Skip to comments.The greens are blue: Earth Day guilt trip just not getting traction
Posted on 04/22/2013 9:34:01 AM PDT by Abakumov
Its Earth Day! The annual global observance when billions of people take time from their busy days to nurture, pamper, and otherwise kiss up to the universally revered world-deity Gaia. Well, not really, but it is a day when preachy environmentalists attempt to guilt-trip people for squatting on the planet they are forced to live on. More than usual that is.
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Nothing like a crappy economy to encourage regular folk to tell environmentalists to go to hell.
I like the song from a founder of earthday. “Leaving on an experimental airplane . . All my tanks are empty, I’m ready to go ....”
The good news about the bad economy is that a lot of stupid stuff is being placed on the back burner.
Back in the 90’s I used to joke to the animal rights people that it is nice that we have solved all human problems and we can now turn our attention to increasing the comfort of animals.
Ultimately, it always comes down to survival. Once it is threatened (depending on the degree) other priorities are knocked off their throne.
Reducing yourself to caveman status by sitting in the dark for an hour does nothing to help the environment and certainly doesn’t repersent the kind of future I want for my kids.
I want energy and lots of it.
After seeing the Islamic map with green as the designated color for conversions, I will never see that color the same way again. (Oh, and green is the designated “color of the year” in the fashion industry. Did Michelle have anything to do with this?)
I’m thinking of commemorating the occasion by returning some lead to the earth from which it came. Heck yes it’s a sacrifice - ammo ain’t cheap.
I bought a couple of light bulbs last week. I even had a discussion about light bulbs with the store clerk. I was told that the light bulbs I was buying were energy saving and will last a year. I got home, put them on in the hall and swear in less than 10 minutes one stopped working.
They took the old light bulbs that worked off the market. Now my hall is dark. That’s not “Earth Day”, that’s Dearth Day.
I collect and recycle all my beer cans and bottles. Just doing my part.
In that image North Korea is their favorite spot, no lights.
i think one of those pinpricks of light was me burning my plastic bags and turning on all my lights here in the Philippines....can almost see me waving at the satellite
Our band (rockabilly, surf, country... yes, we have multiple-personality-disorder) was asked to play our local (Prescott, AZ) Earth Day event for the 3rd straight year.
Funny, as we announce we are celebrating not just earth, but more importantly its CREATOR, GOD ALMIGHTY!
We always receive a lot of applause.
This year was different. The “corporate” folks outnumbered the earth-hippies. Maybe by 60% to 40%.
Just not that many folks there at all. Oh well, I find that refreshing! We had a good crowd, too :)
Us Scotch-Irish Americans celebrated in our usual fashion, gathering around our annual Earth Day Tire Fire and getting drunk.
How do you like living in the Philippines?
Lol! Tim Blair, an Australian blogger, encourages his readers to send in pictures of their houses with EVERY LIGHT ON. He then posts them to his blog page.
Sooo... my working theory...
All the usual suspects are either still stoned or badly hungover...
Equals poorly attended / no-traction Earthday...
Allsome! My kinda thinkin’. Trucks idling in the driveway. Just doin’ my part to prevent another ice age. Growing stuff in ice ain’t easy.
That reminds me. I need to burn leaves when I get home.