Did you hear the scandalous news about Bono and VP Mike Pence? Are you ready? Bono thanked VP Pence for being a key supporter of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) passed in 2003 and then renewed in 2008.
Bono told the VP “Twice on the House floor you defended that. That’s how we know you, and we really appreciate that…” Here is the video of the heinous act. Let’s be clear on what Bono is being attacked for doing. He is being attacked for thanking a government official that helped make it possible to help poor, starving people avoid the transmission of HIV.
Bono is a peddler. He peddles his music with his boys from U2 and he peddles his influence wrought from his music to help the most marginalized people on planet earth. I am not an expert on PEPFAR or RED or U2, however, I am interested in helping the poor and sick. You can see the impact RED has had globally in great detail at their website. Here is a quick glance at how the organization has helped. According to RED, they have raised $465 million to support The Global Fund’s work. In addition, 90 million people have been helped in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, and Zambia. Also, every red cent of money raised goes directly to the people in need. No money is used for administrative purposes.
If you believe in a cause as important as helping folks with HIV why would you give a damn where the money came from? Bono would take money from the devil if he could. Why not? Why not take money to help people? Should Bono have told the VP to piss off and ask him to tell President Trump the same? Donald Trump did not have my vote-I don’t think you could have done anything to get me to vote for him….except several million dollars to help suffering, poor and diseased people.