Apologies for the crudeness but my heads not working properly so….
Just wondering what everyone else opinions are on Geldof’s current schemes. Such as his sail 8 (dunkirk stylee flotilla picking up french protesters and bringing them to edinburgh) and bed and breakfast 8 (free bed and breakfast for sid frogs) and then the storming of Edinburgh….oooh 40miles from Gleneagles.
Much as I agree with the ideas behind the protest….COME ON TAE FUCK MAN. He really is taking the piss….has he thought about the negative impact on the campaign when the scum hiding within this one million folk decide aha we’ll burn some cars or smash shit and loot these “coprotations”. Has he thought about how these French protesters are planning on getting home…..or is he just planning on leaving them stranded here. Also has he looked at the history of French protestors…..RAR our fuel is still almost the cheapest in Europe lets riot an burn shit……rar youve got foot and mouth lets burn shit….rar im bored LETS BURN SHIT. Also its edinburgh it cant even handle the ammount of traffic on its roads at the moment and the royal mile is already gettin packed with tourists….how can it handle 1 million extra folk.
I accept that that is a fairly stereotypical view but I’m personally fed up with going along to a peaceful protest only to find a bunch of French extremists fucking things up. Apparently these arent even the proper extremist French though…their the more peaceful ones, they only throw stones at pigs rather than torch their cars.
TBH I think Geldof is being what Elretardo’s lot would call a “bam”.
His heart may be in the right place, but unlike the older “hippies” who are real activists I think he’s a bit out of touch with society today and how easy it is for a protest movement to turn gnarly – even if he “dresses like a homeless” (like Ali G says) he has been living in an ivory tower of money and pop stardom (his back catalogue tunes still bring in royalties) and as elretardo says clearly doesn’t realise the potential negative impact such a protest could have.
Let us also remember Geldof’s other “achievements”…
OTOH I do think he is trying to do something positive but he’s no different from Blair and Brown IMO – he’s made full use of money, power, spin and jumping on bandwagons when it suits him.
He’s actually making Blair look good, Geldof would never have dared suggesting protests with the original live aid because Thatcher would probably have had him nicked and done over like the hippies on the beanfield.
At least TB is letting him have his say in public, he could easily have been
done under the Terrorism Act for some of the protests he is advocating – Ok maybe not locked up for ages but just an arrest and interview to calm him down a bit – I’m amazed this hasn’t actually happened…
TBH I’d rather see Tony Blair take up a guitar (wonder if he can still play it, or if he ever could?) and John Prescott do a dance routine at this concert, at least it would be top comedy value!
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