Saturday, March 29, 2008

They're so adorable when they're acting like petulant fuckwits.


Blogging Tory and The Politic's Matthew wants you to know just what he thinks of this whole "Earth Hour" campaign:

I plan on turning on every appliance and lighting fixture in my place: the first hour will be to rebuke some poor soul who thinks that sitting in the dark singing koombiya will somehow prevent polar bears from sailing on ice floats; the second hour will be for the power I’d normally use during the two hours anyway; the third hour is to use more electricity than would’ve been used if the self-righteous ecowarriors didn’t bemoan their poor Gaia’s condition to the rest of us to begin with.

You know, Matthew, a grown-up would have just said, "Thanks, but no thanks." That's what a grown-up would have done.

I'm just sayin'.

STMBSP. (Stephen Taylor must be so proud.)

AFTERSNARK
: Speaking of Blogging Tory petulant fuckwits, ...

DEEP AFTERTHOUGHTS: There's something truly creepy about reading the comments on this topic over at Kate McMillan's Aryan Bar & Grill, where the majority of early commenters were quite unapologetic about how they were going to deliberately waste energy for the simple pleasure of showing those dirty, tree-hugging, Birkenstock-wearing, Prius-driving hippies what they can do with their "Earth Hour."

One has to wonder what kind of mean-spirited, vindictive personality it takes to do something that is, quite simply, an act of vandalism -- the deliberate destruction of someone else's efforts. But it's not just regular vandalism; no, what makes this doubly depressing is that it's pointless and personally costly vandalism.

One might at least understand if Kate's flying monkeys, in the act of undermining the whole concept of Earth Hour, at least got something out of it. But they don't, do they? There's nothing in it for them other than the thrill of wrecking someone else's work. It's the same infantile thrill they get out of freeping someone else's online poll to destroy whatever value it might have had. There doesn't have to be anything in it for them -- the enjoyment in ruining someone else's project is satisfaction enough for them. It's nothing more than walking by someone building a tower of cards and kicking it over because it pleases you. But it doesn't even stop there.

In fact, it's easy to see that that sort of vandalism actually costs. For the sheer sake of undoing whatever benefits might have been gained from Earth Hour, these people literally pulled out their wallets and paid real money to crank up their heaters, and turn on their lights, and light their barbeques, and run their vehicles pointlessly. For what? Because it pleased them. Fuck the environment, they said -- getting even is more important.

Grown-ups who weren't interested in Earth Hour would have simply said, "Sorry, not interested, thanks. But knock yourselves out." But these are not grown-ups we're dealing with here. Instead, they're some creepy form of sub-human whose only source of entertainment comes from the damage they can do to people they don't like, and from the pointless vandalism they can inflict. And the truly scary part of all of this?

These are the people who are currently running the country. Or hadn't you noticed?

19 comments:

M@ said...

The comments at SDA are really priceless. It's like a Dodge "that thing got a hemi?" commercial come to life.

Proud days indeed.

pretty shaved ape said...

i suppose that means that when i launch 'world hygiene hour' we can expect matthew and kate's kult kids to shit their own pants in defiance. hmm, i guess i should get cracking on organizing 'no drowning in the toilet' hour too.

M@ said...

i suppose that means that when i launch 'world hygiene hour' we can expect matthew and kate's kult kids to shit their own pants in defiance.

From the ensuing comments:

"Oh yeah? Well I'm gonna eat six bean burritos and then shit my pants!"

"Oh yeah? Well I'm gonna eat a hundred-ounce can each of Olestra and jalapeno chilles, and then shit my pants!"

"Oh yeah? Well I'm gonna eat a gallon of expired yogurt and some newspapers from the Sun chain, and then shit my pants!"

(All, in unison:) "Stupid lefties!"

LuLu said...

Againsts my better judgement, I wandered over to Teh Politik and left a comment for Matthew. Odds on how long it stays up?

Don't worry - I got a screen cap just in case.

CC said...

LuLu:

I'm not sure why you'd bother -- we've already established Matthew's utter lack of integrity. You really are an optimist, aren't you?

LuLu said...

Hey, I try.

I just want to see if he actually addresses the substance of my comment or if he just gets his Christofascist panties in a bunch over the fact that I called him a *gasp* hypocrite.

Chet Scoville said...

There doesn't have to be anything in it for them -- the enjoyment in ruining someone else's project is satisfaction enough for them

Yup, it's just spite. Sad, really.

Paladiea said...

Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face!

E in MD said...

This merely goes to prove my point. These people aren't our buddies. They're a bunch of power mad bullying assholes. They don't give a fuck about anything beyond forcing everyone else to conform to their ideals and it doesn't matter to them if they destroy the planet in the process. Bond villains the lot of them. Short sighted, egotistical control freak idiots.

KEvron said...

they're not always passive aggressive; sometimes, they're straight-up aggressive, vindictive, nihilistic assholes.

i hadn't planned on taking part in the hour. i live a very economical lifestyle as it is. also, i don't really see the point in the exercise. however, unlike the life hating frighties, i will not be biting off my nose to spite my face in response.

KEvron

KEvron said...

shit. pal used the "spiting face" analogy already.

KEvron

KEvron said...

btw, i strongly doubt that matthew intends to follow through with his dastardly clever plan. he's just got a lot of insolence built up in his spleen.

KEvron

HankR said...

"a grown-up would have just said, "Thanks, but no thanks." That's what a grown-up would have done."

Would that be a grown up like you that calls people names?

I suppose a grown-up that didn't agree with Ms. McMillan's tactics would blog something like, "I disagree".

Funny how the most petulant child on the Internet tells people how to act "grown up"...

KEvron said...

piss poor parallel, shankr. and an empty observation, considering your abeyance wrt matthew's self-destructive and menacing intentions.

oh, that's right: you like menaces. you fucking fraud.

KEvron

LuLu said...

Nice blog you got there, Hankr. Are you planning on actually posting to it some time before the Apocalypse?

¢rÄßG®äŠŠ said...

"Kate McMillan's Aryan Bar & Grill"

WOOT. ¢rÄßG®äŠŠ like.

Anyways, don't forget folks, Monday, April 7 is our first annual Lib-Left-sponsored "Don't Slash Your Wrists Day."

And of course Friday June 6 is Latte-Sipping-Torontonians-sponsored "Don't Drink 750 ml of Vodka and Swallow Two (2) Fistfuls of Sleeping Pills Day."

Fall schedule should be available any time now.

Sheena said...

I usually do candle light only anyways on Saturday night. Not sure what the big deal is. Doesn't everybody? Might even use the vanilla scented lube to get in touch with my inner earth mother stripper self.

Ti-Guy said...

I suppose a grown-up that didn't agree with Ms. McMillan's tactics would blog something like, "I disagree".

Actually, no. The most grown up thing would be to ignore the little nazi whenever she sticks her tongue out at you (or suggests your children be rounded up and sent to concentration camps, or...what not), but since she's such a popular blogger, it's important to draw attention to her and vilify her. She likes it, we like it, Sheena pretends she bored by it...everyone's happy.

liberal supporter said...

The objective of Earth Hour was raising awareness.

I think we should thank Catherine, Matthew and others for helping achieve this goal.

As you can see, they did in fact increase awareness. Now we all know that right wingers habitually "get it wrong" on actions. You know, stuff like bad guys from one country attack and they start a war on some other country. It's nothing new that they get it wrong on "doing something".

But all that was asked for was as many people as possible take an hour and do something, to show their awareness. And they did!

Thank you Catherine!

Thank you Matthew!