That comes as no surprise: Africans are “unpeople,” to adapt George Orwell’s term for those unfit to enter history.On March 12, the Arab League gained the status of people by supporting U.N. Resolution 1973. But approval soon faded when the League withheld support for the subsequent Western bombardment of Libya.And on April 10, the Arab League reverted to unpeople by calling on the U.N. also to impose a no-fly zone over Gaza and to lift the Israeli siege, virtually ignored.That too makes good sense. Palestinians are prototypical unpeople, as we see regularly. The strange breed of unpeople can be found everywhere, including the U.S.: in the prisons that are an international scandal, the food kitchens, the decaying slums….But examples are misleading. The world’s population as a whole teeters on the edge of a black hole.