Although rarely the focus of the mainstream news media, human trafficking, or in the case of Europe, the widespread sexual slave trade in women from Eastern Europe, seems to be a profitable criminal enterprise. In regard to this matter, the answer for overwhelming media silence is not difficult to detect. Given that victims of human trafficking in Europe are mostly White women, and in view of the constant anticolonial and antiracist rhetoric the guilt -ridden political class in Europe and America must indulge in, this new and ugly aspect of human trafficking goes often unreported. For an aspiring politician in Europe or America it is far more advantageous to make sentimental remarks about the plight of non-European would- be immigrants adrift the Mediterranean Sea, than call for a legal action against brothels in Amsterdam staffed with sex slaves from Moldova, Ukraine or Russia. Pointing the finger at human traffickers, who in most cases are not of European origin, may earn a politician an unsavory label of “white racist “and thus ruin prematurely his career. The case in point is the recently reported human trafficking of hundreds of white English young girls, victims of a pedophile ring which was run at the town of Rotherham by a group of British men of Pakistani heritage. The ugly abuse of these young white children was well known for years by officials in the City Council of Rotherham; yet it had to been deliberately hushed up for fear of stirring up “interracial resentments.”
One case of human trafficking that is rarely discussed in the international world is that of Filipina women that are employed as domestic workers overseas in places like the Middle East. Filipina women around the world suffer daily at the hands of their employers. According to one study, Filipina women in Saudi Arabia are “one of the groups most at risk” within the country, and 70% of Filipino workers suffer “physical and psychological harassment” (Asianews, 2012). Often the people that suffer this harassment are women domestic workers. Other workers, ones with jobs that require a certain amount of schooling and study, such as nurses, engineers, and doctors, are at much less risk because they have registered contracts, giving them better access to protection from harassment. Domestic workers, many of whom are female, do not usually have registered contracts, leaving them at the mercy of their employers.
Christian Filipina women especially suffer terrible persecution in Saudi Arabia. Cases of rape against Filipina Christian women are “commonplace” (Asianews, 2012). Over the last few years, hundreds of testimonials from men and women have been collected regarding terrible treatment in the workplace. Another study took the plight of Filipina women even further, titling the paper “Contract Enslavement of Female Migrant Domestic Workers in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates,” and writing about the conditions these enslaved women were living in (Halabi, 2008). Women working in the UAE and Saudi Arabia are often placed in restrictive conditions, making escape from their jobs nearly impossible. The women are then exploited, and made to work long hours with little or no rest. The women’s employers seize their passport upon arrival, making finding other employment or leaving the country an impossible task. The women are left to endure whatever their employers seek to inflict upon them, from getting hit to getting raped (Halabi, 2008). If they attempt to go to the authorities, or go to a refuge center for aid, they are either accused of lying and are taken back to their employers, or they are believed but must pay for their own way home, which can be very costly.
While the government of the Philippines, along with many others in the world, has made commendable efforts in combating the ills of modern human trafficking, the root causes of this criminal activity continue to thrive. They run the risk of metastasizing into a global scourge with horrendous political consequences for the entire planet. After all, human trafficking is not just an ugly side effect of capitalist “free trade” befalling the Philippines only, but a social and political scourge of global proportion. Similar criminal enterprise manifesting itself in child labor, sexual slavery, illicit migrations, all euphemistically labeled as “human trafficking”, is taking place in Europe and the USA, albeit under a different verbal guise and under cover of often different extra-and para-legal provisions.
If one agrees that human trafficking is an inhumane enterprise involving victims and perpetrators, then one must first try to remove the ideological and psychological foundations which facilitate the perpetrators’ trafficking in human beings. It is the merit of the American Freedom Party, its Chairman Mr. William Johnson, Esq., and its Board of Directors, to have offered not just a set of theoretical treatises as to how to combat the social ills of human trafficking, but also to have provided a political advice as to how to remove its causes.
