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Comment: Re:Despicable Greenpeace (Score 5, Insightful) 465

by moondo (#48589521) Attached to: Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

If they really had no self-interest, as you seem to suggest, then the sign they left in the Nazca site would have just read "Time for change-The future is renewable" without mentioning "Greenpeace" in huge letters. You can't be so naive as to think that Greenpeace simply advocates issues of climate change, anti-oil, deforestation, etc. Their brand thrives on those issues and it's what defines them. Just look at their track record of getting people's attention with publicity stunts... How is that not self-promotion? In marketing terms they are brilliant.

The sad thing about this recent stunt is that Greenpeace is getting a lot of publicity out of it. Their so-called apology to the Peruvian people was a joke. Here's a direct quote from their official apology: "We fully understand that this looks bad... we came across as careless and crass." Looks bad? We "came across as"? They are apologizing that they stained their own image. They are sorry that the world now sees them negatively. In other words, they are expressing that they are sorry for themselves.... How far up one's own ass must one's head be for them to write something like that in an apology to the people of a nation? It should have read "We have no words to express the shame we feel for having acted the way we did." But that would be too humble.

If they are really sorry to Peru they would take part of their operating budget for the next few years to pay for all reparations and maintenance costs of the Nazca site.

Comment: protest against the protesters (Score 1) 1128

by moondo (#48458023) Attached to: Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

Yeah, I get it. Some people are upset with the decision.
But how does that justify looting and destroying other people's property?
How does one make the mental link between the decision of the jury and destroying other people's cars, stores, and public spaces?
Something in that culture has to really change.

Comment: stop imposing your values on others (Score 1) 704

by moondo (#46551333) Attached to: Getting Misogyny, Racism and Homophobia Out of Gaming

Let people express whatever they want to say and whatever they believe in. Stop imposing your values as if you have the moral upper hand. Whatever moral high horse you are sitting on (be it on matters of human rights, religion, homosexuality, racism, misogyny, etc.) it's all make believe: it's just as illusory as the content you are fighting against.

"I got everybody to pay up front...then I blew up their planet." "Now why didn't I think of that?" -- Post Bros. Comics