The Human Remainder
posted at 6:25 pm on October 6, 2010 by Doctor Zero
You’ve probably seen the “No Pressure” ad from the global warming scam artists at 10:10 by now. The video is all over the Internet, although the 10:10 organization has been trying to suppress its incredibly stupid mistake… which, as Jim Treacher at the Daily Caller points out, roughly one hundred people made simultaneously.
On the off chance you haven’t seen it, “No Pressure” depicts global warming fanatics cheerfully requesting a show of hands from those who agree with them… and then happily using a little red button to blast the few skeptics into clouds of blood, meat, and bone. This grisly scenario is repeated three times, followed by a voice-over from X-Files actress Gillian Anderson, who is then eviscerated due to her insufficient enthusiasm for the cause. The final image shows Anderson’s eyes sliding down the blood-soaked window of her recording studio.
Oh, and the first part of the video takes place in a grade school, where young children are receiving global-warming indoctrination from a perky teacher. Two of the kids express doubts, so the teacher hits her red button, and the room is quickly splattered with bloody chunks from the murdered students.
The insane violence of this propaganda film has understandably provoked much commentary, but I find its utter banality more interesting. The grisly special effects can’t disguise how tedious it is. The ham-fisted message is repeated three times, to increasingly diminished effect. By the time Gillian Anderson gets mulched, you’re yawning and checking the progress bar to see how much longer this thing will drag on.
Was this film an expression of radical environmentalism’s murderous id, as James Delingpole of the Telegraph suggests? It certainly has an aura of savage, juvenile wish fulfillment. I prefer to view it as a graphic illustration of the Left’s hollow inability to deal with dissent. The film is designed to enforce groupthink by portraying dissenters as contemptible jokes. They’re organic garbage, easily disposed of with the push of a red button. The kids who get blown up are apathetic, a few seconds away from falling asleep during their teacher’s important lecture about reasonable steps good people can take to reduce their carbon emissions. The office workers in the second skit are pathetic losers with sunken eyes. The soccer coach in the third skit is a self-absorbed jerk. In a perfect world, the elite would be able to sweep these useless people aside. They’re so disgusting they should be squashed like bugs.
To the global-warming fanatic, doubters have already thrown their lives away. If they insist on their lavish capitalist lifestyles, and thwart the efforts of all-knowing environmentalists, they’ll drown in the rising seas, or get flash-fried when the ozone layer peels back. There is no need to engage the arguments of such traitors to the biosphere, or respect their “freedom.” Note the recurring “joke,” repeated mindlessly throughout the video, in which the victims are assured they have complete freedom to make up their own minds, and should feel “no pressure.” This is the idea our filmmakers find so absurd they dismiss it with a geyser of adolescent blood. The point is made repeatedly: you’re a contemptible idiot if you think you have free choice in the matter of global warming. You will indeed feel pressure, from the boiling atmosphere. Virtue can only be found in submission to the Green agenda – the sole alternative is glassy-eyed, apathetic evil. Climate-change deniers are consuming air that noble environmentalists could put to better use.
The Daily Caller went looking for reactions from other environmentalists groups, and could only wrangle a tepid condemnation from Greenpeace, who said:
“As an organization committed to non-violence, I think you can imagine how Greenpeace views this material. At this time, the only people promoting the material are climate skeptics and think tanks funded by corporations known for lobbying against climate change legislation.”
In other words, things would settle down, if the sinister forces of well-funded corporate climate-change skepticism would just get out of the way, and let 10:10 finish flushing this turd down the memory hole. Once again, Greenpeace illustrates the utter inability of the Left to deal with opposing ideas. They can’t allow for the possibility of honest dissent. They can’t even handle their own words being repeated back to them. No group besides Greenpeace had anything to say about this disgusting film at all. In fact, Greenpeace didn’t really say anything about it. They just told us to imagine what their response would be, given their sacred commitment to non-violence.
The Left always has trouble dealing with the human remainder from their draconian social calculations. Environmentalists have been muttering darkly about overpopulation for decades. Leftist governments, including the current American president, respond to double-digit unemployment with helpless confusion. Their carefully-designed societies crumble beneath the weight of superfluous people. Their plans rely on absolute compliance from captive populations. Given any amount of power, the Left almost immediately begins talking about censorship, in one form or another.
Free people admire renegades who put their money where their mouth is. Collectivists demand absolute obedience to their agenda, and prosecute thought crimes. Left to curl up on a thick bed of British taxpayer money, the 10:10 group began daydreaming of little red buttons that could erase the human remainder with grisly explosions. Totalitarians always find such notions hilarious. It was a bust in the Western world, but I’m sure “No Pressure” would have the elites of Havana and Pyongyang rolling in the aisles.
Cross-posted at www.doczero.org and Death By 1000 Papercuts.
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