Video: The dumbest, most self-defeating ad campaign ever

posted at 3:35 pm on October 1, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

And how do we know that it’s about as disastrous an ad campaign since, er … Alan Grayson’s “Taliban Dan” spot? Unlike the clueless and despicable Grayson, the people behind “10:10 – No Pressure” keep trying to get this spot removed from YouTube. As a precaution, I’ve included Stephen Gutowski’s Eyeblast upload to be sure it sticks around, and sticks to the AGW movement like bloody flesh after an explosion. (It’s also uploaded to my account.) If you want to see a demonstration of that, watch this appalling video that shows global-warming enforcers imagining the world they’d like to create, but beware that it includes some disturbing — and disturbed — images:

What makes this fascinating is that the people who produce this dreck have no clue as to just how far removed they have become from normal human sensibilities, or at least they didn’t until the video began provoking the fully-predictable reaction. They have become so wrapped up in Gaia that they seem to have little connection to humanity.

The other, mainly unrelated point that comes to mind is that this represents a reductio ad absurdum of the view from the hard Left about how dissent gets treated by the mainstream American populace, vis-a-vis the Iraq war especially. Can you imagine the reaction had an organization like Move America Forward produced a video like this, where those who didn’t support a robust strategy for the war on terror were blown up by a button-pushing advocate for the strategy? Especially children in a classroom being terrorized by their teacher into compliance with the groupthink?

James Delingpole says that “eco-fascism jumps the shark”:

I predicted this morning that No Pressure – Richard Curtis’s spectacularly ill-judged eco-propaganda movie for the 10:10 campaign – would prove a disastrous own goal for the green movement.

But what I could never have imagined was how quickly public disgust – even among greenies – would reach such a pitch that the campaigners would be compelled to withdraw it from the internet. …

Unfortunately their efforts are being frustrated by people on the sceptical side of the climate debate, who keep peskily insisting on reposting the video where everyone can view it. And rightly so. With No Pressure, the environmental movement has revealed the snarling, wicked, homicidal misanthropy beneath its cloak of gentle, bunny-hugging righteousness.

The Anchoress writes that C. S. Lewis has been proven correct yet again:

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their consciences.” –C.S. Lewis

Instapundit has even more.

Update (AP): Here’s the group’s “sorry if you were offended” apology. I’m surprised they didn’t plead satire and claim they were actually trying to parody the way greens are perceived by the public. E.g., “See, the joke is that some of you really do think we’re this fanatic.” But no — they are that fanatic, at least insofar as they’re suggesting climate-change skeptics are burdens to society whom we need to rid ourselves of. The “joke” is simply the exterminationist way in which the undesirables are dealt with. It’s black humor! Get it? Like Matt Welch says, stunning.

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The only real solution to ultra-provocative approaches like this is simple:

Take them seriously. Take them literally. Take them at their word.

Then act accordingly.

VekTor on October 1, 2010 at 8:18 PM

So you think the woman holding the picket sign was real? “Save the planet, kill yourself”

Elisa on October 1, 2010 at 8:03 PM

Not sure, but if we even have to ask the question, then we know they are dangerous. They are not kidding and I don’t think they would have any problem killing others.

sharrukin on October 1, 2010 at 8:25 PM

My God… was this a threat? Or supposed to appeal the basest in our culture? Or has our culture really sunk this LOW??

I’m suddenly saddened for humanity. Geez.

Jewels on October 1, 2010 at 8:32 PM

http://signsofthelastdays.com/archives/the-radical-population-control-and-eugenics-agenda-of-the-global-elite

So you think the woman holding the picket sign was real? “Save the planet, kill yourself”

Elisa on October 1, 2010 at 8:03 PM

Not sure, but if we even have to ask the question, then we know they are dangerous. They are not kidding and I don’t think they would have any problem killing others.

sharrukin on October 1, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Yup. You’re right.

