Why am I not surprised that two of the most famous hypocrites of our times are pals:
Sharing a stage with the former US vice president at the annual gathering of world movers and shakers in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, the U2 frontman joked that their friendship was a source of pressure on the domestic front.At least he admits he is a carbon spewing beast, unlike Al Gore, but Bono's not too proud to horde his money at the same time he demands governments around the world spend other people's money to fight poverty. Fresh from his trip to the Pentagon where he discussed global poverty with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Bono is now at an exclusive Swiss ski resort while he attends the annual Davos Economic Forum, along with roughly 2500 business and political "experts", including Father Gore.
New evidence shows "the climate crisis is significantly worse and unfolding more rapidly than those on the pessimistic side of the IPCC projections had warned us," the former US vice president and climate campaigner told delegates at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos.I suspect this new evidence is as reliable as the evidence presented in "An Inconvenient Truth."
One of the world's richest men, Bill Gates, is also making an appearance. If he were content to spend his own money to help the less fortunate, I'd praise his efforts, but like Bono and Gore, he's lobbying for government to mandate collected booty to meet economic need, whatever that term might mean:
Thirty years ago, 20 years ago, 10 years ago, my focus was totally on how the magic of software could change the world. I saw that breakthroughs in technology could solve key problems. And they do, increasingly, for billions of people.We need Creative Capitalism!
c/p: Dust My Broom