So what is it with Michele Bachmann and hating on energy-efficient lightbulbs? She's like a lightbulb crusader. Mother Jones has done some digging, and it turns out this is because she basically believes that a science fiction parody of environmentalism is going to ruin America.
As these conservatives saw it, the agreement paved the way for the entire planet to be controlled by a central bureaucracy: Humans would be cleared out of vast swaths of settled areas — like the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, for example — and instructed to live in "hobbit homes" in designated "human habitation zones" (two terms embraced by tea party activists). Public transportation would be the only kind of transportation, and governments would force contraception on their citizens to control the population level. A human life would be considered no more significant than, say, that of a manatee. "Sustainability," the idea at the heart of the agreement, became a gateway to dystopia.
Ha ha, silly Bachmann! Obviously we aren't going to give people forced contraception and put them in hobbit home camps! We are going to sterilize them and make them live in yurt parks. I thought everyone knew this.
Anyway, energy-efficient bulbs are the first step on the slippery slope to human habitation zones, and if you can't see it, then you just don't live in the same world as Michele Bachmann. So, enjoy that.
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