Saturday, August 05, 2006

In The Lebanon...

who are we?
Originally uploaded by mazen kerbaj.
I know Culture Sluts is not a political blog or podcast, but it's one soapbox that I have to stand on, and I feel I've got a few comments I need to get off my chest.

I have personally found myself affected by the goings-on in Lebanon. One of my best friends was there to study and found herself in the middle of conflict. You can read her story here:

Since she returned home safely to LA, ridden with guilt about the friends and family she left behind, she has been updating her blog regularly. It's definitely worth checking out: Through some of her posts I came across this cartoonist who is currently in Beirut as well and has updating his blog and his Flickr with his drawings. I cannot help but feel completely sick about what is going on over there. And feel completely helpless, as an American, because my government has decided that they are going to step back from the matter and not help innocent civilians. It's disgusting.