Elisa on October 1, 2010 at 8:33 PM

Oh, c’mon. You all don’t think that leftists would actually exterminate people who don’t tow the party line, do you?

Why, show me one example where leftists have actually exterminated people who don’t submit to …

Er…nevermind.

justltl on October 1, 2010 at 8:38 PM

I saw a couple shows on EWTN about the Demographic Winter and Demographic Bomb. These were just clips. About how the actual problem for the world in not a population explosion, but just the opposite and it is more dire than we realize.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM0YO1uSZ_8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkZ_reuOcLY&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdOK8C5GlFw&feature=related

The West having fewer children is already causing problems. We will probably die out. Because we are almost at the point where it will be impossible to recover. Muslims will gain in population and will try to get rid of Christianity.

And part of the economic problems in the West (Europe and USA) are from the lower birth rate. Aging population and fewer young people to pay the costs. Watch the second video especially at the 1:22 point. (The S&P 500 and baby boom charts.) Fewer people having families, homes, buying the goods needed for those things.

It is not natural for a civilization not to have children.

If you ever see these shows on EWTN, watch them.

Here are the website: http://www.demographicwinter.com/index.html

Elisa on October 1, 2010 at 8:40 PM

I’ve done some reading on symbolism in media. One thing I notice here is that the offending parties are reduced to nothing more than red blobs. Nothing discernibly human about what lands on the other people or hits the glass. It reminds me of a planned parenthood infomercial many moons ago where they showed the aborted matter from a very early first trimester procedure. They observed and noted for us that it was just a red, undeveloped mass of tissue. Not human at all.

Do you have any doubt what these people are capable of doing to further their dreams of how the world should be?

hawkdriver on October 1, 2010 at 8:48 PM

From Wikipedia:

Larry Grathwohl, an undercover FBI agent who infiltrated The Weather Underground, claimed that Ayers wanted to overthrow the United States government. In an interview in January 2009, Grathwohl stated that:

“The thing the most bone chilling thing Bill Ayers said to me was that after the revolution succeeded and the government was overthrown, they believed they would have to eliminate 25 million Americans who would not conform to the new order.”

justltl on October 1, 2010 at 8:49 PM

I do think your numbers will eventually exceed your resources and you will die back, out of a natural necessity. If that happens, I’d prefer that the die-back weed out stupidity and uncooperativeness rather than intelligence and rational doubt. A problem, however, is that stupidity seems to foster gullibility, and gullibility leads the gulled to cooperate with the gullers. The cooperation fostered by irrational opinions seems potentially just as advantageous as the cooperation fostered by other, seemingly more rational opinions. Moreover, doubters, even the seemingly rational ones, are often at odds with those with whom they disagree, and when they share their doubts and raise their questions, they tend to corrupt the agreement and cooperation of the group to which they belong. I have not been able to find a way in which the tension can be fully resolved, even through exoteric writing, in which one safeguards oneself by writing mostly for readers elsewhere and elsewhen. Imagine the loneliness of the most intelligent man at any given time, one given to re-examining every opinion, who largely conceals his activity from those nearest him, so as to avoid antagonizing them. He must love what he does, to keep going in such adverse circumstances.

Kralizec on October 1, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Both this and the Green Police Audi ad would make great satires on the green movement, yet they are actually supposed to be promotions of the green movement.
Daemonocracy on October 1, 2010 at 3:48 PM

Sadly, the Green Police Audi ad is much too close to the current reality in San Francisco.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVhT7P0lDfI

Save yourselves! Keep the Green Police out of your town!

Complying with San Francisco’s composting law in an urban high-rise apartment building is a major pain in the neck!

wren on October 1, 2010 at 9:04 PM

Do you have any doubt what these people are capable of doing to further their dreams of how the world should be?

hawkdriver on October 1, 2010 at 8:48 PM

The last hundred years tells us that, pretty well, through the stories of over a hundred million dead victims, and the suffering of countless more.

