By: Craig Westberry, Purchased Intern
We consider life to be so precious and meaningful. I remember when my nephew and niece each were born to their mothers. I remember how I was afraid of holding them, for fear of them being too fragile within my arms. I remember how great a feeling it was inside that two new people entered this world, and their lives certainly meant something to my entire family.
Reading an article I found, I realize that not everyone considers life to be valuable. At least, not the life of others. Traffickers around the globe, and here in the U.S., look out only for their own profit and satisfaction, disregarding any one person that becomes a victim of theirs. Smugglers who were trafficking people from Africa to Europe became angry when the victims they were using disobeyed commands to get into a different boat. Their reaction? The traffickers decided to sink the boat the victims were on in order to drown them. Many lives were lost, and the few that survived were sure to have been traumatized. It makes me sick to think that not everyone considers human life to be something precious and worth preserving. We as fighters against this injustice must remind ourselves that human life is worth fighting for, and I intend to both fight human trafficking and remind people that their life is meaningful and precious.
The link to the article I mentioned is here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/16/world/europe/smugglers-rammed-migrants-boat-sinking-it-group-says.html?_r=0