Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Insomniac Ramble

I suppose, for lack of a better idea, I ought to say something about this "call to blogs."
On October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind - the environment. Every blogger will post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic.
It's a good thing we have a day set aside for this, so that we can put that overlooked environmental issue on everyone's mind - everyone's mind not already gagging with a surfeit of environmental drum-beating, or anything, right? And, apparently in an attempt to absolve bloggers of their responsibility to discuss the environment, the site predicts that bloggers will post "relating to their own topic." Oh, all right. So I don't have to blog about the environment, the topic you suggested, to participate. That seems surpassing strange.

By the time I finish this entry, it will be a day late for the Blog Action Day, and I can only hope the environment isn't totally ignored again (like it usually is, before and after Blog Action Day). I think we should take this time to celebrate just a few heroes of the environmental movement:

Mao Zedong - generous estimates claim that he permanently eliminated as many as 100 million sources of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas

Rachel Carson - in the cost/benefit analysis Carson thrust upon the world, animals were by far more worthy of life than third-world humans. It takes courage to stand up against oppressed ethnic minorities in favor of fish, and for that, we applaud her.

Al Gore - by lying about data and scaring people with dire, unfounded predictions, Al Gore has stood firmly against the assault on reason. Nostradamus himself could not match the relentless logic and clear thought of the former vice president.

open borders supporters - by advocating massive increases in U.S. population, these people propose to add tens of millions of disproportionately-intense consumers of scarce world resources to the First World. If these people were forced to remain in their native countries, they would live simpler lives and put less strain on the environment, but in this country, they can take advantage of discounted education to learn about how badly off the environment is, turning them, at least, into guilty consumers, rather than shameless consumers (one hopes!).

Keep up the good work, fellas.


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