Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Godfather Goes All Humanitarian and Stuff ??


It's so easy sometime to see through liberal intentions. And when it's the entertainment elite with Millions in the bank asking for money for a cause, you can bet there is something in it for them, or they themselves are just donating their pocket money while pleading for you to give till it hurts. It's always about someone else's money.

After Hurricane Irma devastated the Caribbean island of Barbuda actor Robert De Niro, you know, the good liberal who wants to punch Donald Trump, quickly set up a meeting at the United Nations to plead for relief money for the Caribbean island.  During the meeting, De Niro hailed Barbuda as an “unspoiled beauty, a paradise found” but added, “we have a humanitarian crisis, an entire island destroyed.”

According to the Hollywood Reporter De Niro told the meeting:
 “We must act together to help the most vulnerable. The recovery process will be a long, hard road. … Working together with all of you, Barbuda can rise to be stronger and be more resilient.......”
De Niro probably hoped that the public and the media would view his meeting as an example of his good liberal humanitarian activism, but otherwise not look too closely. After all, the people of Barbuda were hit hard by the storm, with 90 percent of the island’s building damaged by Irma. But unluckily for De Niro, the public quickly discovered his true interest in the Barbuda–and it’s far from altruistic. 

As it turns out, Barbuda is home to the future Paradise Found Nobu Resort. The owner of the luxurious multi-million dollar getaway? Robert De Niro.

De Niro and his business partner James Packer bought the property in 2016 and have pumped millions into the former K Club, an exclusive destination known to be frequented by world elites like Princess Diana of Wales. The new, updated resort was still under renovation when the hurricane hit.

But even as he sat there pretending to care about the people of Barbuda, they don't seem don’t care much for him. When he first bought into the giant resort, the people of the island opposed his plans to gobble up hundreds of additional acres to be added to his luxury resort plans.  It appears that De Niro strong-armed the island’s government to bend to his will.

De Niro, who has a net worth of $200 million, now wants the nations of the world to write Barbuda a check for the repairs? The question is: how much of  of his concern is really for the people of the island , and how much is for the movie star’s resort?

Thank You MJA for the Linkage!

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