Merovign on October 1, 2010 at 9:05 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM0YO1uSZ_8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkZ_reuOcLY&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdOK8C5GlFw&feature=related

Part of the economic problems in the West (Europe and USA) are from the lower birth rate. Aging population and fewer young people to pay the costs. Watch the second video especially at the 1:22 point. (The S&P 500 and baby boom charts.) Fewer people having families, homes, buying the goods needed for those things.

It is not natural for a civilization not to have children.

Elisa on October 1, 2010 at 9:13 PM

Say, I posted this, but it musta been gobbled up by the filter. Let’s try this:

From Wikipedia:
Larry Grathwohl, an undercover FBI agent who infiltrated The Weather Underground, claimed that Ayers wanted to overthrow the United States government. In an interview in January 2009, Grathwohl stated that:

“The thing the most bone chilling thing Bill Ayers said to me was that after the evolution-ray succeeded and the government was overthrown, they believed they would have to eliminate 25 million Americans who would not conform to the new order.”

justltl on October 1, 2010 at 9:14 PM

I thought this was made by a skeptical organization. Only at the end, when the credits rolled, did I realize this was made by the global warming nuts.

keep the change on October 1, 2010 at 9:16 PM

Yes, the video was intended to be visually quite disturbing, and it hits its mark.

Are you suggesting that I overprotect my daughter, who is in grade school, by wanting to shield her and other children from images of their peers being physically obliterated?

Okay, then. Color me overprotective.

Grace_is_sufficient on October 1, 2010 at 5:29 PM

You’re the mom. I don’t make any pretense to suggest anything about how you raise your children. I apologize on that account. But no amount of protectiveness and good intentions to shield her from that will make it go away – you’re here reading this, so you’re aware of it – and I’m sure you’ll make whatever decision you feel is necessary and with prudence and wisdom. There are real monsters – you can see it and you know it.

The only real solution to ultra-provocative approaches like this is simple:

Take them seriously. Take them literally. Take them at their word.

Then act accordingly.

VekTor on October 1, 2010 at 8:18 PM

I say we take off and nuke Copenhagen from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.
(I now have some image of Grace as Ripley, attacking eco-daleks with a powerloader.)

I do think your numbers will eventually exceed your resources and you will die back, out of a natural necessity.
Kralizec on October 1, 2010 at 9:00 PM

I’ll address this first part of your comment: it’s wrong.

Animals have resources dictated by nature. Mankind has resources dictated only by the limitations of his mind (and the limitations imposed by the crappy govt. our mind produces).

CPL 310 on October 1, 2010 at 9:22 PM

I do think your numbers will eventually exceed your resources and you will die back, out of a natural necessity.

Kralizec on October 1, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Our problem is not overpopulation, it is underpopulation.

The websites have Q&A and trailer links.

http://www.demographicbomb.com/

http://www.demographicwinter.com/index.html

Elisa on October 1, 2010 at 9:36 PM

The only real solution to ultra-provocative approaches like this is simple:

Take them seriously. Take them literally. Take them at their word.

Then act accordingly.

VekTor on October 1, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Like, yeah.
What would any normal thinking person conclude when viewing this ad? “Reduce your carbon footprint or we will kill every man, woman and child of you!”

See, this global warming thing is the ultimate in cult thinking. Hitler only wanted to save Germany. Global Warming Nazi’s are out to save the earth. What price could ever possibly be too high to pay top save the planet?

Property seizures? Wealth seizures? Every Marxist/lib agenda can be fulfilled under the banner of “having to save the planet!” Forget the old idea about spreading the wealth to make us all equal. Hey, we have to control the wealth in order to save the planet! Forget about killing off some class of people because they’re inferior! That’s the old way! No, now we have to sacrifice some in order to save the world! Forget about seizing property and business’s because of greed and profits! No, we need to regulate property and business because it’s destroying mother earth!

JellyToast on October 1, 2010 at 9:37 PM

I saw the children explode (which in and of itself is hard to see let alone type those words together) I couldn’t take it anymore. I just scrolled down every time they brought out the button.

