The Goracles Cynical Concert

How in the heck did this get past the Reuters censors?

LONDON (Reuters) – More famous for Learjets and limousines than green living, pop stars performing at Saturday’s Live Earth environmental concerts face widespread cynicism from fans, commentators and campaigners alike.

Built on the model of the Live Aid famine relief gigs of 1985 and Live 8 anti-poverty concerts in 2005, Live Earth aims to raise awareness about climate change and encourage people to live greener lives.

There is little doubt that the shows, starting in Sydney and ending in Rio de Janeiro, will be the focus of the world’s media, and millions of people, on the day.

That, say some, is enough. To get so many people thinking about climate change at one time is a good thing.

Not so, others argue. Unless celebrities practice what they preach, the message will quickly fade to silence.

"Some people feel that as long as they are preaching the right message, it doesn’t matter if they espouse it as well," said Michael Musto, entertainment columnist at the Village Voice in New York. "I have a problem with that."

John Buckley, managing director of Carbon Footprint which provides practical advice on how to preserve the environment, said rock stars like Madonna and Jon Bon Jovi needed to change their lifestyles as well as perform at Live Earth.

"What would be great is if these pop stars, now they realize the damage we are all doing to the climate, look very carefully at their own actions and make some changes themselves.

He should have mentioned The Goracle’s hypocrisy, as well. All these folks, flying around the world, putting out tons of CO2, which they say is causing man made global warming, and they will plant some trees. Woopie. Ain’t cuttin’ it. Live the life, or shut the hell up.

But the Goracle has a seven point plan!

  1. Demand that my country join an international treaty within the next two years that cuts global warming pollution by 90 percent in developed countries and by more than half worldwide in time for the next generation to inherit a healthy earth. (but do not mention that Clinton refused to sign Kyoto, and that it will not solve anything)
  2. Take personal action to help solve the climate crises by reducing my own C02 pollution as much as I can and offsetting the rest to become “carbon neutral”. (The Goracle says "Thank You" for lining his pockets)
  3. Fight for a moratorium on the construction of any new generating facility that burns coal without the capacity to safely trap and store the C02.(how about recommending we build nuclear power plants? They are all the rage in Europe)
  4. Work for a dramatic increase in the energy efficiency of my home, workplace, school, place of worship, and means of transportation. (All those SUVs and plane rides used for global warming events, such as Live Earth? Ignore them, nothing to see)
  5. Fight for laws and policies that expand the use of renewable energy sources and reduce dependence on oil and coal. (enviro-nuts are blocking electrical lines coming from a solar farm outside L.A., and Ted Kennedy is blocking the Cape Wind Project. Go figure)
  6. Plant new trees and to join with others in preserving and protecting forests. (America has more trees now then when it was colonized)
  7. Buy from businesses and support leaders who share my commitment to solving the climate crises and building a sustainable, just and prosperous world for the 21st century. (like the Goracle’s. He loves your money! And there are plenty of chances to buy stuff at the Libe Earth web page, too!)

Cao takes a big bite out of the hypocrites. Check her out.

Michelle Malkin has some questions from one of her readers for the Goracle. I would really like an answer to the final one.

One of the Goracle’s headliners, Madonna, has no problem being green. Money green, that is.

Update: Pajamas Media is reporting

It has been estimated that between the actual concerts, web streaming and television broadcasting, the Live Earth concert series could produce as much as 200,000 metric tons of carbon, after the conversions from electricity have been calculated. In other words, the Gore concerts could produce more carbon dioxide than was produced by all of Afghanistan in 2006.

Greenache.

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2 Responses to “The Goracles Cynical Concert”

  1. dpt says:

    “What would be great is if these pop stars, now they realize the damage we are all doing to the climate, look very carefully at their own actions and make some changes themselves.”

    I suggest pop stars and Hollywood types step up to the plate and call for a $5 per ticket surcharge for all concerts and movies.
    Given the thousands and thousands who flock to these (environmentally unnecessary) events in automobiles, it is only right that attendees are taxed to pay for their damage to Mother Gaia.

    Over a 5-year period the surcharge can be ramped up to $10 per ticket. This way we can raise hundreds of millions of dollars to fight global warming!

  2. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    An anti-American GOREON rock fest in the Eurabian Union? And the radical left Hollyweirdos will no doubt be attending, eh? – The once ‘Great’ Britain & the new Eurabian Union 2007! At least The Sun Page 3 Girls are still hot http://www.thesun.co.uk ( The sister tabloid of the NY Post & FOX NEWS ownership )

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