Monday, March 03, 2014

Why Thinking Differently Is Your Greatest Asset | The Hidden Factor

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Saturday, March 01, 2014

Human Trafficking | Less we forget what it means to be human

A recent Google search yielded 78,100,000 'hits'
for human trafficking... this is unacceptable.

[VIDEO] -  Human trafficking.  This is a BIG subject for me.  I've got a 'burning in my soul to help those affected by human trafficking-- if only to add my 'voice' and reasoning.

The underbelly works on supply and demand along with the facilitator (and their many operatives).  Not meaning to be crass, trafficking is but a business product gone real wrong.  And like all faulty products under a manufacturer’s recall, you’ve got to tweak it a bit.  But in the case of human trafficking, instead of tweaking with a future roll-out date, we want to abate it’s stronghold if not eliminate it completely.  Consider the following--

To “fix” this manufacturer’s recall, we have to decide it’s something that needs to be fixed  -AND- for the right reasons because that too, makes all the difference in the world.  We’ve got to see the merit in ensuring tragedy does not repeat itself.  Period.  Not because some well-heeled individual ‘got caught’ sampling the product.  In the case of human trafficking, we repair and prevent because it’s offensive to humanity, the Planet and it’s an affront to our Higher Power.

It therefore is key that we throw out the old and begin again.  It is key, that we approach from a different slant by deciding to eliminate the inherent emotional attachment and reassign it instead, a new thought process—a new business model, if you will.  This new way allows us to empty our minds and redirect from the 'human' aspects (of trafficking, et. al.), as we analyze and build a new design model known as ‘cause and effect.’  I think the forensic psychologists will agree; as is math an exact science—so too is cause and effect.
I do realize it would be almost rude to deduce something as horrific as human trafficking down to an X - Y - Z science and I also don’t mean to be indelicate; but our previous efforts to abate human trafficking have been slow as molasses.  They’ve yielded zip – nada – nothing!  For the purpose of resolution, we must find the prudence in cutting through the highly charged and offensive maladies brought on by mankind.  In detaching, we can set those elements aside and better align with just Cause—because-- it’s required of us now. 

Less we forget what it means to be human. 

It really is simple.  To truly rid the World of her array of underbelly products, we could be bold and begin with a simple acknowledgement of the age-old, proverbial, elephant in the room.  The System.  Just WHO in fact, are we kidding?  I’m sure you and I are no different from the next reasonably intelligent consumer and would agree with the following:  

…that we’d much rather live in a world where we know there’s a sincere entity who is “buffering” us from those who attempt to mismanage the System (mismanagement being the operative word), rather than continuing to operate as though the System is an illusion.  

Less we forget what it means to be human. 

Within the constructs of said System there are thousands of professionals who work tirelessly and are equally incensed by the horrors of human trafficking. Antiquated legislation can’t keep up with the savvy tactics of human traffickers and often, is more frustrating to law enforcement personnel than it is helpful—not to mention how ambiguity ties their hands. Moreover, I believe our contemporary ‘world leaders’ hate the System just as much as ‘we’ do. Most enter politics to make a difference and rise upon the world stage because of the successes they achieve in that rise. They didn’t sign up for fighting lions and tigers and bears. And so, to function for ‘WeThePeople’ and still deal with the underbelly, the majority find themselves at some point having to opt-in by default, into working within the confines of a hidden brigade; working in tandem, albeit not-so-secretive anymore.  Oddly, this is just fine by me because as I said, I want to know that SOMEONE is charged with managing the possible mismanagement of the ‘other world.’

I fear for my grandkids and for their grandkids.  I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired of all-things-gone-wrong-in-the-World!  Call me a get-to-the-point,  lofty thinker?  I don’t mind.  Call me an innovative thinker?  I certainly don’t mind.

It’s about resolution vs. revolution because 'for the record,' some have forgotten what it means to be human.