The inevitable 10:10 remix

posted at 12:00 pm on October 3, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

The irony here is that this remix by “Orwell’s Spectre” has essentially the same message as the original mini-film from 1010Global; it’s just made a little more clear in the remix. It uses the same disturbing imagery, although thankfully this time eschews the shot of Gillian Anderson’s eyeballs sliding down a gore-drenched window. In exchange for that hyperbole, the remix tosses in a rather incendiary endorsement of 1010Global’s mission at the end. See if you can guess what quote will get used:

While I normally think that using terrorists’ words to equate to political positions is unfair, 1010Global has it coming in this instance. Their film expressly used the imagery of blowing people up for a refusal to submit to groupthink, which they found humorous but almost everyone else immediately equated with terrorism and tyranny. It doesn’t matter whether that groupthink is environmentalism, Islam, or ethnic supremacy; imposing it with threats of violence, especially in such a graphic and chilling manner, changes its nature not one whit. And issuing a non-apology “I’m sorry if you were offended” apology makes it clear that either they don’t get that concept, or they don’t care much one way or the other.


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By using children in the video, isn’t this a form of child abuse?
I know I’d probably at that age wake up from nightmares for a long time after making these videos.

BruceB on October 3, 2010 at 12:05 PM

whooo hoooo 1st poster.

BruceB on October 3, 2010 at 12:05 PM

Fascism, if not outright marxism. These people are the heirs of Pol Pot.

rbj on October 3, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Satire *is* indeed a powerful weapon:

http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=37546

Lockstein13 on October 3, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Eh, I don’t know. The original version made the point this video is trying to make very well, already. Making a “response” video “against” the same message sort of weakens the message, IMO, as if there were two sides and this was the other side.

Aardvark on October 3, 2010 at 12:14 PM

although thankfully this time eschews the shot of Gillian Anderson’s eyeballs sliding down a gore-drenched window.

Indeed. That’s his code name. When the time comes, he will be in charge of the explosion units.

keep the change on October 3, 2010 at 12:14 PM

O.k. so the first “10″ in “1010 Global” is cutting carbon admissions by 10%…uhh… what’s the second “10″ for?

Rightwingguy on October 3, 2010 at 12:16 PM

O.k. so the first “10″ in “1010 Global” is cutting carbon admissions by 10%…uhh… what’s the second “10″ for?

Rightwingguy on October 3, 2010 at 12:16 PM

You have 10 seconds to comply.

keep the change on October 3, 2010 at 12:19 PM

This would be funny if the “go-along” sheeple were shown in a forced labor, re-education camp with the dissenters on the hillside above them shouting (you guessed it)

WOLVERINES!!!

TugboatPhil on October 3, 2010 at 12:21 PM

I wonder if they knew the irony: they lost this debate long ago by demanding tax increases. No amount of fake blood or shock value is going to save them from their own errors.

We should be grateful for this – if their climate change scam had been more appealing at first, it may have worked. No matter – even though we’d all be car-less, job-less and home-less, we still have our votes. And we’d make them pay dearly for it.

KillerKane on October 3, 2010 at 12:22 PM

uhh… what’s the second “10″ for?

“Clueless libtard” maybe?

Can’t believe it matters at this point.

papertiger on October 3, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Be a lot funnier if the Bobbies came and dragged away each of the homicidal maniacs who pressed the buttons, as they kicked and screamed in frothy rage that the police were fascists, while an inspector in an overcoat lifted the button apparatus with pair of tongs and put it away in a plastic bag.

Aardvark on October 3, 2010 at 12:25 PM

If an anti-alarmist group made this ad, the environmentalists’ heads would be exploding. The fact that they themselves made this ad, is so wonderful, so delicious, so filled with that creamy schadenfreude goodness, it might be considered by historians, a key turning point in this war. If we win.

keep the change on October 3, 2010 at 12:28 PM

If these idiots want war, I can give them war. Any bets on who can muster the larger stronger army. Time to start standing up to these bullies. They’ve gotten cocky, but they aren’t any smarter or tougher.

