Bono, the New Poster Boy for Globalization
By Lloyd Hart
NPR State Radio just aired a report stating that Bono of the band U2 agrees with the
conditions that the IMF and the World Bank set before an already raped and pillaged
nation can get a loan. Well if Bono agrees with those conditions then we the people that
actually know in depth the damage the World Bank and the IMF have done to the
starving, Aids stricken nations, must now begin to protest this amateur that calls himself
an activist. Bono is attempting to co-opt a movement that he won’t even march with.
Was he at the protests in Barcelona or Genoa or the WEF protests in New York. No he
was not. Bono is no Billy Bragg. If NPR has got it right then Bono is the poster boy for
Globalization. We should boycott this man’s celebrity and no longer feed his over
inflated ego by any further purchases of U2 recordings.
I am outraged that Bono thinks that travelling around the US with the election stealing
Bush prior to the Monterey meeting in Mexico will some how change the plans of the
Bush gang and their neo-liberal agenda. These cynical men want Africa to scream in
pain of Aids and poverty. It is the only way to keep the cheap resources flowing to
Europe and America. As far as Bush is concerned, the problem with Africa is that it is
full Africans. Which is evidenced by his cynically low contribution to the UN Aids
program. Does Bono actually believe he can make a difference with these Evil Doers in
the White House? Bush’s own grant proposal for future IMF and World Bank
distributions is lead laden with the neo-liberal gutting of infrastructure and resources of
the weaker nations.
If Bono thinks that guilting out Bush and the gang of thieves he represents by reading to
them from the scriptures as NPR reports he does, then I say he has totally lost his mind.
Bono is talking to Satan when he talks to Bush and Satan has tricked Bono into
campaigning for Bush and his vile gang of Global trashing demons. Bono needs to sit
down, shut up and pick up some books from the Anti-Globalization Movement reading
list and learn something about the monsters he is so eager to hang out with at the G8,
the WEF and in the Republican mid term election campaign.
I am now challenging Bono to show up at the IMF and World Bank protests on April
19th through to the 22nd. and explain his neo-liberal position directly to the
Anti-Globalization protesters and to participate in a debate with the movements
leadership which we can film and web cast for all the world to see. If he does not agree
with the IMF and World Bank dictates then I challenge him to march with us in the
Anti-Globalization Movement in Washington in April.