So one of my favorite eco-terriost groups were at it again the other day. This time attacking Apple. Which is nothing more than a moronic publicity stunt. We all know that Apple is MASSIVE, in the news all the time because of the money they make and the new product launches and this is a cheap way for Greenpeace to get some press. But come on now there are a LOT far worse companies out there than Apple. Listen I’m an Apple fan boy no doubt but at least they are trying, which we know is better then a lot of corporations out there. Such a cheap stunt. Though that’s not really what was stupid about this stunt. I understand, you want press, you go after a big boy and get the word out there. But lets break down this “protest” a little shall we?
I know this pic is small but this is what they did:
They released dozens of mylar balloons in to a NY Apple store. AWESOME! Way to prove a point caring for the environment by releasing dozens of mylar balloons which are non-biodegradable and will just sit in landfills, and most likely one day end up in the ocean somewhere killing dozen of fish! Point proven: “we only care about the environment when it’s someone else fucking it up and not us” So in short Greenpeace kills fish!!! Fuckin’ Morons! Oh yeah there are only 3 recycling facilitates in the country that can recycle mylar, all of which are in Cali. So even if you morons are going to recycle the balloons how much wasted energy and resources is it going to take to get those balloons shipped over to Cali for recycling? OK I’m no rocket scientist but isn’t helium an inert gas? And isn’t that a bad thing to waste?
Ok maybe I’m being a little too hard on Greenpeace…… Ok just in case I am I would like you to know that Greenpeace hosts their CleanOurCloud.com domain over at GoDaddy. Now correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t GoDaddy owned by the famous elephant killer?
It’s pretty awesome to protest Apples NC data center using “dirty power” at an Apple Store in NY but the facts are: “Our data centre in North Carolina will draw about 20 megawatts at full capacity, and we are on track to supply more than 60 percent of that power on-site from renewable sources including a solar farm and fuel cell installation, which will each be the largest of their kind in the country,” Yeah those evil bastards!
We all understand that the world is getting pretty fucked up. The environment is getting destroyed and everyone needs to stop being wasteful dick. We can argue all day that global climate change is man made or natural and if there is anything we can/can’t do to slow it down, but we all do have to stop being douchebags and wasting resources frivolously. We all get the fact that there needs to be education, awareness and solutions to a greater problem. But the point is that if you are going to stand for something, make a stink about something please do it responsible. A entity like Greenpeace, as well as our douchebag friends over at PETA, are going to be held accountable for their actions more then most because of their public image. Stop being eco-jackasses because you are doing more harm to your cause then you are helping.