009 Houston Chonicle
July 6, 2009, 8:25AM
His jeans hide a cigarette burn on his thigh, and a jagged scar that runs up his shin. It is a reminder, he said, of the day he escaped a remote ranch in Texas where he was held captive by a group of four human traffickers.
The desire for power is one that causes great suffering both in the individual seeking it and in the target for their jagged spear. A constant desire to control and take exists as a hole that can never be filled. The more one takes the more one wants. How to we confront this evil? How do we deal with this evil when it confronts us?
He said he was forced to work without pay for five months, picking vegetables at gunpoint. He was beaten and raped and burned with cigarettes, he said.
I believe compassion is the only way. It is a force much greater than guns and must longer lasting. I hope that someday others will begin to believe this too so we can realize a world where men and women are kidnapped, forced into slavery, or taken advantage of.
“Human trafficking exists because it is very profitable,” Conde-Vazquez said. “It’s a low-risk business for the traffickers because they are not dealing with merchandise they have to safekeep — they are dealing with human beings. In that sense, it’s lower risk than dealing with drugs or weapons.”