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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Ubuntu Madness

Starbucks' "The Way I See It" cups are occasionally thoughtful, occasionally infuriating (here, here, here, here, here) and from time to time quite funny, like cup number 255, which was wrapped around my grande nonfat chai latte today:
We will end poverty and stop HIV/AIDS within our generation when guided by African principles such as ubuntu that underscore our interconnectedness.
The speaker is (natch) from the UN, Cedza Dlamini of the UN Millenium Development Goals.

Cedza, if your African prinicples of ubuntu are such problem solvers, why is HIV/AIDS ravaging Africa? Could it be because of too much interconnectedness? A little less connecting could really help, don't you think?

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