Skip to comments.Children, forward to the Glorious Green Future!
Posted on 08/12/2008 11:08:06 PM PDT by smokingfrog
Imagine if every child in the country channelled their Pester Power in service of the Glorious Green Future.
So says James Russell in his recent book How to Turn Your Parents Green. And hes far from alone in his musings. npower, a large British electriciy supplier, have also been evisaging a world in which kids, renamed Climate Cops, are instructed to ferret out climate crimes in their homes, schools and cities and report them to the authorities, that is, in Russells words, to nag, pester, bug, torment and punish the people who are merrily wrecking [their] world, fining transgressors for non-compliance with green orthodoxy.
This is no idle dream. Greens seem determined to convert the nations children into environmentalist versions of Maos Red Guards, the blindly-revolutionary youths who spearheaded Chinas disastrous Cultural Revolution.
In his book, Russell tries to stir up hatred against Groans (grown-ups) and their wasteful ways, and encourages children to become Guardians of the Glorious Green Future, nagging until their parents sign a Glorious Green Charter.
This Charter affirms parents desire to avoid kids being subjected to the perils of a new Ice Age or being forced to evolve into aquatic organisms in order to contend with rising sea levels, and concedes that their brilliant children understand way more about this so-called Global Warming nonsense than I do, empowering them to patrol the house looking for climate crimes and to levy fines for non-compliance with the rules laid down in the book. Kids are also instructed on how to seize their school councils to create Eco Teams and lobby local government as green citizens (1).
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I just signed for a new hybrid gas / electric HVAC. The numbers penciled. I'm throwing out the 2 year old inefficient furnace in the home I just bought. The energy savings will give me payback in 7 years, 18% IRR, and +$8K NPV.
Forget the pestering, kids. Sharpen your pencils.
Use the "green" crap to teach them what "green tax" will do to their paychecks when they get real jobs.
Common Parents, if you have a little "Greeniac" in the making, hit them with a little reality upside the head.
Look at the riots and bombings caused in the 1960s and 1970s by the Red diaper doper babies who were indoctrinated in radical socialist political ideology.
No “vidia games”, computer playtime, texting, or staying in all afternoon watching tv. Wastes energy. We have to conserve. “Can’t go on living as we have”. So say the Obameth.
Society needs to stop taking these obviously-disturbed ‘60s leftovers seriously, and get back to living in the 21st century.
Your hybrid will not save you anything, nor the environment. The environmental damage that thing causes just to build it is 10 times that of a regular little MPG puddle jumper, 3 times that of a full grown Humvie. Plus it will give you 1/3 of the service life, if the battery lasts that long.
If your furnace is only 2 years old it's already fairly efficient. Sure, there are some with complicated ventilation/ environmental control systems build on, but they actually end up costing you more in electricity costs to operate all those gadgets.
You'd be much further ahead, and save more money simply by just by sealing up and insulating your house better. No matter how efficient your furnace is, it will not compensate for a drafty, poorly insulated house.
Besides, CO2 is not a pollutant, and does not cause global warming. If gas is too expensive, burn wood.
You got it. See how they like that “green” reality.
Send them out to cut the grass with a hand powered reel mower.
Shovel the driveway by hand, no snow blower. Walk don’t drive in a warm car. (Only when THEY want to go anywhere of course)
And what’s with that school bus just to take them 5 blocks to school? Ban school buses in towns and cities. No need for them.
We never had them when I was a kid, and there wasn’t even any “global warming”. Just a pending Ice age.
Their concerts cause horrific amounts of pollution, thousands of kids using gas just to get to the concert hall, buying their propaganda tree's died for, all those chemicals their plastic cd's and jewel cases are made from, and the synthetic fabrics they promote for kids to buy.
Those synthetic fabrics and dyes are made in china, the chemical pollution from them fills rivers killing all life in them.
They want green, lets give them green damn it!
My niece just got a teaching job for 1st and preschool aged children teaching....wait for it.....environmentalism, activism and global warming risks. Preschoolers?!?!?
Bingo! lights off at dusk,no internet,walk to school,turn down the heat to barely comfortable,no plastic toys or cd's(they use oil) no more batteries for games ect.
Let the little twirps get a taste of what life wouldbe like under the greenpinkos
THANK GOD I'M A FREERIDER!!!!
If I weren’t a FREERIDER, I’d ground the little snots for impudence and behaving like a liberal. ;-)
CDs and vinyl records (which have made a costly comeback) use petroleum based plastics.
Get your kid a hand cranked radio (like are sold for emergency purposes).
Could be worse. She could be teaching them about alternate sexual identities, same sex attraction, polymory, crossdressing, a society’s “wrongheaded” notion of “sex roles”.
HA HA HA HA HA....
If my daughters tried this sort of thing, I wouldn’t turn “green” but I might turn their behinds red...
Sig Material there
Unless I missed it, he didn't seem concerned over environmental impact, just his pocket book. Perhaps he's not a fool after all?
HVAC = Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning.
I promise not to drive my furnace anywhere.
I don’t much care about “pollution” per se. I’m an economist (see nom de post). The cash flow analysis just plain works.
The builder of my house put in a horrible Natural Gas system. He also didn’t seal the vents well. So, I can get a better hybrid Gas / Electric system, seal my vents, etc. and get a good payback.
Here in the Pacific NorthWest, we have cheap electricity and expensive Natural Gas. With a hybrid system, I can heat with cheap electricity through a heat pump when that is more efficient based on outside temperatures and cost / KWH, and through a gas furnace when that is more efficient. A chip in the system will decide to switch between fuel sources depending on the relative cost.
Compared to my crappy system, I can cut my HVAC costs about in half. As pointed out in my original post, the economics pencil: It is a better investment (at 18% “ROI”) than my other opportunities (stocks).
I’ll take deals like that all day long.
Wood Soot is a pollutant. Here in Southern Oregon, the California wildfires prove that daily!
Unless the kid likes eating cold oatmeal (sans milk, salt and sugar) for breakfast, lunch and dinner, sleeping on the bare living room floor, reading the Bible for recreation and only having one set of clothes I would not advise this.
Not to mention LOTs of chores.
I like your notions of parenthood.
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