Has there ever been in the history of man an event that offered more opportunities for virtue signaling than Earth Hour?

While North Koreans and Venezuelans and Cubans are literally dying for some First World amenities, the rich and ignorant in the developed world turned their lights off for an hour Saturday night to show … what?

Their solidarity with those living under regimes that have ground their economies into hopeless ruins?

Their concern over power bills that have become too expensive due to government-forced use of renewable energy sources?

Their disapproval of socialist systems that have wrecked the modern amenities the people once enjoyed?

No, they turned their lights off to demonstrate that they are morally superior — that unlike those who didn’t participate, they care about the environment.

Clear and independent thinkers had this con figured out years ago. Economist Donald Boudreaux called it, quite accurately, a mindless stunt.