Go Green! Go Blue! Go RETARDED!!!
So KCKC and I were talking over at her place yesterday about some current issues that she has with CanadaDADA and she brought up an interesting point about the green / blue movement. Allow me to quote…
Go Green! Go Blue!
How the hell are we supposed to Go Green or Go Blue when there is very little in ways of making it happen? Have you seen the costs of vehicles these days – let alone a Hybrid or a Fuel-Cell Technology? What about the costs for solar panels? Which average human being can afford such things? I do my part for the environment. I compost, I recycle, I conserve, I am aware and conscience of my environment and surroundings. But it costs money to be Green and Blue. Where are the incentives?
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She then goes on to talk about common liberal points as well, but I (being an arrogant asshole) would like to post my response here.
Because I can, and because you won’t go over there anyways.
Wow, this thing is a shotgun blast.
I do like the point that you make with the “Go Green, Go Blue” statement regarding the overall cost of participating in those processes. I will take it on an interesting road though; through the eyes of a salesman.
Think of it this way; what is the best way to sell a product? Insist that it is not only benificial to you, but just good overall judgement as you are participating in “x” cause, thus assisting ___ (usually mankind as a whole). Who doesn’t like helping others out? -Also why would you want to sell such a process / product that has a specific thematic element to it at a reduced cost, when due to said theme you can increase the charge for said process / product and also due to the inherent guilt associated with NOT making this purchase (no matter what the monetary price is, or in the case of a Prius, the sacrifice of the ability for you to retain any speed WHATSOEVER going up a hill of any grade) the person(s) will foot the extra cost while afterwards proclaiming that the premium price that was paid was in fact a small sacrifice because it was done to assist cause “x”, and can be worn like some arrogant “LOOK AT ME I CHAMPION _____!!!!!! YAY!!!!” badge.
Game, set, SALE.
But really folks, you think any of these idiots that sell green tech would be in it if there wasn’t any potential profit to be made? That they would be in it only for the “benifit of the Earth”, or for the “Salvation of Mankind”?
I CALL BULLSHIT.
Now I’m going to go hang out with my friends.
…Who are not these guys.
(UPDATE: I will be offline for the weekend due to a “server upgrade” in London fucking up our connection here in Nigeria. See you guys on Monday.)