Noted international relations scholar Madonna has weighed in on the conflict in Syria … so we no longer need to talk about whether or not the U.S. should intervene in an attempt to halt the bloodshed.
In all seriousness, I so desperately wish I could somehow ask Madonna — and the 66,000+ people who liked this little photo she uploaded to Facebook and the dozens of people whose similar photos keep popping up in my Timeline — to defend the line, “For humanity’s sake.”
The idea that staying out of the Syrian conflict is so obviously good “for humanity” is just as monstrously foolish as the idea that shooting missiles at Syrian targets is so obviously right and good. But Madonna and so many thousands of others are absolutely certain that humanity is obviously best served by sitting idly by while so many people are killed.
But, then, I suppose a complete lack of nuance is pretty much what made Madonna famous in the first place …