Cory Heidelberger covers Bono's interview with CBS:
Charlie Rose talked to Bono about the American Presidential election this morning. I’m probably a socialist rat bastard for quoting some artsy-fartsy Irish dancy boy about American politics… but Bono gets America
The art of propaganda is ignoring the truth. So lets first present the beginning of the interview:
is now in its 40th year in music business, but in addition to its legendary music, the band’s lead singer is also well-known for his philanthropic work around the world.
“Our music was always wrapped around social justice, which is where you and I met, you know,” Bono told “CBS This Morning” co-host Charlie Rose. “In these, you know, in the fight against extreme poverty.
What the liberals don't want to understand is that so-called "social justice" is what fuels liberal global corporate capitalism. This is from 2012:
At the G8 Summit held two weeks ago at Camp David, President Obama met with private industry and African heads of state to launch the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, a euphemism for monocultured, genetically modified crops and toxic agrochemicals aimed at making poor farmers debt slaves to corporations, while destroying the ecosphere for profit.
And Bono, of the rock group U2, is out shilling for Monsanto on this one.
It’s phase 2 of the Green Revolution. Tanzania, Ghana, and Ethiopia are the first to fall for the deception, with Mozambique, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and other African nations lining up for the “Grow Africa Partnership,” under Obama’s “Global Agricultural Development” plan.
So in the name of Neo-Marxist social justice for the poor, we have the Neo-Fascist liberal corporatists in bed with big government via public/private partnerships as promoted by Bono:
Bono says that there has to be a ‘public private partnership’ in order to get this done and that they are going to be using the ideas of the African people and farmers. Really? This is what the African farmers say to that…
‘We request that: – governments, FAO, the G8, the World Bank and the GAFSP reconsider their promotion of Public/Private Partnerships which, as they are now conceived, are not suitable instruments to support the family farms which are the very basis of African food security and sovereignty.’ African Civil Society Organizations
“I wonder if that could be any clearer. They don’t WANT the public private partnerships involved in this process…. It’s not enough that huge mega-corporations are bleeding the nations of Africa dry by sucking the valuable mineral resources out of their hills. No. As Bono says about the development in Africa:
‘They’re future consumers for the United States. The president is talking business. This is good. It’s a whole new development paradigm today. The old donor/recipient relationship… it’s over.’”
So instead of helping the poor, Obama and Bono are really helping out the liberal corporatists. And Cory is not smart enough to figure it out. Steve Parson left this comment:
I’m simply amazed in how many people come out and state Trump is such a bad idea for America but can then say they are voting for a corrupt politician in Hillary. I realize that Cory will vote for HRC no matter if she killed people, oh wait she did, but I digress.
The Vote none of the above should be the mantra for intelligent Americans come November. But I know you Liberals aren’t smart enough for that. You drink blue kool aid so much you’d vote for Charles Manson if he was the Democratic nominee. Yep, you know it too.
Note that Bono didn’t say he’s voting for Hillary. He notes elsewhere in the Rose interview that he doesn’t vote at all.
You have not established that she has killed people. Neither has any formal hearing or court of law. I need more than Breitbart bushwah to sway my vote.
You assert an overgeneralization that is not true. I will vote for Republicans who are superior to their opponents. I did so in 2014 when I voted for Attorney General Marty Jackley.
Your post offers no substance to the discussion of Trump’s incompatibility with American ideals. You just come and shout tired old tripe about liberals being stupid, which (a) is not the point of the post and (b) has no refutatory value against Bono’s statement. Don’t come here to shout at your TV or talk radio. Come here to talk about what we actually talk about.
Typical of Cory to being rude toward those who take the position that both sides are wrong. First Parson never said Bono was voting for Hillary. Bono said he can't vote for any candidate. And Parson's position is that Americans should not support either candidate. So why should Parson be required to defend Trump and refute Bono? Because Cory demands that the discussion be about hating white male conservative Republicans. And there Cory does refute Bono:
“I would not diminish Trump supporters or underestimate their angst, because I feel that in a way, they have correctly assessed that the center parties haven’t yet become clear.”
“In other words, you’re saying their angst is real and genuine, a sense that ‘I worry about my country and where it is,’” Charlie said.
“Yeah, yeah. But there are very real problems facing not just America, but facing Europe. And remember, who’s in the White House? I’m Irish. I don’t have a vote. And I can’t be telling people how to vote and don’t want to, but I have a voice, and I can say that who sits in that office really affects everyone in this world,” Bono said.
So if Cory wants to promote Bono's position, then he should stop promoting angst toward Trump supporters. And certainly he should stop promoting angst toward those who say both Republican and Democratic leaderships are wrong headed, and then bully them into silence up to and including blocking our comments.