Earth Hour Celebrates Ignorance, Poverty, And Backwardness

Posted by ewv 9 years, 3 months ago to Technology
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"The whole mentality around Earth Hour demonizes electricity. I cannot do that, instead I celebrate it and all that it has provided for humanity. Earth Hour celebrates ignorance, poverty and backwardness. By repudiating the greatest engine of liberation it becomes an hour devoted to anti-humanism. It encourages the sanctimonious gesture of turning off trivial appliances for a trivial amount of time, in deference to some ill-defined abstraction called 'the Earth,' all the while hypocritically retaining the real benefits of continuous, reliable electricity. People who see virtue in doing without electricity should shut off their fridge, stove, microwave, computer, water heater, lights, TV and all other appliances for a month, not an hour. And pop down to the cardiac unit at the hospital and shut the power off there too."

"I don’t want to go back to nature. Travel to a zone hit by earthquakes, floods and hurricanes to see what it’s like to go back to nature. For humans, living in “nature” meant a short life span marked by violence, disease and ignorance. People who work for the end of poverty and relief from disease are fighting against nature. I hope they leave their lights on."

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  • Posted by Ibecame 9 years, 3 months ago
    I don't know where you all live, but where we are every time they introduce "energy saving" campaigns, and get enough people to switch to the latest energy saving devices they have a rate raising (mooching) campaign.
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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 9 years, 3 months ago
    I thought I overheard someone in the electrical engineering world talking about sabotaging the electrical grid in a small part of Madison for Earth Day. I hope they were joking, although they weren't laughing.

    I have this discussion every year. I shut off our outside lights for Earth hour b/c I think it's important to recognize the cost burning fuel to produce electricity. I understand the criticism though b/c my goal is not to have less electricity but more electricity and to have it produced in a way that doesn't damage the environment.
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    • Posted by 9 years, 3 months ago
      Not joking, wishful thinking.

      You won't get more electricity and less damage of anything by demonstrating on behalf of the viro agenda. Every one of us knows the cost of burning fuel to produce electricity every time we get the bill. The cost of lighting up the house during "Earth Hour" is far less than the cost of helping the viro nature-worshiping misanthropic nihilists. It's a good investment.

      The first time this "Earth Hour" holy sacrament to "turn the lights out of New York City" -- as a book we know once put it, meaning a symbol for there and everywhere else -- the town utility reported that electricity use had gone up significantly during "The Hour". It seems that a lot of people got the point and quietly told them what they thought of it. The viro organizers are not protesting "utility bills" and everyone knows it.
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