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Old 03-16-2006, 02:39 AM   #46
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I hate blanket statements dissing "Hollywood's" involvement in political and social issues. Bono is "Hollywood," and look what he's done. Look at what he knows! Jeez, the guy is probably one of the most well-read people on earth when it comes to poverty, Africa & its woes.

Why do people hate it when famous people speak out on issues? My guess is that they dislike being told what they should think by a famous, wealthy person (they'd rather be told what to think by a wealthy oil tycoon/senator/president, etc. ). The reason we all know how involved Bono is in all of his public work is because we worship the freakin' man. Until you actually research how much a celebrity knows about an issue & how much work and time he/she puts into it, well, "celebrity do-gooders suck" arguments are just plain lame.
I really don't agree with your assertion that Bono is "Hollywood." Certainly, not all entertainers are "Hollywood."
And, I admitted to not knowing if Clooney does do anything other than just give sound-bites and provide his name to a host of charities.
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What is an American liberal?

JFK or Michael Moore
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Old 03-16-2006, 05:54 AM   #48
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What is an American liberal?

JFK or Michael Moore
both, and that's the problem with being "liberal."
I just want to help our society progress. This is our exodus to the promise land of equality regardless of sex, age, gender, ethnicity, religion, skin color.
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But that is the problem, striving to establish a dichotomy between liberals and conservatives that will put good attributes (truth to power, "social progress", secularism ~ generally, reproductive rights and internationalism etc.) into the liberal category and shift the remaining pieces onto the other side.

Liberals should not be by definition leftists.
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