This Saturday has been designated, by the crazy left wing “environmentalists” who determine such things, as the day for the first International Earth Hour.Concerned citizens of the Planet are supposed to get out of their cars, turn off their lights, and sit in the dark for an hour to show their unity with Nature. The website designates 8:30 PM as the official start of Earth Hour, but does not specify whether that is 8:30 PM in one particular time zone, or 8:30 PM in each time zone on Earth. Perhaps there are 24 Earth Hours; it’s hard to say.
One thing is sure. Any and all Earth Hours will take place on March 31, the birthday of global warming Profit of Doom Al Gore.
The fact that Gore only gets only an hour of honor on his birthday shows where he ranks among the Heroes of the Left. The “environmentalist” watermellons (green on the outside, red on the inside) who establish these things have carved out a whole day for Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin.
Every April 22, on Lenin’s birthday, the Polically Correct celebrate “Earth Day.” The first Earth Day was April 22 of 1970, the hundredth aniversary of Lenin’s birth, and the Left has led gullible liberal movement-joiners in celebrating it each year since then.
Al Gore and the organizers of Earth Hour had better not plan on much cooperation in the state of Kentucky. At 8:30 PM Kentucky time the University of Louisville will be just finishing a Final Four basketball game against the U. of Kentucky, to decide which team from that state will move on to the final game for the NCAA championship. Lights and TV’s will be on all over the state, and refrigerator doors will be opening and closing at a rapid rate. (Out in Seattle it will be 5:30, and the Fuller household will be rooting for Louisville.)
The idea of an hour of darkness is actually not completely unprecedented. In 1879, when leftist hero Lenin was only nine years old, American hero Thomas Edison demonstrated his electric light for the news media. When Edison died fifty-two years later, President Herbert Hoover issued a statement asking all Americans to turn off their lights for one minute in tribute to the man who had illuminated the world. (Hoover had the good sense to clearly define the time: 10:00 PM Eastern Time.)
Unlike this Earth Hour nonsense, the minute of darkness to honor Edison was almost universally observed in the United States. Edison’s friend and protege Henry Ford sat with Firestone Tire founder Harvey Fireston in Fireston’s apartment in Manhattan watching the entire city of New York go dark, while the same thing was happening all across the nation.
Americans, good sensible people that they were, were more than willing to express their respect for, and gratitutude to, a man who had done so much to improve their lives.
This weekend the vast majority of Americans will have the good sense to ignore the left wing screwballs who want us all to honor a retired Vice President who’s been trying to take those same conveniences away from us.