I am so fucking SICK of the excuses.
We didn't know.
We don't know where the country is.
But they're not LIKE me - I don't know anyone from that country.
We have elections to win. No time right now - check back in a month or so.
The elections are over.
This shit has been diaried over and over and over and over again. You know.
But still we get the same old shit – the same old excuses for inaction and disinterest.
I think you know where I’m heading with this one.
Make the damn jump...
Ok so I’m resorting to obscenities here but if it means slipping in to my MSOC mode to get your effin’ attention than so be it.
I’m talkin’ about genocide.
I’m talkin’ about the wholesale slaughter of Africans living in Sudan – in Darfur. And now in Chad and other neighboring countries.
I’m talkin’ about how the only people (African Union troops) with boots on the bloodied ground, standing between those who’ve survived this Rwandan-like genocide for the last 3+ years and extermination will be forced to leave at the end of the month.
There’s a diary up right now (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/12/6/93738/2787) called UN: Darfur is on Free Fall with a grand total of maybe 15 comments. Free Fall. And still no one’s interested enough to say anything. Darfur, eastern Chad and the Northern Central African Republic are getting sucked in to this mess. And the only noise over this is the damn crickets.
So what’s it gonna take for this community to get active to help stop this slaughter of innocents? Hmmmm? Will all of Africa have to descend into chaos? Will it have to spread into the Middle East? Asia? Europe?
We can’t say we didn’t know. As edgery pointed out in the above linked diary, there have been at least 30 diaries on this issue in the last 3 months. With barely a whisper. We’ve asked for your time (a minute to make a phone call to the white house – or 30 to write an LTE to your local paper). We’ve asked you to attend rallies. We’ve asked you to lobby your congresscritters so they’d include another 60 million in the appropriations bill to fund the AU troops for another 6 months.
We’ve told you what’s happening.
I told you back in mid-October that 80 children were dying each and every day because of this conflict. Eighty children – think of how many Columbines that is folks. And since that time nearly 3,000 children under the age of five have fucking DIED.
SO – here’s what I want you to do right now...
Call the White House - 202-456-1111 and demand action.
Call your congresscritters through the capital switchboard - 202-224-3121. Ask them – no demand that they support an amendment that would add 60 million in aid to help fund the AU troops for another 6 months.
Write LTEs about this horrific situation - http://www.democrats.org/... You can get info and background at SaveDarfur.org’s web-site. But you really don’t need any more info than the basics. People are dying. We need to do something to stop the slaughter. Simple as that – my 5 year old can figure it out for fuck sake.
And if you’re in the DC area on December 10th – show up at the Sudanese Embassy at 2 pm. It’s located at 2210 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008. I’ll even give you the link to a mapquest map of where it’s at - http://www.mapquest.com/... No excuses – suit up and show up for an hour to help stop this slaughter.
Get informed by going to the SaveDarfur.org’s newsroom page for the most up-to-date info - http://www.savedarfur.org/...
Goddess dammit – I’m not askin’ much here people. Make a couple calls. Send an LTE to your local paper. DO something to help end this genocide. This is a community of over 100,000 people. If we wanted to do something as a group we could move mountains.
Well this is a mountain that needs moving. The genocide’s been going on for over 3 years and still the world remains silent while thousands are slaughtered. I’ve seen more of an outcry over the slaughter of wile horses out west here than I have over the slaughter of innocent people.
Are we going to make some noise over this – or are you to busy to give a shit?