I’ve been traveling for the past couple of days–hence the lack of material here at the Web site despite plenty to talk about–and before I get to any of what’s been happening, I simply had to address this video clip someone sent to me.
This may be the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time, and I hope that my laughter doesn’t make me a heartless prick. Well, I guess it does in the eyes of some, but seeing that those people are likely the same who sit around in circles in the wilderness crying over dead trees, I’m not sure I’m all that concerned about their particular opinion.
See, it’s not that I don’t care about the environment–I do–but that on a list of priorities, I put other things first. Yes, I’d like to preserve and care for our Earth because I do believe that we need to be good stewards and because I’d like to hand over a clean planet to my daughter, but I also believe that there are other, more pressing issues to cry over and get riled up about.
Do these hippies cry when they read about the 40 million unborn children killed in the name of “reproductive freedom” while in the womb? Do they cry when they hear about the genocide in Darfur — and if so, did they cry when Saddam Hussein gassed hundreds of thousands of Kurds? Do they cry upon hearing about the honor killings done across the world in the name of Allah?
Trees live and trees die. In fact, in the name of healthy living for trees, should these hippies really be crusading for you and for me and for everyone else to be reducing our carbon footprints? Aren’t these rabid environmentalists the same people who believe that gains in world population lead to more carbon monoxide and dioxide in the atmosphere? I would imagine that reducing the amount of the latter would be akin to tree asphyxiation, wouldn’t it?
Regardless, these folks need priorities. And a job. And a shower.
Now, excuse me. Before I start putting together some Assigned Reading for y’all, I plan to watch the video again.