21st Century Wire says…
For centuries, the colonial elite have been telling us that it’s the white man’s burden to save the poor Africans.
Show business ‘royalty’ like Geldof, Bono and the rest of the jet-set humanitarians have padded their profiles and record sales, hobknobbing with IMF bankers, Davos elitists, royalty and other international criminals, and in the process getting rich off of their perceived role as globe-trotting saviours of the third world underclasses.
Meanwhile, nothing significant really gets done, and the poverty pimps just get richer.
And now this…
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[So-called] ANTI-poverty campaigner Sir Bob Geldof has charged Australian organisers $100,000 to give a speech about world suffering.
Geldof, 54, spoke about the tragedy of Third World poverty and the failure of governments to combat the crisis at a Crown casino function in Melbourne on Thursday night.
But he charged about $100,000 for his troubles – a speakers fee that included the cost of luxury hotel rooms and first-class airfares.
Fellow activist, World Vision CEO the Reverend Tim Costello, spoke for free. An event insider said the Geldof payments, which included the costs of a minder, appeared hypocritical.
“It was an inspiring speech. But when you think he got paid $100,000 to talk about poverty it seems like a bit of a contradiction,” the insider said.
“That’s $100,000 that could have made a difference to poverty right there. Everyone who was in the audience would have walked away in awe. If only they knew the full story.”
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