Tom Waits Would Fuck You Up!: Bono from U2
Some call him a legend. Some call him a great humanitarian. Some call him the second coming of Jesus. Me? I call him an inside agent, working for the political and capitalist elite to continue their path of destruction across this planet while he cashes in on people’s ignorance. Also, I call him a dirty old man. Bono you have this coming.
This blog is going to attack Bono’s humanitarian work. I feel the need to tell you, because I know people will jump down my throat for this. Now I want to make it clear that humanitarian work is definitely a good thing. I support it 100%. BUT what I don’t support is an ego-manaical hypocrite running around the world trying to solve problems that HE HIMSELF is taking part in creating.
You see Bono has been able to walk a very fine line between being a corporate capitalist pig, and lovable rock star with a heart of gold. Bono is not a stupid guy. He’s no Chad Kroeger, which makes it more fun for me to try and expose his two faced agenda. No, Bono is very smart, almost too smart. He’s found a way to line his pockets and help giant corporations continue to drag the population into debt, not to mention pollute and harm many people, all the while coming out looking like a beacon of light.
Anyone capable of the lowest levels of critical thought has long since come to the conclusion that the political and corporate elite have caused the majority of the problems the world faces today, if not ever. Bono prides himself on trying to save the world by helping the less fortunate and as a result has been honored with many awards, and was even nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
But there is something completely nonsensical about how he goes about this. He actually partners with those that are clearly responsible for these problems. Here’s an example. Bono founded an organization called Product RED, which is supposed to help the people of Africa in combating HIV and AIDS. If you followed the link to the website, then you have seen that basically Bono wants you to buy stuff. Starbucks coffee, computers, ipods, apply for credit cards, etc.
Yes, I know how this works. A “portion” of the money from sales of these products go to fighting HIV and AIDS in Africa. Fine, I guess that’s ok. But what about the GAP clothing line that was featured on Product RED that were using child slave labor to manufacture the clothing?
The reporter, Dan McDougall, said the children were working without pay as virtual slaves in filthy conditions, with a single, backed-up latrine and bowls of rice covered with flies. They slept on the roof, he said.
It gets worse. You see I completely believe that you can judge the character of someone based on who they associate with. If Bono was serious about wanting to help the world’s less fortunate then why would he allow himself to be seen with the following people?
Maybe I’m being too hard on Bono? Perhaps I should give him the benefit of the doubt? I mean it is possible he’s just using his fame and connections the best way he can to make positive changes in the world. Well let’s take a look at his private life then. Here’s a picture of Bono and his beautiful wife Ali Hewson.
Oh! Apparently the secret is to have a private rendezvous with two barely legal bikini wearing 19 year olds!
You know what I love? Poetic justice! Bono has been saying for years that he isn’t against the paparazzi and loves to have his photo taken. Well, ironically these pictures were not suppose to see the light of day, that is until those two girls posted them on their facebook accounts.
So the story goes that Bono and his friend Simon met up with the two girls in St. Tropez where they partied, and later in the evening took a private yacht out to sea. Once the pictures surfaced Bono and “friend” Andrea Feick went into damage control. Bono claims she’s just a friend he met a few years ago. Hmm? Let’s do the math. She was maybe 16 years old when they met. How humanitarian. Andrea also said that they are only friends and that he is too old for her. Typical and scripted response I would say.
So what does partying with two 19 year old girls on a private yacht say about his so-called goodwill? Actually doesn’t seem to be something somebody who truly cares about the less fortunate would do. In fact it’s hard to come up with anything that would be more of a slap in the face to the world’s poor. I mean it’s not like Mother Teresa partied it up in her downtime.
Bono you’re transparent. I see through you and hopefully the rest of the world eventually does before you’re giving sainthood, run for office, or made leader of the United Nations. I can’t logically explain how someone so commited to so many causes can justify a lifestyle such as yours. Associating with known corrupt politicians, encouraging rampant consumerism in a world bogged down in unpayable debt, and partying like the aging rock star you are, have proven to me you are without a doubt the worst kind of hypocrite.
Oh! I almost forgot to add some lyrical fun!
Speaking of music. Bono recently tried to play the tough guy by insulting fellow Rock Star Chris Martin of Coldplay. In a recent interview Bono was quoted as saying, “I think that he’s a good melodist, but he’s a wanker.” Bono went on to say, “Martin’s obviously a dysfunctional character and a cretin.”
Wow, Bono! I wonder what caused Bono to say such harsh things about Chris Martin?
Charities and Causes Chris Martin has Supported:
AIDS, Disaster Relief, Fair Trade, Weapons Reduction,
Poverty, Human Rights, Amnesty International, Hoping Foundation,
OxFarm, Mercy Corps, Keep a Child Alive, the list goes on and on
Well I was leaning toward jealousy. I think Bono may be a bit pissed off that Chris Martin is catching up in Humanatarian causes. But I dug a little deeper and think I may have found the truth!
Tom Waits I think it’s time play Bono out. Bono wants to save the world and solve everyone’s problems. Well here’s Tom Waits with some advice on what to do with your bad days.
Posted on June 10, 2009, in Tom Waits Would Fuck You Up! and tagged Bono, Bono 19 year old girls, Bono humanitarian, bono hypocrite, Chris Martin, Product Red, tom waits. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.