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Does that require any explanation?
'Tis where we're headed.
 
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George Brinton wrote:

Does that require any explanation?
'Tis where we're headed.


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George Brinton wrote:

"Slave labor pays off!"

Does that require any explanation?
'Tis where we're headed.

And how!


> Excerpts from the June 27, 2017 UK Daily Mail news story by David Martosko entitled:

Ivanka Takes On Beijing
First Daughter Launches Report Condemning China's Record On human Trafficking And Forced Labor – Even Though Her Own Signature Shoe Brand Has Been Made There


Ivanka Trump helped launch a State Department report on Tuesday that castigates China for its record on human trafficking.

Shoes bearing her name have been manufactured in China, although the company making them has shifted its production to Ethiopia.

China has a revolving door with North Korea that human traffickers regularly exploit for labor paid a slave wage, if any at all.
The public service-minded Ivanka cited "conservative estimates" that describe 20,000,000 people being trafficked worldwide for slave labor and the sex trade.



Ivanka Trump spoke Tuesday about defending the rights of human trafficking victims, helping the State Department launch this year's annual report on the crisis – whose highlight is a scathing indictment of China's record.

Ivanka, the President's elder daughter, has drawn criticism for putting her name on a signature line of shoes and other apparel manufactured in China, including at one factory where the Fair Labor Association claims workers earn $62.00 per week.

The contradiction was nowhere in evidence on Tuesday, however, as Ivanka declared that 'ending human trafficking is a major foreign policy priority for the Trump administration.'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that "50,000-80,000 North Korean citizens are working overseas as forced laborers, primarily in Russia and China, many of them working 20 hours a day."

Their pay is largely confiscated by the despotic North Korean Pyongyang regime, he said.



In unveiling the State Department's annual report on human trafficking, U.S. Secretary of States Rex Tillerson (left) warned that it splinters families, distorts global markets, and undermines the rule of law.

"The North Korean regime receives hundreds of millions of dollars per year from the fruits of forced labor. Responsible nations simply cannot allow this to go on."

There is no evidence that slave labor is used to manufacture the Ivanka Trump fashion line. The Chinese company that has made her shoes in the past, G-III Apparel Group, claims it is no longer producing them in China – moving much of its operation to Ethiopia where wages can be even lower.



This photo taken on September 14, 2016 shows workers on a production line at the Huajian shoe factory in southern China.

G-III's official corporate social responsibility statement declares that "our business partners must not utilize child labor" and "must not utilize forced labor, including prison or other compulsory labor."

The new State Department report praised the Ethiopian government for "making significant efforts" in the past year toward meeting "the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking."

Ivanka has ceased her involvement with the management and operations of her eponymous company since she joined her father's administration.



Shoes like this one are produced overseas for pennies on the dollar and sold under Ivanka's fashion label.

Ivanka Trump met last month in Rome with African women who were trafficked into prostitution, saying she hoped to hear about "their struggles and how they will build their lives." That followed a panel discussion she led in the White House a week earlier, attended by lawmakers and policy experts.

The symbiotic relationship between China and North Korea has national security implications for the United States, and Donald Trump has leaned on Beijing to apply leverage in an attempt to scuttle Pyongyang's nuclear missile ambitions.

The President appeared last week to downplay his expectations, however, tweeting that "[w]hile I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. At least I know China tried!"

His public service-minded daughter spoke Tuesday about 'conservative estimates' that describe 20,000,000 people being trafficked worldwide for slave labor and the sex trade.

She decried "terrible circumstances of exploitation, including so many young girls and boys who are victims of unthinkable tragedy of child sex trafficking."

"As a mother," Ivanka said, "this is much more than a policy priority. It is a clarion call to action in defense of the vulnerable, abused and exploited."

The "Trafficking in Persons Report" from the State Department downgraded China this year, putting it in the same category as North Korea and Sudan.

It said that Beijing sends North Koreans across the border to their homeland without checking to see if they were trafficked to China in the first place.

And it pointed to the plight of ethnic Uighurs, a western China Muslim minority, being coerced into forced labor on a regular basis.

China denies knowing of any investigation into Ivanka Trump brand shoes.

The symbiotic relationship between China and North Korea has national security implications for the United States, and Donald Trump has leaned on Beijing to apply leverage in an attempt to scuttle Pyongyang's nuclear missile ambitions.

Beijing "does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so," the report said.

Tuesday's indictment of China marks the Trump administration's first significant criticism of the economic giant, and comes at a time when the president is working to establish a better relationship over deep differences in trade.

"Human trafficking is as old as humankind, regrettably. It's been with us for centuries and centuries," Tillerson said Tuesday. "It is our hope that the 21st Century will be the last century of human trafficking. And that's what we are all committed to."

 
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George Brinton wrote:
'Tis where we're headed.
Also, from whence we came. Circle of life?
 
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Vrooman wrote:
George Brinton wrote:
'Tis where we're headed.
Also, from whence we came. Circle of life?

Only if we're lucky enough to prevent the Trump/Pence administration from devolving our country into a Dominionist utopia (i.e. dystopia).


 
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Vrooman wrote:
George Brinton wrote:
'Tis where we're headed.
Also, from whence we came. Circle of life?
Only if we're lucky enough to prevent the Trump/Pence administration from devolving our country into a Dominionist utopia (i.e. dystopia).
I'm not worried about me or my kids ever becoming slaves. Hell, a good chunk of my modest American lifestyle rests on *real* slave labor. It's a today problem for millions. There are more slaves today than any other time in history.
 
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Vrooman wrote:
ShreveportLAGamer wrote:
Vrooman wrote:
George Brinton wrote:
'Tis where we're headed.
Also, from whence we came. Circle of life?
Only if we're lucky enough to prevent the Trump/Pence administration from devolving our country into a Dominionist utopia (i.e. dystopia).
I'm not worried about me or my kids ever becoming slaves. Hell, a good chunk of my modest American lifestyle rests on *real* slave labor. It's a today problem for millions. There are more slaves today than any other time in history.

Ho-hum! You're just disingenuously referring to the dubious notion of many, if not most, Americans being Wage Slaves.


 
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ShreveportLAGamer wrote:


Vrooman wrote:
ShreveportLAGamer wrote:
Vrooman wrote:
George Brinton wrote:
'Tis where we're headed.
Also, from whence we came. Circle of life?
Only if we're lucky enough to prevent the Trump/Pence administration from devolving our country into a Dominionist utopia (i.e. dystopia).
I'm not worried about me or my kids ever becoming slaves. Hell, a good chunk of my modest American lifestyle rests on *real* slave labor. It's a today problem for millions. There are more slaves today than any other time in history.
Ho-hum! You're just disingenuously referring to the dubious notion of many, if not most, Americans being Wage Slaves.
No.

This map shows where the world’s 30 million slaves live. There are 60,000 in the U.S.
 
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Vrooman wrote:
ShreveportLAGamer wrote:
Vrooman wrote:
ShreveportLAGamer wrote:
Vrooman wrote:
George Brinton wrote:
'Tis where we're headed.
Also, from whence we came. Circle of life?
Only if we're lucky enough to prevent the Trump/Pence administration from devolving our country into a Dominionist utopia (i.e. dystopia).
I'm not worried about me or my kids ever becoming slaves. Hell, a good chunk of my modest American lifestyle rests on *real* slave labor. It's a today problem for millions. There are more slaves today than any other time in history.
Ho-hum! You're just disingenuously referring to the dubious notion of many, if not most, Americans being Wage Slaves.
No.

This map shows where the world’s 30 million slaves live. There are 60,000 in the U.S.

That should have been your *first response.*


 
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