Better late than never, I guess.
U2 singer Bono says he realized commerce and capitalism help poor people, not the redistribution of resources
Bono, the lead singer of U2, said that he has realized the redistribution of resources won’t help poor people the way that commerce and entrepreneurial capitalism will help them.
The iconic musician and humanitarian made the comments during an interview with the New York Times published Monday. He talked about starting out as a left-wing activist but eventually realizing that capitalism helps the most poor people.
“I ended up as an activist in a very different place from where I started. I thought that if we just redistributed resources, then we could solve every problem. I now know that’s not true,” Bono explained.
He went on to point out that businesspeople are heroes because they bring jobs to communities.
“Capitalism is a wild beast. We need to tame it,” Bono said. “But globalization has brought more people out of poverty than any other -ism. If somebody comes to me with a better idea, I’ll sign up. I didn’t grow up to like the idea that we’ve made heroes out of businesspeople, but if you’re bringing jobs to a community and treating people well, then you are a hero. That’s where I’ve ended up.”
He also said he doesn’t like seeing people wear shirts with the visage of Che Guevara, the communist fighter who helped a dictatorship seize control of Cuba.
“I still don’t like Che Guevara T-shirts. [Expletive] Che Guevara,” he said.
Wow. I must admit, I did NOT see that coming. If this is truly the first step along the road to killing off Shitlib Bono for good, then hey, I’m all for it. After all, even Rip Van Winkle had to wake up sometime.