Earth Day: The Holiday for European Elites

Earth Day. Meh…

Earth Day always seemed to me to be a completely idiotic exercise in self-loathing.

See, I spent my childhood in Oklahoma and half my adult life in Texas, where Mother Earth doesn’t so much need care as she needs a cage.

And then I moved to London for 15 months.

Wow. What a contrast.

London: No bugs to speak of. No venomous critters. No poisonous plants. Mild weather year-round, (with a few exceptions). The ground is so fertile you could spit a seed out the back door and have a full-blown garden two months later.

Mother Nature in southwest England is a compliant, willing and fertile servant to mankind.

Apparently, the people of France consider England to be a barbaric place.

So maybe that explains this whole moronic obsession about “saving” Mother Earth.

Consider this my invitation to all you “Earth First” folks. Come spend 15 months in northeast Oklahoma and central Texas and then tell me how much care Mother Nature needs from mankind.

Save This Why?

aftermath of a tornado
Aftermath of the 2nd F5 tornado to hit Moore, OK

Oklahoma in springtime is tornadoes, violent thunderstorms, surprise heatwaves, late snowstorms and crop-crushing hail storms.

Summer is drought, searing heat, blowing dust, even more violent thunderstorms and enervating humidity.

Fall is an explosion of allergens to make up for the relatively mild weather.

Winter is tree-crushing ice storms, floods, Blue Northers, weird heat waves and utterly chaotic temperatures.

And Mother Nature in Oklahoma is sweet compared to Mother Nature in Texas.

Literally everything in Texas is trying to kill you. The weather is tornadoes, hailstorms, thunderstorms, lightning storms, floods, droughts, high winds, searing heat, deadly cold, wicked temperature changes, (I clearly remember many days that had an early afternoon high in the 80s and a late afternoon reading in the 30s), and suffocating humidity.

The ground is either caliche clay, which is impossible to till, or rocks.

The array of venomous reptiles and bugs, dangerous animals and poisonous plants is exceeded only by the variety of airborne allergens.

Literally everything about Mother Nature in Texas is hostile to human life.

Mother Nature is not man’s willing servant; she is a rabid, foam-mouthed, blood-toothed, sharp-clawed maniacal destroyer.

Earth First? Puh-leeze!

I’m certain that the “Earth-First-ers” never spent weeks on end digging ton after ton of limestone from their vegetable garden, boiling with anger that the ground grew rocks but couldn’t grow radishes.

I’m pretty sure they never cowered in a “fraidy hole” praying the tornado blowing over didn’t destroy their home or kill them.

I’ll bet they never scratched their skin raw and bathed in Calomine lotion because they got a rash from poison oak, poison ivy or poison sumac all up and down their arms, legs, trunk and face.

I’ll bet they never itched a night away because they were covered in chigger bites or fire ant bites from just walking through the grass.

I’ll bet they never had a pasture ruined and livestock killed by an invasion of fire ants.

I’ll bet they never suffered through months of drought broken by flash floods every single friggin’ year.

I’ll bet they never sat in the emergency room with a friend whose four-year-old son suffered a rattlesnake bite and prayed he wouldn’t lose his leg.

I’ll bet they never dreaded fall and spring knowing that the pollen and assorted allergens in the air was going to make them horribly sick for weeks.

I’ll bet they never struggled season after season to get something – anything – besides weeds to grow in the dreadful soil.

I’ll bet they never worried being bitten by a water moccassin while swimming in a local pond.

I’ll bet they never chopped their beloved prize pecan trees into firewood because an ice storm had sheared off it’s 100-year-old limbs.

I’ll bet they never tried to scrub the iron stains from their clothes – iron stains that came from the red dirt which wouldn’t grow anything useful.

A Holiday for the Gullible

Earth Day is a sad, sick, stupid joke played on the gullible, the forgetful and the guilt-ravaged.

Mother Nature is a rampaging killer, beating on our barricaded doors, jiggling the latches of our windows and probing every crack and crevice of the walls we have built to keep her out and keep us safe.

The logical, natural extension of the philosophy espoused by the Save Mother Earth crowd is that man is a blight on nature and the best thing we could do for Mother Earth is to commit mass suicide.

I promise you, if the Earth Firsters spent a little time in Texas or Oklahoma, they’d likely want to commit suicide.

And really — who would blame them?

12 thoughts on “Earth Day: The Holiday for European Elites”

  1. You got a lot of nerve disparaging Texas weather while writing from Arizona, where if your car breaks down on I-10 too far from town and you tried to walk back, you could die from heat exhaustion or dehydration or sunburn and skin cancer before you reached civilization. Sheesh! That would never happen in Texas. Well, at least not in places other than West Texas.

  2. My coworkers and I just celebrated Earth Day in what we believe is an appropriate manner. To celebrate the Earth’s bounty, we drove to a restaurant and ate the flesh of dead animals.

  3. being from east texas and having lived in more than a few other places in texas, as well as some of those dreadful yankee countries,i can agree with you wholeheartedly. i driven along side tornadoes,walked through floods,sheltered during hurricanes and cleaned up after ice storms. and thats all in the past 10 years of living in this town! not to mention snow one day and temps in the 70’s the next.

  4. I have spent most of my life at sea. It can be very beautiful at times but the sea will kill you quick. You never win you co-exist. The sea always wins in the end. It is a constant struggle to survive. I have been in storms with waves towering 100 feet. Yes I was in “The Perfect Storm”. Waves towered above us on all sides then we were on top and everywhere you looked was down. We had green water as high as the bridge which was 5 decks up from the main deck which was 35 feet above the waterline. When you spend your life at sea you gain some perspective and realize how puny we humans really are. At first it was amuzing hearing all these ignorant Earth Firsters and Greenies talk but now it is dangerous.

    The earth is in fine shape. It is still in orbit around the sun with no signs of sudden decay. There are no huge asteroids or comets currently on a collision course. When we get wind of something of that magnitude, then we might need to do something but won’t have the capability because we have trashed our ability to get into space.

  5. Well said Jack. I am old enough to remember the infancy of the modern day environmental movement. I remember well the pedestal upon which my teachers placed Rachel Carson and her ilk. What baffles me is how now, after the premise of “Silent Spring” has been thoroughly discredited, and how after tens of thousands (if not millions) of people in third world countries have died of malaria due to the banning of DDT, the enviros and the lamestream media STILL revere Rachel Carson as some kind of saint.

    The real irony is how those urban earth children scorn those of us in flyover country who kill and grow the bulk of our sustenance. Those “enlightened” souls who think that food comes from a market. Their attitude of superiority will evaporate like yesterday’s rain puddle less than a week after the trucks stop delivering. Then watch how fast they devolve and start killing one another over a scrap of food and a cup full of tepid water.

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