Monday, November 5, 2007

Further Proof the World is F@#ked

Say what you will about Oprah Winfrey, there is no denying the woman is trying to make the world a better place. Whether it's getting Americans to read Steinbeck or opening a state of the art academy for poor African girls, she has probably changed America (and the world) more than we really understand. That's why the abuse scandal at her school is so troubling. Obviously, bad things happen to good people all the time, and child abuse is abhorrent whenever it occurs, but this seems particularly horrible. I mean, you have young girls who live in pretty terrible conditions thinking they've finally had a spot of luck...their future is brighter because the nice, rich lady from America is gonna help give them an education and then they encounter some perverted old lady who makes them do unthinkable things. It makes me sick.

Africa is a mess. I can't even imagine where one would being to make it better, but people like Oprah (and organizations like Invisible Children) are really trying. However, it's really disturbing when their efforts are thwarted by people who are seriously screwed in the head. Some days I wonder how we're ever gonna make it.

P.S. The next post will be cheerier. I promise...

1 comment:

Liz said...

Yeah its really effed up when someone tries to do something good like that and it gets scandalized. I hope it doesn't lead to the school getting closed or something. I don't watch Oprah's show, but I don't think you can argue that she's not a good person and trying to give something back.