FontanaConservative on October 1, 2010 at 9:44 PM

Imagine the same script for a conservative cause.

AaronGuzman on October 1, 2010 at 9:45 PM

We’d like to thank the 50+ film professionals and 40+ actors and extras and who gave their time and equipment to the film for free.

…none of whom was both intelligent and assertive enough to flag this as possibly something that might not be wise to release. Except of course for those who disagree with our aims. But rest assured that we will find them and explode them.

Cheers,

10:10

calbear on October 1, 2010 at 10:01 PM

What’s most interesting is that the production value of this whole thing is quite high. From the veteran writing, to the cinematography; from “the 50+ film professionals and 40+ actors and extras” to the realistic effects–every part of it took time and a lot of money to put together. This wasn’t a weekend Youtube stunt in the backyard. Someone produced it.

And yet nowhere along the way, during the weeks, if not months of production, nobody simply asked?: “cheers mate, this whole premise is a bit daft, don’t you think? Don’t it make us look like.. you know, like we’re out of our bloody effin minds? I mean, we’re blowing up kids.”

Or were such people summarily disposed of?

somewhatconcerned on October 1, 2010 at 10:02 PM

And people complain that Christians who believe in Hell are sick and twisted?

Tim Burton on October 1, 2010 at 10:23 PM

Has anyone said it yet, BTW?

This really is what the Nazis did. There’s no stretch involved. This is Nazism.

J.E. Dyer on October 1, 2010 at 10:29 PM

Imagine the same script for a conservative cause.

AaronGuzman on October 1, 2010 at 9:45 PM

Done…

Gwillie on October 1, 2010 at 10:35 PM

Has anyone said it yet, BTW?

This really is what the Nazis did. There’s no stretch involved. This is Nazism.

J.E. Dyer on October 1, 2010 at 10:29 PM

Straight out of the textbooks!

A study of the membership rolls of several mainstream Weimar era Naturschutz (nature protection) organizations revealed that by 1939, fully 60 percent of these conservationists had joined the NSDAP (compared to about 10 percent of adult men and 25 percent of teachers and lawyers). Clearly the affinities between environmentalism and National Socialism ran deep.

“We recognize that separating humanity from nature, from the whole of life, leads to humankind’s own destruction and to the death of nations. Only through a re-integration of humanity into the whole of nature can our people be made stronger. That is the fundamental point of the biological tasks of our age. Humankind alone is no longer the focus of thought, but rather life as a whole . . . This striving toward connectedness with the totality of life, with nature itself, a nature into which we are born, this is the deepest meaning and the true essence of National Socialist thought.”

Ernst Lehmann, Biologischer Wille. Wege und Ziele biologischer Arbeit im neuen Reich, München, 1934

sharrukin on October 1, 2010 at 10:40 PM

If you remember anything about Charles Manson, he and his girls who committed the murders were staunch environmentalists. They killed because these human beings were wearing furs or living a lavish lifestyle the Manson lunatics deemed irresponsible.

It is a demonic movement that places the value of dirt, plants and the earth over human beings.

Amy Proctor on October 1, 2010 at 10:47 PM

sharrukin on October 1, 2010 at 10:40 PM

Bingo. Homicidal dehumanization and nature worship were both attributes of Nazism. The nature worship was significant, but the arrogation to their cause of an internally “moral” justification for treating humans like viruses and bacteria was the enduring hallmark of the ideology.

This video advances nothing if not the latter theme. No excuses from youth, no alibis from irony. These people are Hitlerian in their approach.

