Last night, between 8 and 9 p.m., was “Earth Hour” — yet another idiotic exercise in pointless symbolism that’s really designed to test how many of us will do whatever some liberal wingnuts say. I can only hope they were horribly disappointed.
We were supposed to turn off all our lights for an hour. I turned all of mine on, and every television in the house was also fired up. Whoever schedules “lights out” during the Kids Choice Awards and the NCAA basketball tournament is an absolute moron.
The fact that I turn off all my lights every night between about 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. doesn’t earn me any environmental points for some reason.
But just because you may have chosen not to participate doesn’t mean nobody knew about it — especially in Canada.
Here’s a post from the Green Party of Canada blog:
Between 8 and 9 tonight, I’ll be doing what I usually do at that time: I’ll be out with my wife walking our two dogs 5km around our small town.
Tonight, however, I’ll be looking at my neighbours’ windows to see which ones are participating in Earth Hour. I’ll be noting those houses and when the election campaign comes, I’ll be knocking on those doors. I’ll be armed with the knowledge that these are environmentally aware and concerned people and they are prime targets for a GPC campaign.
So just because some poor guy might have decided to go to bed early or to take a nap means that some intrusive freak is going to think he’s a fellow traveler and bother him come election time? Yet another reason to turn all your lights on for the next “Earth Hour.”
And if any of these nosy doofuses stops by to tell us to turn our lights off, let’s make sure that it is indeed lights-out… for the eco-Kravitz.
(h/t “A dime a dozen” blog)