The British actor Jude Law says he is “overwhelmed” by the scale of the problem in the Congo after visiting one of the largest camps for those who’ve fled their homes to escape fighting. “It’s shocking,” he told Sky News from the camp in the Congolese border town of Goma. “This is one of the naturally rich countries in the world. Yet the people aren’t seeing any of the wealth.” The actor is in the Democratic Republic of Congo in his capacity as Ambassador for a charity called Peace One Day which campaigns for a day of global ceasefire and non-violence. Alex Crawford Sky’s Special Correspondent, in Goma‘A Global Ceasefire For One Day To Allow Those Suffering From The Effects Of War To Benefit From Aid Convoys’ What is it with actors, and the celebrity world who seek to use global conflict as a vehicle for self promotion? Like the vast majority of established actors (terrified of being forgotten) – they live in a bubble where truth and fiction are a mixture’d fantasy, where acting isn’t a form of work, it’s part of the sphere of insanity and adulation that they crave and thrive upon.
It may be that I swallowed a ‘cynic’ pill this morning instead of my normal ‘multi vitamin!’ However; when ‘Peace One Day’ happens, I swear I will enter the farmer’s field and reverently kiss each testicle on his 3000Ib prize bull… Anything linked or endorsed by the U.N. is doomed, so there’s no chance of carrying out my forfeit. Yours Aye.