Wednesday, April 22, 2009

One Minute Theatre: Earth Day

For this week’s One Minute Theatre, we are going to honor Earth Day.

Now I know what you’re thinking: hey, Mister Black Hat Guy, are you falling for all that politically-correct global warming climate change crap? Hah!!! What fools you are, my silly little minions, when it should be apparent to you by now, that this weblog has never been an addle-brained mouthpiece for bad science, especially when its author still remembers all the yakkity-yak thirty years ago, about an impending Ice Age.

The above being said, the need to take stock of our wasteful habits is in order. To waste the bounty of the Creator is to fall into the deadly sin of Sloth, while to engage in excess therein commits us to the deadly sin of Gluttony. That we commit ourselves to the avoidance of both, that we “live simply so that others may simply live” is well within the Catholic tradition. This clip was the winner of the 2007 Best One-Minute Green Film Award, by Friends of the Earth. The director was Ulla Jacobsen of Denmark, who described how the “over-packaging of children's toys takes on absurb dimensions...”

For the rest of the world to acquire the standard of living enjoyed in the USA, would require the natural resources of six planets identical to Earth. Our Creator has not seen fit to provide for us in such a manner, which by itself would call for a change of habits, don't you think?

Or don't you?

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