“This is Somalia? Where’s all the waterfalls and shipwreck lagoons?”

Has it really come to this? South Park is our moral compass? In a new episode Cartman et al go to Somalia to become pirates. Along the way they discover what life is really like for Somalis and why so many young men have turned to piracy. So a cheaply-made 2D cartoon, fully utilising the medium of song, provides far better political analysis of the situation in Somalia than all the TV news channels put together.

My favourite quote comes from Kyle:

“…this isn’t paradise and you know it. The people here are starving and dying. The whole world uses Somalia as a dumping ground for toxic waste. Even the fish here are radioactive.”

And here are parts two and three. It’s not something to try and load up using a Kenyan internet connection. Believe me, I’ve tried. Ironically, the one place I’ve been to recently where the internet speed was fast enough was Somalia. Okay, Somaliland.

(Yeah, yeah, I know I’m late on this.)

Advertisements

One response to ““This is Somalia? Where’s all the waterfalls and shipwreck lagoons?”

  1. Pingback: Somewhere in Africa | Shanghai wonderful barbecue buffet restaurant

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s