|I have no words|
I'm talking about Bono. The man born Paul David Hewson, who inaccurately calls himself "Bono," short for "Bono Vox," Latin for "good voice." That rock singer guy with the sunglasses and the impossibly self-satisfied attitude as he struts along was, don't laugh, invited to address the Senate on the topic of terror, Syrian refugees, and where to find a really good plate of haggis (don't look it up; you'll get sick.)
“Don’t laugh," he instructed the senators at the Dirksen Senate Building in D.C. "I think comedy should be deployed. It’s like, you speak violence, you speak their language. But you laugh at them, when they’re goose-stepping down the street, and it takes away their power. So, I’m suggesting that the Senate send in Amy Schumer, and Chris Rock, and Sacha Baron Cohen, thank you.”
There are missing schoolgirls in Africa, there's unrest and violence afoot all over, concerns are rising over threats in Indonesia, and the Senate feels that a few words from the leader of U2 will provide the touchstones by which to chart the destiny of a nation and the free world.
And, Chris Rock is hilarious. Amy Schumer, somewhat so, but that Cohen guy? No matter how heinous the terrorism, no matter how greatly the world needs to bring the evildoers to justice, there is no one in the world whose actions mean they deserve to have to listen to his Borat jokes.