Bono has come up with a unique way to counter a threat from ISIS?! And his answer is the best weapon in the world – COMEDY
Today in Washington DC the U2 singer addressed a US Senate panel to discuss the causes and consequences of violent extremism, where he had the unusual suggestion about how to fight back.
To tackle the Islamic extremism head on using the greatest weapon of all COMEDY in the form of Amy Schumer one of Hollywood’s top female comedic talents.
He said: “Don’t laugh. I think comedy should be deployed…
“The first people that Adolf Hitler threw out of Germany were the dadaists and surrealists. 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.”
Ms Schumer [@amyschumer] took to her Twitter account with a simple reply saying “Holy s***”
Regarding the power of Comedy, Bono has some form. Grintage Ireland’s Facebook page reported back in October 2015 the following:
“If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” – Lenny Bruce