Michael Jackson is dead.
I get why this is news, and on a very deep level, why it’s important to a lot of people. But I hope soon we all make room for the things that are equally as important. Michael Jackson’s death doesn’t mean we should forget Neda’s.
Millions of Iranians who were risking their lives – hoping that we might act in solidarity- are now temporarily rendered irrelevant and unwatched by the world, because of the coverage of the death of a superstar.
I know, it makes total sense. It’s the biggest story, perhaps, in years. But any momentum to expose, or stop, mass tragedy, has been, for the moment, muted.
Mahmoud must be doing the moon walk. Can you blame him?
Off to the gym.