Sunday, March 11, 2012

Daylight Stupid Time

Well, it's that time again:
Daylight Savings Time

One of the most mindless manipulations of the man-made institution known as "time"
..."time" being the systematic continuous tracking of what are actually natural patterns, but interpreted in man-made graphic terms via clocks, calendars, schedules, etc.

That said, I think DST is one of the most pointless rituals modern society has ever come up with.

The notion that we're "saving an hour of daylight" when how we rearrange the face of our clocks can't possibly affect the natural patterns governing when the sun "rises" and when it "sets".

I remember the first time this country went on DST (April 30 1967), and how the explanation given me was something along the line of "The farmers need the 'extra daylight' to plant their summer crops".

What a crock of shit---everyone knows farmers routinely work "40-hours-a-day" ANYWAY.
They're always up-at-4:30-A.M. and work in their fields until 10:30 P.M. 6-days-a-week, breaking only for meals, sleep, trips to town to go shopping, or brief bouts of week-end fun.
...which means they get up when it's pitch black outside ANYWAY.
Farmers aren't idiots you know---they DO own floodlights and most have plenty of electricity to work with.
(And, lo-and-behold, most even have indoor plumbing as well---and you all thought rural living involved "outhouses" and wells).

In short, I think DST is pointless, useless.
I don't know why they ever started this asinine ritual nor why it's still continued to this day.

Even the slogan is idiotic---"Spring forward"; "Fall back"
...sounds like someone's describing an athletic event one moment and a freak accident the next.

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