Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Hypocrisy is the greatest luxury

In the South China Morning Post this week, news that the Hong Kong government is considering promoting Hong Kong as an environmentally aware city, and redesigning the dragon, Hong Kong's current logo, to reflect that (they will presumably engage a team of consultants at great expense over several months to come up with the innovative conclusion that the red dragon should be green, and perhaps have a plastic bag wrapped around one of its claws). This is, with unassailable logic, due to the high level of environmental awareness amongst the population due to the fact that, er, we live in an increasingly and unbelievably polluted city (see photographic evidence below) which the government is, also er, doing nothing about.

2 comments:

Grande Poobah said...

you couldn't make it up

i went to a talk by the minister for the environment the other day which was simply shocking - he appears to have no clue, and the rest of the audience were openly teasing him about the sway the construction and tranpsort sectors have over him

i do hope if they redesign the dragon they make it wear a mask

LottieP said...

The fact that this goes largely without comment is the greatest travesty.