So I got an email today from Earth’s Call, a new group dedicated to climate change.
Their kick-off event is tonight, in Aspen. So I’m thinking, “cool. Drive over to Aspen, listen to some music, check out this new group”.
Turns out the public wasn’t invited. Instead,the event was limited to a guest list of 1200. Or in other words, uber rich Aspen people. The same people who claim to care about poor people, but won’t let them live in their neighborhoods. The same people who send their kids to private schools, which amounts to defunding public education.
So I tuned in to watch, via streaming. Sure enough, another Aspen celebration of each other. I watched about 10 minutes, which was 9 more minutes than I could stand.
Then I wrote this:
I just watched part of a video in the live stream. The narration was “exploitation of the earth”, “consumerism”, “lack of respect for the earth’s resources”.
Have you been to Aspen? It’s the home of, you guessed it; exploitation of the earth, consumerism, and lack of respect for the earth’s resources. I know, I live nearby.
Then, do you know what goes on in Aspen? Hello. It’s the Aspen Institute, one of your partners. Where do they get their money? From the Koch Brothers. There’s a park in Aspen named after the Koch Brothers.
Your event reminds me of when a traveling carnival rolls into town. You even had a big tent. Inside the tent are game operators, selling tickets to Stand The Bottle.
Shame on you.
That anyone takes you seriously speaks to the state our country and planet is in.
Who’s in the audience? People with 2nd, 3rd, or 5th homes in Starwood and Woody Creek. The very same people who’ve caused the wreckage of Mother Earth. So now what? You’ve invited them to fix the mess they created? Swell.
Is the Rocky Mountain Institute there? They get money from oil and gas. What about folks from Aspen Ski Corp? The Crown Family are one of the biggest shareholders in General Dynamics. You know, the company making the bombs that are killing Syrian children.
I thought I’d seen it all. But this, takes the cake.
You’re worse the Trump. At least Trump admits he’s gaming the system.
I should have known better. My first clue was the copy of their website. They use “climate change”. It’s not climate change – it’s climate crisis.