Thursday, March 01, 2007

Justice for Darfur

It has become clear to me that there will be no enduring peace without justice. History shows that there will be another Darfur, another exodus, in a vicious cycle of bloodshed and retribution. But an international court finally exists. It will be as strong as the support we give it. This might be the moment we stop the cycle of violence and end our tolerance for crimes against humanity.

What the worst people in the world fear most is justice. That's what we should deliver.

From the Washington Post. The writer is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, writing on the situation in Darfur. She is pleading for justice.

Of course, the writer also has a career in entertainment.

I admit I am cynical when it comes to the celebrity "doing good deeds". But sometimes I wonder if a celebrity could also just be an ordinary person trying his/her best to make a positive change in the world? Perhaps it's not the PR machine at work. Perhaps, they really what to help. It's easy to laugh, but it takes real dedication to continue working for the best when the world is mocking you for your efforts. So, the tabloids make jokes out of her UN duties. But are we making any personal efforts to help anyone recently?

Just my 2 cents this evening on people trying to make a difference.

1 comment:

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

I completely agree with you - I like to believe she really does care and is trying to use her fame for something worthwhile.