Recently I saw a public service advertisement asking everyone to turn off their lights for one hour on Earth Day to celebrate the planet and raise awareness about the issues associated with climate change. The ad featured a dozen or more ‘tweens and teenagers with a classroom background implying that we, as a people, should be kind to the environment. In fact, as I listened to the ad, I think I was supposed to feel guilty in some way. But, as the ad approached its conclusion, I found myself getting pissed off!
The agency was using young people (who appeal to other young people) as propaganda tools scolding the rest of us for the damage we have done to Mother Earth. Well, I do realize that as the human race evolves, we are utilizing the resources of the Earth; and that, as a result of human progress, we are probably causing the planet to warm up a smidgen. But, is climate change something we can profoundly affect? Should I feel guilty? Well, I am not sorry, at all! In fact, I am in the Dennis Miller camp on global warming! Dennis believes “warmers” are a bunch of presumptuous, self-loathing egomaniacs who, as specks on the ass of the universe, can do little to cause irreparable harm to this planet! Dennis (and I) think that the Earth can take care of itself and will do just fine on its own….thank you very much!
So, to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, Jane and I are going to turn on every light, TV, and computer in our house for one hour as our protest to those that would try to make the rest of us feel guilty for living our lives! And stop indoctrinating America’s youth! Use a cross-section of society, not just kids! Have a nice Earth Day! Let the power (electricity, that is) be with you!