What a Hoax!
Children and their big kid parents are being tricked into taking part in the Earth Hour farce again this Saturday night.
Of course it would all by a lot of fun and merriment and a true Carnival of Sydney if it wasnt so serious the damage being done to young minds and their subservient parents.
The truth of the matter is that so called Earth Hour is a big promotional gimmick dreamed up in the upper echelons of the Fairfax Media Group to try and prop up the ailing The Sydney Morning Herald.
Last week the Herald published a 40 pages lift-out advertising feature promoting 60 Earth Hour where they conned a gaggle of advertisers to spend theirs and our money on promoting the hoax.
Our money came from the pages of advertising paid by the publics State owned energy corporations which in earlier times when started and run by Local Government as the Sydney County Council and the like were there primarily to help customers with adequate supplies of electricity not to tell us how not to use it because the State hasnt the brains or nous to meet our demands.
What a Joke!
And what a great informative publication it was.
Firstly we had that great Australian Joker of the Year 2007 Professor Flummery waffling for a full page about Saint Augustines curse and climate change and how wonderful it would be if all the lights in Sydney and Melbourne were turned off often so we could all admire the stars in the sky!
Then we had federal Minister for Climate Change and Water Penny Wong hot off the jet plane from Bali telling us that No, I havent measured my own carbon footprint yet. I am not perfect. Im sure I could do more. Oh yeah.
The rest of the drivel comprised of telling us about a family that doesnt own a car (big deal) and 20 Things to Do in the Dark which included (can you believe this?) 1, Do nothing. Just sit there. Pretend youre a potato waiting to be dug up. 6, Toe wrestle, thumb wrestle. Wrestle. 7, Give your children nightmares by making scary faces over the beam of a torch 10, Tell some ghost stories 14, Lie down on some grass and stargaze. 15, Meditate using a candle. 16, Turn up the music, dance like an idiot!
Guess anyone who is sucked in and takes this nonsense seriously can declare themselves a First Class Idiot. And deserves a lifetime free subscription to the Sydney Morning Herald. The Editor.
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