When Americans see suffering abroad on their television screens, as they did after the tsunami, they respond. I wish we had the Magboula Channel, showing her daily struggle to forge ahead through humiliation and hunger, struggling above all to keep her remaining children alive. If you multiply Magboula by 2.2 million, you get the reasons why we should care.Am I doing anything with this posting? The magic of blogging is supposed to be that it spreads the word and that others will continue to spread the word. I hope so.
Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Nicholas Kristof is back in Sudan and doesn't want us to forget. Today's column, Day 141 of Bush's Silence, describes the torment of a Magboula, a Sudanese woman. He wants us to take action, at least to put moral pressure on the government of Sudan. He ends as follows.