I agree with some of the points you brought up in that article but in some ways I also disagree with you. I agree in that it takes a lot of people suffering for people to take notice (look at what happened with Africa, people noticed it before but it took something like Darfur to get people to really notice what was happening over there) and that examination does lead to change. What I don't agree with is the idea that people have to get hurt or be oppressed just for someone to look up and take notice, that seems wrong to me. I don't agree with people being martyrs just for a major change to happen in the way we view things. That's akin to saying that it is right to inflict harm on another just to teach everyone else that it is wrong to hurt others, isn't there a better way to teach others a lesson?