Monday, April 27, 2009

But What Would They Have Us Do?

Some of our Deeply Concerned Congresscritters had themselves arrested in front of the Sudanese embassy to show how much they care about Darfur:

The arrested lawmakers are Democratic Reps. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, Jim McGovern of Massachusetts, John Lewis of Georgia, Donna Edwards of Maryland and Lynn Woolsey of California.

All proud opponents of rescuing Iraqis from Saddam or the tender mercies of Sadrists and jihadis. So we all know they don't support actually doing something about Darfur's agony. The whole point is to focus on how much they care. And that doesn't actually require anybody to save the Darfurians:

The community of compassion is only concerned as long as the focus is on dance troupes and discussions, and the weepy remembrance of the victimization of some benighted people whose national dance might be extinguished. Once it comes to the bloody work of stopping thugs? Well, they didn't sign up for that!

So today, the community of compassion asserts "we all are Darfurians." Today, of course. And yesterday we all were Americans. We know how that worked out. And there were others in the past who qualified for star-studded concerts and benefits.

And if the Darfurians are extinguished despite the concern so prominently displayed today, there will be others to rally the community of compassion tomorrow. For victims of genocide may come and go, but the community of compassion abides.

But those five care, don't you see? And they'll always show it off. Long after the last Darfurian passes the scene, should that come to pass.