I Never Bought a Copy of ‘We Are The World’…

…so whuddo I know anyway. But this sounds about right…

To Hell with Live 8 (And I mean that.)
A Notso Slacker Friday
This just in: I’m an idiot, I know, but I just figured out that Live 8 is not raising any money for famine relief or malaria cures or AIDS treatment in Africa. It is just designed to “pressure” G8 countries into doing what’s right. Thing is, guys, the G8 doesn’t, (and shouldn’t) care what Madonna, Elton John, U2, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Pink Floyd, Roxy Music, R.E.M., Coldplay, Bjork, Sting, Dido, Justin Timberlake, Green Day, Snoop Dogg, P. Diddy, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Celine Dion, Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill think about anything, particularly if they won’t put their own riches where their big mouths are*. (Ditto Pitt, George Clooney, Will Smith, Natalie Portman and Salma Hayek.)

Normally I rank Mr. Alterman’s ‘blogcolumn’ right up there with dental work (evinced by the rest of the page), but he nailed it in this rant, bless his little-liberal-pointy head. I particularly loved this eloquent passage:

They won’t even allow charities to canvass the audience. Turns out the concert is NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING but moral vanity, and the exploitation of starving, sick Africans, by pampered, rich as**oles and their self-interested corporate sponsors rather than their potential salvation. This is really unspeakably shameful.

Not that any of this is news, but seeing an opinion like that on the big screen is. Warmed the cockles of my heart, by W.
*emph. mine

6 Responses to “I Never Bought a Copy of ‘We Are The World’…”

  1. The Real JeffS says:

    Wow. Like Wow. A liberal gets it right. Is this a positive trend, or just a roll of the dice?

  2. Lisa says:

    Remember Sam Kinison’s routine from the LiveAid area?
    “Why don’t you live WHERE THE FOOD IS?!!”
    Hahahaha. Good times.

  3. jreid says:

    Even a blind man can pound a nail if he is willing to swing the hammer enough times. Looks to me like he got one out all the rest right.
    Read the SHERLE R. SCHWENNINGER screed if you need a good laugh. Here is just one quote….
    “At worst, Islamic jihadism is a regional problem–in Europe, the Middle
    East and parts of Africa and Southeast Asia.”
    I wonder what color the sunsets are on his/her planet.

  4. (jreid, that quote is jawdropping.)
    I’d hazard a guess they’re ‘purple haze’.

  5. NJ Sue says:

    I remember P.J. O’Rourke saying something about selfish celebrities who aren’t content with fame and money, but want a reputation for moral goodness too. You know, I do respect Geldolf and Bono; they put in a lot of hours and money on their aid projects, however misguided. But spare me people like Madonna, who accept 12K goody bags from the concert promoters and then turn around and preach about how selfish the little people are.

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    I love how Steyn just skewers them.

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