The other night my family and I sat down and watched a special on sex slaves in America. The show was about girls actually young ladies who were brought to America from places such as the Ukraine, El Salvador, China and Guatemala under the guise of being offered jobs in industries such as restaurants or housekeeping here. Now I find this abhorrent and extremely sinister and interesting that none of these criminals were black and no phrases were used like white enslavers. But the one thing that struck me was the fact that there were even discrepancies as to how these sex slaves were treated when the deal was busted by the cops. I am also curious as to how these slaves differ in treatment from the American slaves.
I found it interesting that the prosecutor in one of the cases for them said that this was slavery except it was the most egregious kind of slavery, they were sex slaves. As opposed to your run of the mill African slave who was your sex slave and full worker slave. I guess the fact that they got paid cash made their slavery more egregious. Or maybe it was the fact that they weren’t black made the slavery just that much worse than that of the 400 years of black slavery.
There were sex slaves who were brought in from the Ukraine and Russia that were making a thousand dollars a day, not including what was given to the pimps. They were hiding this money and were told that they had to pay the pimp so much money for bringing them to this country. Owing the pimp seemed to be the underlying theme for ALL the women in this situation no matter where they were originally from. The girls from the Ukraine were told that they would be able to pay their pimp off in about six months. Yet before the six months was up a couple of them had fled in the night with a “John” who promised to bust the pimps, which he loyally did.
The girls had been kept in a condo or townhouse and could come and go at will. They did however tell tales of being raped by the pimps whenever they had the inclination. Now that they were freed they were able to find a good life living off the thousand dollars a day bonus they amassed due to their services. They must have had about ninety thousand dollars saved up that was not taken by the government because the story teller explained how they hid the money first. Now they are free American citizens and able to live life like they wanted to in the first place. Or maybe even better since they had planned on being waitresses who I doubt would have taken home ninety thousand dollars in three months barring some side gig as a sex slave.
Now there is a far different tale from those ladies that were tricked into America from Guatemala, Mexico and Asia. They were making only thirteen dollars from each “John” they were with compared to whatever the girls from the Ukraine etc. were bringing in per “John” to make a thousand dollars a night take home for themselves. These ladies were going to spend years working off the debts they incurred to be brought to America. Yet when the deal was busted instead of being able to go free and tell their tales they were arrested and sentenced to prison. Not only were they forced into being sex slaves they were then jailed for being duped.
I thought this is so indicative of how hypocritical the United States is. People with brown skin will be not only forced into a bad situation but then blamed and punished for it. All the while the white skin people not only got to keep the ill gotten gains, they were treated like the victims they were plus given the help and care they deserved. They were even able to have an audience with congress to discuss the sex slave industry. In contrast the Hispanic slaves were treated to the same disdain that they are treated with from America on a daily basis which is you don’t belong here and you are not worth our help or care but, hurry up and pick our vegetables.
Now to throw a twist in each and every time I talk about and even when I don’t talk about slavery people who comment on my Blog are constantly telling me that blacks should get over slavery it happened it is over so move on. Well I did not once here anyone telling these ladies that had been sex slaves or their children for that matter to move on it’s over and they are now free to live good lives. They told their stories over and over with the same pain they felt having been there. They told of how they don’t feel safe, their children don’t feel safe etc. Their children are forever scarred by this traumatic event and want everyone to know their harrowing stories.
No one told the sex slaves from the Ukraine that they should pull themselves up by their bootstraps and stop crying over something that is clearly over for them. They shouldn’t be rehashing the past and begging for a hand out. They shouldn’t be asking for their captors to be held captive in prisons now in some sort of reverse captive taking akin to some reverse discrimination. No one would be as rude and callous as to say any of these things to these ladies or their children who have suffered so much. Yet saying this to blacks who are still feeling the affects of the trauma is not a big deal. As we have seen from this show it is fine to harass the victim just so long as that victim is a person of color.