A Funny Fake News Story for Earth Day, A Sad Reality
Following up on Jason's post last week about China and pollution, here is a video from the fake (but deadpan funny) Onion News Network (nice article about them in the NY Times today, I've subscribed to their video podcast from the beginning).
The video's not much of a cheery thought for Earth Day. Honestly, Earth Day isn't anything I've really paid too much attention to. Stay tuned tomorrow from a much more earnest Lean & Green post from Jason.
One thing to keep in mind maybe tomorrow — does ANYBODY (your friends or the mass media) point out how much pollution China is adding to the Earth and the atmosphere?
In The Onion clip, the fake Chinese spokesman is proud of China's status as the #1 producer of pollution, saying:
“The labor of the people made the sky black with the smoke of progress”
Now, unfortunately, by even posting this, I run the risk of protests from the Chinese government, as evidenced by their attacks on CNN's Jack Cafferty. China doesn't support freedom of speech in their country, why would they support it here? Calling the Chinese government “goons and thugs” is not a blanket attack against all Chinese people around the world. Sheesh. But, I digress. I'm not nearly big enough for them to come after me. Thanks for all of the pollution and thanks for all the defective, poisonous products, China.
To anyone who would accuse me of hating China or the Chinese people… I don't. I do hate rampant pollution and, more so, the trampling of human rights by a totalitarian state.