Tonight (Monday, I am writing this early) starts the Jewish holiday of Passover commemorating the Exodus from Egypt thousands of years ago to freedom. Happy Passover! This is not to be confused with the Exodus from Europe after World War 2 to what became the country of Israel. Freedom is an elusive commodity. Something to be cherished. And celebrated. We celebrated our freedom from the King of England on July 4th. He was more enlightened than the topic that lurks here.
Tonight, I will participate in a story that has been repeated for thousands of years. About the confrontation of Pharoah by Moses, his refusal to let the Jews go, the 10 plagues visited by God, the leaving from Egypt, and so on.
No one much cared about the people that were enslaved all those many years ago. When people were sent to labor camps in the 1930's and worked to death by the Nazis, the World didn't care. Ultimately, over 7 million Jews died in the camps. Over 20 million people died in the death camps, not just Jews.
Tonight, when we talk at the end of the evening, I am going to ask about the 'war'. The left will say that we should get out, that we have no business being there. The right will say that we can't just cut and run, that the people who died there will have died for nothing. But no one is ready for me to ask them about what to do about Darfur.
Even the President says that the rest of the World needs to help Darfur, at his State of the Union Address. And several hundred thousand people have already been butchered there. What will it take to stop the genocide?