The hubris of the left was on full display as the much-touted 'Live Earth' concert
swept the globe last Saturday.
In their noble quest to save the earth from the ravages of mankind, the usual suspects
came out in droves (and private jets) to lecture Joe Six-Pack on the dangers of global warming, and confirm their own moral vitas before an audience of millions.
This was a rare win-win situation for leftists. Face time before millions along
with a chance to show how concerned and sensitive they are. "Aren't I great? Listen
to my latest CD, for sale now. And by the way, my carbon footprint is neutral!
(I paid Algore's firm plenty for the right to say that and I Want You To Know
This 'concert' was mandatory for any one with A list aspirations. A golden chance
for aging rock starts to prove how 'with it' and 'relevant' they still are. The
wannabee contenders relied on a simple and proven three-step formula for inclusion
in the vaunted list of 'Those Who Care':
1. Swallow whole the leftist talking points on the manufactured 'crisis' of global
2. Take care not to chew
3. Issue forth the undigested liberal orthodoxy as your own (to the applause of
Thomas Sowell has been proven right once again, "Few things are more scary than
the numbers of people who rely on talking points instead of weighing serious issues
in a serious way."
Scariest of all was Robert Kennedy, Jr. With the passion of a true zealot, he assigned
the T-word (traitors, to all of you who graduated grade school) to all corporations
who failed to value obeisance to Mother Earth over their bottom line. Politicians
were branded as 'corporate toadies'. In a bid to be inclusive, he then went on to
designate conservative talk show hosts as 'Lying Flat-Earthers' for daring to imagine
that a diversity of opinion would be welcome on an issue he has deemed 'settled.'
Cameron Diaz pretty much guaranteed at least three 'cocktail' invites by her ingenious
ploy of portraying hedonism as sacrifice, as she advised one and all to shower together.
To 'Save The Planet' doncha know... I never knew saving the planet could be such
fun. Oh, those wacky guys...
Primatologist Jane Goodall wowed the crowd by offering a greeting in, you guessed
it, chimpanzee. Her bid for the soundbite of the night was a heartfelt plea, "What
will it take to melt the ice in the human heart?"
Around 1:30, the cutting edge language started, with Phil Collins shouting 'Fuck'
followed by Johhny Borrell shouting 'Fuck' (the F word, for those of you still in
grade school) followed by Ricky Gervals shouting 'Fuck.' It was almost a relief
when Dave Matthews segued into a paeon to cloth diapers. What is it with these guys
and their obsession with private acts and bathroom no-no's?
The highlight of the eight-hour concert was, of course, Madonna. Before launching
into her new act she urged, "Come-on, you m---er f--ckers. If you want to save the
planet, let me see you jump." And jump they did. (Does this mean they're all m---er
f-ckers?) More intriguing, though, is how jumping can save the planet. Did I miss
A special favorite of mine was when Czech super model, Petra Nemcova, reminded us
of her near death in the 2004 tsunami. Thus qualified for automatic credibility
on all things related to climate, she trotted out her forgiving nature by informing
one and all that she "..didn't feel hate toward nature." (Just towards George Bush)
Being a big believer in root causes, she understands that "..nature was screaming
for help." I'm not making this stuff up. I promise.
NBC televised the highlights of this tribute to secular progressives and their new
religion in a three-hour primetime special. The ratings, thankfully, were dismal,
proving that you can't fool all of the people all of the time. (A shock to some
liberals, I know...)
The aging stars, after having garnered some much-needed publicity, jetted off in
private jets, leaving behind mountains of trash. Of course, it will be recycled.
Probably by those traitorous corporations that are ruining life on earth as we know
A pithy comment by John Mayer neatly summed up this whole affair. "Awareness works
like a vitamin. You go to the bathroom and 99 per cent of it is gone but you hope
that you retained 1 per cent." I'm left with the probing question, "What does
it all mean...?"
Nancy Morgan is an editor for RightBias.com and a columnist. She lives in South
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