Toronto and other cities worldwide experienced this global act of collective obedience to the global warming crusaders and globalists called “Earth Hour”.
My basic reaction to this is very simple – if it’s good to turn off the lights and electrical power for one hour, then the logic of that ethical rule implies it is good to just shut off the power all the time. Just shut down human civilization completely. Turn off the lights!
Because that’s the basic message of these propagandists who are really advocating global controls on human behavior.
Their message is that human beings are a waste of space and that our comfort and well-being doesn’t matter. What kind of message is that to send to children?
And if these people persist in not recognizing the concept of property rights and self-determination, then their ideas are worthless in preventing genuine pollution.
They’re not even talking about genuine pollution. They just want to make people believe that all carbon gases produced by the burning of fuels are pollutants, and this is a complete lie. Carbon dioxide is what we breath out and is used by plants.
One of their propaganda films is David Attenborough’s “The Truth About Climate Change” (link to a segment) which has no convincing evidence that global warming is caused by human beings – even with this graph they’re showing. I do not believe the green graph because I believe it leaves out the activity of the sun.
At least it has David Attenborough’s voluntary individual choice approaches at the end of the documentary (you’d have to see the whole thing), but of course they are trivial aesthetic acts of self-deprivation. And I reject the assumption that there is some sort of problem that needs to be solved. What is wrong with the earth warming anyway? How do they know there are going to be huge disasters? People will adapt better if they were left alone!
But of course governments are going to impose involuntary “solutions” and costs on ordinary people – not voluntary solutions. I think this is David Attenborough’s essentially good nature coming through despite his succumbing to their propaganda or whatever pressures they put on him.
The whole documentary I saw on CBC TV is substance-less. Just a vapid pile of crap. A total waste of time for anyone trying to understand what the arguments are of those who advocate global controls on human activity.
And the part that is completely shameful is the graphical representation of carbon dioxide as a black soot piling up over peoples’ houses as they consume electricity. Many people who are educated in basic science may take it for granted, and most people in the public will be surprised to hear this, but carbon dioxide is an invisible non-polluting gas that is entirely natural.
Governments also attempt to associate the greenhouse effect of non-polluting carbon dioxide (which is much less than water vapor) with what people ordinarily consider as pollution.
That’s the level these people play at. That’s what their “earth-loving”(?) ethics amounts to. Lying to tax-payers so they can pillage us more.
Yes, those who went along with “earth hour” are truly demonstrating their status as slaves.
Guess what? We need more power. We need more power-production. We need more economic opportunities. More competition. An end to institutional government-protected monopolies. An end to government intervention in the economy. More products. More happiness. More of everything. Lower taxes. Less inflation. More saving. Sound currencies – choice in currencies. For all that, we need more freedom and more respect for property rights, more legal rights for ordinary people – to protect us from the effects of new technologies run amok by the way – which the global warming crowd couldn’t care less about! More respect for human autonomy. We need to get central-planning fascist governments under control. And we need people really in control of their lives instead of following along with these tyrannical agendas.
March 31st, 2008
Comments to Rejecting Earth Hour
- M. Wendt
March 31st, 2008 at 2:42 am
Wow. I didn’t realize there were people as stupid as this! Go drive your SUV and keep your thoughts to yourself please.
April 2nd, 2008 at 4:36 am
Get your governments off our backs, buddy.
- ryan k
April 19th, 2008 at 3:31 am
How refreshing it is to read something which makes sense on the subject and more.
We are in the minority to be sure, but your article makes much sense. I can say so due to the fact i will never allow myself to be “programed” like so many, smug, adolescent, blind idealists etc. that i have to encounter every single day, do.
Ethical capitalism, moral courage, limited/responsible/elected government, self responsibility are some of the most important elements required for Freedom to be realized and sustained.
Since none of those four even really exist in reality anymore…is it any wonder why we are losing our freedom, bit by bit, and therefore becoming the victims of the ideology of the left and far left, and far right as well?
We are all under assault here.
When good men and women stand by and do nothing…evil prevails.
Each of us needs to get off the fence, within ourselves firstly, and focus on the values that will enable a future…realistically, optimistically, but never blindly.
No matter how smart and sophisticated the SALESMAN seems to be.
April 28th, 2008 at 1:46 am
All of you are scaring me.
May 28th, 2008 at 1:40 am
Excellent article. This is exactly how I felt about Earth Hour. It was just another way for people to conform and show their blind obedience, without understanding the issue WHATSOEVER. What confirmed this fact to me was a quote I heard on the news: “Turn off you lights, and watch the hockey game in the dark.” Right, because your 250W TV uses less power than a 15W light. It’s the thought that counts though, right? Because that’s the impression I got from Earth Hour, lots of thought, minimal results.
March 1st, 2009 at 2:37 pm
Screw the EARTH HOURS how aboiut if for one day all the bothersome eco-freaks keep their stupid blabbering pieholes shut instead of blabbering their mindless banter to us all their the biggist producers of HOT AIR around
- Beatriz Perez-Sanchez
March 10th, 2009 at 10:55 pm
I have been telling friends and family members for a long time that the ecology movement is all about political and social control and that concern for the environment is merely a useful smokescreen. All too often, I am met with blank stares of incomprehension, disbelief or I’m accused of being ‘paranoid’. Earth Hour is an exercise in global social conditioning and is just one of the many ways in which the masses are being prepared to accept blindly the imposition of a one-world police state. ‘A Million Acts of Green’ is another good example. This all reminds me so much of Naziism and Stalinism.
I’m glad to see that there are others who see what is happening. This website is a breath of fresh air.