First comes the word and, of course, the adequate understanding thereof. “Human trafficking” is a handy euphemism, i.e. an abstract expression destined to depict in an implicit and purportedly in an unbiased manner, modern slavery, bonded labor, sexual slavery, mass child abuse, and of course the resulting mass migrations of people and peoples into foreign cultures of distant lands. In a word, human trafficking is a direct result of the growing sense of uprootedness, often a deliberate decision to cut off one’s own roots, renounce one’s identity, and become oblivious of one’s own racial and cultural heritage in order to naively partake of an abstract quest for an amorphous, nameless, de-Christianized consumer society under command of the chief mover and shaker: the global capitalist superclass.
It is a fundamental mistake among the UN, the European Commission and a host of other supranational bodies, when attempting to suppress massive drug abuse, to solely focus on the physical removal of drug- providing cartels in Latin America and their outposts in the USA and EU. The bulk of the problem, however, is not the volume of the crime committed by drug cartels but primarily the state of the mind of millions of young Americans and Europeans who have become addicted to the Hollywood projected imagery of instant happiness, and who assume that a surreal drug world could help them attain the ad hoc bliss of the real capitalist word.
Likewise, human trafficking in our out of the Philippines and is distant modalities manifesting themselves in mass migrations of non-European peoples into Europe and the USA, can be neither healed nor halted unless the liberal- capitalist ideology of progress and its accompanying religion of quick money are critically addressed. Many modern do-gooders employed by supranational institutions such as the Unicef, the UN or the EU, who rightfully scorn the rising tide of xenophobia and racial exclusion in Europe and America, seldom look at their prime time generators: capitalist global free market and its unbridled and unchecked twin brother, the world banking system.
Human trafficking in all its criminal aspects, including its biggest offshoot, mass illicit migration, has not brought any good to anybody; neither to the hapless, starry- eyed incomers from distant lands, nor to host countries. The case in point is South Africa which, despite the much lauded end of apartheid is facing different social cleavages, pitting now violently Blacks against Blacks, with Whites becoming a disfranchised and discriminated minority. The illusion of becoming rich is driving today many young Africans and Arabs into a dangerous adventure to Europe and the USA. However, with resources becoming scarce and the ideology of progress running out if it is steam, “those who made it” to the shining West are more and more bound to a life of communal self-ghettoization and self- segregation, thus preparing the fertile ground for incoming interracial strife with a next door suspicious neighbor.
And even if the racial factor does not play a role in human trafficking, as observed in Latin American barrios, steady turf wars among rival gangs only further thwart the illusion of a peaceful ecumenical society based on purported mutual interethnic and multicultural respect.
In the modern capitalist world everything has it price—nothing has it value. Likewise, modern slaves, be they white women forced into prostitution, be they Pilipino children forced to perform hard labor, are only part of a mosaic of the globalist speculative system. Based on the AFP studies of the failed multicultural entities and inhumane financial speculations of central banks all over the globe, the AFP and its Chairman Mr. Johnson posit that only a nation well aware of its heritage while respecting the heritage of a neighboring nation can provide solid ground free of human trafficking.
William Johnson, Esq.
Tom Sunic, Ph.D
- Halabi, Romina. “Contract Enslavement of Female Migrant Domestic Workers in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.” 2008. Accessed May 29, 2015. https://www.du.edu/korbel/hrhw/researchdigest/slavery/fmd.pdf.
- “SAUDI ARABIA – PHILIPPINES Saudi Arabia, 70% of Filipino Domestic Workers Suffer Physical and Psychological Violence – Asia News.” SAUDI ARABIA – PHILIPPINES Saudi Arabia, 70% of Filipino Domestic Workers Suffer Physical and Psychological Violence – Asia News. March 17, 2012. Accessed May 27, 2015. http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Saudi-Arabia,-70-of-Filipino-domestic-workers-suffer-physical-and-psychological-violence-24260.html.