Bono – Keep Africa Dependent Poverty Tour
Bono, the U2 lead singer and activist kicked off his annual “Keep Africa Dependent” Poverty Tour. He arrived in Washington and performed his favorite tune, “Spread the Guilt.” The captive audience was members of the budget committees in Congress. He also visited the Pentagon where he met with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates to discuss Africa and the fight against global poverty.
Now, I don’t particularly wish to be hard on the guy because helping people in need is one of the finest traits humans possess. However good intentions do not a good plan make. He simply needs a new approach if Africa is to see a decrease in poverty.
When we examine the results of his grand wealth transfer, we discover that the over-all poverty in Africa has increased. That means the trillions of dollars spent over the past few decades has actually made the situation worse. How is this possible? Tons of money spent and poverty increases?
Like many a socialist and spender of everyone else’s money, Bono seems not to have recognized that his plan is a failure. Stop funding and supporting corrupt dictators! It’s the height of madness to continue to perform the same action and expect a different result.
It’s time Africans take responsibility for their own situation. It’s time to stop releasing them from all responsibility. A prime example is the increase of AIDS in Africa. Since AIDS is preventable, only a minuscule amount of effort and responsibility is required. No! We can’t ask that! It’s much easier to pick the pocket and blame people that have absolutely nothing to do with it. This socialist tactic has solved nothing and has only resulted in the increased spread of AIDS with no end in sight.
Again, Washington will pledge enormous amounts of money and debt relief to Bono. He will turn it over to corrupt African leaders who will use it to remain in power. Next year Bono will repeat the same action surprised there is an increase of poverty in Africa.