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Murphy Green Cover – At Its Elite And Corporate Worst

All That’s Wrong With NJ Environmental Politics – In One Photo

The New CCC: Careerism – Co-optation – Corruption


FB Photo: Dena Mottola Jaborska (NJ Citizen Action), Dave Pringle (Consultant), Curtis Fisher (NWF, former NJPIRG) and Doug O’Malley (Environment NJ) (L-R)

They were careless people, Tom and Daisy – they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they made…” ~~~ The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Former Goldmans Sach’s executive and current NJ Governor Murphy held an “Inaugural Ball” last week in MetLife Stadium. (that’s Metlife, the global insurance and financial services corporation that had over $70 billion in revenue last year).

I’ve likened Gov. Murphy and his trophy wife Tammy to Tom and Daisy from The Great Gatsby.

Even the hometown corporate media had a tough time swallowing that ostentatious self promotion (nj.com):

Thursday’s event was organized and paid for by a “dark money” nonprofit called New Jersey Forward, made up of Murphy allies. Because it’s a 501(c)4 organization, there are zero limits on what it can accept as donations and it does not have to reveal its donors. The group said 1,000 people were expected to attend Thursday’s gala — which would translate to at least $300,000.

The organization’s name is similar to that of a pair of political groups launched in February to bolster Murphy’s national profile: a political action committee and nonprofit that are both named Stronger Fairer Forward.

But NJ’s former and current “progressive” and “environmental” leaders – my former friends and colleagues – were all smiles (above photo).

Surprised they didn’t get a “groupie” with the Gov. and Tammy. (4 more years!!!)

I lack the words – and meanness of spirit – to describe what this really means.

But, its way beyond disappointment.

It sickens me and illustrates all that is wrong with NJ’s environmental “activism” and “progressive” so called environmental politics.

These people surely know that Murphy is a complete fraud on his claims of leadership on climate policy.

So why do they have their heads so far up his ass?

On that basis alone, they should have organized activists to protest outside the Gov.’s event, not partied inside it.

In 1848, Thoreau went to jail for refusing, as a protest against the Mexican war, to pay his poll tax. When RW Emerson came to bail him out, Emerson said, ‘Henry, what are you doing in there?’ Thoreau quietly replied, ‘Ralph, what are you doing out there?’ ~~~

(yes, we know that this story is legend – not historical fact – and that slavery as well as war was Thoreau’s concern)


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