Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: The hippie holiday--Humanity haters bemoan life on Earth Day
Posted on 04/20/2011 2:59:33 PM PDT by jazusamo
Tomorrow is Good Friday, the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified. More important to many is that its also Earth Day, the annual gala thats taken on the trappings of a pagan religious holiday. At some level, its good to celebrate Earth, the source of life and home of humanity. After all, we have to live somewhere. Environmentalists, however, seem divided between those who venerate the planet as a deity and those who think its so fragile that it must be saved from everyone but themselves.
Newsweek magazine dismissed the first Earth Day in 1970 as a bizarre nationwide rain dance. The only difference between then and now is that the rain dancers moved into the government and pushed their views on impressionable school children around the world. The Environmental Protection Agency website encourages kids to Join with other teens to green your energy scene, because nothing says cool quite like earning the EPAs coveted title of Climate Ambassador. Instead of a rain dance, kids can help save the planet by downloading a rap tune by bureaucrats with inspiring lyrics like:
The USA is where we are to kick a new trend and to raise the bar.
The climate is changing and thats a fact,
Bears dont know when to take a nap,
On top of that it wont be cool when the flood waters rise and mosquitoes rule.
Its time to get off the couch and start to move.
Honestly, the lame song keeps going like that for five minutes...
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Ummm, tomorrow is Thursday, the day before Good Friday.
Tomorrow is NOT Good Friday, rather Holy Thursday.
Obamas America will end up like a giant “Hog Farm” like the one in Taos in the 60’s. If anyone is old enough to remember. I wonder if LSD has somehow mutated genes that have passed down through the DNA chain?
Doesn’t Good Friday usually fall on a Friday?
It’s the way The Washingtion Times releases their editorials.
Not a coincidence.
Earth Day is Thursday, April 21. No way is it on Good Friday, April 22. This is an error, not an early editorial release.
Of course, the surreptitious nature of my celebration dictates that it be more of an Earth Wee Hours of the Morning.
LOL! If it does there's a lot of offspring from the hippies of the 60's that are in trouble. :-)
This is supposed to be tomorrows editorial.
LOL! Unless it falls on a Thursday, apparently. I'm not sure how that works. :)
My calendar says Earth Day is Friday.
Tomorrow is Good Friday, the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified. More important to many is that its also Earth Day
The author is stating that Good Friday = Earth Day, which is incorrect.
I guess if retailers can have Christmas in July sales, there can be a Good Friday on Thursday.
I will not tolerate this shoving of dirt-worship religion down my throat.
Earth Day always is the 22nd of April and this year it just happens to fall on Good Friday.
Ouch! Where can I get an eraser that will reach the part of my brain that absorbed that video?
The USA is where we are to kick a new trend and to drive a car.
Globull warming’s a scam and thats a fact,
Everyone knows it’s a load of crap,
On top of that it wont be cool when the taxes rise and democrats rule.
Its time to grow arugula... let’s move !
If you really do this (which I doubt) then I hope you get caught - and you’re lucky you’re not doing it in the wetlands behind my property since that is where I hunt geese and ducks and I would hate to have an “accident” with my over-under. There is a huge difference between fighting the socialist’s “green” policies and purposely defiling nature.
Good one bump!
Last year when I was shopping a young woman asked me if I knew what day the 4th of July was celebrated on.
Now that’s a great depiction of Earth Day.
Earth Day. Right up there with Kwanzaa.
It’s funny, even though it’s apparently just an error. :)
If it was not for being so dry and having a fire ban, I would burn a tire for earth day.
There is a book called “Trees” written years ago. I don’t even know if you can get a copy. It describes the early settlers and the problems they had living in so called pristine locations. The trees without enough sun caused deep depression among other problems.
I suggest all the people who love green go live in similar circumstances. They would not like it.
Besides, this is not what they are really about.
It’s probably supposed to be in tomorrow’s paper, but why take all the fun out of it? LOL
Antways, I’ll be observing Good Friday, not dirt worship day. I’ll continue to be a good steward of the land around me, because it’s God’s land (not some dirt god’s land).
Will they kill themselves?
And maybe come back as moss?
We have almost 5 acres of land, which is mostly undisturbed. When we first moved here we cleared out a bunch of garbage. Bags of it. We have pileated woodpeckers, downy woodpeckers, goldfinches, cardinals, hawks, fisher cats, at least one bear, coyotes, a fox, deer and on and on. We love it. We see all of this beauty and wonder at the miracle God has given us all.
Nah...let them come back as toilet paper. We can always use more toilet paper.
I will NOT be celebrating Earth Day in any way that the leftists mandate. Instead I'll turn on every gas and electric appliance full blast.
And in my mind, this April 21st is much more important to Texans as the 175th anniversary of victory at the Battle of San Jacinto.
Earth Day Idiots Exposed
Thanks, those people really remind me of the idiot hippies of the 60’s.
Don’t forget to eat the fruit off the trees you’ve climbed bare footed to get the vital life source energy. :)
The Hog-Farm....I believe the hippie-in-charge was Wavy Gravy.
You got it. That is where we are going.
Good post. I hang around Yahoo Answers and try to insert a bit of common sense into the brainwashed public school kids who post warming nonsense. I was pleasantly surprised by home-schoolers who also post there. You parents who are home schooling should be proud. Good on you.
I read that book- I believe it is part of a trilogy by Conrad Richter: the trees, the forest, the fields ?
Anyway, the forest canopy, which kept out all direct sunlight, did cause people to go crazy.
And the work described in clearing a simple field is almost unbelievable. They were very strong people, those people who made the fields of America. They'd sure not think much of us today, I'm afraid.
A women in a parking lot outside the Super Walmart was upset and crying. I asked here if I could help. She told me she could not get into her car, the doors would not unlock. I took her key, inserted it into the driver door, opened the door and told her to change the batteries in her remote. True story.
You are right. They were strong; unlike the little green wimps of today.
Another related book is “Back from the Land: How Young Americans Went to Nature in the 1970s and Why They Came Back” by Eleanor Agnew - a woman who went with her family to the land, how it collapsed, and coming back to the real world, along with interviews of others in the same situation
So you and I have met the two stupidest people ever. I laughed at the girl when she asked me, but alas she was serious.
Wow, just wow.
I’m guessing the internet gets the Thursday print edition the night before.