18th of July on the banks of a not-well-known river
I started a journey to where I am now
A troubled soul, trouble maker
Guided by the drums of my creator
Towards a rhythm and rhyme
A melody line of a song called freedom
Which, once heard, will never leave your head
Breathe Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom version
RIP Nelson Mandela 18th July 1918 - 5th December 2013
U2 at the ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’ premiere in NYC
bono in nyc, 4.10.2013
i think this is what that anon was talking about!
Ah yeah, I’ve seen this before (I actually thought they were talking about that ‘every time I click my fingers’ joke that was forever in the tag, which is usually accompanied by some hate comments.)
I can certainly understand where these people are coming from, and white privileged people trying to help those in certain parts of Africa can be problematic. And Bono is certainly not exempt from this. However, I think the work he has done is still valid.
He’s not one of these celebrities who does it for the photo-op. He’s devoted most of his life to this and he’s very informed on the subjects he talks about. So there needs to come a point where you weight up how frustrating/problematic/annoying someone is, versus how much change they actually do make.
I haven’t seen the exact thing you’re talking about but I can guess what it is.
All I can say is that people can dislike Bono for whatever reason they like…if him “going on about Africa” pisses you off, fair enough. But nobody can say he hasn’t made a difference in some lives. He has. Maybe not alone, but certainly because he helped push for something and talked a few ears off about certain issues.
Again, I can understand people being bored of certain issues he talks about, he even acknowledges this fact himself. But at the end of the day, I think it’s pretty sad that people who do make a difference in the world, no matter how big or small, are forever talked so negatively about.
But then there’s also the fact that a lot of people who post stuff like this are very ignorant to a lot of the work he does and has done. They simply read a stupid joke online and form their opinion from that.
I’d be more than happy to read a well written view against his work by someone well informed, but I’ve yet to find it because something like that takes proper effort. Calling him names and making a joke takes seconds and no further knowledge.
and then the old lady, sweet old lady, said ”and who are you?”