Thursday, November 02, 2006


Christopher Dickey has an interesting column on Colombia's anti-Kate Moss campaign. They are making the cocaine sniffing model the poster child of the demand side of cocaine, the production of which has ravaged Colombia for decades:
“When she snorted a line of cocaine, she put land mines in Colombia, she killed people in Colombia, she displaced people in Colombia, she helped finance kidnapping,” said [Colombian Vice-President Francisco Santos Calderón], who himself spent time as a hostage of the Medellin drug cartel. “That’s the message that we want to put out.” Then he recalled another hot-button talking point meant to arouse European, and especially British, audiences. “She destroyed the environment!” said Santos. “We have lost 2 million hectares [almost 5 million acres] of pristine rain forest to drug trafficking.”

Having been to Colombia early this year, it is a shame that such a beautiful country is so ravaged by drug lords, and now, political rebels who control the drug trade. So many celebrities lecture everyone else on every conceivable subject, it's high time they were held responsible for their own actions.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah yes, I remember the people at the Dead concert telling each other "Don't do nitrous, dude, it's a greenhouse gas."

Log, meet eye.