402 Years Running Slaves: The State of Georgia Makes The News (Again) For Slave-Trafficking
You gotta wonder why it is that so many southern states simply refuse to give up on refusing to pay aboriginal laborers, indigenous workers and award them living wages with benefits? Furthermore, who is doing all the crying about "illegal immigrants" and running down to certain Mexo-American cities to self-police the borders when they are apparently so greatly needed here?
RawStory reporting from Atlanta newswires ... "A years-long human trafficking operation trapped migrant workers in “modern-day slavery” on South Georgia farms, according to a federal indictment unsealed last week. Victims include over one hundred laborers smuggled from Mexico and Central America into “brutal” and “inhumane” working conditions. Under the threat of gun violence, some were allegedly forced to dig for onions with their bare hands, earning only 20 cents for each bucket harvested. At least two people died on the job. Another was allegedly repeatedly raped. When not out in the fields, workers were detained in work camps."
Ain't They Americans, Too?
The truth is ... Mexicans and Central AMERICANS are Americans, too.
From natural birth, right along with the millions of Africans and indigenous Natives who have yet to receive any reparations for something that went on for centuries and apparently never ended.
They always have been. The United States is only one of hundreds of countries on the American continents, many of which remain "unincorporated," or de-nationalized (i.e., uncolonized).
What is it, exactly, that makes indigenous people so "undeserving" of sovereign pay and better lives for themselves, even in their own homeland south of the Border? It has been proven that the majority of them only come here to make money and weren't planning on staying in the first place.
Get A VISA?
Should the employers think about paying for green cards themselves and making their whole enterprises above-board and worker-friendly for the purposes of the incorporated U.S.?
What? They can't afford it?
At $4,000 or more per head that's easy enough to understand. So slave-holding is a 'cost' of doing business? Since when? For more 250 years, there was no TRUE cost associated with it outside of what one would expect to pay to maintain chattel (farm animals) anyway ... because workers were paid nothing at all, not even a "mere pittance."
Four Hundred-Two Years A Slave...and still counting. It isn't "the past."