Tommy_G on October 3, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Again, I say this is the warning message from this group of people to the rest of the world; submit or there will be violence. Right on cue, Osama Bin comes out with new messages to the world about global warming being the number one killer of humans. It’s simply amazing to watch the worlds number one terrorist in total sync with the Progressive movement, including those who currently control the power in America.

This will not likely go away without violence; these people are becoming unhinged at they see their hopes and dreams for world dominance going up in a cloud of facts and truths.

Keemo on October 3, 2010 at 12:29 PM

By using children in the video, isn’t this a form of child abuse?
I know I’d probably at that age wake up from nightmares for a long time after making these videos.

BruceB on October 3, 2010 at 12:05 PM

In the minds of these lunatics, I’m sure those of us who oppose AGW are the true child abuser. The fact that they use, and exploit children to get their message out, coupled with threats of violence towards others..is just doing what Jesus would do. *sigh*

capejasmine on October 3, 2010 at 12:34 PM

O.k. so the first “10″ in “1010 Global” is cutting carbon admissions by 10%…uhh… what’s the second “10″ for?

Rightwingguy on October 3, 2010 at 12:16 PM

in 2010… slogan before plan is common of left.

tjexcite on October 3, 2010 at 12:35 PM

Slobbering psychopathia by lunatics who obviously never heard of Beslan.

The comment video is apt.

I don’t get the humor in eviscerating people… children especially… to make a loopy political point… based on scandalously weak science.

Are these 10:10 a bunch of neo- Trotskyites who have finally gone Stalin?

profitsbeard on October 3, 2010 at 12:36 PM

I’d still like to see them brought before a Human Rights Commission for this.

Canadian Infidel on October 3, 2010 at 12:36 PM

The non-apology apology was “Were sorry you don’t think this is funny” They could care less that anyone was offended.

Gwillie on October 3, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Right on cue, Osama Bin comes out with new messages to the world about global warming being the number one killer of humans. It’s simply amazing to watch the worlds number one terrorist in total sync with the Progressive movement, including those who currently control the power in America.

Keemo on October 3, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Probably bin Laden and Imam Øbama use the same teleprompter.

petefrt on October 3, 2010 at 12:42 PM

This disgusting thing needs to go viral so that the great mass of unsuspecting people will see the radicalism driving the Left.

paul1149 on October 3, 2010 at 12:43 PM

I’d still like to see them brought before a Human Rights Commission for this.

Canadian Infidel on October 3, 2010 at 12:36 PM

Good thing they didn’t harm any animals making the skit or PETA would be all over them!

Metanis on October 3, 2010 at 12:43 PM

What we should do, is change the images in the video to be those of the actual children/loved ones of the idiots who made this video.
Maybe seeing their own children exploded for the simply act of not agreeing, will break through their dope addled brains, and allow them to see how offensive this terror campaign of theirs is.

I doubt it, but it’s worth a shot.

KMC1 on October 3, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Is there anybody out there with the ability to make this into a 30 second spot? We have a prop 23 campaign going on here in California, and frankly it would make a nice addition to the ad rotation.

papertiger on October 3, 2010 at 12:51 PM

Eco-green is the new communist-red, and you can’t find any better proof than the mentality behind the original 10:10 ad. Give people a podium, and eventually they’ll reveal who they really are.

RBMN on October 3, 2010 at 12:53 PM

papertiger on October 3, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Well, actually, it doesn’t. More for my own personal edification.

Rightwingguy on October 3, 2010 at 12:55 PM

FULL video

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

xax on October 3, 2010 at 1:00 PM

WOLVERINES!!!

TugboatPhil on October 3, 2010 at 12:21 PM

You just improved your comment by over 100000000000% by including that at the end.

Rightwingguy on October 3, 2010 at 1:05 PM

My wife pointed out to me last night that this sick video is almost exactly what was attempted at the Discovery Channel building a month ago.

