Saturday, March 29, 2008

The lights are on, and nobody is home

For the Earth Hour complainers, this clearly was the case.

The whole point of Earth Hour seems to have gone way over some people's heads. I think there would have been less whining and complaining if they had been asked to cut off their left arm.

It's awareness, for crying out loud. Nobody is saying that the world is going to change overnight simply because you turned off your lights and non-essential appliances for one hour.

If you don't want to do it, THEN DON'T. But don't say "it's stupid" or say that you're going to turn on all your damned lights in protest of the idea.

Yes, that's what one poster in a forum I regularly read said he was going to do. I guess we won't know if he actually did it. I suspect he didn't.

What's the big fuckin' deal? ONE HOUR of your precious time to sit in darkness is all that was asked of you, so that maybe the next time you reach to turn on a light you'll stop and think, "Do I really need this light on?" Chances are, you don't. And over the long term, you save yourself a few bucks and help the environment.

Is that so wrong?

Good grief.

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