Bono’s plan to combat Isis with comedians suggests he’s lost the plot, by Rob LeDoone at the Guardian.
On Tuesday during a meeting with a Senate subcommittee on Capitol Hill, [singer] Bono suggested that comedians should be sent to counter Islamic State. Stressing he was serious numerous times, the U2 frontman explained: “Don’t laugh. I think comedy should be deployed. It’s like, you speak violence, you speak their language. But you laugh at them, when they’re goose-stepping down the street, and it takes away their power. So, I’m suggesting that the Senate send in Amy Schumer and Chris Rock and Sacha Baron Cohen, thank you.”
Even the Guardian thinks Bono is nuts on this one, though the Guardian is so saturated in political correctness that it makes me chuckle patronizingly when they go on to say:
The goons in Isis are so far removed from reality …
Mind you, Bono has made some good calls in the past, such as Capitalism Takes More People Out of Poverty Than Aid:
U2 frontman Bono, who is also an investor, philanthropist, and Christian told students at Georgetown University that real economic growth, not government aid, is what lifts people and countries out of poverty long-term, emphasizing that “entrepreneurial capitalism” is the key to prosperity. …
Bono made those remarks on Nov. 12, 2012, but they were not widely reported by the so-called mainstream press, which is largely liberal, pro-big government, and anti-capitalist.