Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Scratch and Sniff

Wherein Darcey repents for his past and present sins:

What if the provincial and federal governments combined forces on a number of other vices to make Canadians feel good about unhealthy habits in the name of possibly saving the world? Some of the overly taxed everyday items we consume could be tax-proportioned to help save the planet.

You could pop a beer cap and win an evening with Al Gore. For every hundred dollars of your paycheck you pump into a video lottery terminal the governments will donate one dollar to the World Wildlife Fund so they can spend more money on advertisements to guilt us into spending more money and time wasting away our lives. But it is all about symbolically caring. As long as we think we are doing the right thing - that is what matters.