Timmy elsewhere

At the ASI.

CAPE TOWN. After 28 years of silently tolerating it, a group of unemployed local musicians have joined forces to release a Christmas single, entitled ‘Yes we do,’  in response to the Bob Geldof inspired Band Aid song, ‘Do they know it’s Christmas?’…….

Speaking at the launch of the single, whose proceeds will go towards teaching discipline, literacy and contraception at British schools, composer and singer Boomtown Gundane said that for years he had been irked by Geldof’s assumption that hungry Africans were also stupid.

2 comments on “Timmy elsewhere

  1. “Speaking at the launch of the single, whose proceeds will go towards teaching discipline, literacy and contraception at British schools”

    I will buy it!

    Actually I always assumed that comment was aimed at Rich White people in the North who, you know, lacked compassion to their duskier brethren in the South. That sort of thing. The usual liberal guilt trip. After all, why would pagan and Muslim Africans care if it was Christmas or not?

  2. See “Fiddling While Africa Burns” from P. J. O’Rourke’s Give War a Chance for a brilliantly mordant attack on the sanctimony and Tartuffery of the Live Aid crew. Lack of aid is not what besets Africa, and no amount of pious hand-wringing from the likes of Bono will alter that fact.

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