Mike wrote:instead being ... insulting to the McCarntney's and the intellegence of the viewers.
Yeah, that part where he kept saying that he was sorry that the McCartney's were "being used" was very condescending. That made me lose a lot of respect for him.
I'm very opinionated about how I feel about rock stars (and all artists really) getting into politics. My general feeling is that artists should illustrate how they feel about these things through their art as opposed to being actively involved in public campaigns. Bob Dylan, IMHO, is the perfect example of this.
, I do think McCartney fights for his causes the right way in public. He shows compassion not only for those poor animals but also for the people who's lives would be changed by banning the practice. Like Mike said, he was offering solutions and alternatives as opposed to just saying, "I want it to end."
Also, he picks causes
as opposed to poltical parties and candidates. I respect that for so many different reasons - mainly because parties and candidates will almost always let you down in one way or another. If you have a cause you believe in and are willing to work with whoever you can to help make a change then I think you are going to be much happier in the end. (Plus being an American I tend to be very cynical about our two major parties and I think all they really care about is being in power and raising money, not the ideologies that people think they represent)
And in the end...