Robert Redford Fights Global Warming with Slam Poetry

More humor from NPR, which recently asked us to weep for obese welfare queens who have had to cut down on ice cream:

Robert Redford has been fighting on behalf of the environment for more than 30 years. From producing documentary films about solar power to lobbying Congress, his work has been both in the field and inside the Beltway. These days, he has a new venue for environmental activism: slam poetry.

The purpose of Redford’s involvement with slam poetry is to get “young people involved in the fight against global warming.”

Here’s audio of the interview, which also includes an actual young person, Lauren Whitehead, associate director of Youth Speaks (mute your speakers before clicking link). Lauren opines that it is “quite profound” to hear her fellow slam poets demonstrate how the global warming farce is tied to “race and poverty and gender,” although she admits that people in the audience “do get a little bored, I’m not gonna lie.”

No doubt NPR producers feel her pain.

Here’s how slam poetry is defined at Urban Dictionary:

The poetry that thrives in a culture of non-readers. Very sincere, bad poetry. Delivered in front of and given encouragement from a small group of people who are also bad poets. Slam poets think that their poetry is more powerful if they just yell it. Sincerely painful to listen to. It’s bad poetry. They try very hard, but they have no idea what they’re doing.

It looks like Redford has found the perfect medium at last. He might want to take another stab at recasting communist executioner Che Guevara as a hero, this time in spontaneous verse instead of on film.

Maybe NPR moonbats could try delivering their version of the news as slam poetry. The nice thing about taxpayer funding is they have nothing to lose, since we have to pay for NPR whether we listen to it or not.

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Lauren Whitehead, boring young person.

On a tip from Burning Hot. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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