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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Campaigner Charlie Dewar said: 'U2's multi million-euro tax dodge is depriving the Irish people at a time when they desperately need income to offset the Irish government's savage austerity programme.
'Tax nestling in the band's bank account should be helping to keep open the hospitals, schools and libraries that are closing all over Ireland.
'Bono is well-known for his anti-poverty campaigning but Art Uncut is accusing him of hypocrisy.'

I've always loved the way Bono created this halo around him, preaching us about what we need to do, but....wait!  he's not paying his taxes!  I am so fed up with rock stars with the God complex, I'd count Bob Geldof among them.  And so fed up with people who appropriate others' half-chewed ideas, and tell you that you should not be shopping in Walmart, while wearing a Ralph Lauren Polo shirt made by a 5 year old Cambodian girl who works 12 hours a day.  The worrying part is that they lack that side of brain that perceives the essence of contradiction and dissonance, so they go through life feeling rather good about themselves and preaching to the rest of us. 

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