This was in the news 20 year ago.  It is still happening in the Marianas and all over the world and swept under the table.  Good people have worked on this and accomplished much in the Marianas but so much remains it is still an American and Human disgrace.  What you will read is meant to highlight how Walmart, Disney, GAP, Tommy Hilfiger and many more have acquired filthy rich fortunes off the suffering and subjugation of human beings all over the world.  I include a Patriotic backdrop to highlight how far we have deteriorated as a people.  Everyone is looking for an answer.  The most effect answer is a “LEADER” that inspires and a few highly skilled unique speech writers that inspire.  When they leave the stage, any audience needs to go “Whoa, where has this guy (gal) been?   That leader is our greatest hope.  If only we can find them.  

There is no shortage of greatness among the people of this country.  However, it is lost in our system and lost among those in the three branches of Government.  And it is most certainly absent among the Corporations and wealth that have purchased our leadership, and their silence, so that such abominations as you are about to read can exist without interference.  Greatness comes from great words that successfully guide great deeds of compassion and good.  In America the cessation of progress in the pursuit of the intent of our founders is in place. You will cringe with disbelief and mighty disappointment as you continue to read.  Today, lies and subversion try to hide these realities, not just in the Marianna’s but everywhere exploitation for American convenience and profit exists.

The super-rich and corporate buyers of our government currently bathe in our great struggle as little attention is paid to their path of greedy evil that caused all of today’s division.  The awesome truths contained herein clearly exemplify that we have reached a reality so far removed from the noble course set forth in our founding, as to seriously jeopardize this great experiment called America   Please sing along and read:

Mine eyes have seen the Glory of the Coming of the Lord; He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; He hath loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword; His truth is marching on:  “The Mariana Islands are a possession of the United States of America”.  Their Citizens are American Citizens.  Undisturbed slavery and the terrifying abuse of people from the teeming shores of China and other parts of Asia, and the world are the truths of many economies that qualify them as meccas for child sexual and labor abuse, and one of the most abusive environments for females on earth.  This was rampant until the early 2000’s and is far too prevalent today.  This is fully known by the 535 in Washington, D.C. and is allowed due to campaign contributions.  I don’t know how the 535 sleep at night.  Where is the Media?  Don’t they know what they are for?  Glory Glory, Hallelujah, Glory Glory Hallelujah, Glory Glory Hallelujah, His truth is marching on.

I have seen Him in the watch fires Of a hundred circling camps:  We are building Him an altar in the evening dews and damps; I can see His “righteous” sentence by our dim but flaring lamps; His day is marching on:  As his righteous sentence continued from the Civil War to Afghanistan, our heroes who would falter only under such knowledge as you read here, gave their lives as the 535 participate in the enslavement of populations, with no wage, safety or health measures in place and where every abuse is rampant and thousands are forced to lay on their backs in hopes of one day getting out of this environment controlled by and for America:  Glory Glory Hallelujah, Glory Glory Hallelujah, Glory Glory Hallelujah His truth is marching on.

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never sound retreat.  He is sifting out the hearts of men Before his judgment seat.  O be swift, my soul, to answer him, Be jubilant my feet, Our God is Marching on:  Chinese and Philippine women, as I write, are being sought in villages of straw huts with promises of American life.  They accept massive enslaving debt to acquire jobs on the United States Territory of the Island of Saipan and other islands in Mariana’s.  These women are not only recruited for textiles, but to fill the bars and karaoke clubs where they are forced into prostitution.  Many are threatened with death if they do not make their payments.  It takes many years to pay their bondage. The construction trades are also riddled with human abuse in the Mariana’s.  Examples still abound throughout the Mariana’s and the world.  Glory Glory Hallelujah, Glory Glory Hallelujah, Glory Glory Hallelujah, His truth is marching on.

The Tan family companies (the largest garment manufacturers in the Marianna’s) gave huge donations to the National Republican Senatorial Committee.  Island donors gave large sums to the Republican Presidential campaign.  Dozens of prominent American companies donate regularly for silence in their pursuit of exploitation.  This does not count many forms of known and surely “Secret Favor”.  It is astounding beyond belief that our leaders turn their heads away from the most severe aberrations of American values and beliefs for money.  Enslaving populations of other lands for profit.  Even slavery and forced prostitution is ok if you pay:  As he died to make men Holy, Let us Die to Make Men Free.

The American people don’t speak up as our leaders have a new foremost rule superceding all others, including American Values which is: “For Sale”.  This creates the differences between the values of the American People and the American reality. 

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea, With the glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me:  As he died to make men holy let us die to make men free.  While God is marching on:  Prostitution for some is a bargain over labor.  Many are underage.  Textile mills have no air conditioning; they are overcrowded and qualify as mental and physical tortuous labor facilities.  Construction work is full of human abomination.  How would you feel if you were offered the American promise and found yourself on an island under these hideous condtions?  The dream of America is now a hopeless lie to you.  Disney, Walmart. GAP. Arrow, Montgomery Ward and so many more participated.   They call it an Export Production Zone.  What a fancy title for slavery.  What fancy names for back door Slave Owners.  Glory Glory Hallelujah, Glory Glory Hallelujah, Glory Glory Hallelujah, His truth is marching on. 

Every human degradation imaginable is taking place in the Mariana’s and all over the world for American Corporations.  Many will try to lie and cover this up. If the 535 did not fear offending the participating donors they would send clandestine parties of investigators wherever exploitation thrives.  Where are Newsweek and Time and TV and so many others?  They do one or two stories and forget it.  They too have lost track of their purpose.  If they held leaders accountable perhaps America could once again righteously sound the trumpet that shall never sound retreat.  Let us loose the fateful lightning of our terrible swift sword and as we correct our course, let us remember this great hymn that was inspired by freeing slaves and let us free them again, once and for all.  Not one of us deserve any of our bounty if we are not fighting to free these women and children from American controlled tyranny. 

The 535 need to recall what America is.  What Patriotism is.  They must belong to the Hymn.  I have seen Him in the watch fires of a hundred circling camps; Not just the brave young soldier alone, but also the leaders of this land, must be seen in the watch fires.  The 535 must sound the trumpet That Shall Never Sound Retreat.  We have stumbled badly in the Mariana’s.  It is the 535 that must loose the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword.  They must see that “All men are created equal” is the soul of the American pursuit.  They must walk tall and proud and above all they must produce the deeds that give value to the spine-chilling decency of our Founders Hopes.  “Let us Die to Make Men Free”  Glory Glory, hallelujah, Glory Glory hallelujah, Glory Glory hallelujah, His truth is marching on.  How is it that our departure from all this beauty is so embraced by the 535?   


Bill McClellan