J.E. Dyer on October 1, 2010 at 10:53 PM

All you who want to cut your carbon emissions line up over there. Oh, the shotgun? It’s to assist me. Now stand perfectly still…..

john1schn on October 1, 2010 at 11:06 PM

This is why you cannot take anything the left says as a serious contribution to anything. Not politics, not society, not religion. Only village idiots such as these would even believe in global warming, in the first place, especially in light of the e-mails that were hacked and shown to the world exposing the people behind this as liars and frauds. This whole thing, a display of premeditated murder justified under the guise of ‘protecting the Earth and future generations from those that would harm them’ is nothing more than the typical leftist thuggery taken to the nth degree. I’m sure the typical leftist actually wishes they could murder people like this and get away with it. Like the typical psychopaths, these gruesome deaths would mean nothing to them. Look at how the “teacher” murders two children in cold blood, simply because they won’t give in to groupthink, then carries on like nothing happened, ignoring the trauma of the surrounding children. Look at how employees are murdered wholesale, just because they dared resist their employer’s efforts to intrude into their personal lives, wielding a government-issued club, telling them what they can wear, what they can eat, what kind of light bulbs to have in their houses, what they can drive, how much water they can have in their toilets, etc. This video was a sickening display of the leftist mindset, while simultaneously, the best. It shows how truly deranged they are, valuing virtually everything above Human life (unless it’s their own), like those animal rights activists that believe people should be murdered for hunting. Just as sickening is the half-assed pseudo-apology, which was only proffered when they realized that the psychosis that affected them did not a pandemic, rendering everyone else as sick as they are.

Virus-X on October 1, 2010 at 11:09 PM

Pure evil.

And they are not afraid to snicker about it.

AshleyTKing on October 1, 2010 at 11:53 PM

Nice to see Gillian Anderson can get work outside of the X-Files.

chickasaw42 on October 2, 2010 at 12:00 AM

The more I look at this the more I have to think Richard Curtis punk’d the 10.10 crowd badly.

When you see this, absent any context, there’s really three things that come to mind:

1) It’s some skeptic’s straightforward satire of the carbon-fascist crowd.

2) Once it’s noted that it was in fact done by carbon fascists, it looks like a sloppy and brutal attempt to poke fun at themselves.

3) Only the most climate-delusionary could ever be convinced to take it seriously.

I have to believe that Curtis is smarter than that, and that he’s managed a true agent-provocateur’s coup de main here.

He had an opportunity to go all Scipio Africanus on them and he took full advantage of it.

Bravo, Curtis.

JEM on October 2, 2010 at 12:37 AM

Kralizec on October 1, 2010 at 9:00 PM

I don’t know what’s more unnerving: the fact that you write like Leto II, or the fact that I’m really digging it! :-)

What can one say about the consciousnesses which hatched and executed this misbegotten bit of eco-snuff? What do you call it when the products of one’s vomitous projections induce projectile vomiting in their viewers? Regurgitation loop? Circle-hurl?

I suppose I could say “the mask has slipped,” if I could only stop giggling at the notion that there was ever a mask to begin with!

Noocyte on October 2, 2010 at 1:11 AM

Noocyte on October 2, 2010 at 1:11 AM

Whoa! Blockquote Fail!

Noocyte on October 2, 2010 at 1:12 AM

I should not have watched this before bedtime. Satire or not, truly tasteless. Who in their right mind thought this video was a good idea?

DeoGratias on October 2, 2010 at 1:24 AM

Animals have resources dictated by nature. Mankind has resources dictated only by the limitations of his mind (and the limitations imposed by the crappy govt. our mind produces).

CPL 310 on October 1, 2010 at 9:22 PM

Really? Then what happened on Easter Island? Did they die out because they depleted all their resources or because they couldn’t think up some new ones?

As for the ad, in this context I agree with the other posters. If this were done in a Monty Python vein I could see it but this really is for the purpose of demonizing people and normalizing murder. They kill the people and then go on as if nothing happened. They’re planting seeds. Even if the ad is removed from You Tube the seed is planted.

deewhybee on October 2, 2010 at 2:21 AM

Makes me want to go the other way and increase my carbon footprint. Don’t these people realize we’ve heard enough already ad if the keep shoving it at us we are goiung to start shoving back?

