HuffPo Writer: We Should Unplug Our Energy-Burning Christmas Decorations

Enviro-evangelists and the leftist media, wishing us back into the cave.

PA Pundits - International

TimGrahampicture-13-1409699701By Tim Graham ~

In the annual competition between leftist media outlets for the screwiest (or most Scrooge-like) criticism of Christmas traditions, a Huffingon Post item published Thursday morning by Michael McLaughlin (HT Breitbart) was a formidable entry.

After the HuffPo reporter’s headline noted that “U.S. Christmas Lights Burn More Energy Than Some Nations In A Year,” he suggested that “maybe we should unplug our decorations.”

Of course, that’s a ridiculous idea. Turning off Christmas lights here will do nothing to improve the situation in less developed countries (LDCs).

That said, McLaughlin inadvertently stumbled onto something when he found a researcher who criticized the developed world for attempting to dictate how LDCs should attempt to emerge from centuries of grinding poverty (link is in original; bolds are mine):

ChristmasLights2015… In an interview with NPR, researcher Todd Moss said that it’s a useful comparison because many developing countries face pressure to…

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