Weight of Glory on October 3, 2010 at 1:11 PM

O.k. so the first “10″ in “1010 Global” is cutting carbon admissions by 10%…uhh… what’s the second “10″ for?

Rightwingguy on October 3, 2010 at 12:16 PM

Seeing as how it’s the environmental movement, more than any other totalitarian movement, including Nazism, that promotes the idea that humans as such, regardless of nation, race, language, tribe, or creed, are a blight upon the earth and a disease to be cured, it wouldn’t surprise me to learn that it meant “Let’s reduce the world’s human population to ten percent of what it is now.”

Aitch748 on October 3, 2010 at 1:15 PM

As usual, Treacher encapsulated it in under 140 characters:

“The latest message is simple: If you aren’t a warmist, you deserve to become a warm mist.” http://bit.ly/aayARk

The Monster on October 3, 2010 at 1:25 PM

An ages-old message:

‘Submit or die.’

The response is equally timeless:

‘Make me.’

‘Nuff said.

CPT. Charles on October 3, 2010 at 1:44 PM

This video proves they aren’t above killing to make their point. They’re using the “science” of climate change to demand changes in consumption to push their anti-capitalist, anti-democratic agenda.

We should all keep our tricornered hats, muskets and powder bag (ie Kevlar helmets, M16s, and MOLLEs) read in case the Greencoats attack. It’ll be like Lexington and Concord all over again.

KillerKane on October 3, 2010 at 1:46 PM

You have 10 seconds to comply.

keep the change on October 3, 2010 at 12:19 PM

No pressure…

But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.

Do you suppose that Orwell is rolling over in his grave as to how eerily prescient he was?

turfmann on October 3, 2010 at 1:54 PM

O.k. so the first “10″ in “1010 Global” is cutting carbon admissions by 10%…uhh… what’s the second “10″ for?

Rightwingguy on October 3, 2010 at 12:16 PM

10% of the people always get blown up. :)

Shy Guy on October 3, 2010 at 1:55 PM

uhh… what’s the second “10″ for?

The 10 seconds it takes to board their private jets for Monte Carlo.

jdkchem on October 3, 2010 at 1:55 PM

Can we be just clear about one thing here?

The Far-left is Going Insane before our very eyes.

They are ‘going round the bend’ as they say.

What kind of person even conceives of that kind of ‘persuasion’?

Much less, goes through the effort of writing, producing and distributing that kind of film.

Chip on October 3, 2010 at 2:00 PM

This is the final solution for liberals, to use the green pseudo-science to eliminate those who do not submit.

pedestrian on October 3, 2010 at 2:02 PM

This is the final solution for liberals, to use the green pseudo-science to eliminate those who do not submit.
pedestrian on October 3, 2010 at 2:02 PM

They know it’s a load of horse hockey as well – it’s just convenient way of getting those of us who believe in liberty and freedom to submit to their Oppression.

The National Socialists in Germany loosely based their “Final Solution” on genetics or similar nonsense.

I’m not sure what The “progressives” in the old Soviet union based the slaughter of their people on, but they must of justified in their own minds somehow.

Chip on October 3, 2010 at 2:11 PM

Two things:

1) 10:10 refers to 10% cut in individual carbon emissions in 2010. (Though ironically the whole thing is coming crashing down around them right around 10/10/10.

2) This video was actually supposed to be shown to school children in the UK. One of the groups that sponsored it was going to do just that. Then either they actually saw the video OR they heard the public outcry and decided it was “not appropriate.”

Dude. I could’ve told you THAT just looking at the storyboards for the thing!

But thanks for putting it out there for everyone to see your evil intent so we can stop you right now before you go any further.

OH, and I have noticed a disturbing trend in my 8-year-old’s reading books. Several books on animals point out on the last page that “humans are animals too.” I was always taught in Sunday School that humans were created with the ability to think and reason and therefore were above the animals. Take God out of the equation and a lot of things become VERY scary VERY quickly.

