Written by PresidentELLA
It pained me to my core to see grown men being sold for $400 a person. Libya lies on the northern boarder of Africa, so it is the last country some African refugees would have to pass through before they get into Europe. Unfortunately, many of them are being held captive and sold as slaves, instead. Told that they need to “pay of passage” many of them are required to live as slaves in hopes of paying off a debt for their lives. The video here was captured by CNN and broke my heart. In the last few days, the people of Libya have been protesting, but the government claims it would need more support to handle the problem. Now, I sit here wondering what it really takes to end slavery. What is the answer to this?
Across the ocean, I thought this was no longer happening. I feel so naive. As I think about traveling and trying to learn the world, this awakens in me a fear I thought I would never have. I don’t have an answer for this, but I think it’s important to tell the world that it is happening. We can’t continue to turn a blind eye to these injustices. If there is nothing we/I can do, the very least would be to recognize our blessings. I can’t imagine what it must feel like to flee for your life, only to have your life taken in another form…
We have to do better. All lives really do matter… but some lives are really going through it.