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Earth Day

Inspire, don’t require.
     — NeoWayland

Tomorrow is the customary Earth Day.

I prefer the
original Earth Day introduced on the vernal equinox in 1970. I combine it with my version of Arbor Day when I celebrate.

The
original Earth Day was about celebrating the Earth and peace (see John McConnell).

The second Earth Day was about compelling behavior and teaching environmentalism.

In short,
the movement was hijacked by a politician.

And we’ve been
pretending that is a Good Thing™ ever since.

So without the social justice hullabaloo, without shaming and controlling other people, let’s treat Earth Day as how it started. Celebrate the Earth and peace. Forget the environmentalism. Forget the social justice. Forget the politics.

It’s about the Earth, the one thing we share. It’s about peace, the one thing we should share. Hard to go wrong with either of those.



By the way, John McConnell designed that flag.

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