Your Halloween Decorations Are Bad For ‘Climate Change’ Or Something

A holiday is approaching, so, it’s time for the climate nags to nag

Stop Decorating Your House For Halloween Unless You Want The REAL Scary Monster To Appear

The 20th of September this year was a good day for the spirit. Even old cynics like me felt a tiny ebb of hope as we watched hundreds of thousands of people taking to the street and marching to deliver a message to the government about how strongly we feel about climate change and a secure future for our children and our planet.

My soul was fed by the visions of young kids marching with posters painted by young hands, by parents marching on behalf of their children’s futures and by businesses committing themselves to actually making a difference.

But September quickly turned to October and as the threats against Greta Thunberg stopped making headline news, the spirit of consumerism started to take over from the health of the planet.

The shops started to flog Halloween paraphernalia and reinforced that the only way to celebrate this ancient Celtic festival it is to decorate. This in spite of the fact the Celts didn’t actually decorate their homes, they tended to light bonfires and dress up to scare away the ghosts. But, I realised when I protested against ghoulish plastic decorations on my Facebook page, people believe decorating their houses for Halloween is a right and a tradition they feel threatened about losing.

And we get this from the author

Then we get a lot of whining about consumerism, which is the main point, namely, that people buy stuff to decorate for Halloween (and this screeching screed even touches on Christmas)

Simmering in my plastic pumpkin induced rage I took time out to reflect on whether I was overreacting to Halloween decorations. Maybe it’s just because I don’t celebrate it. Maybe I was coming to this debate with my own filter of fear over the production and disposal of unnecessary junk, and yes I realise that’s a loaded word because some people believe deeply in their right to decorate on Halloween.

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6 Responses to “Your Halloween Decorations Are Bad For ‘Climate Change’ Or Something”

  1. John says:

    Teach your NC court just through out your GOP gerrymandered congressional districts
    Any comment ?
    MD also has a Dem gerrymandered system I hope they fix that also
    But of course the GOP has rigged it unfairly in more states

    • formwiz says:

      That’s because Zippy was so paranoid about being upstaged that he turned most state houses over to the Rs.

      And it’s a state court, so it won’t stand (they’re so pathetic, trying to wring any little bit of joy out of the falling fortunes of their party).

    • Kye says:

      “Teach your NC court just through out your GOP gerrymandered congressional districts
      Any comment ?”

      Yeah I have a comment you dumb fuk. Gerrymandering was named after a Massachusetts DEMOCRAT Governor Eldridge Gerry after he redistricted the state to benefit DEMOCRATS. You fukin’ pigs invented gerrymandering and the only time you cry is when a Republican does it. You lying scum balls. And WIITY there are about twice as many Dem districts as GOP that are the result of gerrymandering so watch how this goes down.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Gomer,

        What a ol’ dumb fuk comment you made you ol’ dumb fuk. The ruthless Cons worked relentlessly to win statehouses, you dumb fuk. Once in power they have been relentless in engineering voter suppression, gerrymandering, cutting polling places, making it difficult for minorities to vote, you lying scum ball. You fukin’ pig you!

        Have a nice day!

  2. Jl says:

    “Halloween is contributing to the death of our planet”……Just when you thought these clowns couldn’t get any crazier….this.

  3. Kye says:

    The radical left is insane:

    “Wow.

    At the Citizens Clean Elections Commission’s “We the Voters” conference Saturday, Arizona Democratic Party Chair Felecia Rotellini made a claim so wholly absurd that it’s hard for me to believe — and I write about politics.

    According to Felecia…as stated the same day the President and other officials watched U.S. forces take out ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (here)…well, here she is:

    “[D]onald Trump is manipulating the White House, and has aligned himself with ISIS…”

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