If you’re watching the signs of the times, here’s one that’s pretty evident:
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. (Matthew 24:12.)
There’s little more iniquity as cold hearted than what I am about to share, a signal that modern civilization is in jeopardy.
This isn’t a topic I want to talk about. It’s so perverse and sickening that I get physically and mentally messed up just thinking about it. It’s hard to imagine crimes worse than these, but in the near future, they will be spoken from the housetops, and we’ll likely be very surprised when we discover the perpetrators.
I am talking about human trafficking, especially child sex trafficking. Although illegal, human slavery is the worst it has ever been in terms of numbers of victims. It’s one of the great blights on our nation and the world.
- In 2012, the International Labour Organization estimated that 4.5 million people worldwide have been sold into sex slavery aka “human sex trafficking.” To get some perspective on that number, try to imagine that every man, woman, and child in the state of Oregon, USA had been sold into sex slavery.
- Human trafficking is the third ranking criminal enterprise, behind illegal drugs and the illegal weapons trade.
- According to a recent report by Time, human trafficking brings in $150 billion worldwide annually, two-thirds of which is tied to sex trafficking, with profits of $21,800 per victim sold into sex slavery, the highest of any form of exploitation.
- The worst states in the US for human trafficking are California, Texas, and Florida—two of which are border states.
The statistics are staggering. It’s hard to think about the unbearable human suffering they represent, especially the suffering of innocents. It’s time to face it. This horrible crime is growing.
Okay, now for the hard part. I’ll do this in the form of questions. I’ll let you do your own research. The answers are very controversial which will distract from the message. You may be surprised by what you find with a few Google searches.
- Given the profit per victim ($21,800), who can actually afford to “purchase” a sex slave?
- Why are more and more sex crimes in the entertainment industry coming to light?
- Why do California and Texas account for the largest arrests for trafficking in the United States? Think logically.
- How could trafficking reach such an astounding rate? Who in the higher spheres of influence has the power to change this? Who has been turning a blind eye to it?
- Why are the numbers of human trafficking arrests rising in the United States over the last two years?
- What bill was signed into law in late 2017 that helps bring down human trafficking perpetrators?
There are those who would like to make this go away. Some media outlets don’t give it fair airtime because, well, you decide.
How can you help? You can get involved with or consider a monthly contribution to organizations like Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) or India-based Prajwala. We can all take action, with a simple, daily prayer, or dedicating time to learning more about it, or making others aware of what is going on in our communities. It’s time to wake from the sleep of hell. We can all find ways to speak up and make a difference.