Oh wait; nobody actually gets the day off, with exception of course of the environmental cadre of waked out, politicized, hippiesh fiends that want to role back all progress, forego any consumption of animal matter, destroy all the guns of the world and live in peace and harmony, kumbaya (by the way kumbaya is slang for “come by here…” just in case you were wondering).
Why don’t we have rock days or moon days or tree day’s…ooh we do have tree days their called arbor day and their designed to replenish the trees that have been slaughtered by the billions over the years in hopes of putting back what the “earth” needs in order to create or sustain the balance of nature.
There was a weird movie years ago called Koyaanisqatsy, or life out of balance, a movie with no words and only rapid images that depicted the harsh conditions of the earth made primarily by man. Although it was an interesting movie visually the theme it portrayed was a lie in my opinion. You can obviously disagree but when you consider the facts of what this Earth is and what we as “evil” men have created, perhaps the balance we are sustaining is more a miracle than a hindrance to those who would have us revert to the dark ages of time.
Earth Day is nothing more than a propagandist attempt to subvert creativity and innovation and dump in its place the guilt of success and advancement. Let’s look at what we are today as apposed to what we used to be:
We are a people of nearly 8 billion that live mostly in peace and harmony with those around us. Sure we have wars, devastating and destructive. We have disease and deprivation and we also have death and suffering…so what’s new? We have always had these things, we have always had war but the ratio of war to the number of people affected is significantly lower than it’s ever been. The numbers of people starving today as a ratio of those that used to starve is much lower than in the past and continues to improve, slowly at times but it still improves as the technology advances and provides alternatives to the desperation of prior years.
If we cannot look toward the future without realizing our strengths then perhaps we should revert to the disease ridden, Black Death bitten past and let only the very, very few control our lives. There are more freedoms today than at anytime in any point in history.
We may complain about racism or bigotry, hate and anger but look at the facts of where we live and how we live as opposed to the past. The past was a very dangerous place with infant mortality at nearly 30-40% on a good day and that was only for those younger than a year. Today only about 1/10 fall prey to early complication of life.
Regardless of what others (the wacko environmentalist) say the truth is obvious, we’re doing a pretty good job. We have made tremendous strides toward feeding the world. Of course we could do better and do more, that will always be the case but in celebrating Earth day we continue to berate those advances, those technologies and our humanity, selling the negative that our rain forests are being depleted, the climate is changing and the delta smelt is on the verge of extinction. (The last one may be truer than the other two) but even if all were true what would the environmentalist truly have us do? Stop bathing so we can save the Delta Smelt? Stop watering our fruit trees or filling our pools, letting them go green so we can all eat algae?
Earth Day should be a day of celebration where man and nature have prevailed and excelled over the challenges that face us all. There is enough blame already, I propose that next year Earth Day be a day of festivity and commemoration for the grand and amazing feats of science and human endeavor that have brought us all to a life of privilege and opportunity, especially in relation to our past and what we would have had had we listened to the constant blathering of the environmental naysayers. Go Earth, Yea to innovation and all Men.