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Friday, June 06, 2003

If this does not fill you will outrage and sadness, nothing will.

Today at work, I had the misfortune of stumbling into a conversation with someone who had very firm convictions about the Laci Peterson murder. (No, nothing about that case gives me cause for unusual degrees of outrage and sadness --- however tragic the event, it is not particularly unusual nor interesting. The media have become interested in this case far beyond its value as "news", which would be a little outrage-causing, were it not an entirely routine occurance in the media environment we live in.) I asked the co-worker what she thought about the current situation in the Congo, and got a firm and certain "Huh?"

Tell people. Become outraged, and outrage others. Make the genocide in the DRC more important to people than Sammy Sosa's bat.

This is the story that broke my heart --- you've been warned.

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