Burn Some Extra Electricity Tonight For Earth Hour

Yes, it’s that time of year again. Earth Hour, when the world is encouraged to darken itself on the notion that the darkness will conserve power and thus postpone the date at which our societies are ravaged by the impending climate change apocalypse we hear so much about.

Around the world, the lights are going dark at famous landmarks, but here at the Port household we’re going to be using an extra ration of power tonight in celebration of the wonders of technological advancement brought on by free market capitalism.

Don’t believe me? Get a load of what North Korea looks like at night as compared to their capitalist southern neighbors:

I’m burning my lights tonight because I can. Because I believe in progress. I celebrate what man has built. I’ll not participate in the darkening of my society in the name of some global warming fear cult that’s more about government control than clean air, etc., etc.

I want to push forward into the future, with the confidence that free minds working in free societies have the ingenuity to defeat any problem set before them, than to regress into a darker age where we eschew our own creations in the name of a fringe religious faith masquerading as a scientific movement.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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