Archive for March 15th, 2010

The Rainforest? Pave it! Make It a Parking Lot.

Monday, March 15th, 2010

My liberal friends hate when I say this – but I really don’t give a damn about the Green movement or global warming.  The roots of my apathy go back almost 40-years.

In 1970, the Anti-Vietnam War movement began to lose momentum. People were discouraged because that “winless” war continued despite our best protests. And then came Earth Day – and everyone had a NEW CA– USE – Environmentalism.

The trendies quickly embraced goals which were ridiculously futuristic and too easy  compared to ending the war in Vietnam. After all, who was “for” pollution and against the earth? We anti-war demonstrators were booed, gassed, clubbed, arrested, and beaten. We were called commies and traitors.

No one spit on or hated tree-hugging, dolphin-kissing, dirt-worshipping earth lovers. As a cause, environmentalism (as it was called in those days) was as good and clean as it got.  Worse? It reverently centered on the Future! Our Future.  Our Kids’ Future.  Our Planet’s Future. Ah, the Future – a 100 years, 500 years, 10- centuries from now – alla God’s chillens gonna have clean air, pretty trees, and snail darting fish – in the Future (when we’re all dead).

The only problem is what about NOW?! Right now – just like then – we have piles of bodies from the ravages of wars and mountains of corpses from hunger, disease, poverty and national disasters. Today – like every day – 40,000+ people will die from unnecessary hunger, unbeaten diseases, cruel poverty, and senseless wars. How green will they be in 500 years? Shall we put them in blue recycling boxes or just dump them in the landfills of history?

Automobiles saved the world from streets full of horseshit – but protesting their fumes is now filling the streets with future-nostalgic bullshit.

Beware the Eyes of March

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Of course Victoria’s Secrets will take them back.”