Ideology & Theology

It’s all hogwash and a burlap bag of excrement if you ask me.

 

Even though you haven’t asked me, I’m pretty sure I’ve made it abundantly clear around here that I find the premise of man made global warming and/or climate change to be a pure fallacy.

 

Let’s take it further though.

 

The premise of man made climate change has political and theological motivations.  The problem is that the data behind the science in favor of the premise has been debunked.  Since we can set the science aside as unproven, the only conclusion one can come to is that the purveyors of the climate change hoax are motivated by the political power involved or their pantheistic machinations .

 

Two or three words behind man made climate change people.  Political ideology and theology.

 

Now the background has been painted.  Let’s move on.

 

Unless you work in very specific fields, it’s generally a bad idea to discuss politics and theology in the office.

 

Agreed?

 

Imagine my surprise, ladies and gentlemen when a spam email was sent out to the inmates of cubeville the other day advertising the planned festivities around Earth Day for this year.

 

Just on a side note, what’s going on with the scheduled date for Earth Day?  Why does it move around so much?  I’ve known of a time or two when it landed on April Fools Day.  That seems pretty appropriate if you ask me.  The day is already dedicated to perpetrating acts of Tom Foolery on others.  What better day than to convince us that even though the volatile activities of terra firma (another bitchin’ italicized Latin phrase) can’t do the planet in, we can by driving SUVs and partaking in that which is bovine?

 

On a second side note, consider the origin of Earth Day.  There are essentially two lines of thought on who was behind dreaming it up.  The “feel good” origin attributes it to Senator Gaylord Nelson.  The other origin harkens back to some guy who eventually composted his girlfriend in the closet of his apartment.

 

Okay, so let’s return to the origin of my rant.

 

Office SPAM!

 

The spam email in question went on to talk about how partaking in a low carbon diet can help to save the planet.  Eating food that’s produced locally will require less gasoline to get it from the fields and into your pie hole.  Blasted those fossil fuels!

 

It goes on to talk about finishing everything on your plate and not wasting food.  It also advises us to “mooooooove away from meat and cheese”.  Ironically enough, the spam came out on the day they featured the nacho bar as one of the lunch specials.

 

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.

 

I have no problem with eating locally grown vittles in the name of supporting the local economy and saving on operational costs while at the same time more efficiently utilizing our resources.

 

I generally try to limit my red meat and cheese intake as a matter of dietary integrity.

 

Don’t give me that shit that the reason I’m doing it is to save the planet.

 

Even more importantly, where does an agent of my employer get off on preaching their politics and theology to me?  What if I were hit ‘Reply to all’ on the cafeteria spam and hit them with an even toned common sense response which basically tells them that political and theological discussion at work either out loud or over email is generally frowned upon since the subject matter can be polarizing to say the least?

 

I can assure you a woodshed would be involved.

 

With that, my friends, I’m not going to wish you a happy Earth Day, or encourage you to do what you can to return to an agrarian lifestyle.

 

Nope.

 

Instead, I’m going to drive one of my gas guzzlers to work and treat it like any other day without lamenting the farce that my presence on God’s green Earth is not impactful in the way the global warming crowd would have me believe.

 

 

 

Randy Tharp

TharpSter is a husband to one woman, a father to two kids, a master to two dogs, an occasional cubical occupant, and unable to make up his mind on an adequate theme for this website.

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