Thursday, April 24, 2008

Thomas "Pied" Friedman

We all know I'm not exactly a fan of Thomas Friedman, so I wasn't too disappointed when I heard that a group of Brown students pied him in protest. How Medieval! I hope they get to include this moment in their loosey-goosey theses or whatever it is they have to do to graduate from Brown.

From the students' pamphlets:

Thomas Friedman deserves a pie in the face...

* because of his sickeningly cheery applaud for free market capitalism's conquest of the planet

* for telling the world that the free market and techno fixes can save us from climate change. From carbon trading to biofuels, these distractions are dangerous in and of themselves, while encouraging inaction with respect to the true problems at hand.

* for helping turn environmentalism into a fake plastic consumer product for the privileged

* For his long-standing support for the US Occupation of Iraq and the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Such committed support to the US War Machine and its proxy states overseas cannot be masked behind any twisted mask of "green" - the US Military is the largest single emitter of greenhouse gases in the world.

* for his pure arrogance.
On behalf of the earth and all true environmentalists -- we, the Greenwash Guerrillas, declare Thomas Friedman's "Green" as fake and toxic to human and planetary health as the cool-whip covering his face.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

this is hilarious