We got to Rwanda in time to tour the Genocide Museum in Kigali before driving up into the mountains. It was an intensely sobering experience. In 100 days in 1994, over 1 million people were slaughtered, mostly Tutsis. They were killed by their husbands, their children, their friends, their neighbors, their police. How can this happen? And yet, it's clear this "ethnic cleansing" will occur over and over again unless we stop it. Recently, some courageous Hawaiian judge overturned our President's latest attempt to implement a Muslim ban. This past year or so has been an out of body experience.
The Genocide Museum is perfectly done.... paying homage to the atrocities of the past, everywhere in the world, and explaining in plain terms why it should never happen again. But who's paying attention?