Look no further for liberal hypocrisy then Aspen, right up the road from me.
They come in private jets, live in giant houses with heated driveways. Their carbon footprint is the size of a small town.
Most in Aspen would say they’re against war and support women’s rights. Do people who ski Aspen know they are supporting arms sales to Saudi Arabia? Don’t they know that Saudi’s behead women for wearing miniskirts? The owners of Aspen are the Crown family, one of the largest stock holders in General Dynamics. General Dynamics is selling $13 Billion in tanks to the Saudis who are destroying Yemen. Both General Dynamics and the Crowns are big donors to the Aspen Institute, a Neoliberal Foreign Intervention think thank. I can’t believe that the smart people who visit and live in Aspen would want to ignore this, but they do.
Each year they’re so proud of the Aspen Ideas Festival. The Aspen Ideas Festival amounts to nothing more than a celebration of those who speak and attend.
Aspen people even go as far as making films about themselves, such as How We Grow. In this film they claim they’re making a difference, by growing organic food. My bet is that if I was to ask the film makers how their food makes its way to those not so well off, their response would be trickle down, a tenet of Republican governing. Yet these same liberals will tell you in another conversation, how bad the Republicans are.
Here’s a couple of pics to illustrate.
The Koch’s are funding climate denial and trying to discredit electric cars
Aspen even celebrates bacon each year
It’s easy to see why conservatives and those on the right don’t hold liberals or the left in high regard. Because if you take Aspen at face value, it appears to be an eco-friendly and health conscious town. A place where people care about the most pressing issues; climate change, healthcare, peace, and income opportunity. But if you look deeper, take a step back and look closer, it’s anything but that. Aspen, is ground zero for hypocrisy.