God bless Larry King! No, that’s not a lightheaded remark after not eating for 9 days – it’s a celebration of the fact that he’s featuring Mia Farrow tonight on his show! He had her on the first day and she’ll be back on tonight to talk about the Fast and the issues. So, watch it on CNN.
What else is happening? Not a whole heck of a lot. President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton both promised to work to end the Darfur crisis. To date, it hasn’t happened. I could post some YouTube videos of their campaign promises but it won’t help. I haven’t missed the fact that they’re both extremely caught up in other world issues.
But I know this one can’t wait. I would hate for them to call this the biggest mistake of the administration, (ignoring another genocide), as President Clinton has stated time and time again.
I know for certain that President Clinton spends a lot of time in Rwanda without press coverage, without fanfare, to help right a wrong against a nation that began on April 7, 1994.
Can we afford to do this again with Darfur in the future? I pray it is not so.
We must act. And we must fast. And we must not give up hope.
I appreciate all efforts to raise this issue to the forefront. But issues are like a pack of kids vying for the teacher’s attention. The economy kid, the H1N1 kid, the war kid, the terrorist threat kid, the unemployment kid, the bank kid, the auto kid, they’re all in the front. Our little Darfur kid gets pushed to the back of the pack and stands quietly wondering how he’ll ever get noticed. Some of us are noticing. So hang in there kid.