Thursday, March 01, 2007

morality tales

There’s been a storm in a teacup about just how much power Mr Al “Inconvenient Truth” Gore uses to run his palatial home. The main issue flying around as a result of this is the moral high ground of presumed hypocrisy but for me it is who gives “independent think tanks” the right to “look up” peoples utility bills?

How would you feel if someone started to snoop through your dirty laundry, comment on how full your appliances are before you turn them on, whether you turn all your electrical devises off at the wall when you are not using them, checked how often you flush good drinking water down your toilet? Or perhaps dug a bit deeper to find an an anarchist who is a share owner? A pacifist who abuses their partner? A christian who coverts their neighbours wife (or donkey for that matter)?

If you start a moral audit on people’s lives you had better make sure your own nose is clean, your emissions are low and each cent ethically earned and spent.

What would an audit of your beliefs and actions look like?

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3 Comments:

Blogger Enny said...

I did a quiz that said that if everyone lived like me we'd need 1.5 planets to sustain us.

But we only have one!

10:38 pm  
Blogger Boysenberry said...

An audit of my beliefs and actions? To be honest, not as "clean" as I would like...

8:49 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

for a guy who is purporting to tell people how to live their lives, it only makes sense to examine how he lives his life. Lead by example. Several university science professors and climatologists dispute Gore's exaggerations (see NY Times article on 3/13.) Over 100 yrs. ago the earth showed a similar warming trend. What did they blame it on then? Liberals are always looking to tell everyone else what to do and how they should live.

8:00 am  

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