Bono sure pissed off the leftist intelligentsia a while back when he pointed out Boosh did more for AIDS than all the talking heads on the left that pretend to care oh, so much, about the gay community. Then he doubled down by saying Boosh did more for Africa in general than all those leftists organizations . Now he is sure to make himself Persona Non Grata with the left by pointing out what is obvious to all of us non leftists: “Capitalism takes more people out of poverty than aid”. From the article;
Just recently drawing upon his Christian faith (and possibly the economics influence of Professor Ayittey?), in a speech at Georgetown University, Bono altered his economic and political views and declared that only capitalism can end poverty.
I guess people can learn, and with age, oft comes wisdom. Bono seems to be one of the few wising up rather than staying in the shallow end of the pool where most of the entertainer types like to remain when it comes to politics and logic. My bet is that Bono just got himself disinvited from a lot of leftist circle jerks by speaking the truth and challenging their dogma. The fact is that handouts never have and never will solve poverty. Oh, it might give the illusion that it helps, and in some rare instances it might be helpful in the immediate sense, but the dependency it creates will sooner than later turn into a big self-perpetuating curse. The data out there is incontrovertible; the handout society just keeps growing and growing, and they demand more and more. But all the pearls being thrown to the swines has not solved poverty. In fact, it looks like it has just perpetuated it and grown the ranks of the poor.
Your average leftist responded to these revelations with the usual drivel about the evils of profit and how government should be the only entity that gets to choose who wins and who loses, because letting hard work and natural talent detemrine that is unfair to them all. That, and how they now hate Bono, as they frantically work to delete any U2 tunes from their mp3 players. Death to those that grow up, realize the real world doesn’t work like the unicorn fart sniffers want to pretend it does, and leave the marxist plantation!