Tim Marman comments
Oh, as a concert, I think it had a lot of entertainment value.
Itâ€™s the hypocrisy of all of this that kills me, and my complaint there is broader than this specific concert. Being environmentally friendly is the â€œhipâ€ thing to do, but itâ€™s this â€œdo as I say not as I doâ€ attitude that kills me.
Gore and others preach the value of conservation, but then at the same time refuse to change their own behavior.
Sometimes itâ€™s about leading by example. Someone commented on my rant that they apparently DID try to do things more eco-friendly, but the fact remains that – awareness aside – these same people are setting a terrible example.
Two examples mentioned (http://urltea.com/xue): Madonna has â€œa fleet of cars, including a fuel-guzzling Range Roverâ€, and â€œthe
car-loving rapper Snoop Dogg, who will play in Hamburg, appeared in a commercial for US automaker Chrysler last yearâ€.
Yeah, I hear you.
It is certainly not a perfect world. It is much easier to pay a contribution (money, time, etc) to a cause than it is to live and believe it’s ideals. I have been doing a fair bit of reading about Gandhi lately and not many that I have seen in this day and age come close to that kind of devotion to a cause. Certainly Al Gore can never be held to the same yardstick but who knows, maybe someone out there will truly stick up for this cause one day soon (andÂ hopefully in a constructive meaningful way).
Anyway, as a closing note, I was actually given the tickets last minute and wound up there completely by accident. If not I probably would have little to no opinion on this. Having gone and seen the bands (at least in NY) I can say that it was a great show and the overall message was very overwhelmingly eco-friendly. If even 1% of the population picks up anything from it I say it was a great success.