As a member of Generation X, I was lucky enough to enjoy Halloween as a child in the 1970’s before progressives began trying to ruin it with politics.

What used to be a fun night of costumes and “trick or treat” with your friends has become the latest casualty of political correctness.

In case you haven’t heard, many costumes are no longer acceptable. There is some good news though, kids. You can dress up as a solar panel. The Daily Caller reports:

DOE Wants Kids To Dress Up As Solar Panels and Windmills For Halloween

The Department of Energy (DOE) is celebrating Halloween by carving DOE themed Jack-O-Lanterns and instructing kids to dress up in “energy themed” costumes.

The DOE official website includes instructions on how kids can dress up as a solar panel, a wind turbine, an “energy vampire,” a particle accelerator, or Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz.

“You won’t produce electricity, but at least you’ll generate conversations wherever you go,” claims the DOE’s website, before suggesting that kids strap inflatable ankle floats or an inner tube to their feet to dress up as an offshore wind turbine.

Political correctness regarding Halloween costumes on college campuses has gotten so bad that even the liberal New York Times has noticed:

Halloween Costume Correctness on Campus: Feel Free to Be You, but Not Me

Pocahontas, Caitlyn Jenner and Pancho Villa are no-nos. Also off-limits are geisha girls and samurai warriors — even, some say, if the wearer is Japanese. Among acceptable options, innocuous ones lead the pack: a Crayola crayon, a cup of Starbucks coffee or the striped-cap-wearing protagonist of the “Where’s Waldo?” books.

As colleges debate the lines between cultural sensitivity and free speech, they are issuing recommendations for Halloween costumes on campus, aimed at fending off even a hint of offense in students’ choice of attire.

Whatever you do, be sure not to carve a Jack-o-Lantern because they cause global warming.

Mediaite reports:

Department of Energy: Halloween Pumpkins Contribute to Global Warming

A Department on Energy blog post Tuesday warned consumers that the practice of buying pumpkins for Halloween could imperil the environment by contributing to global warming.

“With the passing of Halloween, millions of pounds of pumpkins have turned from seasonal decorations to trash destined for landfills, adding to more than 254 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) produced in the United States every year,” they write.

“At landfills, MSW decomposes and eventually turns into methane—a harmful greenhouse gas that plays a part in climate change, with more than 20 times the warming effect of carbon dioxide (CO2),” the DoE continues.

Progressive global warming activists should like Halloween.

At the end of the day, they’re the ones who are waiting for The Great Pumpkin.

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