Monday, January 7, 2008
May I remind you that there is a war going on?
"We're really strangers in our country... oh well, excuse me, I don't think "our" should be used anymore. I'm not sure whose country it is, but it's not mine for sure. "- Aunt Najma, Iraqi blogger
The other day I read an article by of all people Stephen King about what he has identified as the monster that is eating our media referring to Britney Spears, and Paris Hilton. Reading it got me to thinking about the fact that we are in the midst of a war but really on an average day how much do you notice it? We're not rationing. No one is buying war bonds. There aren't images of the devastation in Iraq visible in every media outlet. Hell we aren't even really seeing caskets of our own coming home. Instead, I know that Spears recently held her children hostage in a bathroom and was then declared 5150, held for a few days, and sent home after a visit from Dr. Phil while Hilton is apparently getting cut-off from the family fortune.
Anyhoo, I saw this link this morning to some Iraqi blogs that I found really interesting. Perhaps others will too. While I know I'm idealistic, I have a hard time believing that as a nation we are so intellectually or morally deficient as to need the volume of vacuous information that we are bombarded with on any given day. Although, I could be wrong I suppose...
Posted by Liv Moe at 11:04 AM