Fucking Bezos With His Fake Ass Philanthropy Naming The New Seattle Stadium "Climate Pledge Arena"

A disclaimer at the start

1) I know Nate blogged this yesterday. I don't care to hear from the re-blog crowd at this hour

I've been in a bad mood for two weeks and I am starting to get self-conscious about being the guy who hates on everything, but right now...I can't help it. I hate this move. It's bullshit. And please allow me to clarify, I LOVE the Earth. I have a long history of saying it's my favorite planet

I love everything about the plans for this stadium(except for being plastic-free by 2024. Plastic gets a bad wrap but that's a different blog). Zero fossil fuels...that's awesome. All of the ice made from rain water collected on the roof...very nice touch. That's like permanent pond hockey in opinion. Solar panel scoreboard, sure. All of that. It's great. I want stadiums to adopt as much of that mission as possible. 

My problem is with Bezos and Amazon naming it "Climate Pledge". Let's forget for a second that it sounds like a spring time cleaning product. I don't really care about that. I care that, in the words of the great Larry David, it's fake anonymity and faux philanthropy. Call it Amazon Arena. Be up front about it. They're trying to get people to have the following interaction

Person A: "Climate Pledge Arena? What's that mean?

Person B: "Well it's this whole vision about a green stadium with zero net emissions and reusable resources

Person A: "Hmm, very cool"

Person B: "Yeah, it was donated by Jeff Bezos and Amazon"

Person A: WOW what a great guy. Selfless act.

When in reality, I think there is enough evidence to show that Bezos doesn't really give a fuck about the environment. Amazon's carbon footprint grew 15% in 2019. The amount of cardboard in landfills is growing at an alarming rate and it's tied to Amazon. They also use the bad type of plastics in their shipping(virgin PET-1 is the goat and can be reused in things like asphalt, but that's a different blog). He talks about donating money to help make changes to the environment by 2040, but we all know he will be living on a space ship by then. Fuck Bezos and this bullshit. Anonymous!