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National Park Sessions: Friend Of The Devil

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The Giving Tree Band at the Devils Garden Campground in Arches National Park.

Arches National Park is the backdrop for this episode of the National Park Sessions, in which The Giving Tree Band plays Friends of the Devil.

The five musicians are slowing working their way around the National Park System, playing acoustically arranged songs in park settings to promote unity, harmony, and the well-being of all people and the planet.

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My view is; that it truly is capitalism. And as Sara points out, there are fees involved that they may of paid. This is what they do for a living. Fortunately, some may enjoy their music along the way but I am sure some will be annoyed. Some will agree with what they are promoting and some will disagree. I looked at their web site, it is interesting what they promote.


"My thoughts are the bands is probably self promoting themselves through the videos they are creating at each stop."

OMG - commercial activity in the parks.  Say it isn't so. 

If they go broke i am sure they won't come crying to you.

Missed the metaphor I see.


My thoughts are the bands  is probably self promoting themselves through the videos they are creating at each stop. It conforms to their image they want. More power to them. Hopefully they paid for any fee the NPS charges. If they go broke i am sure they won't come crying to you.


'the blastoff point for the crusade to spread deregulated capitalism around the world.'

Could you tell me where we can find this "deregulated capitalism'?

 

 


Kurt, way off subject, but related to the climate change debate, there is an interesting new book by Naomi Klein titled "The Change Within". She states "our problem is that the climate crisis hatched in our laps at a moment in history when political and social conditions were uniquely hostile to a problem of this nature and magnitude---that moment being the tail end of the go-go 80s, the blastoff point for the crusade to spread deregulated capitalism around the world. Climate change is a collective problem requiring collective action. Yet it entered mainstream consciousness in the midst of an ideological war being waged on the very idea of the collective sphere". In any case, an interesting read and another viewpoint on the issue. Please excuse this digression, but Naomi Kline books are always provocative reading as she also discusses the effects of climate change on other plant and animal species. 


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Actually David, you can suggest all you want - i.e 1st Amendment.  Want we don't like is forcing someone to spend their own money in certain ways.  And when you waste your money, don't come crying to me because you are broke. 


"Well not totally moot. One could argue that the expense and effort going into the series could be better spent."  

I thought Tea Party Members do not like others telling people how to better spend their own money.


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