Forget about silly ol’ Barack Obama. Myanmar (the country formerly known as Burma) has a much more exciting guest on the way. On the heels of the first visit by a U.S. President, they will host their first outdoor concert by an international star. And, since the stage is at the base of a Buddhist religious site, who else could it be besides Jason Mraz (OK, I guess it could also be Jack Johnson)?
Don’t worry, human rights advocates, the show is sponsored by MTV EXIT (said by Politico to raises awareness about human trafficking, although where Jersey Shore in Italy fits into that isn’t addressed). And it’s clear that Mr. Mraz has a good handle on modern slavery.
“I thought this was something that was abolished when Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, but all it did is become hidden from our view.”
Oh, Jason. Although thanks for serving as a good illustration of U.S. myopia. And also for throwing in some solid business advice.
“There was a recent estimate that there are about 27 million people enslaved on the planet, certainly due to hard economic times not just in the Western world but certainly in Third World countries. Humans as a commodity is a great way to run your business.”
Thanks, bro. We’ll keep that in mind.