Mr. Madondo says he has lost 21 pounds during his hunger strike -- roughly five pounds a week. He assures his supporters that his life is not in danger.
That's no hunger strike. That's the South Beach diet. If I were him, I'd celebrate some healthy gradual weight loss and call it a day.
Mr. Madondo is not chilling in some brutal prison in some backwater country. No secret police ever knocked on his door. He is quite safe and totally free to come and go as he pleases. That's because he lives in one of the world's great democracies, where his freedoms are absolutely protected.
So, why is Madondo so upset that he felt a politicized need to avoid cheeseburgers and pizza (but perhaps allow himself a moderate amount of whole grains, steamed vegetables and a small portion of lean chicken drizzled in a Thai curry...More >>