It’s earth hour in about 30 minutes time. Earth hour follows on from what Australia did last year (update: actually it was two years ago – my how the time flies) where it turned off the lights for about an hour for what everyone said was in the name of environmentalism. http://www.earthhour.org/home/
Well, to earth day, I say a very loud ___LOBBOX !___
“Oh lwtc, what a horrible thing to say. How can you not care about the environment”
Ha ha, its precisely because I care about the environment that I’m going to proudly ignore it and thankfully I’m not the only one.
“Huh? Has lwtc gone nuts?” Well as a conspiraloon I’m already branded as nuts by some people, and if your one of them, then do yourself a favour and read no further. Look, I’ll even provide an escape link to make it easy for you. Bye bye.
If however I’ve tweaked your interested, then I’m glad you decided to stay, don’t worry you don’t even have to swallow any red couloured pills either.
Right. Earth day. lets employ bipolar mode. After all, it is how most people operate.
Poll (is Earth day symbolic or practical)
If it’s a) then to participate in earth day is bloody stupid and dangerous self delusion.
You believe your act of symbolism has made a statement about the environment/planet, and ‘you’ve done your part’. Tomorrow you’re likely to waste just as much energy as you’ve always done, only now you’ll think you’ve made a difference. You are likely to feed off that which in turn is likely you give you increase your inertia to actually do something meaningful.
Lets face it, we all delude ourselves at times, and THIS IS ONE OF THOSE TIMES. You’ve got to face reality if you really want to make meaningful change. Not just fool yourself into thinking you want meaningful change. Yeah, that’s right – look inside yourself, find those inner demons/laziness/apathy and self erected psychological walls covering up your own failings. Once you’ve found them, tell them where to go!
If you really want to improve things, then throw away your old traditional light bulbs and spend some of your money on those energy saving bulbs so every day you’ll be saving energy. Car pool. Do some more walking. When the corporate newz comes on, turn it off for an hour or two. Come on, do it! On yer bike! At the very least, if the issue of environmentalism is so important to you, then start to make those meaningful changes to your life starting tomorrow. Sitting on your bum for an hour in the dark is a joke.
Living in a fantasy world, believing you are doing something to change it when in fact you are not, isn’t for me, and I suspect the fact you’re still reading this means you, or a part of you, feels the same.
If you chose b) then you are walking straight into a fascist trap.
Any energy saved, lets say in the form of oil, will ultimately, as we are on the edge of the post peak oil future, to going to increasingly be, the preserve of the wealthy few.
The scale at which energy (resource, production, distribution, consumption and application) will be monopolised, will be on a scale in proportion to the elites wealth and modified, allocating extra rations to those less wealthy people who are needed to keep that wealthy elite firmly in place. Who are these elite? What drives them / what are their beliefs? How much of society do they hold sway over? It is dominated by Zionistic principles of superiority. Here, for those with secondary myopia and foolish denial of that facts, here’s that escape link again. Bon voyage.
Yes that’s right folks. The powerful countries of the world (the majority of those whose politics is ‘Zion heavy’ – a serfdom of increasing ferocity) will try with more and more desperation, violence and coercion try to control with an ever tightening grip for themselves but mostly for those who pull their strings.
You really gotta think ‘Big Picture’ here. Mini-movie doesn’t cut it.
Leaders should lead (by example) this lazy corrupt rabble of idiots who project themselves as leaders won’t be sitting in the dark for an hour will they? And even if they do, what REAL changes will they be making other than symbolism?
What laws are they going to introduce that will cause their companies, or the companies of their buddies, to have lower profits for the sake of the environment. Yeah that’s right… they aren’t.
And here is where it gets sinister.
Already those who have already said they won’t comply with it are being looked upon badly by those people who want to play the game of symbolism. As the Earth days come eventually a greater degree of ‘social outcast’ will befall those who refuse to comply for whatever reason and no matter how VALID that reason is. Yes folks. There is an element of social manipulation at play here. Is this innocent or deliberate? I’d say it’s deliberate but only from the hand of the usual suspects, but only succeed with the unbeknownst help of the masses of ignorant dupes (and hypocrites) have jointed the ‘I care for the environment’ bandwagon.
Eventually as the cheap energy runs out, I suspect Earth day will reveal its ugly hand. The power companies will announce power-cuts and when we protest, the ‘Earth lobby dupes’ (inc. those of noble intentions) will with the energy companies form the necessary levee against those who protest it. “Well many people want to preserve the environment and agree with the cuts, so why don’t you”. Spot the loaded and scurrilous question? Other social engineering factors already exist in a number of different guises.
Guess what, tomorrow is the opening day of Formula 1 motor racing and guess where it is being staged… Australia. F1 really is a TOTAL WASTE OF TIME and WASTES STAGGERING AMOUNTS OF ENERGY. Think of them guzzling their champagne while your sitting in the dark being eaten by mosquito’s that you can’t see to swat them, or smashing your tows into the corner of a wall, or treading on an upturned plug.
Earth hour/day my ass!
‘Whose Earth’ is what we should be asking.