May 1, 2006 11:27 pm


Last night I watched the first ER episode on Darfur. After all, Syriana maven George Clooney and company have finally discovered the crime of the century. I am not speaking Clooney's name in vain. For ER is continuing in the reality adjustment evident in his Syriana. There we have the CIA murdering an Arab prince to prevent him from reforming his principality. Yesterday, we saw a Sudanese government official lecturing Dr. Pratt on the infamy of UN paralysis in ending the genocide in Darfur.

Who cares that it is the Islamist Sudanese Government which is using the Arab"Janjaweed" militias to kill its own black Muslim citizens in Darfur?

Who cares that Sudan: Government opposes UN force in Darfur at this time, Council is told?

The important thing is to keep the focus on Western and, if necessary even UN, mendacity. Hollywood's problem remains the identity of the bad guys:

Hollywood, like the rest of the leftist-liberal transnational elite, does not have a problem with the use of violence or its use to defeat barbarians. It has a problem with the identity of the barbarians. It's barbarians are the technologically advanced Westerners and their civilized countries are those of the Third World.

When reality fails to reflect their ideology, they simply pretend it does or, at the very least, it"explains away" the evil committed by non Westerners by presenting their point of view. That is the reason they are so angry with United 93. Unlike Munich, it chooses sides and its"biased" producers consulted the families of the victims but not those of the terrorists.

Do not worry, ER is not going to commit a similar faux pas. It has already followed scenes of Janjaweed brutality with an even more brutal mob execution of a Janjaweed by the refugees in the middle of the camp. The doctors dutifully did nothing to intervene. Their job was merely to pick up the pieces. Stay tune for the next episode of ER does Darfur. It is called, surprise, surprise, There are not angels here:

Dr. Pratt (Mekhi Phifer) settles into his new job in Darfur but is troubled by astounding number of people needing care. A sheik and his pregnant wife come into Ramalah Camp looking for treatment. Carter (Noah Wyle) and Dakarai (Eamonn Walker) work on fixing the man's gunshot wound, but they are quickly interrupted by government officials trying to arrest the man.

As Carter works on delivering the wife's baby, it is apparent that the mother is suffering from delivery complications. Pratt and Dakarai are forced to make journey at night to a hospital in El Fashir at the risk of getting stopped by the Janjaweed militant group. Meanwhile, Debbie (Mary McCormack) tries to convince Dr. Dakarai to seek proper treatment for his medical condition.

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