Thu, 19 October 2006
3.5Mb 96kps Stereo 5 Minutes(And, with a clapped out, old computer, owned by Warwick)
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"Bono's Creed of Greed" - a pilot launch of one of several songs being generated around Bono's tour of Australia in November 2006. Politically and socially aware Australians are preparing a very warm, and politically controversial, welcome for the mega-pop-star of the Band U2. Bono is an active member of the board of a company("Pandemic") that develops war game simulations for the Pentagon to train its troops. One of the spin-offs is a game about to be released commercially to civilians, called "Mercenaries II - World in Flames". It simulates an invasion of Venezuela by xternally financed mercenary bands with detailed maps of Venezuela and the capital city, Caracas. The motive is oil, and the game encourages players to think that they are overthrowing an oil hungry 'dictator', very obviously modelled on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Chavez, far from being a dictator, commands huge popular and democratic support. At every constitutional crisis provoked by the US (including coup attempts) he has bounced back merrily with elections, Since the turn of the century, he has consistently improved his majority vote, now rating somewhere between 70 and 80 percent. His popularity ratings are still rising. (Might have something to do with the fact that he is investing oil revenues into social programs and sustainable devlopment ...and the consistent 10 percent growth rate of the Venezuelan economy since he introduced 'socialistic' programs of government investment,since the 1990s ... ).
Clearly the game is part of a massive Psy-ops operation by the US government establishment to crank up support for an intervention in Venezuela.
Bono refuses to respond to requests to rethink the release of the game. Despite claims to having 'social activist' credentials, his endorsement of this game proves that really, it's all posturing. Bono has disgraced himself and alienated fans on earlier occasions: Once (during the 90s) by taking his huge earnings offshore to avoid paying taxes that could go to the Irish people, (perhaps to build schools and hospitals?) and again by becoming one of the heaviest copyright cops on the Internet. ('We don't want anyone hearing us before they've paid ... !"). We know where he is coming from, so don't be confused by where he says he's been; he certainly doesn't want us to know where he lives. Watch this space for more developments, more deep background on Bono, more musical sketches for him and his fans and the very, very, warm welcome being prepared for him on his Australian tour.
Scriptwriter: Warwick Fry
Producer: Warwick Fry
Vocals: Untouched by 'human' hand (except perhaps, for Warwick Fry, and Bono 'imself' ).
Instruments: Untouched by human hand
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