now my family’s getting into the act

by sam on 10/10/2007

My brother, who has made fun of me for years for having a blog, has now started one of his own over on blogger.  He hasn’t quite gotten the hang of things like resizing photos to actually fit on the page, but the content is significantly more interesting than the drivel that I write over here:

Let’s look, for instance, at the Democratic Republic of Congo (

This is a land the size of Western Europe, with only 300 miles of paved roads, no electricity outside of the capital city of Kinshasa, a place where the deadliest war in the world since WW2 has raged for over a decade, with more than 5 million people killed and countless displaced. Most Americans could not locate this country on a world map. Why the indifference? When people begin to care, major things can happen. Where is the DRC’s George Clooney? I did notice press lately (worthy press, I might add) on the conflict that has been renewed in the east of the country, detailing a recent spate of killings. However, those killed were a group of mountain gorillas. Where is the press detailing the human suffering? People need to be informed to begin to care. And people need to care to enact any kind of change. We need to remember that we are all born with the same heart, the same lungs, eyes, ears. Yet some struggle even for the most basic level of survival. A great program that has been getting a lot of press lately, which is a worthy capitalist model, if you have a minute….. (

Yeah.  Much better than my obsessing over ipods. 

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