nobody really cares about south east asia. i mean some people do, of course, but for U.S. society at large, its just like, what the fuck even is south east asia?
today i made a refrence to cambodia ot one of my friends, and they were like, cambodia? so i explained, that cambodia was part of southe east asia. there response was to the accord of "doesn't all of south east asia belong to australia or china?" its fucking weird to me, a relativley geographicley savvy person. i mean how can an entire region of the world be completley outside of the conscious of so many people? and i mean, we had a flippin bleed war in vietname only a few decades ago. surley we would remember where vietname bloody well is.
of course, no one know where iraq/afghanistan/iran are either, and thousands of our troops and local innocent civialians are dying in those places. no one knows where syria is, and that country is being torn apart by revolution and goverment retaliation.
a while back, there was this giant 'Kony 2012' thing, meant to help children in uganda. how many of those people who went hysterical over it at first, about how we need to stop kony, still have passion about it. i dont know about most places, but in my school there was about 5 days where people made a big deal about kony. everyone had on the wristbands for it, and wrote 'stop kony' on their arms, and there were even talks of settign up a 'anti kony assemble'. but after a week, i never heard mention of the bastard again. i every lost their drive so fast, its like they had this massive explosion of emotion, that burned hot and fierce, but also burned quick, and was out before they knew what happened. no one could be bothered for more then a week. people say americans are apethitic, but i dont agree. we burn fast and hard. we get crazy about something, for a short time, and we scream and kick and scratch and bite about whetever it is, but ultimatley we get tired out and stop once the first feelings of even the most minescule of inconviecnes arises. americans care deeply, we are an emotion driven people. the problem is we burn out to quickley, if we could sustain interest in things, maybe we would be able to get shit done.
dont burn hot and bright and short, my children, burn with a zeal that can be sustained forever.