Below is a fascinating comment from my YouTube channel about my video.
Shame on me!
Brian Victor is a man who I have argued back and forth with via email about this issue. So, I will take the liberty and include what he said in a comment in this broader context – – Brian and I have had amazing conversations. He is very religious. He said he has a role in the U.S. military regarding the issue of trafficking. He has given speeches and he shared one with me. His speech was a series of three or four sad stories about anecdotal situations he learned about from the internet, the standard abused young girl stories. Brian’s main complaint seems to be that I am “misrepresentative and disrespectful” toward NGOs. When I reviewed what I said the main point, in fact the only point, I made about NGOs is that they are saying extreme, sensational, and even untrue stories about their issue of choice and they do that because they want donations. If it is true it is not disrespectful to say it. If it is true it should be exposed so we can reorganize our thoughts regarding issues that deserve our support. Yes, NGOs do disrespect themselves with self serving lies. Regarding exaggeration and, yes, lies by NGO websites, it has been proven over and over again that this is true. The social panic regarding this issue has been exposed many times especially in the past year. People’s common sense is waking up to what they see and hear about trafficking of people. It is a faux-issue not unlike so many other issues we are taught to fear in America, sometimes called the “land of the brave.” America is rife with social panic issues. Trafficking is one of them. See more here. I suggest there are two reasons for this.
First, NGOs want to further the success of their mission – and honesty be damned.
Am I being disrespectful if I say that NGOs lack basic ethics if they exaggerate and even lie? We are talking about compassionate zealots for their cause. Not only are they zealots but many have no real experience in the grander world outside America and are simply repeating the extreme narrative of another zealot.