I don’t know if they still call it Must See TV… I feel like last year they may have called it “Comedy Night Done Right”… regardless, I just got through watching what I consider the best two hours of television of my week; My Name is Earl, 30 Rock, The Office, and Scrubs.
This week, apparently, was the week to preach at people about global warming on NBC. I remember seeing something about NBC being Green this week during Heroes, but I paid scant attention to it. Tonight, it was a little more in your face, so to speak.
Not only were we barraged with “The More You Know….” public service announcements during every commercial break, but each episode had some sort of environmental theme running throughout. I mean, shoot, tonights Scrubs episode was called “My Inconvenient Truth”. Gag me. With a spork.
I am all for conservation. I have the special 5 dollar light bulbs, set my thermostat to uncomfortable temperatures, bought a small manual transmission vehicle (cause I can’t afford a decent hybrid) etc etc etc.
But this Global Warming stuff is hyped out of control and the media is insistent upon preaching every chance they get. Am I the only one getting sick of it?
Am I the only one sick of Robert Kennedy Jr lecturing everyone about driving SUVs when he has his own private jet?
Am I the only one that thinks its absolutely ludicrous for someone to suggest using one sheet of toilet paper per bathroom visit ? (Note, there are plenty of other ridiculous statements in the previous link. Read away)
I will not disagree that there are some people who are involved in the Green movement for legitimate reasons. They really care for the environment (and should). They really think we need to be better stewards of the earth (we do). But from my vantage point, there is something deeper behind this whole movement. Its about control. Its about a group of people who believe that their ideas are superior to those of the masses, who are just too dumb to understand, so those who are intelligent should force their lifestyles (well, parts of their lifestyles) on the rest of the country regardless of the effects on the quality of their lives.