Monday, March 5, 2012

Dumb*ss Idea of the Week: Slavery Edition

I guess these people didn't get the memo that slavery was abolished in the 19th century.  A mega-rich New York woman kept an Indian immigrant against her will in her home as a servant paying her only 85 cents an hour.

Not only that, but the woman was forced to live in a closet and was not allowed to leave the mansion, laden with golden ceilings and even a glass elevator.
The Smoking Gun reports that immigration agents received a tip from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center last year and removed V.M. from the George's property. The U.S. Department of Labor conducted its own investigation and says V.M. is entitled to $206,000 in back wages. She was also allegedly denied health benefits, sick days or any personal time off from her labors.
I guess you would expect this sort of thing in a 3rd world country, where the mega-rich rampantly exploit the poor and unfortunate with impunity.  It's kind of sad that we see such behavior in America, a country that many of us would love to believe is more "civilized," than the rest of the world.

But go figure, awful human beings exist in every society, even in the Land of the Free.

Congratulations lady!


Silverfiddle said...

Doesn't it sadden and sicken you to see this going on in this country?

Remember a few years back when they found all those Chinese immigrants living in filth locked in that factory? It was fellow Chinese doing it.

I hope they are prosecuting that woman that did this and she see some jail time. She needs to lose some freedom to really realize how wrong her actions were.

Jersey McJones said...

I've been saying for years that our immigration system as it is today is essentially a modern slavery system. Whether they know it or not, the mainstream anti-illegal immigration crowd helps to sustain this system, as they do not endorse any way for these millions of workers to have legal status and therefore full protection under the law.


Silverfiddle said...

Thank you Jersey. You can always be counted on to blame everyone but the perp.

We do have a way, it's call the visa system.

bill said...

this observation has some merit.

"I've been saying for years that our immigration system as it is today is essentially a modern slavery system."

but your second statement is at odds with the founder's language
in the d of i which,in part, reads:

"...governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."

so far the 'governed', american
citizens en masse, have never given the green light to amnesty;
lbj's hart-celler act notwithstanding. i know your heart's in the right place
mr. mc jones, but i am not about to relinquish the republic our ancestors conceived, fought and died for to the propaganda of the progs or the will of the statists.