Yup. Sounds like she’s channeling Mel Gibson.
Excuse my sarcasm, but 4 million people have died in the civil war in the DRCongo, a half million in the Liberian Civil war, a half million in the civil war in Sierra Leone, and I personally know nuns whose clinic and convent were destroyed by Mugabe’s “operation cleanup”.
Yes I mourn children accidentally bombed when Israel was trying to knock out a battery of Hizbollah rockets aimed at their civilians, but I really wonder why Smith doesn’t give a shit about African children who are killed.
Maybe because she only mourns when politically correct children killed by Jews?
tioedong, I don’t think there’s any need to bring anti-Semitism into it, nor do I think it’s entirely fair to say she “doesn’t give a ****” about Africans. But on the other hand I don’t think it’s at all unfair to say that the political left regards some deaths as fit subjects for mourning, and others not. And of course the same could be said of the right. You’ll get only pro-forma regrets from either side when it’s someone they approve of doing the killing.
Your reaction supports my argument–that Smith’s insertion of an ideological point reduces the impact of the work. Instead of bringing together all who might react with dismay to such carnage, she pushes us to take sides.