Are crass Christmas lights worth soldiers' lives?
Original post made by stella, Portola Valley, on Nov 30, 2008
I look at this extravagant waste of energy and wonder if this is what our men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan are dying for. Oh dear, I forgot--we're in Iraq to fight terrorism; it's got nothing to do with oil supplies. Nor is there any good reason to be conservative in our use of oil-fueled energy. In fact, the more conspicuous our energy consumption, the more we can show off to our neighbors that we don't give a darn for our country's economic crisis or the dire situation our fellow Americans are in. As long as WE are okay, letâ€™s forget about the folks who are struggling to pay their skyrocketing PG&E bills and grocery bills.
How about turning off those costly lights and donating the money you save on PG&E to help those in need during this holiday? Now, that would be in the true spirit of this holiday season.