GreenFestival, a project of Green America and Global Exchange, purports to be an experience for young and old alike to celebrate “in sustainable style” the food and philosophy of the green movement.
The festivals are taking place across the country; this past April in New York, this weekend in Chicago, and upcoming dates in Washington, DC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
So why does the speaker lineup at today’s event, heavily marketed as family-friendly and all about the food, include Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers, his FBI-most-wanted-list wife Bernardine Dohrn, Van Jones, Jesse Jackson Sr., Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman, and active Occupier Kyla Bourne whose academic interests revolve around “radical democracy and urban social movements?”
The green movement isn’t just a subset of the progressive philosophy. Rather, it’s the religion that’s taken over the left whose underlying principles are such that Weather Underground terrorists and Occupy activists fit right in at their family-friend festivals.
Bonus: who can spot the Anonymous presence in the background of this photo from the festival today?