The fact is the digital train has already long left the station and we, those of us who call ourselves writers and artists, have an obligation to get on board so we might impact the nature of the trip.
A refrain that is often repeated by Invisible Children's supporters is that the organization's goal is not to "get bogged down by history" but rather to "raise awareness" thus leading to "action." But what kind of action can come in Central Africa if one ignores the region's history?
The international community needs more opportunities to argue and debate about our involvement in the world and especially Africa. We need to stop for a moment and question if we are doing enough and if so, is what we are doing actually RIGHT?
Bruce made it possible to believe that we could find meaning, feel love and snatch pleasure from pain. The gospels of contemporary culture have similar messages but are delivered with whimsy, finesse and media savvy.
Until the recent bomb attacks against World Cup fans at a Rugby club and an Ethiopian restaurant in the East African city of Kampala, few Americans thought about Uganda. Uganda has been crippled by a 20 year long civil conflict.
On Tuesday afternoon, a 262-hour demonstration in front of Senator Coburn's office in Oklahoma City ended because Coburn agreed to release his hold on the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act.