Yeah. Except our news doesn't even play it anymore. They are probably on a gag order from Mr. Bush.
BBC news plays it, check www.bbc.co.uk and search for Darfur. Granted, its not a front page item like it should be, but its better than nothing.
What about Zimbabwe, Mozambique also? Rwanda was only 10 years ago and some of those African countries have had genocide for over a hundred years. The
killings just don't get reported and the world moves on.
What's sad about it is the apathy. No one really cares. I try to tell some of my friends...A few are really motivated to research it and see what is
going on. A few others say "whatever" and turn FOX news back on to have a daily dose of propaganda.
I think a part of it is that it is Africans. If it was Europeans or Americans, we'd care a lot more (not saying that I don't care, but its true that
we live in a racist blonde-haired, blue eyed Western world). People see someone different than themselves and immediately have the thought "why
should I care?"
Why should you care? Its your brothers and sisters who are being murdered by their own people. If Americans started killing Americans on a large scale
(ah, drug war, immigration police, you name it it happens here too) and the news reported it, the story would be different.
I get pretty depressed when I read about it, but reality isn't always pretty. We need to do something about these poor souls.
France's President is in talks with some African nations, but decided it wasn't important to invite the parties responsible for the genocide. I find
it appaling. One step forward, three steps backward. They are trying to have other African nationals come in and take over Darfur/Sudan. Great idea
guys, create more homelessness and tribal warfare.
I love the West
. When we try to help out we don't even ask questions about how others want to be treated. We just assume we know what's best
for the world.
I'm sick and tired of being "TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE!"
We need to give up our role of officer and let the rest of the world run their own lives.
I just hope we can help the Sudanese settle this dispute before any more die...
(I hope I made sense).