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, let'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.