Although not a Canadian citizen, Bono continues to poke his nose into Canadian politics. His concerts these days more closely resemble political rallies than rock concerts. Bono is hitting the campaign trail in his quest to become world dictator, and he'd like to give Martin a job.
Thousands of U2 fans booed beleaguered Prime Minister Paul Martin at a sold-out concert in Vancouver. Prompted by U2 front man Bono, they were reminded Martin broke a promise by not raising Canada's spending on foreign aid.Yes, Bono - one day you will be remembered in history as one of the most bankrupt individuals of the 21st century. He cannot even wait for the results of the Gomery inquiry, but continues to campaign for Martin.
Fans also showed their support for more foreign aid by buying white rubber bracelets being sold at the concert. Printed on them is the message 'Make Poverty History.'I think he got his colours mixed up - red bands more appropriately expressing his message. And as for Cameron Diaz, I was reading Billy Beck the other day and found this newstory:
A new MTV series features Hollywood celebrities praising the developing world's primitive lifestyles as earth-friendly -- despite those poor nations' high infant mortality rates and short life expectancies [. . .]In praise of poverty. The history of poverty will indeed remember these hypocritical celebrities who in their quest for quaint vacation spots actually want to steal money from Western nations to keep these struggling nations poor and dependent. But the question here is of what use is foreign aid if these people should be praised for their lifestyle? They can just continue to recycle their meager resources afterall. Maybe the idea is to set up public health care, although here in Canada we cannot even support our own system. They wouldn't be thinking of propping up any corrupt regimes would they? And I guess these celebrities need travel money to continue their missionary work, although personally I'd like to see these bohemians, and that includes David Suzuki, donate all of their wealth to developing nations and move there besides. I don't much care for the idea of crapping in the woods.
Hat tip to Nealenews for news of Bono's shameless politicing.