“When we oppress others, we end up oppressing ourselves. All of our humanity is dependent upon recognising the humanity in others.”
Slavery is real. It is hard for me to believe that in the 21st century, on a continent that suffered mental and economically from slave trade, would be dealing with selling human beings! Not only is it despicable, it is a sad, ironic tragedy of modern times. How did we get here? What is the road that leads to fellow human loving each other.
Many news outlets posted that foreigners from other west African countries (Niger, Nigeria, Mali) were taken against their will as they try to escape their country to freedom. As human beings we cannot let this continue. The Libyan government is afraid to act. They are scared that they will take money out of the pockets of very rich people in their country. According to CNN, over 3000 refugees have died as they tried to escape to freedom and dodge being a slave. Do we sit by idly or do we force the United Nations to act? What is our permanent representative to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, doing to work with Libya and other countries to allow more refugees in? Let me hear your thoughts or what you may be doing to help the cause. #50forFreedom