I just thought you should know:
While we’ve been spending our money on high-bandwidth internet access, bad EBM, fusion cuisine and fashionable ribbons with ‘proceeds that go to Tsunami charities’, two million people have become homeless in the Darfur genocide. Hundreds of thousands of Africans and Arabs are dead. That’s the entire population of the old City of Ottawa, gone. The entire population of the City of Toronto, walking the earth, looking for shelter.
And while we’ve all been enthralled and shocked by Michael Jackson’s pyjamas, Johnny Fairplay lying about his grandmother’s death on Survivor: Pearl Islands and a dozen dead people shot by a goth libertarian neonazi, four million people have been killed in civil war in the Congo, where over twenty different armed groups are fighting for dominance and survival. That’s every man, woman and child in the cities of Detroit, San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, and Dallas.
Just so you know what’s been happening while we were busy.