What good does it do to have one day a year that is for the planet? And remember to count the number of SUV's that are out on Sunday with no passengers.
We are SOOOO screwed with the shit that is coming our way in environmental destruction.
tis more important to make a symbolic difference than a real difference,
This is the only environmental website (other than Clark Williams-Derry's) that makes any sense at all. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Keep promoting veal and bacon-wrapped hot dogs, baby!
I was getting depressed about Earth Day, because it just seems so worthless and pointless. Now I know why: it is!
Thanks for posting this. I actually feel inspired. What a weird emotion to get from Slog.
DOUG.: Keep promoting veal and bacon-wrapped hot dogs, baby!
DOUG. You beat me to it. Erica comes as a self-satisfied hypocrite for being having a holier-than-thou, puritanical attitude about cars and an "isn't this a cute, little joke?" attitude about meat.
I read recently -- I don't know where -- that Americans' eating habits contribute as much to global warming as Americans' transportation habits. The fundamental reason is that animal consumption requires eight or 10 times as much crops as cutting the middleman (the animal) and eating the crops directly. Forests -- the lungs of our planet, our planet's first line of defense against global warming -- get torn down to produce grazing land for cattle. And industrialized agriculture is fuel-intensive.
The imbalance we're encountering today isn't so much about how livestock get raised, though, as it is the simple fact that there are so many humans on the planet and, worse, so many humans are eating animals at grossly unprecedented levels. Humans evolved eating meat (that's why we have canine teeth), but until the advent of industrialized agriculture meat has been a luxury.
Now, am I saying that everyone should become a vegetarian or even a vegan?
Not anymore than I'm saying people should ditch their cars. There's a huge difference between eating meat two or three times a day and once a day, just as there's a huge difference between driving everywhere and driving just some places.
Get this: Outside Westlake Center they have an Earth Day Expo going on. There are a bunch of little kids there who are getting one message driven into their heads. BUY BUY BUY!!! Fighting the destruction of the environment via SHOPPING!!! God I hate America....
Yes, thank you, Earth Day should have ended years ago.
The great thing about the Earth Day Expo at Westlake is that there's a Starbucks tent giving out little caramel something lattes. Because lattes come from the earth.
Although there is a Smart Car down there, too. People say it feels much bigger from the inside.
If we got rid of everything that "accomplishes virtually nothing," we wouldn't have blogs on which to post rants like this.
So, are Alex and Erica really making the argument that Earth Day is counterproductive? It is bad that the media publishes green guides?
Of course Earth Day has become less radical over the years and has been co-opted by big business. So fucking what. Unless you can convince me that Earth Day actually reduces people's willingness to think environmentally, I think you are just being cynical so you can look down on those American idiots who simply recycle. Attacking naive people who try to do the little things is at least as counterproductive to real environmental change as Earth Day.
I know it is easy to be discouraged at the lack of real change, but Alex and Erica simply make an argument without any evidence.
The whole thing is a bunch of bs. The only way to abate the growing damage to the biosphere is to depopulate the earth. Unfortunately, this is exactly what our perverted Illuminist leaders are planning. http://www.postpositive.org
If the only benefit of "Earth Day" is to bring curbside recycling, planet saving, SUV driving,IV Starbucks users out of their cushy "the outdoors are for animals" fog, I mean lives to work on a trail or pick up garbage (probably their own)then so be it. Maybe they meet someone who inspires a change, stop whining and get out there and teach some monkeys to use tools.
Fuck earth day. You fucking hippies.
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