Pave The Rainforest! Make It A Parking Lot.

This post is recycled from March 15th, 2010

My liberal friends hate it when I say I really don’t give a damn about the Green movement.  The roots of my apathy go back over 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. 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 – 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.

The only problem is what about NOW?! Right now we have piles of bodies from the ravages of wars, hunger, disease, poverty and national disasters. 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 now fills the streets with future-nostalgic bullshit.

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