Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Bono at the G8

Actually, a lot of what the article says is true: questioning why a man famous for music should be able to set Africa's agenda, when he is not African. And the criticism about Africa being a "CAUSE" for certain people, almost like a pet.

However, since the writer is also not an African, I figure that I won't post the article, merely link to it.

One link that is not noted in this is that Bono is Irish. My Irish ancestors suffered from a genocidal potato famine, made worse because the British government opposed giving food to the Irish, and the works projects were often too much for the sick and dying.

Remembering the sufferings of our ancestors lets we with Irish blood identify with others who suffer from famine and political neglect.

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