Thursday, December 11, 2014

Greenpeace: screwing up a Nazca site for preening and fundraising

These people bring new meaning to 'arrogant', do they not?
The Peruvian government is planning to file criminal charges against Greenpeace activists who may have permanently scarred the Nazca Lines World Heritage Site during a publicity stunt.
Several Greenpeace activists entered into the prohibited area beside the figure of a hummingbird where they laid big yellow cloth letters reading: "Time for Change! The Future is Renewable." They were also sure to leave a signature. The message was intended for delegates from 190 countries at the UN climate talks being held in Lima.
Peru is planning to file criminal charges against the activists before they leave the country. I should damn well hope so.

But fear not!  The Greenpeace elites are going to save the day:
Yesterday, Greenpeace apologized for the stunt, saying it was sorry if the protest at the historical site on Monday caused an "moral offense" to the Peruvian people.
"Let's ignore the vandalism and so forth, and just worry about 'moral offense', ok?"
The environmental activist group said it would collaborate with the government to determine if any damage was done to the site,
Why, because the little brown Peruvians can't be expected to determine that on their own?  Or because you want to try to minimize the damage?
and that it would stop using photos of the protest in its campaigns.
"You're going to make us loose money by not using these pictures, isn't that punishment enough?"

1 comment:

Jamie NZ said...

They fucked up good and proper this time

Meanwhile fukishima keeps doin it's thing...