I really try to stay out of political discussions, especially living here in California, where the mere utterance of the word "Bush" will throw the room into a frenzy.
But, you really can't get away from it. This whole concert thing is really just a big outreach to the youth to get them to vote for the candidates that support their agenda. On the surface, it is about caring for the planet. But, in reality, you can only care for the planet if you vote for Al Gore. And, then you dig deeper and you can only save the planet if you stop Bush and war. And then you really can only save the planet if you stop Christianity and it's evil patriarchal, white, republican dominated nastiness.
Here is a snippet of what I just heard from Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.
When the sky and the oceans are clean again, we shall be free. (love the creation, not the Creator)
When we're free to love anyone we choose. (Gay marriage)
When this world is big enough for all different views. (no absolute morals)
When we all can worship from our own kind of pews. (The Bible might be 'true for you')
We shall be free...
So, you start out throwing your soda can in a recycle bin, and then you move on to full fledged relativism.
When are we going to turn from "pop" and look to the "Father" to save us?