After months of breathless anticipation, the day is finally here. Live Earth is today! And, boy, what a major undertaking. Nine cities hosting the musical genius of people like Fergie, whose message in "My Humps" with her fellow members of the Black Eye Peas still brings a lump to my throat.
If you haven't guessed, I'm being sarcastic here.
The purpose of Live Earth is to raise awareness of the environment and the various concerns of man's impact on it. How is this going to be accomplished? By doing what all civic-minded folk do: throw a concert! This is Al Gore's baby, and knowing his reputation as being a rocker at heart, it's going to be great.
If you haven't guessed, I'm being sarcastic again here.
Live Earth will be heralded as a success in some quarters because the bar has been set so low. Whenever the faux left wants to make a big deal about a minor accomplishment, they cloak it in the notion of "consciousness raising," which pretty much means that if you're aware that something is going on, they've succeeded. Doesn't matter if anything is actually done about the problem. All that matters is that you're aware they're doing something about. When you think about it, it's pretty egotistic, like a rich man who holds a press conference every time he gives a major donation to charity.
But no matter what Al Gore says or the artists performing today sing or say, nothing will get accomplished today at Live Earth. Sure, there will be a lot of music, but there will also be a lot of pollution. Here's a taste of what is to come.
- jet fuel burned to fly to and from the different venues
- diesel fuel burned to get stage equipment for the various artists to and from the venues
- fuel to haul away the litter from the venues
- fuel to get the people to and from the venues
- fuel to get the information booths at the concerts set up and torn down
- fuel to haul Al Gore's fat ass around
Okay, so I made that last one up...or did I? You be the judge.
And here's the ultimate twist. We're already aware of the environment. We live in it! As far as man's impact on it, that's still being debated by serious-minded scientists. You know, the ones who aren't holding concerts because they're too busy doing research? Put simply, no matter what the ticket sales say or how well the concert does in the ratings, Live Earth is already a failure because it fails to accomplish anything significant while doing more harm than good for the cause about which the concert is being held.
Only from the mind of Al Gore could something so worthless come.
And if you haven't guessed, I'm not being sarcastic here.