Sunday, May 20, 2012

Don vs Genocide, HuffPosters Yawn

Don "James Rhodes" Cheadle has written an article on the Huffington Post standing against genocide in Sudan. Here's a brief selection:
"400,000 Nuba civilians have been trapped in the mountainous regions of South Kordofan and Blue Nile states in Sudan since June 2011, on the brink of a government-orchestrated famine. The Khartoum regime has intentionally cut them off from their fields by persistent and indiscriminant bombing and denied access to any international aid. But they're still alive....This Sunday, May 20, I'm walking in Jewish World Watch's Los Angeles Walk to End Genocide. I'm walking and agreed to be the honorary walk chair because I refuse to stand idly by and watch as the Khartoum regime continues to slaughter its own people."
Now I'll be perfectly honest that I'm not sure how America would be able to help in this situation. Samantha Power made the case that even a little bit of effort goes a long way, but as depicted in Black Hawk Down American intervention in other peoples' affairs have the potential to blow up in a massive way, doing more damage than they prevent.

The Huffington Posters on the other hand were split between agreeing and disagreeing with Mr. Cheadle's actions. The ones who disagreed didn't always do so in a particularly sensitive manner:

And because this is the Huffington Post, people complained about the war and inevitably dragged the Jews into it:

I like how he didn't even try to make his post relate to the article itself.

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