Bono, You Got It All Wrong

Bonooooooorrrrlllllllll! I know you are a rock star and a defender of the planet and I really like Joshua Tree and Rattle & Hum and even Zooropa, but come on, "reverse Robin Hood"? So wrong. And it gets worse:

"But we know from America's noble effort to stop child pornography, not to mention China's ignoble effort to suppress online dissent, that it's perfectly possible to track content."

Amazing. Is he putting the fight to protect children from sexual depredators at the same level of pirates copying music? Or does he wish that we all had an Internet control system comparable to communist China? And this guy fights for human rights and freedom?

At the end, Bono, this is not about reverse Robin Hooding. This is not about the providers stealing from you. This is about two groups of fat cats fighting for money. First, you're rich and your pals at the music industry are rich. Second, those are rich service providers. In the middle, getting sandwiched between your throbbing shameless practices and thick hypocrisy, is the people. I can't speak for the rest of us, but I'm sick of you both.

And while we are talking about Robin Hood, and giving gold schillings from the rich to the poor, let's talk about your tax evasion practices to avoid redistributing your wealth in Ireland. [BBC]