Greenpeace: environmental hypocrites

Jerry Maldonado Contributor
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Why I’m wasting my time on this astounds me, but I felt the need to expose the truth on a sad topic; moreover make it stop. How a group could preach their so-called “love of the earth” and turn around and use that same token to make money to evoke their cause is beyond me.

Greenpeace, the so-called peace-loving group, normally targets corporations, who in their mind, use mother earth’s resources the wrong way. It’s every corporation’s nightmare to be a target of this group’s antics that throughout their history have been not so peace-loving to say the least.

My experience with this group has been nil.  I don’t believe in ruining people’s lives just because you don’t like what they’re doing. All I’ve seen and read about is a bunch of individuals with a lot of extra time on their hands protesting relentlessly, but they have that right living in a free country.

Now their antics have taken on a billboard-approach, using the Gulf Oil spill to preach and benefit from the worst ecological disaster our country has every experienced. I witnessed first-hand the heartless minds of Greenpeace through a despicable and cowardly form of advertising.

Recently, on a rather large SUV parked near my car I, read a bumper sticker with the quote, “Spill Baby Spill” with the Greenpeace logo and name neatly tucked in the corner. I knew right away this slogan was a political push to evoke others with their cause, but to use it in light of such a disaster is incomprehensible to me.

The fact that Greenpeace would use such a disaster to promote their cause knowing many people and animals died as a result shows how hypocritical and heartless the group really is. The all-mighty dollar has taken hold of this so-called peace-loving group. This is not surprising to me, but other credulous individuals who donate should ponder where their next dollar is sent as well as what it is being used for.

Our need for fossil fuel is an argument that will go on forever. Countless groups like Greenpeace need to grow some emotion inside their so-called good cause mentality. Many people and wildlife died as a result of this oil spill and now their blood is on each bumper sticker this group sells.

Many lives and livelihood with never be the same due to this disaster. The last thing we need is a group like Greenpeace trying to make money from it. If you want to help, do it respectfully. People gave their lives so you have the opportunity to drive that SUV and embellish it with your constitutional right of free speech.

Jerry Scott Maldonado is the author of “Columns, Quotes & The American Dream.” Tate Publishing Group, due out October 2010. He is a featured columnist for The D.C.G Network of news sites: Sundaynewscape.com, Onequestionnews.com, and Imperialvalleynews.com. Jerry’s work has also been featured internationally.