posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 10:22 AM
I doubt Communist infiltration, but there's still a dark underbelly to a lot of these places. Well, I don't know for a fact a "lot" but I know of
at least one set-up. In college, I washed dishes at the local Chinese restaurant. The owner, "Henry (lol)" had three places in our college town...
a buffet, a standard restaurant, and he was building a Mongolian grill. Well, the kitchen was chock full of Chinese, many of whom spoke little to no
English at all.
I found that these employees were brought over from China (sponsored) by Henry. They were given jobs, places to live, etc. None of these employees
were family. Being young and naive at the time, I was impressed that this hard-working immigrant was providing such an amazing opportunity to his
fellow countrymen and women. I had feelings of nostalgia and respect, relating this story to sotries of my own family coming here from Italy,
dependent on the good will and support of other Italians who already made the journey and established themselves. I had since learned that Henry's
largesse was anything but a feel-good story.
The Chinese he brought over to staff his restaurants were essentially slaves. Like pre-war, pre-union factory and mine workers, these new arrivals
were so in debt to Henry, that they had zero hope of ever paying their debts and earning their "freedom." Henry paid their way over, arranged their
paperwork (at a cost), charged them rent, and marked everything up exponentially.... and accruing interest, of course. Paying those employees under
the table and well-below minimum wage, mathmatically, they would need several lifetimes to pay in full... so the debts then fall to their families.
The employees had no protection and very little contact with the outside world (based on long work hours, isolation at home, and the language barrier.
Many of the newest were even kept from the rest of the staff and customers, working in the back room rolling egg rolls and butching meat.
While I had zero proof that Henry was Triad, or was working with them, this sort of human trafficking is a standard Triad business. So, Communist
sleeper cells poised to destroy America? Probably not. But still pretty sinister.