What do Hollywood liberals do to help at-risk kids in New York City? They do what most Americans do – they hold a star-studded benefit concert at Carnegie Hall to raise money to teach kids transcendental meditation (TM).
This is what passes for compassionate activism these days, people. New age millionaire celebrities feeding their own egos by giving the poor and less fortunate completely useless skills. And tickets to the event supporting this are still available.
The concert event is called “Change Begins Within,” and will be held November 4th at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Proceeds from the event will benefit The David Lynch Foundation. Yes, that is David Lynch the Hollywood director, the man behind unconventional movies like Dune, The Elephant Man, and Eraserhead, as well as the strangest television show ever produced, “Twin Peaks.”
The Foundation will use proceeds from the concert to fund their “Meditate New York” initiative, which the Foundation says will “provide Transcendental Meditation training at no cost to 10,000 at-risk New Yorkers, including youth in underserved schools, veterans with post-traumatic stress and women and children who are victims of domestic violence.” The Foundation claims support from self-described “artists and thought leaders” including Martin Scorsese, Ray Dalio, Ellen DeGeneres, David Letterman, and Hugh Jackman.
For these Hollywood liberals, however, digging deep and making that sort of sacrifice for their fellow man is asking too much. One night of performing in front of an adoring crowd and having their egos fed is charity enough.