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Old 12-24-2006, 07:38 AM   #1
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There's a very FYM type conversation going on in EYKIW about Irish accepting British knighthood. Just thought I'd point the way, I have no opinion on this being American. Other than, good for Bono.
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Even though he technically won't be called "Sir" Bono because he isn't a British national, we Americans can play on our "ignorance" and still call him Sir
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If Paul Hewson / 'Bono' accepts this award, then he will have displayed himself to be a tool on two different levels.

Firstly, no Irish person should accept such an award from a British Queen while her forces are STILL in occupation of part of the national territory. (It has nothing to do 'moving on from the past', as some of you are arguing in the other thread.)

Secondly, no true artist would accept this type of award as it clearly could be deemed to prejudice their independence.
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Secondly, no true artist would accept this type of award as it clearly could be deemed to prejudice their independence.
That's BS! No one can judge who or what makes a true artist.
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That's BS! No one can judge who or what makes a true artist.
Ok, I might have overstated it slightly. What I meant is that artists who chose to accept these types of awards run a serious risk that their independence will be compromised.

No-one can deny the man has - or at least had - plenty of talent as an artist. His talent is all too evident. It's an awful pity he has now flushed the remnants of his artistic integrity down the toilet.
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Well, at lease he'll be Sir Bono to all of his fans.
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Old 12-25-2006, 09:20 AM   #9
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It's an awful pity he has now flushed the remnants of his artistic integrity down the toilet.
Speak for yourself.

I'm fine with his decision, whatever it is. It's his choice. I'm not going to start calling him names because of some award that has really become more of a symbolic gesture.
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It's an awful pity he has now flushed the remnants of his artistic integrity down the toilet.
I don't think any less of Beatles music after Paul McCartney accepted a knighthood. I'm not a fan of Paul's recent material, but I don't think the knighthood had anything to do with it. Bono has also accepted "highest awards" from Chile and Argentina, so it seems as if you are placing too much importance on this British "honor". I personally don't view it much higher than an honorary degree from a university.
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many congrats to bono .
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Ok, I might have overstated it slightly. What I meant is that artists who chose to accept these types of awards run a serious risk that their independence will be compromised.

No-one can deny the man has - or at least had - plenty of talent as an artist. His talent is all too evident. It's an awful pity he has now flushed the remnants of his artistic integrity down the toilet.
The Irish issue is a legitimate one to debate but this is absolute bullshit. There are countless artists who have accepted the award, and it does not compromise independence. It is an honor like many others, but conferred from a specific country. He is not obligated to serve the queen or submit his work for review. It has no effect on his artistic integrity, only an arguable effect on his political/Irish integrity. And that is up for debate.
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Maybe it does not mean to some of us what it might mean to the Irish or the Scottish, or any other group that is being ruled by Britain.
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He said himself, he only cares for the white part of the Irish flag.

And I as long as he doesn't praise the Queen in every oncoming song I don't have any problem with this honour.

I also think it a bit far stretched to make any connection between the knighthood and his artistic integrity.
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