Akon - rap star and ignorant bastard

"i don't even believe in conflict diamonds. that's just a movie. think about it. ain't nobody thought about nothing about no conflict diamonds until the movie came out. where was all that shit before the movie? that's the problem with people - they believe everything they read or see on TV. unless you go to sierra leone and see what's going down, don't believe everything you're reading or see on TV. trust me. if anything, there's conflict oil. worry about the oil - you see what the oil is doing to people. you see what bush is doing over there... oil is conflict. when you're driving your cars, you're driving conflict fuel. it's killing thousands of people a minute. diamonds are the least of our worries."

-Akon, rap star and proud owner of a diamond mine in South Africa

okay... i've never liked akon's music, and now i think he's a disgusting person... who the hell is he to discount the lives taken and altered in sierra leone as a result of the diamond trade? i'm sure the money hungry prick couldn't look in an armless baby's face and say "sorry kid... but you're the least of our worries." F*uck him and the high horse he rode in on.

comparing the destruction of the oil industry to the destruction of the diamond industry is like trying to compare the holocaust to slavery... they were both f*cking evil! they both caused needless deaths of way too many innocent ppl. i don't think its fair to say one is something we should be concerned with and the other is chopped liver.

the civil war in sierra leone took over 100,000 lives and left more that 200,000 of its citizens as amputees, and even after 10yrs the majority of workers still only work for about a dollar a day or less... but lets just ignore all of that, right akon?

i think the funniest part of his quote is that it sounds like he's really upset about how greedy bush was when it came to oil... actually i'd respect the argument slightly if akon didn't drive a flippin' lambo!! not to mention i'm sure his oil argument stems from something he saw on tv... somehow i don't picture him actually researching anything of real substance...

anyway... this isn't a blog about blood diamonds... this is just a glance and some of the ignorance of people... the people that we let our children look up to... shoot me if i have a child so enamored with excess that he stops caring about the welfare of others

i should take a trip to sierra leone and send akon the proof of "what's really going down"