We don't get a lot of these, but here's a recent letter we recieved regarding Live Earth from Paul Ebner in Indiana:
I am appalled by Live Earth. I am so appalled and for such obvious reasons that a part of me thinks that I must be wrong or missing something, otherwise all rational people would feel the same way. For starters, the irony of trying to raise awareness of environmental issues by hosting massive, inter-continental assaults on the environment in the form of arena rock concerts is so clear to me that it actually makes me woozy to think about it. Then there is the mission: raising awareness of global warming. The problem? EVERYONE IN THE MODERN WORLD IS ALREADY AWARE OF GLOBAL WARMING. Most of us are convinced that humans are responsible for at least a good portion of it as well (What's next? A series of concerts informing people that the sun is a star?).
The challenge is getting people to do anything about it. Which leads me to my final gripe: the messengers. Rich entertainers are the last fricking people on earth who should be lecturing on environmental consciousness. Multiple 10,000 sq ft. homes on different continents, private jets, gas guzzling SUVs, entourages. These are the über-consumers. They aren't just part of the problem, they pretty much are the problem. Their solution: counteract their scorched earth policy by encouraging people to use a couple of fluorescent bulbs and maybe take public transportation once this week. Good Lord. They want to make a difference? Stop doing this shit. Think about retiring all together.