Friday, June 20, 2008

Hollywood, Hollyweird

Somehow part of a line from Gil Scott-Heron's tune "B-Movie" leaped to mind almost immediately as I read the following over at Lenin's Tomb (Liberal imperialists: send Blackwater into Darfur):
According to the Financial Times:

Mia Farrow, the actress and activist, has asked Blackwater, the US private security company active in Iraq, for help in Darfur after becoming frustrated by the stalled deployment of a United Nations peacekeeping force.

Ms Farrow said she had approached Erik Prince, founder and owner of Blackwater, to discuss whether a military role was either feasible or desirable.
Mia Farrow just luvs them mercenaries. I'd be willing to wager she's not alone. Of course, the justification to her would be "humanitarian", which is pretty typical of the "progressive" wing of our nation's warmongers. Of course Ms. Farrow also I'm sure is well aware that goons like those in Blackwater will be increasingly protecting the likes of her from the unwashed masses outside whatever "Green Zone" she happens to be cowering within.

The last thing the good folks who are just trying to survive need is Blackwater's mercenary goons going on shooting rampages in their neighborhoods.

See also Stop Me Before I Vote Again. Killing for kindness pretty well sums up the mentality.

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