Mia Farrow is going to begin a hunger strike on Monday “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.”
Umm, we have been doing that for a long time, but apparently this time Mia wants to do something about it. She is doing it because the Sudanese government expelled all international aid agencies from the country and so Mia wants to show her solidarity with the people of Sudan.
I appreciate her activism and I haven't seen a hunger strike in a long time. They used to be the “it” thing to do back in the day. Have a cause? A hunger strike was the answer.
I really don't think this is going to do anything except possibly kill Mia. Sure, I am writing a post about it, but you already have the biggest names in Hollywood who have tried to bring attention to Darfur and have raised millions and millions of dollars and brought lots of attention and publicity to the issue. It didn't really do any good and most people, at least in this country remain fairly apathetic about the whole thing. If someone broadcast a one hour commercial free documentary about Darfur up against American Idol and Dancing With The Stars which do you think people would watch? My guess is that even if the Darfur documentary was the only thing on every channel, most people would watch a DVD.
I hope everything works out for you Mia and that you don't take it too far. I mean you do have a teenager still living at home with you.