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.)