The saga of the missing teens
The saga of the ‘missing teens’, in previous editorials, should not be allowed to go unnoticed, and does remain a case of great concern when pondering the profound weight of human destruction and the unwilling alteration of character, thus the wanton ruining of sacred lives. In short, it should be seen as the most ferocious bombardment in terms of the lives of the innocent.
As such, many victims have become social rejects and suicidal misfits — a grievous diversion that cuts deep into the moral fabric of society. In analysing this phenomenon, one has to delve deeply into the intricate complexities of entrapment; in other words, the unsuspecting luring of the innocent teen.
In the initial stage of the prospect, the teen’s weakness is first accessed, and her immediate needs are met without any hesitation or fanfare, whether they be clothing, money, or being taken to dine at a few fancy places. In other instances, it may be a few taxi rides, or even a trip to the salon; but the motive is always the same: ‘seduction’, just as the devil manifests himself in may disguises, seeking innocent souls.
These false premises are permeated to secure the confidence of the teen, and once this fragile bridge of deception is crossed, the remaining course is carefully navigated towards the final chapter, as the altar of sacrifice is prepared.
The altar of sacrifice requires seclusion, and everything is done to have the teen isolated, where no communication can be made. The heart of sincerity is then poured out to the teen, and great promises are made for the future. Her mind is tossed into a paradise world, and being dumfounded, she eventually becomes a receptacle, just like those before her.
As the passage of time unfolds, the physical component is constantly absorbed, whilst the source of wealth and glamour automatically disappears. The teen is gradually reduced to the state of a punch drunk boxer, held in captivity. Being taken nowhere, and with no money to spend, she silently becomes a subdued victim of her own obsession.
All teens are susceptible to this form of entrapment; but parents, teachers and community workers should work assiduously to curb this situation by way of educating young girls in this respect.
Many times over, parents’ behaviour had been very instrumental in their children leaving home, pushing them into this sinister arena of doom. Being fragile, they need to be properly guided into the adult world with an unblemished record.
Also, those returning victims should be treated with kindness, love and appreciation. Scorn and ridicule should not be heaped upon them from our shallow minds, to compound their dire situation.
So let this memorandum of reasoning serve as a message of guidance for the emerging young ladies, having been enlightened to this proven fact: ‘there is nothing like a free lunch”.
Ronald Alexander Drakes