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    actually sees the situation around this image for its bigger picture.

    I'm not cold about this image. It is very sad and its usage was undoubtedly cynical. The few times I've seen Africa discussed on Kos, it has been incredibly dismissive and patronizing and I have perhaps reacted more harshly here than necessary because, to me, it seems that people have a much deeper concern about the continent's animals than its humans (who are very much victims of the West).

    Perhaps an appropriate outcome of the use of this image would be for it to spark a conversation about the fact that America is hurtling toward a situation very similar to Zimbabwe. Earlier today, I called the Republican vision one of the 'United States of Afmerica' and Zimbabwe was very much on my mind when I did so.

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