Tuesday, October 14, 2008

BONO WATCH: The Annoited One to appear in new Bible, more evidence he actually believes he is Christ

I think some enterprising scientists should do an experiment on liberal celebrities to determine if there's a relationship between them surrounding themselves with fawning, dark-skinned children and delusions of being the messiah

Instead of following the usual Bible format - lots of words but somewhat lacking in celebrity portraits - Swedish ad man Dag Soderberg has decided to repackage it in the style of Vogue. Passages are written out in a magazine-style format and accompanied by striking images. Jolie's picture is included alongside Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and U2 frontman Bono, to illustrate the importance of doing good deeds.
You know the world is in need of a new Left when an ad agent can get away with equating liberal, do-gooders like Angelina Jolie and Bono to Gandhi and Mandela. I guess in the current political context, celebrities who care about Africa seem like the best thing going. However, let us not forget that the politics of humanitarianism (I guess that's "doing good deeds") can put you on the wrong side of the struggle, like Jolie's support for US occupation of Iraq and Bono's hobnobbing with every dirtbag politician under the sun in the name of "supporting Africa."
There are enough reasons to look forward to a revival of Left-wing politics, but one bonus might be the end of celebrities making pious, patronizing appeals to "care."