Would there ever be another slave trade?

Would there ever be another slave trade, maybe with white people this time or black people again?

Have we gone past this now in the modern day we live?

Chz.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The most common form of modern slavery is this: a set of parents can't make it on their salaries, so they go to a loan shark. This is a person who loans money at exorbitant rates (really, really, high - like 20% a week!). The parents can't pay this vigorish, so they give their children to the shark to rent out in any way the shark feels is desired. He may sell them to a factory, or to a prostitute, or to the Army, or anywhere else he wants. The kid's pay goes to him, though, not the kids, and certainly not the parents who will be forever in debt.

    It happens every single day all over the world.

    It's called "unfettered free enterprise."

    Sound familiar? John McCain and Sarah Palin touted it all through the recent campaign.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The slave trade is ever with us and today is most evident in the sex trade industry.

    I found a link to a police file in the city of Munich Germany, in which a senior police officer of that city described the chaos at the Munich Olympics and that some 65,000 slave prostitutes had been imported to the city to be there for the period of the Olympic Games.

    Here in UK the government is preparing legislation to make it an offence for any man to pay any woman for the purposes of sex.

    The idea behind the proposed legislation is to try to put an end to the illegal sex slave trade here in UK.

    I doubt that it will work. All a man needs to do is to employ a girl as a housemaid. People have always found ways around laws which they do not agree with and this one is going to be shot full of holes on day one, I think.

    At this next link you can hear Fountain Hughes a former American black slave talking in about c1949 when he was about 100 years old. I think he had been released from slavery when he was about 12 sometime at the end of the American Civil War - c1865.

    Royal Navy capture slave ship. . .

    http://www.royalnavalmuseum.org/visit_cfimage_slav...

    The Royal Navy free an African slave

    http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04/SlaveShackle_...

    Replica of a slave ship at Greenwich London UK

    http://www.thegreenwichphantom.co.uk/uploaded_imag...

    The anti-Slave Trade Bill of William Wilberforce MP was finally passed in the House of Commons in 1807 - 201 years ago.

    The British Slave trade (Parliament)

    http://slavetrade.parliament.uk/slavetrade/assetvi...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There are several correct answers here. Slavery is as old as civilization. Even in the Bible you get instructions on how to treat your slaves. It is NOT a white/black issue. That is very narrow minded and uneducated. Americans did not originate slaves.

    The English first brought them here when they bought them from their village elders.

    There is no such thing as getting past this. One reader commented on prostitution. How about child labor? Many countries still have indentured servants.

    Remember something else. If you were alive in the 1800's, that would be modern day to you. In the year 2200, our customs will be looked at by historians as ancient.

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  • Randy
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Slavery does exist in many parts of the world today. The UN is one source which has information on this practice. While it exists in many countries, it is primarily accepted in some Asian and African cultures. Parts of the Islamic world find this acceptable for those who are not Islamic.

    One piece of misinformation is the comment that this is to be referred to as unfettered capitalism and supported by John McCain and Sara Palin. This is not true and does not represent these two individuals in any form and to any degree.

    Capitalism, that is, Free Market Capitalistic Enterprise exists on a foundation of Free, independent, and sovereign individuals. Slavery in any form is antithetical to such a system, as are cultures which are rooted in such concepts. By and large those cultures which have roots in the 3,000 plus year evolution of The Common Law have, as these concepts evolved, become the leaders in being antislavery in nature. To a large extent this is inclusive of those cultures with roots in the Celtic cultures of the British Isles which have increasingly valued the individual. Those cultures most accepting of slavery today seem to be those which devalue the life of the individual and for the most part these are Asian and Islamic based.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    What do you mean, "another slave trade?" It never stopped. The Western democracies just stopped participating.

    Of course there are other forms and places as well but it sounds like you're singling out the "African" slave trade.

    You can still go to Africa and buy yourself a black man, particularly if you find Muslims to sell you one.

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  • no
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    there sure is. Right now it is primarily in Asia and South America with children as sex and/or labor slaves and in the Middle East and Southeast Asia with white women as a trading commodity for sex slavery. I saw both types a LOT while in the Military.

    Of course there are the communist countries who basically have everyone except communist party members as slaves.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The African 'Ivory Coast' still has legalized slavery. Arab and north African slave traders have been very active in the business of human bondage since the classical era. Where do you think the European and Yankee slave traders got slaves? They didn't go catch them themselves.

    The White slave trade of young girls and women is another trade that is very lucrative in Latin American countries and the Caribbean. Remember Natalie Holloway? That is one possibility of what may have happened to her.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There is already a thriving slave trade. The sexual slave trade. Poor women and girls from China or Eastern Europe especially. They're promised a new life in Europe or America. They are then basically kidnapped, beaten, hooked on drugs, and forced to sell their bodies to line the pockets of filthy pimps.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Slavery is still rife in the world lets get rid of this lot before we start thinking of another bout of slavery.

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  • 1 decade ago

    There already is in the Sudan. moslems are kidnapping Christians and selling them into slavery. The news media refuses to report it.

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