Wow. Somebody has the guts to speak out against Live Earth.
The lead singer of Muse called it “Private Jets for Change.” Makes you want to run out and buy a ticket to save the earth doesn’t it? Ticket sales for the event have been slow, which indicates to me something I’ve long suspected: The American public is tired of being snookered. Perhaps we’re coming to the realization that making change in the environment isn’t about throwing pompous concerts and getting accolades, but making small changes in our everyday life.
We’ve been studying the book of Matthew at my weekly Bible study. The first half of Matthew 6 deals with how you should pray, fast and give. Not that Live Earth is operating on Biblical principles, but there are some things be drawn from it in a moral sense. There’s a common motive in all three examples: Don’t do things to get outward recognition, but do them so you will get a reward in heaven. Verse 3 says, “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.” Sure, the concert will raise money for some fund to stop global warming (Although how many big beuracratic “charities” spend more money paying their chairman than helping the cause the represent?), but how much global warming could have been prevented by NOT having an event where thousands of tons of trash will be produced, thousands of vehicles will drive to said event and celebrity singers will jet in and out, producing more carbon which will be released into the air.
It just irks me to no end that a group of people sat down and put together this whole event without even a thought to the consequences. It shows Al Gore and his cronies to be at the height of ego-tripping arrogance. My advice to anyone who sees through this shallow attempt at recognition? Don’t go to Live Earth. Stay home, and make changes in how you live. That is the only way change will take place. Big or small, it all starts with us.