Hes weighing in with an opinion...and a persuasive argument...which every one is entitled to...whether the come from 'Gods Country' or not. America being the land which is becoming more and more selfish minded by the day. Again sometimes I wonder how anyone here is a U2 fan, having seeming no understanding of the ideals of the band...and the message behind the music.
Is it just the drum beats you like?
Oh yay. A "true fan" debate. If it was just about drums it certainly wouldn't be a high level to achieve Larry's competence.
But see here's the thing. We are in a massive financial crisis on this country. My main concern is my family, my kids , and probably within a few years my grand kids.
Rich foreigners wanting my tax money for their pet causes doesn't resonate too well with me or many others. We don't need to be lectured to or patronized by hypocritical rich foreign rock stars no matter how altruistic their motives are.
I'm very aware of their ideals as I've been a fan for over thirty years.
However those ideals they used to have are long gone in many ways, now they're equally likely to be in the news for tax liability reduction moves, suing local counties to get their real estate projects approved or how many tens or hundreds of millions tours gross. Not to mention their shameless pandering to people like dumbya.
The ideals of U2 in bullet the blue sky damning the moves of the Reagan policies are far removed from the ideals of champagne bono who seemingly practically lives in the south of France.
And yes despite the limitations, some of the drum beats are good.