Monday, June 16, 2008


This is scary.

"We shed a lot of blood for this country. We are not going to give up our country for a mere X on a ballot. How can a ball point pen fight with a gun?" -Mugabe

Zimbabwe is in a bad place right now. I can't even imagine being there, living there. I read When A Crocodile Ate the Sun and Let's Not Go to the Dogs Tonight, and it just is amazing the direction a formally stable country has gone in.


Karen said...

africa has a tendancy to make me nervous; it seems like everything that could possibly go wrong with humanity tends to happen there in a super-concentrated form.

and there's an orientation registration page on the mit 2012 webpage - basically a 'when are you arriving, are you doing city days' sort of thing. it's not due until august 1st though, so don't worry.

Becca said...

Oh yeah, I remember that. And then I thought about the fact that I don't have a plane ticket yet, and said, eh, I'll do it later.

As for Africa. It's kind of scary because as the stable countries go downhill, I have been there and have family there, and I'm just worried about what is happening in the region. Unfortunately, history seems to have had the last laugh on Africa.