We are sitting at the dining table at 5 PM and it is totally dark. i mean it is night. The light has departed. Of course this is real time we are talking here, not some smartass manipulating bastard’s idea of how to become energy independent. What a huge screw up DST is. Of course, this is only one man’s opinion. But it is mine and I am proud of it.

If the time is taken to look at the history of DST, it become apparent that there is nothing like universal agreement about the issue. ( Go Arizona! ) Depending on the latitude in question daylight differential varies from zero to hours. People at the equator see no difference while those of us at or near the 45th parallel see hours difference in the time shift. The nights are long in the winter and short in the summer. Moving that around doesn’t change a thing in reality and injects confusion, sleep disturbances and a growing resistance to paternalism in government. All this applies to me personally and that’s enough.

What is called for is an international revolt against this gross manipulation of time. “Our appointment was for 2 PM. You are an hour late.”

“The hell you say – I am on standard time. You are the one who is playing with reality and messing with the clocks.”

It ought to be the law that during the period when this pseudo time is in force it should be required of anyone giving the time to add the words “daylight saving time” to any mention of a particular time. “I’ll pick you up at 2 PM Daylight Saving Time.”

Anyone not adding those words to a time announcement would be at fault for someone arriving late and would be fined $10.

Ben Franklin, the ultimate culprit for this kind of skewed thinking, came up with the idea while trying to read some old yellowed text in the fading light of some summer’s afternoon and said, almost offhandedly, “I wish there was more light at this time of day.” Or some such nonsense. Then it hit him: why not set the clocks up ah hour in the summer?


Oh well, like I am going to change anything?

Be Well and Stay Tuned
Jerry Henderson

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