You hear the hypocrite entertainers and political opportunists speaking out on Darfur. What will they say now that they’ve gotten what they asked for? They are hypocrites because they feel the Iraqi’s should fend for themselves and we should not stop the murder, torture and rape of their citizens. How many times have we heard that it’s their problem and none of our business? Yet they feel we should stop it in Darfur.
How do we do that without using force? The truth is it probably can’t be done. So now that we’ve done the obligatory sanctions and U.N. route, what will the phony liberals complain about now? Will it be on to the next in vogue Hollywood cause for their photo ops or will they just stick to the old standby that “it’s President Bush’s fault,” even when he does what they ask for?
It seems charity and good causes pay in the entertainment industry. I would estimate some of these entertainers get about $5 in publicity for every dollar’s worth of their money/time. It’s not a bad investment. Darfur has many of the usual cast of characters who are on the bandwagon. The likes of George Clooney and Angelina Jolie jockey for attention. Again, the hypocrisy seems to reveal where a lot of people’s motivations lie.
I can’t say for sure who cares and who doesn’t, but who wouldn’t be charitable if they got the return on investment that some of these people get? It’s just my opinion, but I think the people who tend to care the most are the ones who work behind the scenes and who give mostly in private. We know people like Oprah and Bono have a public track record for being loving and caring and pure as the wind driven snow. What about people who give in private who don’t get the publicity? I salute the latter.
Sadly for those who are suffering, this effort is not likely to make much of a difference. The sanctions/U.N. route seldom gets much in the way of results. It’s simply too much time wasted when they need immediate help. Too little too late. How can freedom win when it comes to the U.N. when they have terrorist supporting countries as well as China and Russia as voting members? It seems incredibly unproductive and immoral to seek U.N. approval for anything, but that’s where we are now at. We need a permission slip from a corrupt U.N. for most of what we now do. If you’re not a self serving politician or publicity hound, it’s probably not good news for you.
“For too long the people of Darfur have suffered at the hands of a government that is complicit in the bombing, murder and rape of innocent civilians. My administration has called these actions by their rightful name: genocide. The world has a responsibility to put an end to it.”
— President Bush
Blog Chow Comment: The collective “world” only rises up when it reaches the realization that it’s own hide is in jeopardy.