I have noticed that few people on the Right are talking about the situation in Kenya and those few who are talking about it are shaping the conflict into a Religious War Narrative with the primary objective being to discredit Senator Obama as a US presidential candidate.
Actually it's an objective I'm not opposed to, since I disagree with just about every aspect of Obama's politics and like most others, I think that he is too much of an unknown quantity to be president. And, of course, I'm all for combating Islamism. (After all, isn't that a part of our efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan?) However, I do have a few questions for those of you using Kenya's woes to take down Obama:
Had any of you even heard of the Luo before Obama stepped into the picture?
Had you heard of the Gikuyu/Kikuyu, the Luhya, the Kalenjin before a few weeks ago?
What does GEMA stand for?
When did Kenya get its independence?
Who were its colonial masters?
How many presidents has Kenya had?
What are their names?
Who were the Mau-Mau?
What are the Mungiki?
Don't look at Wikipedia.
Do you know any of this information and if so, do you know how to interpret it? Do you know how all it fits into the conflict at hand in Kenya? Or have you discarded/disregarded it because it doesn't fit into the Narrative?
Would you even give a f**k about hundreds of dead Kenyans if you couldn't find a way to spin it into a war between Islam and Christianity?
If not, stop making yourselves and the Right look like
The ends don't justify the means. Friends, I've warned you about this before.
Here. Read it if you're really interested in getting insight into Kenya's problems. Otherwise, stop frontin'. The use of dead bodies in this manner is becoming...unseemly.