October 1, 2007
Turning Out the Lights
What could be more symbolic of the willful decline of civilization that this:
Following San Francisco's lead, Los Angeles County and city officials are urging people, businesses and government to switch off nonessential lights for one hour next month to save energy.
By "nonessential," they don't mean lights you're not using anyway. They mean lights you don't need to perform emergency surgery. In the original "Earth Hour" in Sydney, 2.2 million people supposedly turned out the lights in homage to the Earth Goddess.
Supposedly turning off all the lights will prolong the Earth's doom by limiting the CO2 emitted in the generation of electricity. Breathing also emits CO2. Maybe instead of "Earth Hour" we should try "Earth Minute," where we save the polar bears by holding our breath.
Beyond the pointless symbolism, the implication is clear. If we want to save the planet, we need to turn out the lights on human civilization and return to the darkness for which liberals seem to long.
On a tip from Nanc.
Posted by Van Helsing at October 1, 2007 11:12 AM
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next they'll be wanting to pull a kim jong ilness on u.s. and just turn out ALL the power at night.
Posted by: nanc at October 1, 2007 11:25 AM
Will they do what they did in the CBS series JERICHO - explode a high altitude EMP bomb over Kansas? That would reduce Americas carbon footprint 90% (except Alaska and Hawaii).
Good thing these crazies dont have access to that kind of technology - another reason to keep the envirowackos out of the Whitehouse and their and their hands off access to nuclear weapons.
Posted by: Anonymous at October 1, 2007 11:26 AM
In the meantime, the power plants will just keep generating electricty whether anyone uses it or not!
Posted by: KHarn at October 1, 2007 4:59 PM
Candles and wood fires, the wave of the future.
Posted by: Kevin at October 1, 2007 5:00 PM
Why only just one hour? if those jerkwads want to conserve energy them keep the d*mn lights off all night.
Posted by: allie at October 1, 2007 10:14 PM
Doubtless, switching off the super-wide TVs, hot-water jacuzzi spas and full-mansion air-conditioning of the liberal rich envirobats will save more than the low-wattage bulbs of the rest of the populace.
Posted by: Scott at October 1, 2007 11:53 PM