Nicolas Kristof makes a good point in his latest column, that we’ve basically ignored Darfur but we sure raise a giant stink about Israel and Lebanon. The solution is easy enough – just get important people to notice what’s going on and publicize it to death until the weight of public opinion crushes the administration into action. This isn’t as easy as it sounds though, which kills, literally. Murders are committed daily because of inaction.
If anyone knows a good place to donate money to or a way to help besides making the murders known, please let me know. Maybe we need to think of a term with worse connotations than genocide. Something like “the slaughter and rape due of hundreds of thousands of humans due to indifference” and use that instead of the word genocide.