I just read a story about two men who had started grooming and sexually abusing a 3 year old girl. The police in Florida decided to release a text exchange between the two describing their plans and desires for the girl. The comments below the story were of people outraged and in disbelief about these men.
It is hard for me to understand their feelings of outrage and disbelief. This story is all too common, and just another day in America.
It is not uncommon as the people reading the story would like to believe. It’s happening to children everywhere, right now.
The world is filled with these dirty, disgusting people. Our child-trafficking problems are just a manifestation of the desires of the sick market that exists out there. I don’t think child trafficking is new. It is just on the public radar now.
It was my everyday in childhood. It was “respectable” members of the community who defiled me over and over. It was my parents’ participation in facilitating this for their own sick reasons.
It was the popular pediatric dentist. Our neighborhood State Farm Agent. The famous Olympic swim coach the next block over. The married men who would buy me a gift beforehand, and whose wives would offer me something to eat. A gang of neighborhood teenage boys.
Yeah, right, it’s rare.
No, there are many people like me who have had their minds ruined through these experiences, who sit quietly in the background just trying to live another day.
We know our stories wouldn’t be believed. So, we die a little each day knowing we were just somebody else’s trash to do whatever their sick hearts desired. Never mattering to anyone.
You can read the text exchange here if you want to know these truths. Trigger warning for survivors.