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5.10.2006

Bono Is 46 Today and Still Cool

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7 comments:

miz.gina said...

Personally I think he needs to stick to singing... why is it that people like him think they have political clout...

He is a pontificating fool.....

outofleftfield said...

I normally don't care for "artists" who spend a lot of time sharing their world view but find many of Bono's comments intriguing.

fluff said...

To Miz Gina
Have you ever heard one of his speeches, digested the gist of his activism or note that world leaders and other dignitaries sidle up to him not only for photo-ops but also for serious discussion? I know little of Bono the musician/singer but have followed with interest his career of late, most notably his efforts on AIDS prevention, debt relief for the poorest of nations such as many in Africa and generally the responsibility of wealthier countries to mankind in general.
Consider, if you will some of his thoughts on these subjects:
"America is not just a country, it's an idea. You have to defend the idea as well as the country, and that idea is being attacked."
"Freedom has a scent like the top of a new born baby's head."
"The attention of the world might sometimes be elsewhere, but history is watching. It's taking notes. And it's going to hold us to account, each of us."
"When the story of these times gets written, we want it to say that we did all we could, and it was more than anyone could have imagined."
"To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater."
"It's not enough to rage against the lie....you've got to replace it with the truth."
"Yes, I sometimes fail, but at least I'm willing to experiment."
"We thought we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong."
"Fear is the opposite of faith."
"Imagine if a third of the kids at your local primary school were AIDS orphans. That's a reality in Africa where the parents of 13 million children have been killed by AIDS."
"Where you live should no longer determine whether you live."
Does this sound like a pontificating fool? If you still say yes I'd like to know who your modern day moral heroes are!

miz.gina said...

My point is that people who are famous think we give a care about what they think simply because they are famous.

If he has WANTED to be a world leader then why didn't he do that? If his talents lie there why bother with music? I still think he is a self important man.

It has little to do with the content of what he says. It is the fact that simply because he is famous that the thinks that what HE has to say (right or wrong) is more important than someone elses.

For the record I feel the dame way about Jane Fonda and Sean Penn and anyone else that thinks they had a pull in the world based on their fame.

Anonymous said...

When has a politician done anything useful? He has changed England and Ireland with music. The same thing happened in the '60s here if you'd stop being a stuffed shirt long enough to realize that. He didn't do it through "normal" channels, but those channels have been proven futile. Not many people can afford a political campaign, but almost anybody can record a song that expresses a viewpoint.

Anonymous said...

so he is using his fame for a good cause...what is foolish about that? let me guess-you prefer the matthew mcoughnahey types that squander away their WEALTH yes WEALTH on pot, women, and whatever else they please. at least Bono is DOING something. what have YOU ever done?

Anonymous said...

Could be worse. Bono could be like those wife-beating, drug selling/taking hip-hoppers. At least HE'S doing good.