Friday, June 08, 2007

A Far Cry from My Previous Post

I have always admired Bono for his determination and doggedness to convince world leaders to ramp up their efforts to combat a host of problems in Africa, with hunger, AIDS, and debt relief being his biggest crusades. I'm not sure how I feel about the debt relief aspect of his work, but I do support his work on behalf of ending hunger and combatting AIDS and have a great appreciation for the fact that he doesn't have any intention of giving up. Here is a man who wants for nothing, whose family wants for nothing, and who could easily say, "Well, I'm rich and successful, and until this involves me I won't get involved." But he doesn't say that -- and he doesn't give up, as this video clip from CNN demonstrates (and I was glad to see, despite CNN's best efforts to slide it by the viewer, that the problem with this isn't the United States, who has actually done more than they promised).

6 comments:

rdl said...

I love Bono - his music, his politics, his whole persona.

Kansas Bob said...

I linked back here and asked a few questions about Bono.

Layla (aka Barbara) said...

I am love Bono for all of the above, great post thank you!

Layla (aka Barbara) said...

(I just left Kansas Bob the longest comment I've ever left on the topic at hand - see what you started?

ipanema said...

I love U2 and their music. I've been following the G8, posted loads about Africa, poverty, AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, etc.

I admire what he is doing until a couple of months ago. There's one blogger from Down Under who blogs about celebrities and in one, had a post on Bono.

He wasn't really scheduled to talk. But he went to the pulpit and started lecturing. Gee, the pulpit?? I was turned off.

Kelly said...

Check out the video on Neil's blog
http://www.neilcraigan.com/brokenbonds_loosedchains/2007/06/bono_at_the_naa.html of Bono at the NAACP awards. AWESOME!