Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earth hour's onanistic vileness

Oh yes, the sheeple in the relatively free rich world (and even the relatively unfree middle income world like China) will have a jolly ol' time switching off our lights for an hour. Makes you feel better a bit of enforced poverty doesn't it?

All cities in North Korea will be joining in, like they do every day for a while, at random hours in fact. Most people there would be amazed that there is the Hour of Power in counter protest. If only North Koreans could choose.

Tim Blair has an excellent commentary about how this silly little protest is going. He says the fact the Soccerroos are participating is proof soccer is gay.

However I'll leave my final comment to the Competitive Enterprise Institute

"we are pointing out what Earth Hour truly is about: it isn’t pro-earth, it is anti-man and anti-innovation. So, on March 28th, CEI plans to continue “voting” for humanity by enjoying the fruits of man’s mind. "

I'm doing so tonight as well.

UPDATE 1: The Ayn Rand Institute describes it as "The lights of our cities and monuments are a symbol of human achievement, of what mankind has accomplished in rising from the cave to the skyscraper. Earth Hour presents the disturbing spectacle of people celebrating those lights being extinguished. Its call for people to renounce energy and to rejoice at darkened skyscrapers makes its real meaning unmistakably clear: Earth Hour symbolizes the renunciation of industrial civilization."

4 comments:

Mark.V. said...

Switch the lights off for an hour and discover first hand what life will be like should the Greens ever get into power.

ZenTiger said...

Ironic on so many levels. For places supplied by renewable energy or nuclear energy, it's rather pointless.

Or for the people that jump in their cars to participate in mass bonfire and candle burning love-ins.

Or for all the restaurants that increase their advertising to attract people wanting a candle-light dinner, as if the reason for dining out is to save the planet.

On the other hand, maybe all the focus, good and bad is exactly what these people wanted? We get so busy talking about futile gestures, and yet governments around the world have signed up to a global tax distribution system called Kyoto, and our governments embrace it as if they have the mandate from the people. Somethings really wrong here.

ZenTiger said...

PS: I guess you were just itching to find a use for the phrase "onanistic vileness"?

Preoccupied with something? :-)

libertyscott said...

Oi Zen! I've used the phrase before. Glad someone knows what it means though. I'd like to think some intelligent people read this blog.