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Neil Young – “Do As I Say, Not As I Do”

January 29, 2014
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By Paul Homewood

 

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http://www.calgaryherald.com/touch/story.html?id=9406082

 

More showbiz hypocrisy.

 

 

From the Calgary Herald:

 

While Neil Young spoke to a Calgary news conference at the Jack Singer Concert Hall prior to his Sunday night show, five rock star-style motorhomes were left running outside, spewing fumes into the Calgary air, even though they were mostly unoccupied.

Inside the concert hall, the 68-year-old rock ‘n’ roll legend was talking about the “elephant in the room,” which he later explained was man-made global warming. The only elephant I could see was his enormous carbon footprint and his even bigger hypocrisy between his walk and his talk.

Oh, his talk is righteous, all right. His walk, however, remains an abomination.

Calgary was the last stop on Young’s four-city Honor the Treaties tour, which is designed to raise awareness and money for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, which is suing the federal government and Shell Canada in an effort to stop Shell’s Jackpine Mine expansion proposal in northern Alberta.

The first question Young was asked was, does he ever fly on private jets?

“Yes, I do fly on private jets,” said the 68-year-old rock ‘n’ roll hall of famer. “Sometimes I have to brush shoulders with oil executives,” he said, his face screwing up in distaste. The horror! Poor old Neil. If that’s supposed to absolve him of some of his environmental guilt, he needs to recognize that oil executives don’t tend to lecture others on how to live absolving them of the sin of hypocrisy, at least.

“Sometimes to play my shows I have to use them (private jets) to get from one place to another to do my job and be in good enough shape to do my job when I get there,” explained Young.

So, what’s the main thing wrong with that explanation? If you said Young’s use of the words “I have to,” you’d be right. Neil Young does NOT “have to” fly on a private jet. He chooses to.

 

Read the rest here.

 

Pretty much par for the course from our luvvie friends.

5 Comments
  1. January 29, 2014 7:43 pm

    The only good thing you can say about Neil Young is that he was an original hippie.

    • January 29, 2014 7:52 pm

      In the 60’s, the derogatory term was “weekend hippies”!

      During the week they put on suits and went to work. But on Friday nights, on went the flowered shirts, wigs and soppy glasses, and out came the Rizla!

      Peace man!

      • January 29, 2014 8:43 pm

        I was referring to the 90s and 00s hippies. Who wish they were young (no pun intended) back then.

        My sister was a full fledged one. You could not tell her anything either. Nixon had Hendricks, Morrison and Joplin killed (never did get a rational reason why).

  2. January 30, 2014 5:50 pm

    The Tides Foundation is a place where the rich can hide their money. They are located near Neil Young’s ranch in California.

    A left-wing lobby group in San Francisco wired $55,000 to the bank account of an Indian chief in Northern Alberta, paying him to oppose the oilsands.

    http://www.torontosun.com/2014/01/17/first-nations-chief-received-55000-from-tides-foundation

    More on Tides:

    http://fairquestions.typepad.com/rethink_campaigns/the-11-million-dollar-question-for-tides-canada.html

    http://fairquestions.typepad.com/rethink_campaigns/

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