But we WILL be celebrating at 8.30pm tonight. We've discovered an alternative celebration to the over-hyped, achieve-nothing climate change love-fest. Check this out:
Human Achievement Hour (HAH) is a celebration of individual freedom and appreciation of the achievements and innovations that people have used to improve their lives throughout history. To celebrate Human Achievement Hour, participants need only to spend the hour from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm on March 31 enjoying the benefits of capitalism and human innovation: Gather with friends in the warmth of a heated home, watch television, take a hot shower, drink a beer, call a loved one on the phone, or listen to music.
You can also utilize one of man’s greatest achievements, the Internet, to join CEI’s in-house party, which will live stream right here at CEI.org beginning at 8:00 pm EST. You can use the chat function to tell us how you are celebrating human achievement in your neighborhood
On Saturday March 31, 2012, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, some people will shut off their lights and spend an hour in darkness as a symbolic vote against global climate change. Observers of Earth Hour want world leaders to “do something” about pollution and energy use. What this means is that they want politicians to use legal mandates and punitive taxes to prevent individuals from freely using resources, hindering our ability to create the solutions and technologies of the future. Instead, the Competitive Enterprise Institute asks you to spend that hour with your lights *on* in celebration of Human Achievement Hour.
HAH is an annual event meant to recognize and celebrate the fact that this is the greatest time to be alive, and that the reason we have come is that people have been free to use their minds and the resources in their environment to experiment, create, and innovate. Participants in HAH recognize the necessity to protect the individual persons from government coercion, so that we may continue innovating and improving our lives and the world around us.
See how far we’ve come.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is dead right; we HAVE come a long way. Even in our lifetime, the advances in technology have been barely believable. And those advances should be celebrated, not suppressed. And HAH is also a celebration of personal freedom and choice; not a demand that we slaveishly follow the latest socio-politicial fad, designed to give us an attack of the guilts.
So we are delighted to know that we're not alone, and that like-minded, forward-thinking people from right around the globe will be taking time tonight to celebrate the way that technology and innovation has enriched our lives. Come and join the fun on Facebook, or on Twitter, and use the technology that insightful people have created to enrich our lives.
Human Achievement Hour; now that is something worth celebrating!