I read Andrea’s review on Andrew Denton’s interview on Bono.
Andrew Denton is an incredible interviewer – the best I’ve ever seen that’s for sure. He has an amazing way of revealing and dwelling on the truths in peoples lives. I really want to see his doco on “God on My Side”.
About Bono. He’s one of my hero’s. Not because he is famous, but because of how he has chosen to use this tool. I want to quote again a passage of what he said to
BONO: “You know that it is acceptable that 65,000 Africans can die of AIDS - it’s not.” “If we believe that these people’s lives were equal in value to ours, we would not be letting them die like that.” “You know, equality is always moving.”
My heart always bleeds when I hear of the tragedies in our world. I can feel a sense of hopelessness creeping in and a small voice questioning my own place in this world. How can I help? Can I really do much to make a difference?
More and more I am becoming firm in my opinion that most of the difference I can make are in my own attitudes. Becoming more open, honest but wise in what is right and acceptable.
Bono is 100% right, we all know this, but how can we show it? Giving money is great it is needed and it is right. But what we really need to do is to change our mindsets.
How can I relate this to Blake and White. Well that is easy. Both writers, care so much about the issue of equality that they dedicated much of their writing to it. Fantastic ideas and developments can be drawn especially from Blake’s Daughters of Albion. And White uses Riders in the Chariot to magnify the seemly small bias and lack of equality that happens in our own lives.
May our world grow better together more and more.