Monday, July 4, 2005

same old same old, but this time with 25% real tears

Loathe as I am to feed the publicity machine for the publicity machines for the publicity machines for the publicity machines for musicians and the corporations that provide their artificial life support system, you should understand what FREE STUFF FOR AFRICA means for non-televised, non-CGI-generated people of Africa: extended encore time for their oppressors. HT Nealenews.

Today, though, there is one man who is doing more than the Lord himself to buy a Mercedes-Benz for the leading creeps of the world. That man is, of course, Bob Geldof, the spur to our global conscience.

Africa's leaders cannot wait for the G8 leaders - hectored by rock star Bob and his Live8 concerts into bracelet-wearing submission - to double aid and forgive the continent's debts. They know that such acts of generosity will finance their future purchases of very swish, customised Mercedes-Benz cars, while 315 million poor Africans stay without shoes and Western taxpayers get by with Hondas. This is the way it goes with the WaBenzi, a Swahili term for the Big Men of Africa.
There's a reason why that road is paved with Good Intentions instead of Gosnell Paving Stones.

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