New York Times‘ foreign affairs columnist, Thomas L. Friedman, went to Brown University to talk about how “Green is the new Red White and Blue”, i.e. how corporate environmentalism can restore America to its “natural place in the global order.”
Instead, the author of The World is Flat tasted a piece of pie. The protestors said Friedman deserved it:
# for his “sickeningly cheery applaud for free market capitalism’s conquest of the planet”.
# for telling the world that the free market and techno fixes can save us from climate change.
# for helping turn environmentalism into a fake plastic consumer product for the privileged.
# for his long-standing support for the US Occupation of Iraq and the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
# for his pure arrogance.