John Simkin Posted July 4, 2005 Share Posted July 4, 2005 It was good to see some of the old bands performing live over the weekend but I think the stars seem to be very naive in what they think such events can achieve and end to world poverty. Chris Martin (Coldplay) said: “This is the greatest thing that’s ever been organised probably in the history of the world”. History is obviously not his strongpoint. Madonna claims we are on the verge of revolution: “Are you ready, London? Are you ready to start a revolution? Are you ready to change history?” Johnny Borrell (Razorlight) was at least funny with his comments about the concert: “This is their (G8 leaders) chance to show that world politics is not just show business for ugly people.” However, as Bob Geldof pointed out: “The world is watching”. How will they react when Bush refuses to go along with any attempt to change a situation where a child dies every three seconds because they do not have the food, water and drugs that we have in the developed world. Blair has obviously tried to portray himself as an idealistic world leader. When the public discover he cannot deliver, he will soon lose more than he gained from this public relations exercise. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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