Tuesday, February 20, 2007


A question: Is the West drudging up the bloody history of many African nations purely to entertain Western audiences?

I'm up late watching ABC News. This question arose after a discussion on "The Last King of Scotland," which I have yet to view. I know how touched I was by "Hotel Rwanda." These things aren't that old, though. They're the leftovers of colonialism, largely by the Brits and French. Cultural values instilled by a group of white folk who like to play power roles, shaping a people like clay and such.

Then again, we support coups all the time, placing leaders into power (that sometimes bite us in the bum).

Interesting though. Are we genuinely touched by the events of Rwanda and Darfur? Or is it purely entertainment that is sensationalized by Hollywood for a couple Oscar nominations?