Despite the year’s economic meltdown (which itself wasn’t banished but don’t rule it out for next year), the most entries came from the environmental category – for “green” or “going green.”
“If I see one more corporation declare itself ‘green,’ I’m going to start burning tires in my backyard,” wrote Ed Hardiman of Bristow, Va., in his submission.
It’s against all logic to think that buying a “green” product will solve the problem.
The problem is too many people, and they all want suburban homes, cars and modern medical care.
All of that takes infrastructure and much more land than the house itself — hospitals, factories, roads, farms, water treatment plants, and so on — making their footprint bigger than their personal purchasing footprint.
If we had a half-billion people, they could all live comfortably, and cities would be small enough for people to identify bastards and kill them, thus furthering natural selection.
Instead, we’ve got seven billion people — remember, tolerate everyone no matter how stupid! — and so we’re extinguishing ourselves and our environment.
Good thinking. But the truth is never popular, even up until the end.