I love the Earth. I love fresh air, clear blue skies, clean water, all that good stuff. I want to leave a healthy planet behind for future generations of whatever humans evolve into, to enjoy thoroughly. I recycle and compost (mostly because the government forces me too), and I even try to save water by using the "mellow yellow" method. I bought those squiggly light bulbs (yes the harmful ones), and an energy efficient fridge...yadda yadda yadda.
Ironically, its my love and admiration for this planet that have caused me to arrive at my decision to openly and loudly say..."Screw Earth Hour!"
In my highly gifted, gloriously genius, and powered by Intell 6X opinion...it's a bunch of crap. I am not very fond of guilt trip propaganda tactics, and malicious social engineering by corporate goons, media prostitutes, and elite mobsters, either.
If Mother Earth had a conscience, she'd be losing it right about now. For a politically motivated "feel good about yourself and show you care day" just doesn't cut it.
Who exactly are we helping out by shutting off our lights for an hour a year? Who's idea was this? The corporate cronies who lie, cheat and steal the public's money, that's who. The industry that profits from keeping all things fraudulently scarce. The businesses who plunder our precious natural resources to no end, who continuously poison the land by creating products that only last a few years, hence providing an endless stream of unnecessary waste, who muddy the waters, and thicken the air with toxic cocktails.
Now, they want our help? So they can have a 5 minute break from their often criminal and always fueled by greed, plundering of OUR planet?
Sorry, but I am not the type of guy who would shoot twenty holes in a man, and then offer him a band aid and apology. My thoughts are, if you want to feel good about yourself and show that you care then don't shoot someone in the first place, or at least stop shooting after one or two bullets. Taking a break while you change clips and reload your ammo, is not a characteristic found in a caring human being.
Never mind these thoughtful gestures and silly do nothing celebrations. Unfortunately, Mother Earth cannot hear our apologies. Especially when we are still currently in the process of gutting her to death. She doesn't know the meaning of appeasement.
If we really cared, "Earth Hour" would be every hour, of every day, forever! Not some BS media propagated PR campaign.