Before I write what I am going to regarding whether or not liberals can just have a good time or not, I want to be clear about the target of this post.
I am certain that the high schooler in question, Josephine Kinney, is a nice young lady who means well.
But what she is promoting, a "green" prom is just, well ridiculous and making this blogger wonder this.
Can liberals just have fun? Or does everything have to have some meaning? Some social context?
Young Miss Kinney is the chair of her high school prom at Marshall Fundamental High School here in Pasadena, California.
And she is making the most of it by promoting a favorite theme of hers.
I'm sorry, Miss Kinney, but it is what I will write.
Instead of having a prom in which high school students can go, have a good time, Miss Kinney is going to force her personnel agenda down their throats.
And, sadly, she is not alone.
Miss Kinney enlisted the help of her friend and student body president, Veronica Ota, to promote her vision of a "green" prom.
Here is a direct quote from Miss Ota:
"I think by incorporating something really fun like prom and putting a green spin on it, it would do justice to our efforts of being environmentally friendly."
A green spin? On a high school prom?!
I must write this disclaimer.
I never attended a prom when I attended Schurr High School in Montebello, California, many a moon ago. It was not my thing. I did not get the point what seemed like then spending a lot of money to rent a tux, rent a limo, go to a hotel and do something I still do not do. Dance.
The point is, I am not bitter about never attending a prom. I know many who have and they really loved it. And the stress of doing the above things was more than enough.
So, while pursuing an agenda, these young girls are not even thinking about the stress this adds to many who are not environmentally aware. Or, I am sure worse in these girls eyes, non-believers in the cult of Globaloney Warming.
Here is some of the approaches our young girls are trying to impart on their fellow students.
1) Collecting recycled materials for decorations.
2) Hiring a local organic caterer.
3) Considering holding a drive in which prom attendees can donate items that could be used as party favors as a way to get people involved.
4) Advising prom attendees to carpool.
5) Advising the purchase of sustainable products and clothing for the festivities.
Good Lord! Is this supposed to be a prom or a pity party for the Mother Earth?
Here are a few things that I would like to advise our young friends about their little politically correct checklist.
On the first count, there is no problem with using recycled materials for decorations. The free market that I am sure these gals have no concept of is heavily involved in promoting and selling such items.
Secondly, an organic caterer? Please! Recently, a study basically said that there is no difference in organic food vs. non-organic foods. Essentially, once again, the free market has found a niche, promoted the perceived benefits of organic foods, charged an arm and a leg (a $48,000,000,000 a year industry!) and taken such people for a good ride.
Third point. Again, I do not think it is all that bad of an idea for the students to be more involved and I think that using recycled party favors and it being donated is a good thing.
Forth. Have these youngsters ever heard of a limo? It is the best carpool and the prom industry essentially invented this carpool approach. Usually, a group of prom attendees get together, pool their financial resources and rent a limo. And, DA HORROR!, sometimes parents take their children and others to and fro. How embarrassing is that?!
Fifth. Look, do these gals realize that the prom industry makes a ton of money? Mostly on young girls (courtesy of their parents) spending money on the clothes that they think will make them look like little hotties? In the print edition of the Pasadena Star-News, Miss Kinney said that she is looking for a hemp dress for the event. Hmm, I am sorry but I just can not see the vast majority of young girls, or young boys for that matter, worrying about the material in their clothes. They will spend a lot of money on clothing that they may wear once and that they think they look good in. In the case of the boys, they will rent their clothes. Usually that is a tux and the accouterments that go with it.
Dear Miss Kinney and Miss Ota.
I know that in your mind and your heart of hearts, you think this is a great idea.
But it is not.
It is caving into and agenda that you have been taught is real when it is not.
Repeat after me.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS MAN-MADE GLOBAL WARMING!
Is there a time to be concerned about the environment? Of course there is.
But a high school prom is not one of them.
Again, most of the attendees have other stressers about the event. To have to think if their good time depends on whether or not the event has saved the Mother Earth should not be an additional stresser.
Which goes back to the original question.
Do liberals have any clue as to just having fun? Not thinking about a certain social issue near and dear to their hearts?
I guess not according to Josephine Kinney and Veronica Ota.
My wish for their prom is that they should relax, have great food and music and have a good time. Without the politically correct lecture.