We’ve devoted blog space to “Live Earth” because all the good intentions and glittery rock performances in the world cannot hide the fact that Al Gore organized the concerts in pursuit of a radical legislative and foreign policy agenda — the “Seven Point Pledge” — that would destroy the economy and impoverish millions, if not billions. The mainstream media dropped the ball, choosing to promote the events as feel-good global activism instead of the PR for revolution they were. To the extent the concerts fell flat ….good.
UPDATE (10:15 p.m.): From Hamburg:
Admittedly, you didn’t hear much of the concert’s message, climate protection, from the artists. For example, stadium announcer and comic singer Lotto King Karl celebrated with “Hamburg, My Pearl,” as if he were tackling climate protection the same way he’d get the crowd going at a home game against Bavaria. And among the audience there were certainly more pop fans that climate activists. That the concert was against climate change, well, the most you could say was, eh, it didn’t hurt anything. In fact, you hardly noticed it. “We’re still drinking beer from plastic cups, and the sponsor is an automaker — I did picture things as being a little different,” one onlooker said.
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