In February, Matt Damon launched a campaign to raise awareness about the lack of clean water in third world countries. While this is an important and noble cause, an ad promoting it featuring Bono, Richard Branson and Olivia Wilde pretty much focuses on something else: Ridiculing Illuminati-related conspiracies. Why? Nobody really knows.
This video about clean water ends with billionaire Richard Branson yelling: “Illuminati assemble!”. What’s the relation? Dunno. Is this supposed to be funny? Well, I didn’t laugh. My right eye is slightly twitching, though.
In less than a two minutes, the ad manages to annoy me on a several levels. First, it is yet another example of celebrities trying to get some precious PR goodness by associating their “image” with some kind of good cause. Instead of like, shutting up and helping people on the low, they rather get in front of a camera and tell regular people: “Hey! I’m a celebrity and I’ve got money, look at how great I am because I care about this latest Hollywood good cause trendy thing… And you’re selfish jerk for not caring!”
Second, everyone probably went to the bathroom RIGHT AFTER shooting the video. Isn’t basing a celebrity campaign around an action nobody will ever actually accomplish just representative of the hypocrisy going on there? It’s like an indirect way of saying: “We’ll do absolutely nothing about this issue expect running our mouth and prove we’re better than others for caring”.
What’s however most mind boggling is that the celebs in the ad don’t seem to be concerned about water as much as they are about making fun of Illuminati “conspiracies” and, by ricochet, the millions of truth seekers around the world.
First, you have Bono making fun of Illuminati theories – the one whose NWO-friendly organizations are funded by Bill Gates (Mr. Depopulation) and George Soros (Mr. One World Government and One World Currency). This guy’s “entourage” is part of the Bilderberg group, the Council of Foreign Relations and other elitist branches of the Illuminati and HE’S making fun of the theories. Bono, nobody actually believes that the Illuminati is a bunch of celebrity douchebags meeting in secret. So why deform the truth to make it sound ridiculous?
Then you have Richard Branson who probably has enough money to fix the entire problem by himself but prefers to do lame jokes on YouTube for the lulz.
Then there’s Olivia Wilde who says that she’s an “android from the future” because, apparently, those who seek the truth about the world are also dumb enough to believe that she’s android from the future.
Here’s an idea: How about discussing the root of the water problem in Africa? Why not talk about the systematic exploitation and siphoning of every single resource out of Africa to profit colonial powers? The creation of fake African countries by colonial powers to keep an economic stronghold on them? The putting in place of corrupt puppet governments that do not build infrastructures for its people? The IMF imposing strict economic restrictions on these countries to help Bilderberg-backed multinational corporations? Yeah…no, that’s boring…and that goes against the interests of their “masters”. Yup, don’t want people to know that the ones making you feel bad about the problem are the ones who actually created it. Let’s make stupid Illuminati jokes instead.
I guess that the no-toilet strike suits well these celebrities…Because they’re full of crap.