Phil Hunt,since most of what I'd answer you I've already discussed in previous discussions,I will only say here that I stick to what I said: Ten million dollars spent on salaries and who knows what else amounts to an unscrupulous theft of the money that someone gave to humanitarian purposes.Until it's public and transparent what exactly they spent their money on I can't possibly think otherwise.Specially not after unconvincing phrases that were given as an explanation.
Marie,you're right that I don't like Bono Vox or whatever his true name is,but it wasn't a reason I opened this thread.It's not my manner to criticize someone for something he did only because he had done something wrong before.Here,I was discussing the point of spending ten million dollars of charity money on salaries and I don't know what else,and I'm sure I'll never know because any document of it will never come to light.Maybe it was taking photographs that was so costly Phil,I don't know,we can only speculate on it.
To tell you why I think that Bono's father would have done a favour to humanity if he had masturbated the day Bono was conceived,I'll need to put things into perspective.
Mr.Two at most three chords has more talents than I have time or fingers to type them all here.Musician but at the same time a humanitarian solves all kind of problems including poverty in Africa,AIDS,plugging the ozone hole,bringing freedom to people in Bosnia etc.
And it's when he engaged himself on a noble mission of bringing freedom to people in Bosnia that I learned more closely about his tremendous intellectual abilities.
This article here http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/st ... vo_1008628
reminded me of the BBC parody "Taking the flak" portraying similar sort of people,that Phil White recommended to me.It tells a lot to those who have eyes to see, ears to hear and the thing between the ears to understand.
"Right on the edge of Europe there was a symbol of tolerance, where three ethnic groups - Croats, Serbs and Bosnians - lived together in peace. "And this tolerance was being challenged by an appalling siege by Serbian forces. "So I agreed in an emotional moment to do a gig there. And after I've agreed on Sarajevo Television, I then have to explain to the band why putting our lives at risk is going to help the people of Sarajevo."
You can't but trust the words of this expert for how people on the Balkans lived and how they came not to live harmoniously anymore:).This guy is a living proof that the only human activity that doesn't require any objective knowledge worth speaking of is dealing with social problems,be it global or less globall,national or municipial issues,you really don't need to sweat a lot to learn about them before you get to work on solving them.You only need to be stupid enough,enormously unscrupulous and untold hypocrite,and to wear a Superman suit,and voilla..here you go flying hero:)
Whatever else you take up doing,it is going to take a deep,lifetime devotion and interest into the subject to get into the position you can competently discuss something publicly.And you need to experience things before you can really get a grasp of them.Even if you're a plumber for example,you'll need years of work before you can tell that you can competently and successfully deal with most of the plumbing problems you come across.
However,it takes really a lot patience to listen to a simpleton with a significant political clout,explain where and how things went wrong in Bosnia.
He doesn't know a thing about Bosnia or the Balkans.The lie about putting their lives at risk two years after the war in Bosnia ended,illustrating himself as a hero who comes to rescue,is only an indicator of the world of illusion this simpleton lives in.If it's true what Shakespeare said that we are all but actors on a stage in our lives,the role this guy got is truly pathetic.
But how such people come to have such a political influence?That is one of the puzzles of life that can hardly be explained in any rational manner.If anyone manages to do that he will earn my lifetime admiration.I promise I will make his or her figure in bronze and put it on my TV.
And what if things maybe,only maybe,weren't so straightforward and so black and white as Bono understands them.If I say that things were rather grey as they really happened? That would get me all kind of labelling and qualifications for being wrong and malicious or trying to "cover things in political slime",as another very inspired and equally intelligent pay-per-article analyst said.And it would also spoil the whole "feel good" thing for writers of articles like this http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m ... _90469051/
# as well as their numerous consumers.That would burst their bubble:)
One of the "feel good" stories,for the intended audience with under average intelligence,able to understand only plots as complex as "Wolf and three little pigs",or those who are simply disinterested to think about it,and who read that kind of stories while they're sitting on the toilet for example.It wouldn't surprise me if I learned that Bono had read exactly this story and it inspired him to go to his mission of a superhero:)
Unfortunately,voices of people who really have competence and moral to talk on so deeply contentious subjects are drowned in the rattle of halfwits of Bono's type.I mentioned some of those half wits in my previous threads on this forum.There's a long list really,this guy is neither better or worse than many others,they're rather low intelligent clones,that modern world establishment somehow brings to surface,and I really don't know how that happens.
Keep reading my posts Marie,it's a good idea:)