Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Ultra-left quote of the millenium

One Nathiniel Mehr discussing the 20th anniversary of Band Aid, and the work of Bono et al in fighting famine and poverty in Africa, in the Weekly Worker four years ago this week:

As such the philanthropist is a reactionary in the tradition of the SS death-squads and the tanks of Tiananmen Square - he is, if anything, more of a danger because of the moral legitimacy - and hence popular credibility - afforded to him by the apparent humanism of his cause.

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