The Entrepreneur Who Wants to Save Paradise: Doug Tompkins

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Gorgeous George

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Los Angeles, California
Sep 19, 2014 - 04:49pm PT
Imperialism, paternalism, elitism, take your pick. Yanqui is a fame of mind, that whats' yours is mine because I can take it, I have superior resources and power, and by God (who's on my side) I will do what I want, damn those of you who lived here before me.

A true revolutionary, in ideas and in action, wanting to do good with their wealth (gained in his past life when he conformed to society's artificial value on fashion and beauty) would go down and work with the people, meld in with them and work for a permanent and viable solution that strikes a balance between ecological goals and the needs of the humans. One must wonder why Tomkins reportedly doesn't like people. That he thinks he knows better than the locals and is willing to use his wealth in ways that disrespect them and their culture is the height of "Yanquisim."

Isn't it clear from the article that his ultimate goal is to leave a lasting legacy? Is it the legacy that is most important, or is it trying to save our planet by contributing to the higher evolution of the people that ultimately remain to be the steward of the land?
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