Is it an American theme to desire money over everything?
I would argue that it is especially after reading an article on CNN.com this past week. Just in the last few days Senate passed legislation to bar the United States from taking part in a trade deal with countries that engage in slavery.
Sounds good right?
Wrong. The White House wants to and even plans on continuing trade with Malaysia despite the fact that they are a hub of human trafficking. Although they take part in this inhumane and despicable treatment, the country's location makes it extremely desirable to trade with. Lying close to the Strait of Malacca, a key shipping route for global trade, Malaysia will continue to trade with the United States while our leaders turn a blind eye.
In an attempt to bring awareness to this issue, a series of photos were just released that expose abandoned human trafficking camps in Malaysia. I think they were released to appeal to the emotions of American's so that people will take action and rally to end the corrupt trade. Below are some of the pictures:
This is a picture of a Malaysian policeman watching over an abandoned human trafficking camp. In the top left corner there is an object that looks like a crate. It is made out of bamboo and barbed wire, it is said to have held migrants captive.