UnderstandingisPower on October 3, 2010 at 2:19 PM

Not sure what the remix adds. Same message. Still disgusting. Usually a remix changes a video into something the original never intended. This one is the same.

Ronnie on October 3, 2010 at 2:41 PM

What kind of person even conceives of that kind of ‘persuasion’?

Much less, goes through the effort of writing, producing and distributing that kind of film.

Chip on October 3, 2010 at 2:00 PM

I agree. One would think that in the process of developing story boards, making presentations, shooting and post-production SOMEONE in the group would stand back and critique the concept as being over the top.

Frightening.

Pazman on October 3, 2010 at 2:44 PM

Fascism – Is this what represents the once great English Empire? This is how the UK wants the rest of the world to view them?

Hitler dropped bombs on their grandparents and parents, and these tools learned what exactly from history? This Video production reminds me of chimpanzees flinging their feces.

Dr Evil on October 3, 2010 at 2:49 PM

Not sure what the remix adds. Same message. Still disgusting. Usually a remix changes a video into something the original never intended. This one is the same.

Ronnie on October 3, 2010 at 2:41 PM

The Orwell revision tells you why the eco-loons are dangerous, putting it into words. With an attribution.

The 10:10 official release only showed you madness.

But too vaguely to take more than instinctual offense at.

You knew somebody was sick, but not exactly eco-who.

It’s useful to sharpen the focus.

These people think Belsan is funny is my take-away.

profitsbeard on October 3, 2010 at 2:54 PM

AlGoreQaeda. Got it.

chaswv on October 3, 2010 at 2:56 PM

Okay, I guess I’m stupid.

I didn’t see it as the same message, but rather pointing out the terroristic message, and likely tactics, which are and will be used by the greenies – currently being practiced by *ahem* “others”. After all, they added “Submit”.

(Hint, hint: the Arabic word for submission is…? And they add Bin Laden?)

eeyore on October 3, 2010 at 2:57 PM

Over at Climate Progress – an anti-skeptic website where the moderator JR believes we’re all “country-destroying murderers”, I left a comment that I thought was pretty tame:

Whatever position one takes on man-made global warming, this video does great damage because it solidifies a sense that more and more people have about the environmental Left – that you’re apocalyptic ideologues that see skeptics as “deniers” worthy of being treated like Nazis and disposed of. People can figure out the import of the code words you use to marginalize your opponents, but this lurid fantasy, it says to many that the tide is turning against you and that your reaction is predictably extreme. We can all agree that the video is horrendous. What isn’t evident to MMGW apostles is that fewer people will see this video as an unfair representation of the extent of your fanaticism.

Maybe it is natural, considering the changes you’re insisting humans make in their lives, that when submission didn’t come fast enough you’d raise the fear another notch. But I think you’ve overplayed your hand, and the reaction to this video will offer a glimpse into the damage you’ve done to your own credibility. Several scandals poorly defended have done deep damage already, now a video revealing how deep the contempt for the opposition goes is supposed to be waved away with a non-apology from 10:10 campaign?

20 years ago it might have been recognized for the clumsy satire it is. Today, you’re responsible for ratcheting up the fear to a level where no one can tell anymore just how far you’d go to save the planet. There’s something “extremely funny” about blowing up people who disagree with you? Have we seen so much terrorism by now that it’s lost its horror, its inhumanity?

The line between government/corporate funded environmental activist groups and environmental terrorists just got a little thinner. When the life of the planet is on the line, apparently the means justify the ends. There’s nothing funny about that…

JR deleted it. Then When I asked why, considering it offered a challenge his side ought to want to defeat, he deleted that comment as well. I expect the reason was stated in his response to a “denier” who asked sheepishly why dissenting opinions were being deleted:

[JR: In general, I don't print posts that mis-characterize large numbers of people concerned about the climate.]

