So tonight is another of those namby pamby tree-hugging feel good events?
We are all supposed to sit around in the darkness for an hour during Earth Hour.
All my life, I have been a lover of nature. A few millennia ago I would probably have been a Druid. My concept of prayer is to ramble through a woodland or tramp the tops of the hills, marvelling at nature in all its glory. I love the mountains, the trees, the sea and everything in between.
In my time I have been a member of, or a supporter of many societies promoting bird protection, wildlife protection and the like. I even damned near joined the Green Party.
Over the years, these groups and societies gave become more vociferous and it has become ‘politically correct’ to hang onto their every word.
I have now reached the stage where I am sick to the fucking teeth hearing such words as ‘sustainable’, ‘eco-friendly’ and ‘green’. So much so, that I will denounce all their touchy feely efforts to ‘save the environment’.
Yesterday there was an item on the news. They are installing power points around Dublin for electric cars. We had nauseating film of that wanker Eamonn Ryan grinning into the camera as he spouted his bullshit about ‘clean and sustainable energy’. I felt sick.
Electric cars make a lot of sense. They are cheap to run, and the fuel will never run out. It even occurred to me that it would make sense for me to buy one. But I can’t. Buying one would make Ryan’s smirk even bigger and I would feel as though I was joining the ranks of the Eco-Nazis. They have degraded the whole business to an extent that I want to have nothing to do with them. I know this is illogical, but that’s the way it is.
I use those power saving bulbs around the house in strategic places. It has nothing to do with that cunt Gormless and his desire to save the world. I do it because they are cheaper to run and last longer. I try not to cut down trees on my land, not because I am worried about their CO2 absorption, but because I love trees. I turn off lights when they are not in use, not because I give a shit about my ‘carbon footprint’ but simply because it is illogical to pay for electricity when I don’t need to.
Tonight, as I said, we are supposed to switch off our lights for an hour to ‘increase awareness’ of Global fucking Warming or some such bilge. For fuck’s sake, it is rammed down our throats at every move so how is tripping over the dog in the darkness going to solve anything? It’s just another pathetic attempt to make us feel like we are doing something good, when all we are doing is inconveniencing ourselves.
If the government is so fucking concerned about the environment, why is Dublin [and all the other cities] lit up like a fucking football stadium every night? Why are buildings and bridges floodlit? When I was in France last year, I noticed that they switched off the street lights just after midnight. That struck me as not only saving a lot of energy but saving a shed load of money too. Who the fuck needs great swathes of motorway floodlit, when there is little or no traffic on them?
At eight tonight, I will give Earth Hour a thought; a simple thought –