Friday, March 26, 2010

I HATE GREEN! - Earth Hour - Symbolism Over Substance

It was Saturday, March 28, 2008 when I first heard of Earth Hour.  I logged on to the internet and opened to GOOGLE to do some research, only to discover that they had “turned the lights out” on their homepage as a meaningless gesture to “raise the level of awareness” for a worldwide energy conservation effort called Earth Hour.

This kind of senseless, emotional, symbolic blather (like candlelight vigils, walks, sit-ins, fasts, and horn-honking) all done for the sole purpose of “raising the level of awareness” really freaks me out; how does this gesturing without substance accomplish anything.

Google did their part to “Save The World” by changing the color of their screen from white to black for one day. And by their own admission, it does absolutely NOTHING – it saves NO energy; modern displays use the same amount of power regardless of what colors they display.

But is there really a problem anyway? I am not an expert nor a physicist BUT, in my recollection of some elementary physical science concepts from my school days, ENERGY CANNOT BE DESTROYED, DIMINISHED OR DEPLETED, it can only change in form.  It seems to me that all this extreme, fear mongering, tree-hugging, earth worshipping, hand-wringing, industry hating,  funny car driving, bottled water drinking, flatulence outlawing, global greening, sterilized liberal happycrap is nothing more than a rebellion against the Sovereign God who has created this world for our use, pleasure and dominion, and He will sustain it until He has accomplished His purpose in it.

So while the rest of you are all sitting around in the dark tomorrow night to “Do Your Part” to “Make The World A Better Place” so you can “Feel Good About Yourselves,” I will be doing my part to waste as much energy as I possibly can just because I can.

I first wrote this post several years ago just before Earth Hour.  To celebrate it, I rose early in the morning to make an unnecessary 600 mile round-trip drive to attend The Tea Party Express's Showdown in Searchlight Nevada.  I burned up about 60 gallons of premium fuel in my gas guzzling FJ Cruiser which gets about 15 mpg.   And then, when I got home, while the rest of you sat in the dark, I turned on all the lights and sat in my comfortably air conditioned house eating my micro-waved dinner, enjoying a refreshing, refrigerated soft drink and watching the Fox News Channel on my energy wasting big screen television.


Ramona V. said...

Amen, preach it, brother! I found your blog by typing in "I hate green". You're right, it means nothing except that now I can justify my overindulgences by buying the "right" stuff.

Michael said...

AWWESOME! i also found it by typing in " I hate green". I just hate how brainwashed with it everyone is!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder. I'll be sure to run the air conditioner with the windows open tomorrow. Oh, wait. I'm doing that right now.

Amrita said...

Clap clap!

Puts the Earth Police to rest.

In India we have to may power outages and water and food shortages that we are doing the earth a lot of good anyway.

Anonymous said...

Great post! I was searching for "earth hour symbolism over substance" while planning my earth hour post and found your post. I'm all for conservation but this earth worshipping freedom destroying extreme environmentalism is just ridiculous. Last year I attempted to illustrate absurdity by being absurd and turning on every light in our house during earth hour. My wife posted about what I did and some "green" family members were very offended. My plan this year is to be "nice" and turn off all of the lights in the house. We still need light to function so I will park all of my vehicles in the front yard with their headlights pointed at the windows. They will be idling of course (1 - V10, 4 - V8's, 1 - V6, 1 - I6 Diesel). I wouldn't want to run the batteries down ;-). I will post pictures which should be fun!

Have a great day!

Daisy said...

I am saving energy by using my wife's login.

Nice post Ralph and Sage, the smell of diesel is so energizing.