Agree to Disagree
Do you have a good friend or close relative with whom you disagree on a major issue (political, personal, cultural)? What’s the issue, and how do you make the relationship work?
‘HUNDREDS of bodies — too many to count — remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International suggested Friday is the “deadliest massacre” in the history of Boko Haram.’
This report has appeared on news outlets around the world, but it seems our month’s supply of outrage has been exhausted by events in Paris. What hypocrites we are, that we pick and choose which human atrocities deserve our attention, let alone our ‘knights on white chargers’ response!
If this were happening in a country with direct ties to Western government purse strings, we would have discovered years ago that humanitarian decency demanded we stop Boko Haram dead in its tracks. But what do the 10,000 Nigerians killed last year alone matter to us? If they were white Anglo-Saxon Christians… Or if their razed villages were sitting on oil deposits… Now that would be something! And all those homeless orphans? Brangelina et al can give them so much more than their own parents!
What? I’m a bitter, twisted, dried-up, cynical old bitch? Well yes, maybe I am. But you’re going to have to work hard to change my opinion on this one.
But do feel free to have a go.