In undergoing my daily horror-trip which comprises a review of the day’s news I came across this earnest and heartfelt article in the newspaper that all bien-pensant liberals love to love. That’s The Guardian of course:
After reading it through you’ll think ‘So what? It’s fairly innocuous and well-meaning.’
That’s what I thought until I recalled the fact that the DRC is site to the bloodiest conflict since WWII with over five million people having died in the last ten years. When’s the last time you read a major article on that in your local rag?
Albert Camus once wrote ‘Perhaps we cannot prevent this world from being a world in which children are tortured. But we can reduce the number of tortured children.’
I guess we should scrap the second sentence and replace it with ‘But we can reduce the number of chimpanzees being eaten by a terrorised, abjectly poor and desperate population scambling for mere survival’
Incidentally, the top five arms exporters for the last ten years – bearing huge responsibility for the explosive growth in small arms in Africa – have been the United States, China, Russia, France and the UK.
These are also the five permanent members of the UN Security Council.