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Eric Ehrmann

Eric Ehrmann

Posted: March 9, 2010 09:58 PM

Will the Critics of Sean Penn's Haiti Relief Please Stand Up?

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Just hours before the Oscars on Sunday Sean Penn went on CBS TV and put a curse on alleged critics of his charitable work in Haiti, wishing that they all die of rectal cancer.

As a 15-year colorectal cancer survivor who was given a 23% chance of living 5 years and beat the odds, I'm wondering if Sean got blindsided by cancer maybe he'd be less apt to cast a spell on those he claims are his critics. Especially when the critics can't be found

If one does a Google search on the keywords Penn, Haiti, Critics and Relief, the results don't show a single URL identifying anybody holding his actions against him. It's all Sean cursing his death wish, all the time.

Colorectal cancer rates are increasing worldwide for many reasons, including western-style fast food eating habits. It's a growing problem in Brazil, where I live, due to the high percentage of animal fat in the daily diet. World-wide, the sad fact that is that treatment is often more profitable for globalist health care than education and prevention.

More men and women die each year from colorectal cancer than were killed by the earthquakes in Haiti. And since March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month in the US, what better time to remind Sean Penn, George Clooney, Angelina Jolie and other celebrity giving advocates about that.

Katie Couric and Lily Tartikoff started up a high profile colon cancer awareness organization a decade ago that has teamed up with the Entertainment Industry Foundation in Hollywood USA. Maybe Sean can make amends by helping them educate people.

The big question for Sean Penn though is to tell the world who really are the "bad guys" here? Do we need to get with Nixon in Second Life to find the "enemies list."?

An overarching issue associated with all Hollywood celebrity relief activities is that they carry a lot of cultural baggage that skews toward what some social critics call the American version of "cultural imperialism."

Not all nations that need help offer the cultures or forms of social organization that present, in terms of political philosophy and statistical modeling, the values match-ups that favor the strategies of US-based NGOs and the globalist factions operating inside the government of the United States.

Haiti is one of those places. Sean can learn more from professor Robert Fatton, Jr. at the University of Virginia, who grew up in Port-au-Prince. Or read his books. He'll tell you what time it is. "There is no infrastructure left at all," Robert says.

He can read about people like former Ton-Ton Macoute boss Luckner Cambronne, part of the Duvavlier clique, who sold cadavers to the US for $3 each for medical research.

And do some background on the UN's Haiti aid czar former US president Bill Clinton and his connections... his duly departed friend, former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman Ron Brown, who was the personal lobbyist for the Duvalier family.

As they say in French... plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose.

Perhaps Sean will think about what he said, craft an apology and continue to do more good work in Haiti. He might want to consider helping the Haitian people deal with the global colorectal cancer epidemic by providing the health teams he deals with there with inexpensive fecal occult blood test and processing equipment. If he runs into problems, Mike Medavoy, producer on the Penn film that should have won an Oscar, All The Kings Men, and no stranger to Caribbean affairs, can help straighten things out. Wishing rectal cancer on a group of phantom critics and dissing colorectal cancer victims in the process wasn't a very smooth move.