War Time

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Daylight savings time is just another government gimmick. First introduced during WWI as “war time,” it does not save daylight nor extend it, of course. But it did, hoped our rulers, help train the populace for obedience. Politicians and bureaucrats so love giving orders, like “Change your watch now!” This causes sleep troubles, but that must give them pleasure.  And in its most recent, most outrageous incarnation, it’s a product of George W. Bush and the GOP congress. I sympathize with a friend who wrote, “As another act of personal secession, I’m staying on standard time. Live by the sun, not the sons of b******.”

3:15 pm on March 12, 2013