How big a greenhouse pig are you? That’s the question Australian broadcaster ABC (not affiliated with the American broadcaster of the same name) asks children in its new Planet Slayer site, which appears aimed at prepubescents with Greena the Warrior Princess and its charmless artwork. In its instructions for the “Greenhouse Calculator”, it tells players that the survey they take will calculate how much time they should have to live so that they “don’t use more than your fair share of Earth’s resources!”
The game delivers on its promise, although it wants to know some un-green aspects of life as well, such as how much money one spends in a year and how much meat one eats. It doesn’t like bigger houses or even bigger cars that don’t get driven much, but that’s not really surprising. Once the survey finishes, it features an exploding, bloody pig as it delivers its verdict on whether you have lived past your share of Earth’s resources.
I should have kicked it at 10 years old, according to this game. That seems just a tad harsh, considering that I didn’t drive at all until I was 16 and didn’t own my own house until after I turned 30. In fact, the response seems as absurd as the concept of the game itself.
How does ABC’s “science” editors describe the game? “Get the dirt on greenhouse without the guilt trips. No lectures. No multinational-bashing (well, maybe a little…). Just fun and games and the answers to all your enviro-dilemas.” No guilt trips — just find out when you should have died for everyone else’s sake, you greedy little b*****d!
In reality, it’s just another Marxist construct, and a moronic one at that. It’s all part of indoctrinating children into collectivist thought, rationing, and fear. It certainly doesn’t have any relation to science