The Brave Ones

Dear John:

You’re a fan of U2, so we thought you’d enjoy this video. One viewing tip: Skip the song dedication that Bono delivers at the beginning. It’ll make you squirm because it suggests some disturbing questions, such as: Does the Society you lead stand with “the brave ones”? If so, how? If not, why not?

“We sing this for the brave ones
who brought about such great change in Eastern Europe.
But I also sing it for the brave ones
who failed back then, for that minute,
to bring about great change in China.”

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