Finally a voice of reasoning from Hollywood other than Charlie Daniels or Jon Voight. Mr. Pat Sajak gives us, I mean “the global warming crowd” , (yes the same group of people that believe it is possible for humans to affect the climate of the earth) some very pratical ways they can pracitce what they preach. Maybe just a little leading by example?
Let’s assume that a third of the world’s population really believes mankind has the power to adjust the Earth’s thermostat through lifestyle decisions. The percentage may be higher or lower, but, for the sake of this exercise, let’s put it at one-third. Now it seems to me these people have a special obligation to change their lives dramatically because they truly believe catastrophe lies ahead if they don’t. The other two-thirds are merely ignorant, so they can hardly be blamed for their actions.
Now, if those True Believers would give up their cars and big homes and truly change the way they live, I can’t imagine that there wouldn’t be some measurable impact on the Earth in just a few short years. I’m not talking about recycling Evian bottles, but truly simplifying their lives. Even if you were, say, a former Vice President, you would give up extra homes and jets and limos. I see communes with organic farms and lives freed from polluting technology.
Then, when the rest of us saw the results of their actions—you know, the earth cooling, oceans lowering, polar bears frolicking and glaciers growing—we would see the error of our ways and join the crusade voluntarily and enthusiastically.
This should at least win idea of the day? Maybe idea of the week or even month? The problem is, the lefty environmentalist only want you to “Do as I say, not as I do”. All Pat is asking is, if you are so serious about all of this, show us the way. We will follow suit like Lemmings off a cliff as soon as we are visually enlightened by all of the “Global Warming” rhetoric, babble and smoke blowing.
Until then, stop trying to pass laws that will apply new taxes and fees to the citizens of the United States. Quit telling us we need to buy florecent bulbs because they are better for the environment. (Did you know that is the reason the fish in WI have high mecury levels is because people are too lazy to drive down to the local hardware stores to recycle them. I’m sure it’s just the conservative-Republican earth haters though) Please, no more telling us that we need to drive a car that wouldn’t survive a collision with a moped to save the environment. For the love of Pete stop telling us to do all of the things that are going to save the planet and bankrupt us in the process. All the while still traveling in your private or commercial jets and trying to off set your pollution with carbon credits/offsets.
I know it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy that you can still be a pollution hog and just offset your destruction of our planet by shuting off your computer at night, turning off the water while you brush your teeth, or using candles to read. But the fact is that every time you hop on that plane, or get in your car, you are polluting. You can’t take it away with a shower every three days.
Anyway, I think Pat Sajak is on to something here. And for the record, there is no one who is a conservative that is of sound mind, who really wants to destroy the earth. Be assured, sleep well at night knowing that we want to protect the earth and conserve it as well.
Side note: I know that the Price is right is not Sajak’s game show, but I thought I’d use it anyway in the title.