Koch-Fueled “Americans For Prosperity” Plans Protest Against “Extremist” Kids Flying Kites

Stephen Lacey writes on ThinkProgress:

Americans for Prosperity now sees children flying kites as a major threat to society.

Earlier today, I opened my email box to find an uproarious AFP promotion for a protest in Asbury Park and Ocean City, New Jersey this Friday.

What are they so upset about?

An event so dastardly and maniacal, it has the potential to tear down everything we love about our freedoms as Americans. I almost couldn’t stomach it when I found out more.

Yes, it’s “extremist” kids from the Boys and Girls Club and local schools flying kites in support of offshore wind energy. Don’t worry, AFP is on the case (as explained on their website, accompanied by the smoking wind turbine)…

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  • anon

    America strikes again

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    Hard to tell who the bad guys are here, though I suspect that it’s both groups.

    How is it acceptable to use a bunch of kids to push an agenda that they almost certainly don’t understand?

    If you want to take the kids to the park to fly kites, that’s fine.

    If you want to use a bunch of disadvantaged kids as PR tools, that’s not fine.

    As far as the Koch brothers…

    • JohnFrancisBittrich

      I think children are better-suited to understand the clean energy agenda than you might think. They’re the ones that are gonna have to live in this shithole when the fossil fuels are gone, and if the Kochs have their way this country will have no infrastructure set up to deal with that.

      • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

        I really doubt that more than a few children understand all the implications and ramifications of developing off-shore wind power.

        But even if they did, using a child as a PR tool in the battle of one Energy Industry sector against another Energy Industry sector is morally reprehensible.

        I’ve got no love for the Koch brothers, but I don’t have to in order to point out that they’re not the only creeps in this narrative.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Wind energy advocacy groups are extremists now? I guess that makes me some sort of warlord or something.

    • Jin The Ninja

      i pledge my ninja honour to the lord of windmills, vassal of the queen empress of solar, and in their name i swear before the god of geothermal, and his consort lady DIY.
      in anarchism’s name. amen.

      • Anarchy Pony

        Amen.

  • No Tolerance for Dumbshits

    I was already looking forward to wind and solar energy when i was 8 years old.

    Don’t need to be older than five to understand what soot and oil are, and why you don’t want to be breathing them in or see it washed down your local creek.

    Dumbshit adults, though, who haven’t got the slightest understanding of how important clean energy is, — and even less how much kids really do know or how many opinions they really do hold  — now, THAT was something i never factored into my estimation, unfortunately.

  • neurolux

    What is this, Afghanistan?

    • Calypso_1

      …are they flying manjha string kites?

      • neurolux

         That’s what I first thought when I read the headline.

  • madlib

    the koch brothers are fascist right wingers disguising themselves (poorly) as libertarians and attempting to co-opt the liberty movement and take our remaining civil liberties down the drain with them… the Cato Institute is enmeshed in a lawsuit with them right now, accusing them of a “hostile takeover” of the Beltway insider libertarian think tank…. though Cato’s war mongering hardly classifies them as libertarians either. What’s most annoying is their “Liberty at Work” program which attempts to sidetrack the careers of well-meaning libertarians into only those organizations the kochs approve of… same thing is happening now within the Campaign for Liberty and related aspects of Ron Paul’s campaign, which have been ruined by Rand’s defection to the dark side. They are trying to coral us into getting behind the neocon agendas that Rand and Co. have sold out to in their shameless grab for power … we are so f-cked! I really wish the Occupy and Ron Paul people would collaborate on civil liberties issues.