This rant is a couple of days early, but there’s nothing else going on, so this is as good a time as any.
In the US, we are all commanded to reset our clocks this weekend by moving them ahead one hour. The date for compliance with this tyrannical directive is Sunday, 09 March. Like good, dutiful citizens, we will all obediently and unthinkingly comply.
Your Curmudgeon will reset his clocks too, but as we do so we’ll be raising a middle finger to show our discontent. To keep things in perspective, think of this as “National Drop Trou and Bend Over Day,” which invites our governmental masters to have their way with us twice a year.
Some nations engage in this foolishness, some don’t. This website gives relevant information for most other countries: Daylight Saving Time Around the World 2014.
Why do we have this madness? At PhyOrg, they report that Daylight Saving Time does not save energy. But we do it anyway.
Hey — do you like getting up early? That’s your affair! If you run a business and you want the work day to start at 6:00 in the morning and end at 2:00 in the afternoon, and your employees are willing to comply, then do it. But why should everyone be forced to change his clocks? Leave our clocks alone!
Our last post on this wretched subject was Daylight Savings Time and Jack Chick, where we said: “We hate Daylight Savings Time, and so do our dogs. If you like the stupid system, there’s something wrong with you.”
Before that we wrote Creationism and Daylight Saving Time. There we said:
In the US, this tyrannical mandate is the result of the Uniform Time Act — an intolerable governmental intrusion into all of our lives which upsets the natural order of things twice a year.
We’re not aware of any politician of any stature who has ever spoken against the system. They’re all in on it, and there doesn’t seem to be any hope that we’ll ever be free. So stop complaining, or everyone will think you’re a kook — or a grumpy Curmudgeon. We don’t mind, of course, but not everyone wants to be us. Verily, this is nation of fools!
Okay, it’s time to end our rant. There’s not much else to be said anyway. [Mumble, grumble …]
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