Live Earth or Rat Trap? You Decide…

By May 16, 2007Global Warming

Bob Geldof, erstwhile Boomtown Rat and charity promoter extraordinaire (Live 8), thinks Al Gore’s anti-global warming concerts, “Live Earth,” are …OK, we’ll say it … just a bunch of hot air.

“I hope they’re a success,” De Volkskrant newspaper quoted Geldof as saying in an interview.

“But why is (Gore) actually organizing them? To make us aware of the greenhouse effect? Everybody’s known about that problem for years. We are all (expletive) conscious of global warming,” he said…..

“I would only organize (Live Earth) if I could go on stage and announce concrete environmental measures from the American presidential candidates, Congress or major corporations,” he told the newspaper. “They haven’t got those guarantees, so it’s just an enormous pop concert or the umpteenth time that, say, Madonna or Coldplay get up on stage.”

Or, as Bob says, “De point is niet dat Al Gore weer een [expletive] speech houdt.”

Elsewhere in “Live Earth” news, Gore has confirmed that Copacabana Beach will be the site for the Brazil concert. This is the venue at which reprobate rapper Snoop Dogg will perform, bringing his smooth sadistic stylings to the people of Rio. Gore has yet to comment (in published reports, at least) on the wisdom of using a convicted felon and cultural debaser as a spokesman for positive lifestyle changes.

Finally, Snoop is not the only “Live Earth” performer inviting controversy with his abuse of women, or in this case girls. Senegalese-born hip-hop star and polygamist Akon, who will be performing at Giants Stadium, recently apologized for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl on stage.

“I want to sincerely apologize for the embarrassment and any pain I’ve caused to the young woman who joined me onstage, her family and the Trinidad community for the events at my concert,” Akon said.

Right. Because the assault — graphic, imitated sex –was just an inadvertent, innocent bit of stageplay. (Michelle Malkin has more, including the video, here.)

If we seem to be harping on Al Gore’s use of depraved performers to promote “Live Earth,” it’s only because no one else is even raising the topic. The entire world is going to endure days of unchallenged propaganda in July about how the United States …and manufacturers…are evil exploiters of the earth, dooming our children to parched, early deaths. And some of those great, high-minded pronouncements are going to come from people like Snoop Dogg and Akon. Talk about dooming our children. Yet no one’s asking Al Gore to justify the concert choices. And NO ONE’s asking Tipper Gore, who campaigned against depraved lyrics, what she thinks.

In other words, “Oh, please.”