NationStates Jolt Archive

Live Earth: Good Intentions or Bad Premise?

07-07-2007, 23:52
Well Live Earth roving across the world performances before crowds and crowds of people. There is even going to be a concert in Antarctica. Lets not forget about the "Concert for Diana" the culmination of a series of events aiming to honor princess Diana. What is with all these concerts? Are they tools to help increase awareness? How does the annoying croak of Amy Winehouse's one hit wonder honor princess Diana? Its seems a bit hypocritical. A bunch of supposedly "forward minded musicians" and some activists get together a organize these benefit/awareness concerts but nothing is really being done. Furthermore, its just makes the world's problems more and more glaring! Live Earth a concert aiming at raising awareness about you know "environmental issues". But how is having a concert in environmentally sensitive areas such as Antarctica beneficial? Wow playing rock on melting, ozone depleted Antarctica is really going to get these politicians moving! Final thought, Live Earth is just one big pollution emitting joke and another podium for the strangely environmentally conscious Al Gore.
07-07-2007, 23:54
I like Amy Winehouse.
Epic Fusion
08-07-2007, 00:03
Yea it seems the concerts don't really do much except make everyone feel good.

I suppose they might help a tiny bit, but surely the money put into them could've gone to awareness programs and just plain helping the enviroment directly.
New Manvir
08-07-2007, 00:07
It seems to be consuming a lot of electricity and resources in the name of protecting the environment and the earth

EDIT: Dude my Live Earth thread pwns this have no poll...Even though I misspelled Earth in the title
08-07-2007, 00:49
A bad premise with good intentions.
Pan-Arab Barronia
08-07-2007, 01:04
I can only hope that Amy Winehouse goes too far into Antarctica and freezes, where she will never be found until some 100 years into the future, where my children and my children's children will have to suffer her drone.
Thumbless Pete Crabbe
08-07-2007, 01:07
Lots of money to be had. I think that sums it up pretty well. ;)
Callang Provinces
08-07-2007, 01:11
Its like shaving your head to combat baldness!
The Infinite Dunes
08-07-2007, 02:07
They had a concert for Diana? How come didn't try and use the 'Live-' brand for that as well. At least it would have been mildly amusing.
Neo Undelia
08-07-2007, 02:25
The amount I don't care about this is so great that it warrants a post.
08-07-2007, 02:34
Bad music, rich snobs, pretentious neo-hippies telling you how to live your life, people bonding with produce, environmental organizations denying starving Africans donated food and funding terrorist fire-bombings of university medical research labs...What's not to love?

Concerts do nothing for their cause. They raise money for the people that put them on. The favorite charity of most rich people, especially rich politicians, is their own pocket.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. A little advice: try actually doing something like getting LED lights or something instead of just preaching to everyone else.