Next week, it appears, actress Mia Farrow will be going on a hunger strike in favor of, or against (I'm not totally sure), things that are, or are not happening in the Darfur region in Sudan…
On April 27th I will begin a fast of water only in solidarity with the people of Darfur and as a personal expression of outrage at a world that is somehow able to stand by and watch innocent men, women and children needlessly die of starvation, thirst and disease.
She dropped this bombshell on the media two days ago, in a blog post on the Huffington Post, and given the fact that you're probably just hearing about it now, that's probably some indication of how successful her protest will be.
I don't mean to be an asshole — it kinda just comes naturally to me — and I'm all in favor of people helping people, but, come on, how much clout does Mia Farrow think she has these days? What makes her think that anybody is gonna give any more of a shit about her dying of starvation than some other person, in Africa, whose acting career is in about the same shape?
And what happens when nothing changes in Darfur in the next week or so, just like nothing's changed in Darfur for the past several years? How exactly do you dial back a hunger strike that's completely ineffective and un-cared-about?
Well, I guess you just order a bagel.
Tags: Protesters, Sudan