Thursday, October 06, 2016

Bono Takes on Trump in San Francisco

by Gregg Chadwick

Bono and I have a bit of a history with Bullet the Blue Sky and its deeply held meaning in terms of a vision of America. I wrote Bono in 2008, the night before his planned meeting with then VP candidate Sarah Palin. (Full letter here- Bullet the Blue Sky

I asked Bono then to "please remember what America means. Please remember your inspiration to write and perform "Bullet the Blue Sky" as you watched the Reagan administration's support of Salvadoran death squads and Nicaraguan contras. America is not torture, Abu Ghraib or Guantanamo. America is the promise of hope and liberty." 

Last night in San Francisco, Bono spoke truth to a candidate in love with power and himself.  They posted a video of the song with a simple title - Liberty... 

Bravo to U2!

1 comment:

Gregg Chadwick said...

Must Read article today in Newsweek by Kurt Eichenwald on the nasty tricks that Trump fans are up to.