Bono, a chap who fronts a three-chord band of unimpressive droners, has emerged from retardation to preach capitalism.
Said BONO (via EPJ): “Commerce—entrepreneurial capitalism—takes more people out of poverty than aid, of course.”
Free-market capitalism, baby.
This was not always the case. Read “BONO AND HIS BAND OF BANDITS” and “FOREIGN AIDS,” which tells how Bono joined professional confiscators and colossi of ignorance like the Clintons to “claim that human misfortune is a result of external contingencies that can be fixed by social planners like themselves. They hammered home the wicked lie that the wealthy—individuals and nations—thrive at the expense of the poor and essentially deserve to be relieved of their possessions.”
In the not-so-distant past Bono used to point “an accusing—and untalented—finger at the West [for AIDS in Africa]. At the same time, the self-righteous activist used to reserve only praise for Africans for being a ‘rare and spirited people,’ concealing that if the spirit didn’t move them in some pretty wild ways, rates of infection in Southern Africa would not have reached 20 to 33.7 percent of the adult population.”
Now that Bono has emerged from a coma, he should brief that bimbo Charlize Theron, who just the other day complained about her adopted country’s abysmal contribution to foreign aid coffers. In fact, America’s generosity in response to “disasters all over the world makes USAID and other ‘compassionate’ state pickpockets as unnecessary as they are unethical.”