Yes, the irony runs rich over there…

Evrviglnt on October 3, 2010 at 3:04 PM

The first thing the Communists did when they took control of Russia was kill the Romanov children.

Killing children is always on the top their “Things To Do” list whenever leftists gain control.

AaronGuzman on October 3, 2010 at 3:34 PM

Evrvglnt – no, the strident warmies don’t want to acknowledge what they look like to everyone else.

JEM on October 3, 2010 at 3:45 PM

Did anyone else notice that the classroom scene has an eerily familiar Jeremy feel to it?

Woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo

carbon_footprint on October 3, 2010 at 4:03 PM

JEM – true, and the comments section over there is chock full of conspiracies that “deniers” actually made that video or that we’re al a bunch of rubes who don’t understand British humor.

Lighten up Nazi earth rapists – blowing up children is bloody hilarious!

Evrviglnt on October 3, 2010 at 4:24 PM

Caligula’s / Atilla’s / Ghengis Khan’s / Lenin’s / Stalin’s / Hitler’s / Mao’s / Pol Pot’s / Idi Amin’s / Khomeini’s/ Bin Laden’s / KSM’s wetdream.

And the Greenies, too.

Vultures of a feather.

profitsbeard on October 3, 2010 at 4:47 PM

Personally, I think this is a dream of the enviro-wackos. This is what they really want to do to those who disagree with them. This is how they propose to save the planet.

abcurtis on October 3, 2010 at 5:31 PM

Bookmarked the original clip in my “eco-terrorism” folder.

Cylor on October 3, 2010 at 5:47 PM

I think this is a dream of the enviro-wackos.
abcurtis on October 3, 2010 at 5:31 PM

It’s reportedly forever been the dream of men of all sorts, and the death of men of all sorts. However, the placid, inattentive, badly organized, untested, technically improficient, or merely outnumbered peoples seem to suffer more often. However, it seems reasonable to suppose that no group has ever been obliterated by an enemy they’ve obliterated first. And one might think that making clear, public threats would tend to lead to one’s being obliterated first.

Kralizec on October 3, 2010 at 6:17 PM

A good parody would be one where you would have MSNBC lookalike anchors, with all of them exploding one by one as the polling results come in on November 2nd…Now THAT would be entertainment…Would especially love to see a fake Olbergoebbels and a fake PsychoEddie Schultz do the button thing………..

adamsmith on October 3, 2010 at 6:25 PM

I was always taught in Sunday School that humans were created with the ability to think and reason and therefore were above the animals. Take God out of the equation and a lot of things become VERY scary VERY quickly.

UnderstandingisPower on October 3, 2010 at 2:19 PM

So true.

Mirimichi on October 3, 2010 at 7:06 PM

American Carol was on last night. The scenes where Patton was blowing away ACLU zombies kinda reminded me of this film.

azkenreid on October 3, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Rightwingguy on October 3, 2010 at 12:55 PM

I’m certain you are wrong. Many Calif voters are still somewhat persuaded that climate change legislation is about saving the future for their grandchildren. This video gives a portrait of what that future might be like.
People need to see the global warming ideology for what it is.
Grandma and grandpa need to see the logical inevitable trajectory of government mandated scarcity.

papertiger on October 3, 2010 at 10:39 PM

Oddly enough, I went to the 1010 site to find an email address to which I could send a few pointed comments. Found one associated with the Washington locale, clicked it, and my mail program locked up instantly and would not respond. Until that, I’d had no problems.

Hmm…

Midas on October 3, 2010 at 11:56 PM

It’s good to make friends!

juanito on October 4, 2010 at 12:40 AM

papertiger on October 3, 2010 at 10:39 PM

Yes, but there is a difference between “California” and “the rest of humanity”.

Rightwingguy on October 4, 2010 at 4:08 AM

So is this put out by pro environmentalist whakos or people for freedom? This probably hurts the AlGore people more than anything.

jeffn21 on October 4, 2010 at 8:58 AM