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Author Topic: Honest truth.... I totally agree!  (Read 2209 times)

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Offline med forum

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Honest truth.... I totally agree!
« on: July 18, 2007, 09:08:28 AM »
I came across this article on the front page of the site....please read about Bono and his posse.....
one of the more memorable quotes is:

"Here's a radical idea: if we really want to help, why not ask Africans, not their governments, how they perceive the challenges before them, the dreams they have for the future, and the resources they think they need to realize them?

Instead, we let a well-intentioned Irish rock star, a Jewish-American economist, and their Hollywood cohort become the voice and face of Africa.

And in the process, the story of the other Africa, the Africa that is dynamic, creative, and wants to work as a partner and the leader of its own future, is being drowned out by the clarion cry of the anti-poverty glitterati–and our own appetites for gripping, salacious headlines of war, poverty, and grief."


http://www.american.com/archive/2007/july-0707/africans-to-bono-for-gods-sake-please-stop
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Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Honest truth.... I totally agree!
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2007, 06:12:17 AM »
The cute thing is that you condemn Bono because of this. You offer no answer to the plight of the "other people of Africa" do you?

Shallow work indeed.

MtD

 


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