Benjamin Aaron Shapiro is an American conservative political commentator and writer. He has written seven books, the first being 2004’s Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth, which he started writing when he was 17 years old.
OPINION His writing does not typically reflect my views; however, his analysis of the baby-killing epidemic is both scientific and rational. He doesn’t mince words and avoids the usual emotional bullshit spouted by some bible bashers.
He is a right-wing Jew, so I am sure I would not agree with him in every respect. It’s his conservative beliefs where we are worlds apart, not his Jewishness. Although the US ultra-right, religious, Conservatives want to claim ownership of Pro-life, many anti-abortionists like me, for example, lean towards socialism and I am also an atheist.
We are told that slavery has been abolished, but it exists in the UK and it’s closer than you think. It affects men, women and children in many areas of work and industry. Slavery is happening across the UK so that cheap food is produced from this forced labour. One of the reasons farmers don’t check closely enough is that the supermarkets bully farmers into lowering wholesale prices. Another is the increasing casual employment of foreign workers controlled by gangmasters.
Gangmasters provide trafficked people to farms and nurseries, who work long hours for little to zero wages. The pressures to turn to these crooks is immoral but to a certain extent understandable. British workers know the rules and demand that the get the proper pay, are covered by health and safety legislation, and are not forced to work ridiculous hours.
Foreign workers mostly don’t know these things and their controllers take advantage of them. The accommodation provided for these people is usually substandard and overcrowded. Slavery should concern us all. What goes on in the horticultural and agricultural industries has a domino effect.
Who would have believed that in Britain we would have zero-hour contracts and a proliferation of the gig economy? Workers rights and conditions have regressed. We are fast returning to the employment conditions of the first half of the twentieth century. Even contracted employees in established industries are little more than slaves.
However, the real victims of this “slide to the bottom” are the people controlled by gangmasters and decent British people should look out for them and report this abuse to the authorities. Do you know or suspect anything near you? Report concerns to the Modern Slavery Helpline on 0800 0121 700 or visit the website.
“Home Secretary Theresa May said tougher penalties of up to life imprisonment for human traffickers would lead to more prosecutions” – Daily Mail
Learn how to spot the signs, and find advice and support if you have been a victim of slavery at Modern Slavery website
If you suspect someone is a victim of human trafficking, contact the police – call 999 if it’s an emergency, or 101 if it’s not urgent. WARNING In my experience calling the police is the worst option. Nothing will be done because they are a lazy bunch of bastards.
If you’d prefer to stay anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. This, not the police directly but a very effective charity, probably the best option.
If you want confidential advice about trafficking before calling the police, there are a number of specialist organisations you can talk to:
The Modern Slavery helpline 0800 0121 700, is open 24 hours a day.
If you think a child is in danger of trafficking you can contact the NSPCC’s helpline 0808 8005 000.
Dave is English, so the language is British English. That means that some words will be spelt differently to the English spelling in Canada and the USA. We don’t use the z (zed) in realise and other words with similar endings. Mom is mum, color is colour and neighbor is neighbour for example. There are, of course, lots more differences than those examples and a few exceptions to the rule.
A note from Dave himself:
“My second name hasn’t always been Duckshoot; I was born at the end of that terrible episode in the history of the earth called the Second World War. My parents allegedly assigned their family name to me on passing ownership of me to the Government (Registration of Birth). Being a very tiny baby at the time I cannot swear that this is correct, so I adopted a new name in 2015 that I chose for myself. So that it is official, and I could use it for banking, pensions and my tenancy agreement, for example, I registered it by Deed Poll.”
“Modern living prevents people from being completely free and; therefore, the Deed Poll is a necessary inconvenience. There is no lawful (or legal) requirement to register a change of name in the UK, but you would have to live entirely off the radar if you chose to do so. You couldn’t have a proper home or a job; you couldn’t get free healthcare or a pension when old like me. We are all slaves.”
“Life has become increasingly complicated in the 70+ years I have ridden this planet. The changes have been relatively gradual, so we have slowly accepted it as the norm. It is all part of the control by the elite class and their Corporations. A few people in this world feed off the rest of us, and it starts with the registration of our birth.”
From David Robinson:
I have been a friend of Dave since the early 80s and have always admired his commitment to justice. Since he is now a voice for the voiceless animals, I have added to my original short bio about him.
Activism and Passions: Dave has a passion for justice and believes in the principle that all humans are born equal, whatever their skin colour, gender and sexuality. Furthermore, he believes that all earthlings are sovereign and should remain free for their entire lives. With the only exception that when humans instigate violence towards other species, other than in self-defence, they forfeit their right to freedom.
Authoritarianism, elitism, racism, xenophobia, homophobia and sexism repulses him. His blog exposes the psychopaths in society; corrupt politicians, bossy bureaucrats, crooked judges and magistrates, unethical businesspeople, slaughtermen (and women), zoo owners, hunters, human traffickers, paedophiles and bent police officers.
Through his blog, he actively campaigns for the worldwide abolition of the death penalty, the banning of the Taser torture device used by psychopathic enforcement agents* and accountability of government and its agents-of-terror*. He attends vigils outside slaughterhouses to campaign for the end to the killing of animals for food. He suggests that minimum 30-year prison sentences be applied for such heinous crimes. End DR
*Enforcement agents and agents-of-terror are some police officers, some immigration police, secret service agents and some local government officers. This list is not exhaustive.
My favourite food, pastimes, and entertainment.
Hobbies: Travel, the Internet, photography, writing, reading, watching movies, and vegan cooking. I prefer to travel by train when going further afield, and I do when possible, it is more comfortable and better for the environment. Favourite car: I don’t have a car. Mostly I travel by London bus.
Favourite food: Most Vegan food, especially chips (fries).
Favourite books: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was the first novel I read in about 35-years, and I still love the story. Since then I have read over 200 books, mostly on my Kindle e-reader.
Favourite movies: The Millenium Trilogy: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest. (Swedish version dubbed English, the American version is shit despite the excellent actor Daniel Graig playing Mikael Blomkvist). The Silence of the Lambs, Oceans Eleven and Twelve and Thirteen. The (Jason) Bourne series. V for Vendetta and Leon both starring Natalie Portman.
After a long break caused by the site being attacked, hacked and taken down, The Duck Shoot is on the way back… again. Last time the site was broken, for the third time, I just could not raise the enthusiasm to rebuild it. That is why TDS has sat there dormant for so long. However, I have a new passion running through my veins, so here I go again.
The Duck Shoot is a blog owned by me, Dave Duckshoot. I have a passion for justice and a belief that all Earthlings are born equal, whatever their species, gender, skin colour, and sexuality. Authoritarianism, elitism, racism, xenophobia, homophobia, sexism, and specism repulse me. In this blog, I expose the psychopaths in society; corrupt politicians, bossy bureaucrats, unethical businesspeople, criminals, crooked judges and magistrates, human traffickers, paedophiles and bent police officers. I do not ignore the non-human world either. You will if you are brave enough to face the truth read of the Animal Holocaust that is not only cruel and unnecessary but is also destroying planet Earth. Covid-19 is suspected of being caused by the Chinese wet markets, where particularly harsh practices occur, and there is a complete lack of respect for animals at these markets.
The blog actively campaigns for the worldwide abolition of the death penalty for all sentient beings. All killing is wrong except in self-defence. Murderers and rapist should be incarcerated for life, but not executed. Nobody, especially governments, has the right to take the life of anyone even if they have committed the most heinous of crimes of murder or rape.