Posted by keith on March 16th, 2009
Apparently, on March 28, millions of people will be turning off their lights for an hour, for Earth Hour. Yes, a whole hour when all sorts of really green places, like Las Vegas, New York and San Francisco, will be flicking off the lights in symbolic venues and, an hour later, turning them all on again, just to show that Industrial Civilization doesn’t really give a f*** about the planet, but likes a good joke: like the joke of Alanis Morrisette flicking her toenails in the tumbler of her fellow airline passenger.
Like the joke that you can be an airline passenger and, at the same time, talk about saving energy.
Like the joke that trivial, symbolic activities, such as Earth Hour do anything other than make people think they have done something worthwhile.
Stop messing about with trivia and do something real.