RossMcG on October 2, 2010 at 2:30 AM

Really? Then what happened on Easter Island? Did they die out because they depleted all their resources or because they couldn’t think up some new ones?

deewhybee on October 2, 2010 at 2:21 AM

They didn’t die out. They regressed from a civilization back to a tribal society, which is still living there. It happened because their forests died out, which occurred because rats (which humans brought) ate the seeds of the trees. Pretty interesting story, actually.

joe_doufu on October 2, 2010 at 2:35 AM

It disturbs me that many of you are insuffiently enthusiastic about this project. Your IPs are known. I wish you’d reconsider. But if you decide, otherwise, well, it’s a free country. No pressure. fingers button while wearing a taut grin

theCork on October 2, 2010 at 3:03 AM

Really? Then what happened on Easter Island? Did they die out because they depleted all their resources or because they couldn’t think up some new ones?

deewhybee on October 2, 2010 at 2:21 AM

Abso-friggin-lutely because they didn’t think up new resources – and because of that depleted the ones they started with. (I assume you mean the early crisis after the moai, which didn’t kill them all off.)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/2003/easterisland.shtml

They spent their time building moai and developed a culture that couldn’t adapt. They had a boom & bust – and didn’t adapt to new resources because they were limited by their mind & society and expended the existing ones. They used their most available resources to exhaustion to what would’ve been an obvious end. When you’re down to the last few trees on the island, you might want to stop and protect them. They didn’t think of a new way to make moai, and conciously destroyed RENEWABLE resources.

Primitive societies most certainly aren’t the best examples of uses of the mind.

And even so, their continued existence beyond their bust proves the second half of my point about their govt.:
the Dutch in 1722 report fields of yams and healthy, fit people
They used their minds and adapted their moai-erecting self-imposed government/society into the birdman cult to deal with their earlier destruction of resources. They didn’t eat all the yams to their own extinction, and they were prospering again because their culture/moai-centered theocracy ended.

If they’d understood sustainable agriculture and forestry to begin with, they would’ve been doing much better by the time they were wiped out by the Europeans that killed them with disease and slavery.

Again, there’s a big difference between primitive societies, who in this case actually would be susceptible to the “die-back” only because they were primitives.

And there’s no moral relativism to be applied saying “we’d be primitive compared to ____”. Had the ancient Romans or the ancient Chinese colonized Easter Island, they’d have thrived.

CPL 310 on October 2, 2010 at 3:09 AM

If anyone had any doubts that liberalism is evil…

scotash on October 2, 2010 at 3:58 AM

This stupid thing looks like a Dawn Of The Dead parody that went horribly awry!

pilamaye on October 2, 2010 at 8:11 AM

The Green movement are the bitter clingers to International Marxist World Rule. They ONLY want to kill people. The Goddess that they worship hates people for defiling Her Earth especially by worshipping the Judeo-Christian God whom it seems highly favors men as His sons and daughters in a loving Father’s family. Anyone sitting on an agnostic fence that thinks both are half right just surrenders to this Greens Murder Machine.

jimw on October 2, 2010 at 8:40 AM

Has anyone said it yet, BTW?

This really is what the Nazis did. There’s no stretch involved. This is Nazism.

J.E. Dyer on October 1, 2010 at 10:29 PM

You’re a very good writer, and doing a great job in the GR. You nailed this perfectly; chills and goose bumps on my arms. The most powerful person in the world has very close ties with the likes of Ayers. Chilling indeed…

Keemo on October 2, 2010 at 8:52 AM

Woulda been better if pushing the button blew themselves up.
Lots more carbon saved that way.
Lots less annoying and preachy busybodies to deal with.

justltl on October 2, 2010 at 9:18 AM

Wow! Talk about revealing one’s inner monsters.

