My first Mark Twain comic is still one of my favourites and I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to do another quote from him. Similar to the first comic, this one is related to travel and I think it’s very true. Don’t you think the idea behind this comic would be a good social experiment? Or better yet, a reality TV show! Find the most ignorant, narrow-minded rascist and send him or her around the world. Make them experience every culture, meet every race of people, spend time with different families, eat, drink and dance with them – let them soak in worldwide hospitality, poverty and war. Surely by the end of the journey they would have a totally different attitude. Am I being too naive? C’mon, I’m sure Expedia, Kathmandu or Qantas would sponsor it. Can anyone help me pitch this to the Travel Network??
- There’s an Australian television series called Go Back To Where You Came From which tackles a similar issue by sending affluent and celebrity Aussies to live in refugee camps (Asylum seekers or ‘boat people’ is the most talked-about issue in Australia at the moment). Season two starts soon and you can watch season one on the website.