Mia Farrow wants Blackwater in Darfur

Why? Because the UN peacekeeping force is ineffective. Lenin’s Tomb says this is just more liberal imperialism but that’s only part of it. The disquieting truth is that as governments including the US continue to hollow out, private corporations will fill the void.

In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, as the US government did little if anything to help, two corporations did quite a lot. Blackwater was hired by the wealthy to provide security and Wal-Mart just loaded up their trucks with supplies and rolled them in, ignoring government restrictions on such shipments. While you might be horrified by what Blackwater did, the sorry truth is they got their forces in when the US government couldn’t. And Wal-Mart may well have saved lives.

The hollowing out of governments will continue.