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Sunday, July 08, 2007

Live Earth Concerts A Great Success!

Sting at Live Earth at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

The Live Earth concerts held yesterfay, July 7, 2007, were an historic and meaningful event, despite the carping of the many critics. Some of the critics were a bit of a surprise, such as a writer from Rolling Stone magazine. Others were predictable, the many right wing and other critics of former Vice President Al
Gore are in this group.
Many pointed out much electricity was required for so many shows of this size, others compained about "rich rock stars jetting around in private planes," Others cited past "cause" concerts such as Farm Aid and Food Aid and others, many of which did little or nothing to provide direct aid to those supposedly beneffitting from the shows. One media critic said these type of events were now a bit "out of style" and on and on came mostly petty, petulant parsings from self appointed social watchdogs.
Get over it! This event puit environmental causes on the radar for many who are totally dis-connected from politics or social movements. And for the others who are involved it provided an energizing boost. And for politicos of all stripes it reinforces the message that is being pushed by not just Al Gore but a growing number of people around the world.
That message might be distilled to a few words. Wake up people!



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