Social Justice: Social Gospel?

VOL 20; ISSUE 5

09/01/2011

Articles

The Guilt Commission: How Charity Telethons Disguised as Concerts Have Killed the Rebel Spirit of Rock 'n' Roll

Thursday, 01 Sep 2011

While waiting in line for a U2 concert in September 2009, I noticed that concertgoers were passing around something. Now, I've been to enough rock shows to know that things shared at concerts are typically intended to make the show more enjoyable, and this was no exception. But this time, instead of an illegal substance working its way around the crowd, people were passing a clipboard with a petition to the government of Burma to release pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest. Accompanying the petition was a guy telling the story of the Nobel Peace Prize ...

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