Joined by senators from the left and right, Oscar-winning actor George Clooney used his star power on Thursday to focus attention on Sudan's Darfur region, where he said the first genocide of this century was taking place.
Almost makes me feel kind of good to know that somebody, somewhere, with more influence than I is giving a damn. But, the sentiment is fleeting, and I'm going to have to ruin it...
The actor, flanked by conservative Sen. Sam Brownback, a Kansas Republican, and liberal Sen. Barack Obama, a Democrat from Illinois, said a young girl asked him during his trip when he would return and "stop this."
When he said it would be soon, the girl replied "that's what you always say."
I'd like to say:
It's about damn, frickin' time!!!
But, instead I have to say...again:
Get off your fat, powerful butts and DO SOMETHING!!!
This isn't a partisan matter. It's not an American matter, pride or otherwise. This is a human matter! Historically speaking, nations watched blandly while the Nazis committed genocide. It wasn't until those same Nazis started to expand that people stood up and took notice of the travesty that was going on right under their feet. You would think that something like that, something so awful and disgusting could never happen again, and yet here we go, hemming and hawwing while people are dying en masse because their religion is different than that of their neighbors. Over and over and over and over again.....