I wonder if Mulder will be able to pull himself away from kinky stuff to avenge Scully’s death.

aikidoka on October 2, 2010 at 10:53 AM

I do think your numbers will eventually exceed your resources and you will die back, out of a natural necessity. If that happens, I’d prefer that the die-back weed out stupidity and uncooperativeness rather than intelligence and rational doubt…

Imagine the loneliness of the most intelligent man at any given time, one given to re-examining every opinion, who largely conceals his activity from those nearest him, so as to avoid antagonizing them. He must love what he does, to keep going in such adverse circumstances.

Kralizec on October 1, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Why conceal your thoughts? You should tell all those around you your imnost thoughts: That they are less intelligent and rational than you, a waste of resources, and in a time shortages, they must be first to go. We need to know who the psychopaths among us are.

As for “exceeding resources”… almost all famines in the world are primarily artificial. They come about primarily for two reasons: War (famines in Africa) and evil, incompetent governments (The Ukraine during the Soviet Union). Artifical shortages from eco-commie governments will fit under the latter category.

theCork on October 2, 2010 at 11:28 AM

…. they’re suggesting climate-change skeptics are burdens to society whom we need to rid ourselves of…

It’s not just sceptics that they view as a danger to the planet gods, it is each and every human (except for themselves, they would destroy the rest if they had the power. These people reject the true God and have created a worldly god in the environment – to be worshipped and preserved never to be touched by man (unless they kayak it, mountain climb it or smoke it) They never view the possibility that they can leave at anytime they choose to save the planet.

Don L on October 2, 2010 at 11:31 AM

I guess we and Gaia really should thank those boys who killed their classmates at Columbine HS. /

Disturb the Universe on October 2, 2010 at 11:46 AM

Makes me want to go the other way and increase my carbon footprint. Don’t these people realize we’ve heard enough already ad if the keep shoving it at us we are goiung to start shoving back?

RossMcG on October 2, 2010 at 2:30 AM

So, when are you inviting Al Gore to speak?

unclesmrgol on October 2, 2010 at 1:12 PM

Romans 1 comes to mind, actually.
Sigh.

pambi on October 2, 2010 at 1:17 PM

I love it. Just keep giving these environmental crazies enough rope to hang themselves. DD

Darvin Dowdy on October 2, 2010 at 2:20 PM

I didn’t want to watch it for a while. But curiosity got the best of me. I have no idea what to make of this. It’s just senseless.

MrX on October 2, 2010 at 6:09 PM

They had planned to show it to CHILDREN in SCHOOL…

“In several graphic scenes, committed environmental campaigners use a detonator to blow up recalcitrant members of the public, including two schoolchildren and the ex-footballer David Ginola. Distribution plans for UK cinemas have now been scrapped.

The charity ActionAid, which co-ordinates the 10:10 schools programme, today welcomed the move. “Our job is to encourage proactive decisions at class level to reduce carbon emissions. We did it because evidence shows children are deeply concerned about climate change and because we see the impacts of it in the developing world where a lot of our work is. So we think the 10:10 campaign is very important, but the moment this film was seen it was clear it was inappropriate. “

UnderstandingisPower on October 2, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Trust Big Fur Hat to make lemonade out of this.

I feel much better now.

CPT. Charles on October 2, 2010 at 8:42 PM

I have a feeling they would come for the lot of us if they could.

long_cat on October 2, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Oh no, the eco-terrorists killed Scully!!

DrewJ on October 2, 2010 at 11:08 PM

This really is what the Nazis did. There’s no stretch involved. This is Nazism.

J.E. Dyer on October 1, 2010 at 10:29 PM

Pure.

Saltysam on October 3, 2010 at 12:00 AM

Looking at the video, I thought for sure that it was designed and produced by the ANTI Global Warming crows. You mean that this was supposed to be promoting the gloabal warming hoax????!!!!

sabbahillel on October 3, 2010 at 12:05 AM

Well, if Barry did nothing else for us, he is bringing the FESTERING BOIL of LIBERALISM to a head…

FINALLY, people are waking up…

Ltlgeneral64 on October 3, 2010 at 12:22 AM

I think I know the teacher in that ad. I have a friend in San Francisco who’s a very left leaning gal – she’s actually a teacher in real life but had to quit because the schools weren’t safe for her teach anymore. Her fallback plan was to teach in the California prison systems actually – apparently teaching violent criminals how to read is safer than the public school system – incredible. She also does work for the film industry in San Fran.

