Ed Driscoll

Pride (In The Name Of Really Swank Homes)

As Sven Waring of I Hate the Media.com writes, “The Edge still can’t build what he was hoping for”:

David Evans, aka the Edge, is the guitar player for Irish rock band U2, the most eco- and politically-correct band in history. U2 defined politically-correct standards of rock and roll.

Now the Edge wants to build a home on the soaring landscape above Malibu beach. It’s got all the correct environmental bells and whistles, too, the Edge says.

“We just had this dream of building a house that was in perfect harmony with these hills,” Mr. Evans said. “We see it as something that could be a bench mark of sustainability.”

But in the ever exacting bite of karma, a group of green eco-warriors are fighting the Edge’s new home. The Santa Monica Mountain Conservancy and the rich folks who live below are trying to stop the project, which includes, Gaia forbid, a road.

Maybe sustainability and environmental awareness are now just code words that help rich people keep the Irish out of their neighborhoods.

Not at all. It’s designed by the gentry left to keep any undesirable element out.

Margaret Sanger, Henry Ford, and Woodrow Wilson would be so proud of their efforts.

(H/T: 5’F)

Related: And speaking of devouring their own, environmentalists assemble the circular firing squad around high-flying fellow greenie Harrison Ford:

“Stars like Harrison Ford need to embrace the huge opportunity to lead by example in the battle against climate change — reduce their overall lifestyle carbon footprint and carbon offset those unavoidable emissions.”

Fine. Start by cutting emissions here.