September 23, 2013
Some Things Are Not As They Appear...
Initially, I saw this video and thought it was a planned performance similar to one of those seemingly spontaneous flash mobs that pop up in malls and other public venues. You know, one rogue person begins dancing, and then all of a sudden more and more join in as the performance continues. Ultimately, gleaning cheers and applause from those who were lucky enough to be passing by.
Turns out, it's nothing like that. Several months ago I wrote a blog on the issue of human trafficking. Sadly, it is an issue that is prevalent internationally, and falls under the radar due to the nature of the crime. Young women and men are beckoned into the smarmy underworld under the false pretense of opportunity. While this video takes place in Europe, it is an epidemic that has found its way close to home.
If you want to read more about the issue of human trafficking, you can reference my January 9, 2013 post. In the meantime, take a look at this video. It is a powerful reminder that some things are not as they appear, and it is our job to be vigilant if something doesn't seem right.