Thursday, July 07, 2005

Beware of Whores Who Say They Do Not Want Money

(The title is a line by William S. Burroughs)

The good spirited celebrities who can play an instrument gathered all over the world recently to play their biggest hits and to support a cause that asks individuals who scream about politics and don’t vote to write a leader they didn’t elect for or against to support an idea of losing money, an idea of turning against the very debts that afford these leaders to mistreat the citizens that do not vote. The ego slush fund of Live 8 drew advertisers on video feeds, corporations vied for the right to webcast the events, the corporations that regularly commit environmental crimes against the poorer countries. Those who do know history but fail to take a role in the future are doomed to repeat the present and to hand it down to their children. So organize another benefit for another charity and guarantee the celebrities face time like any other pundit and they will come.

- Chris Mansel

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