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As if Bono needed any more encouragement...

From The Irish Times:

"Speaking at the annual commemoration of the death of Michael Collins in Beál na mBláth, Mrs Robinson said the Irish people needed “a vision of ourselves” and “the lack of one lies at the heart of the crises we face”.

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To shape a vision of how we hope to develop as a society “we need to listen to everyone who has something to contribute; yes the business sector and the financial experts, but also the social entrepreneurs and innovators, the teachers who educate our children, social workers and activists ... and those who have been marginalised in the past. We should also listen to our creative artists.

As I am so very fond of noting, 'Rock stars Is there anything they don't know?'. Given Robinson's history of modish left wing views, presumably she will not be very interested in the contributions of creative artists with more traditional, let alone religious leanings.

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Anonymous formertory said... 8:29 am

Although Bono is far and away the most tedious and sanctimonious of them, I'd have to cite Thom Yorke of Radiohead and Chris Martin of Coldplay as whiners-in-waiting.

Only the wealthy can afford to be Socialists....... and then only if they've made sure their money is tucked away in tax-efficient vehicles in - in Bono's case - Holland.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:36 am

FT - Can't say those other two make me sit up and pay attention either, but I imagine neither would dare to dabble in Erin's affairs.

Many years back, the generally mouthy singer of Echo & the Bunnymen noted that they did not do political songs etc, as if they did have anything novel to say on the topic they would have chosen to be in politics. An attitude which has much to recommend it.  



Blogger James Higham said... 8:40 am

Given Robinson's history of modish left wing views, presumably she will not be very interested in the contributions of creative artists with more traditional, let alone religious leanings.

Precisely. It only ever works one way.  



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