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Sunday, April 24, 2005

 
Nature 1, Nepal 0

Joshua Claybourn at In The Agora reports:

Rich celebrities glorify poverty in MTV's latest endeavor.

Say what?

CNS News has the details:

A new MTV series features Hollywood celebrities praising the developing world's primitive lifestyles as earth-friendly -- despite those poor nations' high infant mortality rates and short life expectancies.

The eco-tourism show, called "Trippin'," premiered on March 28 and was heavily promoted in the runup to Earth Day. The show encourages environmental awareness and lauds traditional tribal lifestyles, which lack running water, electricity and other basic infrastructure.

Cameron Diaz puts in an early bid for LGF's annual Idiotarian of the Year:

As video of mud-pounding filled the TV screen, Diaz explained, "They (Nepalese villagers) continue to live in harmony with the world around them. It's a way of living very different than what we are used to. It seems to work."

Does this sound like harmony?

But MTV viewers were not informed that Nepal has an infant mortality rate of nearly 69 deaths per 1,000 live births, about ten times the infant death rate in the U.S. Nor did they hear that life expectancy in Nepal is 59 years.

Ahem...Cameron, dear...NATURE IS IN FULL-BLOWN WAR AGAINST THE NEPALESE!! It's killing off the children and the adults as fast as it can! The people aren't in harmony, they're in bondage! They don't have modern sewage treatment and other defenses against Nature's Weapons of Microbial Destruction. Those dung-covered huts and primitive water supplies are nature's bioweapons labs! It's time the Nepalese and the other Third Worlders stand up against the oppressor!




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