2/17/2014

On Modern Slavery: Horrific State of Affairs Today

The BAFTA Awards (The British Equivalent of the Oscars) for this year occurred this past week-end in London. All were then treated to a reception by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace.

The Film, 12 Years as a Slave, won best picture. Steve McQueen, the Director, reflected upon the State of Slavery today. This chart I saw on Agence France Press' Facebook page truly reflected the tragedy of Modern Slavery:




What is so sad is how such continues to go on even today and how the World seems to be so powerless to stop it. When can we transform? Will we ever transform?   I suppose we must never lose faith as this admonition reminds us all of:


Faith:
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
...
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly
- Patrick Overton - from his book of poems: The Leaning Tree, 1975
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