Sunday, April 30, 2006


Dear CNN
a two second crowd shot of the rally for Darfur? That's it? What the hell is wrong with you?
Darfur is news. Genocide is news. I want to hear and see what people are doing and you can't be bothered?

I don't give a shit about illegal Mexicans. If they get arrested, not arrested I don't care. I don't care if they get beat for a few bucks by crappy bosses. They chose to enter a country illegally, they weren't herded across the border at the point of a gun while their mothers, daughters and wives were viciously gang raped. They made an educated gamble that life would be better in the US and you know what? They were right. Good for them. Who cares?

I love the fact that they holding rallies and supporting each other..Not something they did for each other in Mexico though was it? Now they enjoy all kinds of rights and freedoms and they are exercising them..So what? Why is this news?

A single lonely rally for the dead and dying gets overshadowed by a bunch of whining assholes complaining that they don't like the laws of the country they entered illegally....AMazing.

CNN falls for it, wraps itself in coverage..everything to get viewership, we are not a news organization dammit..we are a business, here to make money and we will feed the public the pablum of their choice.

I'm tired already. I cannot imagine how tired the women of Darfur are.
Think about them as they go out tonight to gather wood, think about them as they dodge the patrols and try to avoid a vicious gang rape that will cost them their husbands and sometimes their life. Think about them when you brush your teeth with cold running water, have that last hot cup of tea with fresh milk. Think about them when you climb into bed and pull up those crisp cotton sheets and that lovely down comforter. Know that for the families of Darfur all that is lost.
Have a little sorrow in your heart for all that they have lost and will continue to lose.
Write a letter, call a blog about Darfur and their awful losses, it's the very least you can do don't you think?


At 9:49 AM, Blogger BBC said...

You tell them Hon, you tell the whole damn world. What a sick planet this is. You go girl. BBC

At 12:35 AM, Blogger adventures in disaster said...

thanks for the support.sometimes I feel like I am screaming in the dark and it scares the hell out of me.


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