Saturday, August 28, 2010

To the people trying to "save the planet" with clip boards:

I might make a flier of this to hand back to these folks one day:
Dear hippy clip board holder,

I understand that you are devastated by the atrocities on planet earth. Me too. I understand that you want to make a difference. Me too. But understand that this is a feeling and context that we do not share simultaneously. While you are here collecting money for your cause, attempting to guilt trip people into donating funds, there are thousands, if not millions of folks out there right now making a difference. People will always donate money to a worthy cause. The problem with your tactic is that it is borderline entrapment. Get behind something that attracts peoples empathy, like art/music and dance. What I have always learned about life is that you have to give a little to get a little. So, when I am walking down the street and some pachoulie scented clip board holder shouts," Hey, don't you wanna save the planet?! " My inner voice says, " Hitler already tried that. It didn't work. You wanna save the planet? Go get a real job and buy some music. "
My outer voice says, " Yes, I am..."

Have a wonderful day.

1 comment:

Love Finds You said...

I'm all for taking measures that help reduce human impact on the planet, but a pushy hippie does nothing more than spike an opposition to their cause, out of pure spite and annoyance.