In a story that shows that the United States isn’t the only country where the cult of celebrity has been elevated to the level of a pseudo religion, globe-trotting activist rock star Bono was daringly rescued during last week’s horrendous terrorist attack in Nice. While police had to deal with the carnage wrought by Muslim fiend Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel who drove his truck through a crowd of revelers at a Bastille Day celebration, precious resources were diverted to save the ass of the haughty U2 front-man and others from a posh restaurant far away from where people were dying in the street.
According to the Telegraph “Bono caught up in the Nice Bastille Day massacre”:
Bono, the rock star, was led to safety in the Bastille Day massacre last week, having narrowly avoided the Bataclan attack in November.
U2 had been due to play on the night of the attacks in Paris last year, and visited the Bataclan concert hall the day after the massacre.
But on Thursday, Bono, fellow musician Elton John, and the chef Alain Ducasse were among a number of celebrities caught up in the Bastille Day massacre in Nice.
The lead singer of U2, 56, and Ducasse, 59, were dining on the terrace of La Petite Maison restaurant near the seafront when the mass murderer Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove a lorry into crowds who had just watched a fireworks display, killing 84 – including 10 children.
Bono and Ducasse were rescued by armed counter-terrorism police along with other prominent French figures including the former mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, who was also at the restaurant.
However, local residents have questioned the decision to launch special rescue missions of celebrities who were nearly half a mile away from the Nice attack, saying it was a “ridiculous” use of resources at a time when the city was plunged into chaos.
Paulo Mendes, 46, the manager of a souvenir shop next door to the restaurant, said: “It is ridiculous that Bono was rescued by police.”
He told The Telegraph that police were needed half a mile away at the scene of the attack where thousands of people were rushing to safety.
“There was panic everywhere in the town,” he said. “I don’t care if it’s Michael Jackson, Bono or Barack Obama. The police should not help one person just because he is a celebrity. Everyone is equal.”
It’s another example of the disparity in treatment that the global elite receive in comparison with the rest of the peasants. Bono has reached the level to where he can schmooze with the pigs at Davos and the obscene “rescue” of the celebrity who was in no danger shows that Orwell had it dead on when he famously wrote that all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.