IRONY ALERT! Bono Trashes Capitalism; “Forgets” To Mention His Own Fortune Of $700 Million January 27, 2019 Chris Donaldson
It isn’t hard to find examples of liberal hypocrisy these days and it an especially abundant commodity when it comes to celebrities who delight in telling others how to live their lives but never quite practice what they preach.
And when it comes to preaching, there are few who are bigger scolds than Bono, the frontman of rock band U2 who regularly spends his time schmoozing with the high-rollers like those whose annual gathering at Davos in the Swiss Alps is the place to be seen for the global elite.
The 58-year-old celebrity whose band hasn’t put out a decent album in the 21st century went to Davos again this year where he ripped the very system that has made him rich and famous.
According to Bono, capitalism is a “wild beast, and if not tamed, can and has chewed up a lot of lives” which sounds a lot like something that American socialists like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would say.
Never mind that Bono’s own personal fortune is estimated to be around $700 million, it’s do as I say, not what I do.
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Capitalism is the best economic system for wealth creation, but it can come at a cost, according to U2 singer, social activist, and investor Bono.
“It’s a wild beast, and if not tamed, can and has chewed up a lot of lives,” Bono said in a CNBC interview from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
“Though it has taken more people out of extreme poverty that any other ‘ism,’ it’s caused a lot of damage, a lot of harm,” he said in the interview, which aired Thursday. “We need to re-imagine it, repurpose it, remake it, in our own image and the image of this new generation coming through that really, really want their world back.”
While not a full-throated endorsement of the socialism that is devouring the USA, it is certainly full-throated hypocrisy from a guy who like morbidly obese propagandist Michael Moore has done pretty damn well under capitalism.
There was a day when U2 was one of the greatest shows on the planet. A vibrant and energetic group churning out hit after hit – many of which became classics – while touring the world with an ever-evolving and more elaborate series of stage shows.