It’s the spitting image of her – but she has no English accent. I’m actually afraid to ask her if this is actually her.

The ad really highlights the desperation of the green movement and the sense that they’ve lost traction and credibility within the global warming debate.

HondaV65 on October 3, 2010 at 2:32 AM

Has anyone said it yet, BTW?

This really is what the Nazis did. There’s no stretch involved. This is Nazism.

J.E. Dyer on October 1, 2010 at 10:29 PM

That’s exactly what I thought. They could replace the detonation buttons with gas chambers just so it is really clear for everyone where they stand.

bitsy on October 3, 2010 at 10:55 AM

Scully is involved in this dreck? I would have expected Mulder, but not Scully. Say it isn’t so…. :(

yogi41 on October 1, 2010 at 4:09 PM

Sadly, while she is a fairly good actress, (and a regulation hottie) She’s also about as smart as a box of rocks.

trigon on October 3, 2010 at 2:08 PM

All I can say to the perpetrators of this nasty piece of work is:

BRING IT!

SunSword on October 3, 2010 at 9:08 PM

I wonder how well that would go over if some “ads” like those were run in support of voting conservative … While liberals and progressives self destructing has a certain appeal …. Ah, but it seems they are already self destructing WITHOUT the blood, bones, and guts aren’t they!

Woody

woodcdi on October 4, 2010 at 10:53 AM

To me, eco-fascism jumped the shark back in about 1970, when my high school permitted at stupid stunt that injured a couple of students.

All of us in the school, about 400 pupils, were instructed to gather in the large space at the intersection of several hallways. We stood patiently. At a pre-arranged signal, school bullies, who had been stationed on the outskirts of the crowd, began pushing everyone toward the center of that space. They relished their assignment, and were seen shoving other students very hard.

After a couple of minutes of near-panic in the crowd, a voice over the loudspeaker informed us that our planet was in danger of becoming overcrowded, and that this demonstration was meant to impress that fact upon us.

One of my friends was shoved so hard, she lost her contact lenses. Another gal had clothes ripped, and one guy got an injured arm when he was knocked down and accidentally stepped on during the crush.

As you might imagine, students began streaming toward the principal’s office and phoning their parents. The principal promptly issued an apology. If that debacle had happened today, the next phone calls would have been to attorneys, but not back then.

It turned out that one of the parents of a student in my driving group (car pool), a PC(USA) minister and looney liberal, had persuaded the principal to let him conduct this “demonstration.”

I suppose it never occured to him that not having enough room to stand up is not a consequence of overpopulation. Idiots.

KyMouse on October 4, 2010 at 11:27 AM

“Agree with us or die.” Subtle.

Tres Angelas on October 4, 2010 at 1:43 PM

IowaHawk now has his take up on this “film”.

VekTor on October 4, 2010 at 1:50 PM

Submit or die.

Breathing produces CO2. Eliminate humans to save Gaia.

I told my daughters that 20 years from now, hopefully these people will be held in the same regard as the proponents of eugenics.

Its hard to understand how people (?) can even bring to production their fantasies of killing people that disagree with them…imagine

Geministorm on October 5, 2010 at 9:22 AM

Hmmm… I thought that the idea of implied violence for one’s cause was something not tolerated here at Hot Air. So, if the other guys do it, our side is just supposed to wag our fingers and scold “Oh you guys!” or something.

If they are to be taken at their word, I suggest that we gird our loins and be ready for them. Or something.

itzWicks on October 5, 2010 at 9:42 AM

Happy New Year! The link is still good.

Canadian Infidel on December 30, 2010 at 9:30 PM

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