When I was a child, like most boys, my favorite colors were blue and red. If it was time to buy a shirt, it was usually blue, red or if I was getting way out there, maroon or orange. There were clearly defined colors for boys and girls. Girls wore yellow, pink and purple, and boy wore the colors referenced above.
Then there was green. Green did not seem to have the same gender connotations that the other colors did. What could a young boy do with a color like this? For me, green became my least favorite color. I never bought anything green.
Of course, we grow out of these silly ‘kid’s stuff’ attitudes as we grow older, and by late middle school green shirts were just fine. Now, olive green, khaki, brown and navy (women refer to these as neutrals) permeate my wardrobe. And up till now this has been fine with me, however, recent social events which I will now refer to as “The Greening of America,” are beginning to turn me against this color once again.
I have had an issue with the new religion of ‘Global Warming’ and its modern inquisitional tactics toward anyone who has the nerve to question the ‘science’ that it is proposing. There are actually educators and scientists who are losing their positions for daring to question the accuracy of global warming theorists and their models.
I, personally, believe this is a completely social agenda that had unfortunately become a government funded (your tax dollars) phenomenon. There is no legitimate debate over the issue, and there are no real ideas being proposed to help alleviate the problem if one really exists.
Here we are several years into a full-blown panic over global warming, and no one has yet begun building the first new nuclear reactor in the United States. Why is this? It’s because the ignorant nuts that are driving this issue are the same ignorant nuts that condemned nuclear energy in the 1970’s before it proved to the world that it is the safest, cleanest, cheapest, most sustainable, most environmentally friendly type of energy in the world. Until these people, and the politicians they support, begin a serious and substantive move toward nuclear energy, I will have little respect for them or their cause.
The economic impact of policies being enacted by governments around the world, together with oil prices, has begun to take its toll around the world as we speak. Now, there is talk of a world food crisis. Economists are correctly placing blame for this on oil prices and the new ‘environmental’ policies especially those involving corn/ethanol production. Of course, global warming theorists will blame, what else, ‘global warming’ for these food shortages. It gets blamed for everything else. It will be interesting to see which crisis wins if global warming and starvation of the poor worldwide driven by lack of food actually occurs. My guess is that deep-down global warming theorists will feel that countries and cultures where human growth is unchecked could use a little thinning out. A few million deaths in Brazil, for example would be that much fewer people that could cut down the rain forests, and that much fewer cooking fires, and we all know how terrible these fires are for the planets (I would like, at this point to reiterate the fact that I am speculating on the thoughts of other people, and would never harbor such thoughts myself). It will be interesting to see how the mainstream/liberal media deals with all of this.
And, this all brings me back to my original point. I’m beginning to like the color green a little less these days. I could take it if it was just a political issue that was running its course, but now, it has not just invaded my own life, but has begun to permeate it.
I watch quite a bit of television, but recently my television watching has been marred by what I will call ‘green pollution.’ Every PSA on television seems to be about saving the planet. Every Primetime program, “My Name Is Earl” for example, has become polluted by green references, and programs on Discovery and other educational channels (usually my favorite type of television) have become dumping grounds for the green message. These channels, for me, are veering toward unwatchable.
Last year, discovery aired a program called “Expedition Borneo.” The program documented man’s destruction of one of the last uninhabited forest regions on the Earth. I got past the bleeding heart stuff at the beginning, and the rest of the program chronicled the majestic beauty that can be found all over Borneo, and it was truly a beautiful place. I learned about that part of the world, and on the whole I really liked the program.
This year, Discovery followed up with “Expedition Alaska.” They even devoted the whole week to ‘Alaska’ programming. Unfortunately, the ‘expedition’ was nothing but a global warming fest with scientists racing all over the state to show us how global warming is destroying it. Scientist after scientist made wild speculation about the consequences of global warming in general saying things like (and I paraphrase), “We don’t know exactly what impact global warming will have on these animals, but we have to do something to protect them.” As this show droned on I found my interest drifting farther and farther away, until I just turned it off.
Eventually, there will be no intellectual refuge on television that is unspoiled by this green pollution. Then, I guess I will have to make the unsavory decision to begin watching programs about motorcycles, tattoos and NASCAR. At which point, I will sit back, drink my Gatorade, and wait for the Idiocracy to take over. Bad Ass!
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